Garfield Gets Real is a video game developed by Gravity-i and published by Destination Software in North America, Funbox Media in Australia on July 21, 2009 an Zoo Digital Publishing in Europe on August 28, 2009 for Nintendo DS.
A Wii port was also planned but was cancelled.
Why It Was Cancelled
- The DS version received negative reviews, receiving 39/100 score on Metacritic.
- The game was really, really bad. Broken even.
- It sold really poorly, and likely sat on the shelves for a very long time until they were put on clearance, some of which even getting "Also Playable on 3DS" stickers due to how long they've been on a store shelf for.
- By that point, it would be way too late to release a game based off the movie of the same name.
- DSI lost the licenses to Garfield games after the DS version was released.
- This port was cancelled.
- The Wii didn't get any Garfield game until The Garfield Show: Threat of the Space Lasagna in 2010, which was the only Garfield game to ever release on the Wii, and the second to last non-mobile Garfield game, the final game as of now being Garfield Kart in 2013 (2015 outside mobile platforms) and its 2019 remaster for modern consoles.