A portion of an IGN interview with HVS president Kerry Ganofsky and chief creative officer Eric Nofsinger…
IGN: The Conduit has come and gone. Unfortunately, sales were not as robust as we had all hoped. Why do you think that might be?
Eric: Have you read a newspaper lately? [Laughs] Sadly, sales of nearly all games were down.
Kerry: We are extremely proud of the sales for The Conduit, with over 350,000 copies sold, numerous ‘best-of 2009′ nods, and over a million hours played according to the Nintendo Channel, we are the go-to FPS on the Wii. If you look at the sales for the games that are lumped in as ‘hardcore’ titles for the Wii (Silent Hill, Dead Space, et al), you’ll notice that sales for those types of games are low across the board.
IGN: Is the plan still to keep Grinder a Wii exclusive?
Kerry: Our secret is out! Grinder is no longer a Wii exclusive. We plan to ship on Xbox 360, Sony PS3, and PC as well.
Eric: Bringing our third internal IP to all the current-generation systems allows us to show off what our company can really do and get it into the hands of the most gamers.