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Last year Sega published MadWorld and The House of the Dead: Overkill, both Mature-rated games exclusively for the "family-friendly" Wii. According to Sega's Constantine Hantzopoulos, those might be the last adult games they produce for the console.
“Are we going to do more mature titles for the Wii? Probably not,” Hantzopoulos told 1UP. “I have to say that it was a space that was open and we took a gamble on it. It’s like, ‘Wow, there’s no mature games on the Wii. Is there an audience out there?’ We did some research, it said there was an audience out there.”
Hantzopoulos said that MadWorld and Overkill are "doing okay" in terms of sales and "we’ll make our numbers." However, the sales of another mature Wii game they didn't even publish - Dead Space: Extraction - is giving them pause.
"We were stunned. That was my litmus test. Basically, it’s like, okay, you got EA, who can put all the marketing muscle behind this, an established franchise that scored quite well on 360 and PS3. They should be able to actually hit this out of the park, right? We get numbers, real numbers aside from NPD, and I’m like, ‘Woah.’”