Sorry hardcore UFC fans/ Zuffa Zombies, looks like you will be forced to play the same video game for a bit longer, lest you throw in the towel and give in to EA Sports MMA game. THQ revealed earlier in August that UFC Undisputed 2010 did not do so well. Despite shipping 2.6 million units of UFC Undisputed 2010, the game’s sales still fell short of expectations. The company blamed this on other big games being released around the same time, such as “Red Dead Redemption.”
According to Gamespot, THQ is pushing back their next UFC video game close to two years after the release of the last one. The article states: Sure enough, the slate reveals that the next UFC game won’t arrive until Q1 2012, nearly two years after May’s UFC Undisputed 2010. While still a best-seller with nearly 3 million units shipped, the game did not perform as well as expected. Of noting is that WWE will have a new game in 2011 continuing their yearly release schedule, but not so much with UFC.
This is probably not such a bad thing, since a game like this does not need an annual release like this, and the fanbase for MMA is a notably fickle one and not often the kind to buy things like collectibles and video games like fans of NFL or pro wrestling. I am quite content still with my UFC Undisputed 2009 game in fact, but I am also content with my Pride FC game for Playstation. On the plus side, it gives you more time to practice your gaming skills in time for The Fight Nerd Video Game Open: Fall Brawl tournament coming to NYC in October!