Sega gave it the old college try in 2009, reaching out to "mature" gamers with the likes of MadWorld
, The Conduit
and House of the Dead: Overkill
. But after none of those made much of an NPDent, it would seem the publisher may be abandoning the practice. While speaking on the performance of those games during the 4 Guys 1UP
podcast, Sega of America studio director Constantine Hantzopoulos said, "That begets the question, you know, are we gonna do more mature titles for the Wii and it's like ... probably not."
Hantzopoulos then pointed to the poor performance of Dead Space: Extraction
on the Wii, saying he had been using it as a litmus test for the potential of mature titles on the platform. In other news, Sega has apparently decided on "be a little more arrogant
" as its New Year's resolution.