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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

  1. The DS version received negative reviews, receiving 39/100 score on Metacritic.
  2. The game was really, really bad. Broken even.
  3. 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.
  4. By that point, it would be way too late to release a game based off the movie of the same name.
  5. DSI lost the licenses to Garfield games after the DS version was released.

Results

  • 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.
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