I like how everyone is really pushing the narrative of “Shenmue III didn’t sell huge numbers, we’re so shocked!” This game was funded via Kickstarter BECAUSE IT IS NICHE and every relevant person knew as much at the time. A studio that knew their game was never going to sell big connected to its small hardcore fanbase via Kickstarter, got funding, and made a game FOR THEM. They have since delivered that game to that hardcore audience.
Seriously, it baffles me why we aren’t celebrating that a game that would never otherwise get made can be funded because its biggest fans are so passionate. I guess some people just want COD/Gears/Madden and can’t contemplate anything else.