The Wii may be king of the console market, but some publishers, like Marvelous Entertainment of Japan, are having a hard time recouping their costs to the point of tears. What?! There's no crying in video game publishing!
Marvelous isn't necessarily publishing the kind of Wii fare that targets the "blue ocean" consumer. Instead, the company is responsible for titles like No More Heroes, Muramasa: The Demon Blade and Arc Rise Fantasia, games that typically make brief appearances on Japanese software sales charts.
A staff post on the official Marvelous site, partly translated by Canned Dogs, partly by GameSetWatch, indicates that staffers there are crestfallen over the company's lack of Wii success, writing "I truly have teary eyes. I feel like crying."
Marvelous staffers appear to be bearing some of the responsibility for the company's current sales situation. Some of the company's titles, No More Heroes for example, sell better in other territories under other publishers.
The unnamed staffer also asks readers to pre-order the upcoming Little King's Story, saying that numbers are dangerously low.