The NPD Group has announced that Epic Mickey: The Power of Two sold 529,000 copies during November and December in the United States. Nintendo 3DS exclusive Epic Mickey: The Power of Illusion sales combined with Epic Mickey: The Power of Two reached 695,000 units sold in North America over the same period. We learned today that the studio behind the games, Junction Point, has closed down.
Junction Point, the development studio behind Wii exclusive Epic Mickey, is apparently set to close in seven days time. There’s no indication why the studio is closing down, but it’s thought that poor sales of Disney’s Epic Mickey: The Power of Two have something to do with it. Disney’s Epic Mickey: The Power of Two came out in November and only managed to sell 270,000 units in the United States.
A Disney Interactive employee has confirmed that Epic Mickey: The Power of Two won’t include off-TV play. This means that you won’t be able to play the game solely on the Wii U GamePad. If you’re playing the game in single player mode then you’re forced to use the GamePad, as Wii Remote’s can only be used in co-op. Junction Point say that they wanted to include off-TV play, but due to time constraints, it simply wasn’t possible.