Sega "probably not" to make more mature Wii games

Sega doesn't look to make any more mature games for the Wii

Sega attempted to break the stigma that mature games would not fit in with the Nintendo Wii console through releases like MadWorld and House of the Dead: Overkill. Unfortunately poor sales weakened the company’s resolve on the issue and now thanks to poor sales of EA’s Dead Space: Extraction, Sega will "probably not" release any more mature titles for the Wii.

"Look at Dead Space," said Sega studio director Constantine Hantzopoulos. "We were stunned. That was my litmus test."

With the marketing power of EA and the fact that Dead Space was an established franchise, Hantzopoulos believed the title would perform well.

"They should be able to actually hit this out of the park, right?" he said. "We get numbers, real numbers aside from NPD, and I’m like, ‘Whoa’."

The game sold just nine-thousand copies in its first month of sales. The numbers prove, just as Hantzopoulos admits for Sega, that the market for mature games on the Wii just isn’t there.

"That begets the question, you know, are we gonna do more mature titles for the Wii and it’s like … probably not," he said.

[4 Guys 1UP Podcast]


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Mike has been playing games for over two decades. His earliest memories are of shooting ducks and stomping goombas on NES, and over the years, the hobby became one of his biggest passions. Mike has worked with GamerNode as a writer and editor since 2009, giving you news, reviews, previews, a voice on the VS Node Podcast, and much more.

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