The Games People Play

The shuffling of existing titles continues on the latest VGChartz Top 10 list (USA.) The one new entry, Nintendo’s much-maligned “Metroid Prime: Federation Force,” sold less than 10,000 units in its debut… ouch! While the game debuted a little later in Japan and the EU/UK and sales figures are not available for those territories quite yet, I think it is safe to say what we all already knew – Federation Force is not the Prime game that fans of the Metroid series wanted, nor was it delivered on the appropriate platform. Nintendo’s refusal to see the writing on the wall going back two years now, coupled with the various product and policy decisions that the company has made over the last few years, begs the question… How many different ways can they screw the pooch?

Best-Selling Games (USA) for the Week Ending 8/20/16

  • 1. (PS4) No Man’s Sky
  • 2. (3DS) Pokemon Omega Ruby and Alpha Sapphire
  • 3. (PS4) Call of Duty: Black Ops 3
  • 4. (3DS) Pokemon X/Y
  • 5. (Xbox One) Gears of War
  • 6. (Xbox One) Tom Clancy’s The Division
  • 7. (PS4) Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End
  • 8. (PS4) Grand Theft Auto V
  • 9. (3DS) Monster Hunter Generations
  • 10. (3DS) Metroid Prime: Federation Force

The Game That Nobody Wanted… Nintendo – Always Listening, Quick to Adapt… Can’t Read the Room

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David Winding
Dave Winding is a 25 year gaming industry veteran that has been actively involved in sales, marketing, advertising, product development, publishing and communications. While his career has been as a gaming executive and entrepreneur, he is, above all else, a gamer.