Top Spin 4 was supposed to have lots of new playable characters via downloadable content but they canned the idea soon after release. The online is also terrible and they never did a proper job of improving it.
The online was terrible. I remember getting stuck on the 'looking for opponents' page for 10 minutes before it would say there are no suitable matches
The roster was an issue in my opinion - particularly the women. Why get Chang, Davydenko, Rafter and Courier - but not Sharapova?
The perfect roster would be:
8 Male - Federer, Nadal, Djokovic, Murray, Tsonga JMDP, Dimitrov, Tomic (6 top players, 2 up-and-comers)
8 Female - Serena, Sharapova, Azarenka, Radwanska, Ivanovic, Li, Stephens, Robson (6 top players, 2 up-and-comers)
8 Spare Spaces for Downloadable Players from...
12 CURRENT - Wozniacki, Errani, Kerber, Kvitova, Bartoli, Stosur, Kirilenko, Lisicki, Jankovic, Kuznetsova, Hantuchova, Zheng
12 PAST - Hingis, Davenport, Capriati, Kournikova, Evert, Navratilova, Graf, Seles, Henin, Venus, Clijsters, Mauresmo
12 CURRENT - Berdych, Ferrer, Gasquet, Wawrinka, Nishikori, Haas, Raonic, Janowicz, Almagro, Gulbis, Monfils,
12 PAST - Agassi, Sampras, Borg, McEnroe, Kuerten, Hewitt, Lendl, Connors, Safin, Roddick, Moya, Edberg
I feel they haven't capitalised on the biggest tennis countries, especially China with Li Na. If they cover...
UK with Murray and Robson
Australia with Tomic ( + free downloadable Stosur and Hewitt)
US with Serena, Stephens ( + free downloadable Sampras, Davenport, Capriati and Agassi)
China with Li ( + free downloadable Zheng)
France with Tsonga ( + free downloadable Bartoli and Gasquet)
Russia with Sharapova ( + free downloable Kournikova and Safin)
That's your grand slam markets and other big markets covered. People love free shit - or the idea that they're getting something for free.
With the European countries, offer corresponding free players...
Switzerland - Hingis, Wawrinka
Spain - Moya, Almagro
Germany - Lisicki, Haas
Denmark - Wozniacki
Poland - Janowicz
Czeck - Berdych, Kvitova
Slovak - Hantuchova
Italy - Errani
Sweden - Borg
Serbia - Jankovic
Belgium - Henin, Clijsters
etc etc etc
Japan - Nishikori
Brazil - Kuerten
All regions that don't have a player, offer Kournikova.
I just think region specific free downloads, promoted just with a sticker for each different country - could boost sales
I don't know, what does everyone else think?
You'd think with Li Na in a video game, they'd do well over a million copies just there
Do people have game consoles there?