Pinata splits, no benjamins fall out

Viva Piñata – why no one bought the best game of 2006 – The Digital Gamer

* Big name second party developer – check
* Tie-in CGI kids TV show – check
* Pre-Christmas release – check
* Microsoft-powered global hype – check

So why did Viva Piñata sell so sluggishly and fail to make any impact whatsoever in the charts?

The title needed to bring credibility and a reality to Microsoft’s dream of positioning the Xbox 360 as a family-friendly console, not just a platform primarily catering to trigger-happy adult males.

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