We don’t often talk about sales number on Siliconera because a “good” game doesn’t necessarily yield “good” sales, but in this case I’m going to break the rule. Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Amie is reportedly waiting to see how Disaster: Day of Crisis does in Europe before making a decision to publish the game in North America. And in Europe things don’t look good, they’re disastrous as tipster Ryan points out (thanks!!).
Calculating sales in Europe is difficult since Europe has multiple countries each with their own sales data. This chart only represents one region, the United Kingdom, but Disaster: Day of Crisis is nowhere to be found on Chart Track’s Top 50 Nintendo Wii games two weeks after it launched. When nearly two year old games like Super Monkey Ball: Banana Blitz and Need for Speed Carbon are on the chart and Disaster: Day of Crisis isn’t you know sales are bad. Monolith Soft’s game also got a lukewarm reception in Japan too, but I’m not surprised by that since Disaster: Day of Crisis felt like it was designed for the West. Unfortunately, we might not get it even though it’s already localized in English.
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