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Nobody Wants to be a Millionaire

See, we told you.

No-one, apparently, wants to be a millionaire. The Guardian is reporting that games based on Chris Tarrant's WWTBAM quiz show are losing their appeal, and have experienced a major slump in sales. After the enormous success of the first WWTBAM game, expectations were great for its successor, but the game - released on PC and PlayStation - has bombed out, amidst competition from titles like The Weakest Link, Championship Manager Quiz and Sky Sports Football Quiz. Eidos' total revenues for the first half of the fiscal year have slumped 42%, mainly because the publisher chose to hold back its few big-hitters for the run up to Christmas. With games from rival publishers grabbing headlines at the moment though, they might start to wish they hadn't. Nonetheless, you can expect to see an artificial increase in revenue based on this Christmas overload, in the next few months. Related Feature - Who Wants to be a Millionaire 2 review

Source - The Guardian