NPD’s September U.S. game sales report has shed the first light on EA’s test for mature content on Wii with Dead Space Extraction.  With just 9,000 units sold at launch, it doesn t look good.  The publisher released the M-rated title exclusively for Wii in what it called a test.  The game is a follow-up in a franchise that originally appeared on 360 and PS3 last year.  EA wanted to see if Wii players, and especially Wii owners who have a 360 or PS3, would buy a mature game for their Nintendo system.

Extraction only had two days in NPD’s September report, yet the low launch figure speaks to an eventual bust for another mature game on Wii.  Industry Gamers has made the argument for Wii’s inability {link no longer active} to attract a mature audience before, citing misses such as Sega’s efforts with The Conduit and MadWorld.   The outcome of EA’s effort seems to seal the deal for them, and for EEDAR analyst Jesse Divnich.  Divnich tells the outlet that it’s becoming clear that the segment of Wii owners who play mature games probably own another console for their hardcore gaming.

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