Sales of Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11 Crash

July 16, 2010 -

It’s been a long year already for Tiger Woods and sales figures from his latest Electronic Arts videogame probably aren’t going to provide him much, if any, respite.

Venture Beat notes that, in its first month at retail, Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11 has sold only 32 percent of what the previous iteration of the game did one year earlier, causing Dean Takahashi to conclude:

The results apparently show that reputation matters in all sorts of businesses, including video games, and that gamers aren’t necessarily blindly devoted to buying certain kinds of games year in and year out.

An EA spokesperson blamed the soft sales on a “number of factors,” including the overall softness of the Wii game market.

Tiger is currently battling competitors at St. Andrews in the 2010 British Open Championship.


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Re: Sales of Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11 Crash

If they added the fighting mode as shown in South Park I would buy it.

Re: Sales of Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11 Crash

EA can blame Tiger's PR woes.  EA can blame the Wii.  EA will not mention that it may have something to do with Online Pass, even though this was supposed to be the test game for if consumers would still buy a game using that system. 

I know that personally I wanted this game due to the disc golf going online, but Online Pass stopped me from handing them my money for a new copy.  

 

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"An EA spokesperson blamed the soft sales on a “number of factors,” including the overall softness of the Wii game market."

And the overall hardness of...

 
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