Looks like Psychonauts isn't doing all too well saleswise. According to GameSpot Majesco shares fell by 15% due to "lackluster sales of Psychonauts and Advent Rising," which they apparently spent "millions" on promoting.
Too bad, but that's how it goes I guess.
The general public is crap... everyone is hypnotised... look at pop music... everything is ridiculous... out of balance....
Hopefully it made *enough* to keep Double Fine nicely looked after to keep developing games. In the future, once this current FPS craze is saturated just like the RTS craze was, games from studios such as Double Fine will get more of a chance as gamers will crave something more original.
Sadly, now is not the ideal time to be releasing such games, since no matter how well they're marketed and no matter how good they are, the general public is just too into the constant race for realism. Sad, and I could write an entire article about this subject, but I'll stop now before I upset myself.
It's not exactly Katamari Damacy or Super Monkey Ball (and look at how much they sold)
I wasn't aware that Katamari Damacy sold that well. They're making a sequel, so I guess it made a profit at least, but then again who knows if Psychonauts will end up doing the same for Majesco or not. Microsoft paid a chuck (a large one I assume) of the development cost after all, so I guess it isn't impossible.
And write an article! Content, bitter or no, is always good.