Hmm, I guess you're right. I was mostly thinking of things like Suikoden Tierkreis, Shining Force Feather, and Phantasy Star 0, but come to think of it, having not played any of those, I don't know if they play anything like their earlier generations' counterparts.
I don't know how badly Atari's "remake" of the Atari 8-bit computer line's Star Raiders did on the Xbox 360, but it seems to have been a bomb on the PS3. The demo for the game allows you to view the leaderboards. The first level of the game has only a little over 1200 entries on its leaderboard. Maybe a HUGE number of buyers never played the game online, but I think that would be improbable. The game's been out for over a year, too. Perhaps even more appalling, the second level of the game has a bit under 700 entries on the leaderboard. It sounds like almost half of all the players didn't play the game beyond the first level. . . . The tenth and final level's leaderboard, as well as the full-game leaderboard, has less than 70 entries. Folks, this is pretty sad. And that sales figure would be terrible even among Minis.
Anyone game for checking the Xbox 360 version's demo to take a look at the leaderboards? By the way, if you haven't figured it out, I'm not actually recommending this game. The demo is underwhelming.