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Epic Mickey 2's Sales Were Less Than Stellar in North America

Posted by Sammy Barker

Oh dear

Oswald the Lucky Rabbit must be seriously losing his charm. According to the LA Times, the poorly received Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two managed to shift just 270,000 units in North America during its first month or so on sale. That's roughly a million less than its Nintendo Wii exclusive predecessor achieved in a similar timeframe.

Apparently, Epic Mickey, which released in late November 2010, sold 1.3 million copies before the close of that year. If true, it represents a substantial decline in popularity for the series, despite the sequel expanding to new platforms such as the PlayStation 3.

We suspect that the poor critical reception may have had an impact on the game's woeful commercial success. We described the sequel as “sub-standard” in our review, and we weren't alone. There's no word on what it means for the future of Warren Spector's series, but with the bold Disney Infinity lingering on the horizon, we reckon that it might be a while before Mickey and crew embark on an epic adventure again.

[via latimes.com]

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User Comments (5)

Gemuarto

#1

Gemuarto said:

Demo was terrible. I didn't bite full version because of the demo,not because of critics.Most time I don't care about reviews =).

irken004

#2

irken004 said:

The demo wasn't too bad, at least on PS3. Both control options worked ok, but it just feeeeels like a Wii game in sheep's clothing. Such a shame :(

Gamer83

#3

Gamer83 said:

The game getting panned by most critics no matter which version was reviewed coupled with the fact that first one was a decent but not spectacular platformer probably led to these poor sales. There were also more good games to choose from this holiday season than there were in 2010, imo. Assassin's Creed 3, Halo 4, Borderlands 2, Far Cry 3, retail release of The Walking Dead, etc. I'm also starting to wonder if maybe Warren Spector isn't a little overrated at this point.

rjejr

#4

rjejr said:

1.3 million people bought the first one on the Wii b/c Mickey was in it.

1 million people didn't buy the 2nd b/c the first game wasn't all that good. They would have been better off making a Mickey Mouse game based on the colorful and very sing-a-long-able Mickey Mouse Clubhouse cartoon.

And all the kids who wanted the first game in 2010 wanted Skylanders Giants this year.

hydeks

#5

hydeks said:

I've played the first game and thought it was a very dull ride, and this game is said to be even worse, so why would I buy it? Maybe if I found it one day in a bargain bin, that's about the only way I MIGHT get it :P

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