Viva Pinata: Three reasons it’s not a hit

The game managed to sell roughly 40,000 titles (barring Warhammer jokes) last month. This, compared to the likes of Gears of War (1 million+) or FEAR (100,000+).

What makes the sales numbers intriguing are the game’s ratings – over at a couple of sites, though there wasn’t much forum activity for Microsoft‘s attempts at a more family-oriented title. With these facts in mind,

  1. Game developer Rare Ltd also developed two Xbox 360 launch titles – Perfect Dark Zero and Kameo that never really took off. Not to mention that Rare developing a wholesome, family-oriented 360 game didn’t sit too well with the guys who were accustomed to their other titles.
  2. The game lacks a main character, as compared to games like Harvest Moon, which had you playing in the shoes of a central character.

Those were the major reasons that the dude thinks made this one of the Xbox 360’s more overlooked titles of this year. For the guys who’d like the full details, click on the read link.

The game managed to sell roughly 40,000 titles (barring Warhammer jokes) last month. This, compared to the likes of Gears of War (1 million+) or FEAR (100,000+).

What makes the sales numbers intriguing are the game’s ratings – over at a couple of sites, though there wasn’t much forum activity for Microsoft‘s attempts at a more family-oriented title. With these facts in mind,

  1. Game developer Rare Ltd also developed two Xbox 360 launch titles – Perfect Dark Zero and Kameo that never really took off. Not to mention that Rare developing a wholesome, family-oriented 360 game didn’t sit too well with the guys who were accustomed to their other titles.
  2. The game lacks a main character, as compared to games like Harvest Moon, which had you playing in the shoes of a central character.

Those were the major reasons that the dude thinks made this one of the Xbox 360’s more overlooked titles of this year. For the guys who’d like the full details, click on the read link.

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