A bright future ahead
It’s a pretty well-known fact that Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope failed to live up to Ubisoft’s sales expectations. We don’t know how many units the game moved, but it wasn’t in line with what Ubisoft was hoping for. That said, the team that worked on the game isn’t bothered in the slightest.
In an interview with VGC, series producer Cristina Nava spoke up on the sales reception for Mario + Rabbids: Sparks of Hope. While it might not have lit the charts ablaze, Nava believes the game will continue to amass sales as the months and years roll on.
“The first Mario + Rabbids had more than 10 million players. Even though it’s Mario, it’s also a genre game: turn-based tactical adventure. So we cannot expect to sell high numbers at the very beginning, because a game like that is a slow burner.
Even if at the beginning it seemed like Sparks of Hope didn’t meet expectations, we are confident that over a number of years it will grow. Because it’s been received, by both the press and the public, very, very well. It’s just a matter of giving it time, with word of mouth etc.”