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Electronic Arts Cancels My Garden

by Matthew Blundon and Josh Max - February 16, 2011, 3:53 pm EST
Total comments: 7

One of the first-announced 3DS launch titles is no more, thanks to a small target demographic.

My Garden, EA's 3DS garden simulator, is canceled, as revealed at an EA event in New York City today.

EA is sending out an official statement soon, but the only official reason they gave was that the "target demographic was too small."

My Garden was first announced at the Tokyo Game Show last year and, up until today, was scheduled to be a launch title for the Nintendo 3DS. My Garden is the first game to be publicly announced and canceled for the Nintendo 3DS.


MysticYumDropFebruary 16, 2011

Yeah, that game wasn't too popular with people. 

But they should had known the "target demographic" was going to be too small before even making the game.  It's one of the things that is involved in brainstorming before starting to make a product.

Homeskillet!February 16, 2011

Yeah, their reason for cancelling the game smells of bogus corporate speak.

EnnerFebruary 16, 2011

Maybe they could use what they have and pump out an e-shop game in the future.

TurdFurgyFebruary 16, 2011

I had totally forgotten about this.

TJ SpykeFebruary 16, 2011

For an early game, yeah. Maybe in 2 or 3 years the userbase will be big enough for this kind of game.

RazorkidFebruary 18, 2011

I'd be more interested if it were an eShop offering.  Games of that type (tomagatchi) just don't warrant a cartridge for me. I'd rather just be able to boot it up from the system.

Flames_of_chaosLukasz Balicki, Staff AlumnusFebruary 20, 2011

I have a feeling EA had no idea where to take the idea off and just killed it off. I'm not terribly surprised that this got canned, and I didn't find this appealing in the first place.

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