I saw an article
a little while ago, and I've wanted to ask this ever since.
A comment on that article was something to the effect of "I guess they know now that games need to be good for them to survive as a company" and it made me slightly angry.
Ironically, right now that page has an ad for Two Worlds 2.
I've heard a lot of stuff about Ubisoft releasing mostly shovelware, and THQ seems to do that a lot too.
A lot of people would probably consider Idea Factory as one of those companies, particularly since they've released a lot of games for such a low budget company, almost 500 since 1994 (for comparison, NIS has almost 200 since 1991) according to gamespot.
Idunno if they count or not since their sales expectations are abysmally low, because they make mostly visual novels.
So do games need to be good for them to sell well?