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Submitted by Gwynne Dixon on January 15 2010 - 12:26

Ubisoft projects sales of 500,000 for Red Steel 2 as the game prepares for launch in March of this year...

Ubisoft has set low sales expectations for its MotionPlus infused Wii game, Red Steel 2, by stating that initial expectations of 1 million sales for the title have now been cut in half to a meagre 500,000 units as the game prepares for launch in March.

During a financial conference call earlier this week, Ubisoft's CEO, Yves Guillemot fielded a question on Avatar sales and expectations for Red Steel 2 with the following response: "For Avatar we said 2.5 million units and our expectations were more in the 3.5-4 million [region].  On Red Steel we decided, in our expectations, to divide the quantity by two and previously we had around a million."

Despite the fact that these sales expectations are low, they aren't necessarily representative of Red Steel 2's quality. Ubisoft may simply be accounting for the poor performance of other core titles on the Wii (e.g. MadWorld, The Conduit, and Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles), as well as a 50% drop-off in Ubisoft's own casual market during the current financial year.

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By: Anonymous

Added:Fri 19th Mar 2010 16:43, Post No: 5

I think we'll find it's not a very good game, though if they market it aggressively it will probably do a million.

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By: Anonymous

Added:Sat 16th Jan 2010 22:04, Post No: 4

good luck if it like the first game .

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By: Anonymous

Added:Sat 16th Jan 2010 19:28, Post No: 3

Maybe if Capcom released more quality RE titles, instead of on rails crap or Wii Editions of old games like RE4.

I also would be more interested to see Red Steel in the same style as the last game, but wish they took the time to develop good visuals this time around and used the Wii's full power.

Cel Shaded is cool, I'm just not expecting much either

By: Glyndwr

Added:Mon 11th May 2009 13:43, Post No: 2

Hopefully, Red Steel 2 will deliver on the promises of its predecessor...but as it's a core game on Wii, I'm sure it will be in the shadow of endless party games...and Wii Fit!

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By: Anonymous

Added:Sun 10th May 2009 18:12, Post No: 1