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Tiger Woods PGA Tour series, suffered a 68 per cent drop in U.S. sales

In golf terms; embattled pro golfer Tiger Woods may be experiencing an "immovable obstruction" as it relates to his PGA Tour video game franchise.  The NPD group, a company that tracks industry trends, is reporting that Tiger Woods PGA Tour 11 video game has taken a dive.  

The newest edition of the PGA Tour series, released in June, has seen an overall drop in sales by 32 percent from the previous version which was released last year.   PGA Tour 11 has experienced a 68 percent drop in U.S. sales alone compared to PGA Tour 10.  Sales for the Wii version of the game fell 86 percent.  

According to the
Game Industry website, which indicates that while sales for PGA Tour 11 may have experienced a decline due in part to a slowdown in sales of the Wii, overall the game has suffered permanent damage because of Woods personal woes.  

Statements revealed on the site indicate that Doug Creutz of Cowan & Company labeled the 86 per cent decline in Wii sales of PGA Tour 11 as "particularly catastrophic."

"Although this is probably due in part to the fact that last year's version shipped bundled with Nintendo's new MotionPlus controller, we are concerned that Woods' scandal woes may have permanently damaged the sales potential of what we believe to be Electronic Art's third most important sports franchise, behind Madden and FIFA," he wrote in a note to investors.

Before the launch of the latest console and online game of Tiger Woods PGA Tour, EA Sports president Peter Moore denied that the game series had been impacted by revelations of Wood's sex life.

EA stood behind the infamous public figure after many companies had withdrawn their sponsorships.



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By Beenthere on 7/20/2010 11:49:18 PM , Rating: 2
A few hookers or other bimbos should spice up sales nicely.




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