For the most part, great games sell well. But there are some titles that simply don't get the credit they deserve.
Sure, they bring down high scores from critics and are widely revered by the hardcore crowd, but they just don't resonate with large groups of consumers. In the past, one could point to Tim Schafer's fantastic yet under-appreciated games, such as the much-lauded Psychonauts .
But what's the one game this past generation that didn't sell well enough in your estimation? For me, I'd have to say it could be either Resistance 2 or Resistance 3 ; the latter was the most disappointing on the sales charts, though. I knew it would happen, too. The problem is that it simply wasn't advertised enough and Call of Duty had already taken over the FPS genre. It's just too bad, because I adored R3. I didn't believe any of the criticism leveled at that game was justified, but that criticism is part of the reason it flopped.
I also think Alan Wake should've sold a lot more. It was a thrilling, fantastic adventure that was only slightly lacking in the gameplay department. It wasn't marketed all that well, either. It remains one of my absolute favorite games of the generation and, next to Lost Odyssey , my favorite Xbox 360 title. Oh, and there's another one- Lost Odyssey . Yeah, well, I know why it didn't sell for beans…it was on the 360. JRPGs on an Xbox platform simply don't work, as some designers found out the hard way.
What games didn't enjoy the sales you think they deserved?