Why isn't Trackmania more popular in the United States?

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Why isn't Trackmania more popular in the United States?

Post by Trackmania_Infinity » 20 Feb 2009 14:36

I have a copy of Trackmania Sunrise which I purchased in the United States, and I got it from a used bookstore. Amazingly, it was never opened. I think Trackmania is an excellent game series. It seems to be very popular in Europe, so why isn't it getting more attention in the United States? It certainly deserves it.

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Re: Why isn't Trackmania more popular in the United States?

Post by wilameta » 20 Feb 2009 15:59

Good question.

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Re: Why isn't Trackmania more popular in the United States?

Post by Wolf68k » 20 Feb 2009 17:59

That's like asking why David Hasselhoff's music is so popular in Germany but tanked in the USA, just about every where else.
Different folks like different things for different reasons.
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Re: Why isn't Trackmania more popular in the United States?

Post by Frostbeule » 21 Feb 2009 15:42

it's a french game. that's why. you shouldn't have changed it to 'freedom'.

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Re: Why isn't Trackmania more popular in the United States?

Post by KuroBit » 22 Feb 2009 03:04

I'm kind of annoyed by this too. I can't find anyone I know that plays this game :P...
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Re: Why isn't Trackmania more popular in the United States?

Post by wilameta » 22 Feb 2009 04:11

I can't get my friends away from their XBOXs and PS3s to even give it a try. :(

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Re: Why isn't Trackmania more popular in the United States?

Post by TStarGermany » 22 Feb 2009 06:34

i guess that's because you don't have either

a) explosions
b) guns
c) naked babes
d) nitrous boost

in it :x
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Re: Why isn't Trackmania more popular in the United States?

Post by Drake1009 » 22 Feb 2009 07:49

I have no clue about american mentality when it comes to games. That it's created by a small european game studio probably doesn't help.

I tried introducing one of the people I know online to TMN when it was released and his first reaction was "I can't ram the other people off the road? LAME!" It could be that the focus on driving the track properly rather than battling others when it comes to multiplayer puts people off?

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Re: Why isn't Trackmania more popular in the United States?

Post by Zooz » 23 Feb 2009 20:46

The cars aren't big enough

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Re: Why isn't Trackmania more popular in the United States?

Post by Slig » 23 Feb 2009 23:47

Zooz wrote:The cars aren't big enough
:roflol:

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Re: Why isn't Trackmania more popular in the United States?

Post by Bramble » 23 Feb 2009 23:55

The bay car is :gobananas:

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Re: Why isn't Trackmania more popular in the United States?

Post by Trackmaniack » 24 Feb 2009 15:29

TStarGermany wrote:i guess that's because you don't have either

a) explosions
b) guns
c) naked babes
d) nitrous boost

in it :x
Aww, now...that's not entirely true....Sure, I'm a fan of Halo, but TM is my desktop and my main game (when my computer works, that is). Anyway, TM DOES have NOS...if you count the boost tiles...XDDD Although, it is a good question why TM didn't take off....I'm of the mentality that people don't like the feel of driving "ghost" cars. They want something with more substance.....
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Re: Why isn't Trackmania more popular in the United States?

Post by Tom.CZ.73 » 24 Feb 2009 22:24

Frostbeule wrote:it's a french game. that's why. you shouldn't have changed it to 'freedom'.
Wake up, this is not true for 3 years

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