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The 10 flops of 2008

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Everyone has been posting their top titles for 2008 but you know we are all more interested in those titles that had the potential, hype and wow factor but still managed to flop completely at the retailers.

Secondstorygamer has put together their list of the top 10 biggest flops of 2008 and I would struggle to really argue against it.

10. Mercenaries 2: World in Flames (1.22 million sold)
9. Tom Clancy’s Endwar (0.69 million sold)
8. Resistance 2 (1.01 million)
7. Wii Music (1.84 million)
6. Banjo-Kazooie Nuts and Bolts (0.47 million)
5. SOCOM: Confrontation (0.51 million)
4. Need for Speed: Undercover (1.67 million)
3. Viva Pinata: Trouble in Paradise (0.3 million)
2. Haze (0.59 million)
1. Too Human (0.5 million)

So did they miss anything or is that a fair if bad list to be on?

They did also give LBP an honourable mention but seeing that it is now starting to sell regularly it survived.

Check the original list and reasons below

Source: SecondStoryGamer

Last Updated: January 6, 2009


  1. murderface

    January 6, 2009 at 11:07

    Alone in the dark?


  2. koldFU5iON

    January 6, 2009 at 11:29

    In EndWar’s defence I have to say that it was sold at the worst possible time of year, it should’ve been sold early this year… imo I’m enjoying the game however and we’re currently looking for a 4th person to come and join us on our quest for world domination 😛


  3. Macethy

    January 6, 2009 at 11:30

    You read my mind!


  4. janrik

    January 6, 2009 at 11:43

    I found Alone in the Dark to be a very enjoyable game.


  5. AgentWeed

    January 6, 2009 at 12:42

    Well Endwar may not have sold out, its still a great game, and is truly innovative. I really enjoyed the game and hope to see more games using voice commands in the future.


  6. Atomic

    January 6, 2009 at 13:01

    umm *cough* Viva Pinata.. shame.. the first game was cool (apparently), I bought the second game for my umm… imaginary children, but have not played it yet 🙁

    Tom clancy End war – next on my list.


  7. Lupus

    January 6, 2009 at 13:33

    What about Battlefield Bad Company? I bought the game expecting something different to play besides Call of Duty 4.


  8. ocelot

    January 6, 2009 at 14:17

    2 games from RARE in that list, who would have known??

    In SOCOM’s defence, those figures don’t include online sales (cos they aren’t published).


  9. Fred

    January 6, 2009 at 15:14

    Bad Company was very good in my opinion , and it sold ok too.


  10. Messiah

    January 7, 2009 at 08:53

    Was’nt Resistance 2 released in Dec? That would be a bit unfare if it only had a month to sell something?


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