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Author Topic: Sales  (Read 31466 times)

Gash
Nov 28, 2014, 06:11:02 PM
Reply #30 on: Nov 28, 2014, 06:11:02 PM
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Hoping to get this for Christmas. I've never been a gamer so don't have a console. Use a Mac but have a PC that was plenty powerful enough for gaming stored away. So am I best off getting the PC version, and firing up the old PC, or buying a console?




Corporal Hicks
Dec 22, 2014, 03:51:33 PM
Reply #33 on: Dec 22, 2014, 03:51:33 PM
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In terms of sales, how is that? Is that a success?


newbeing
Dec 22, 2014, 04:15:13 PM
Reply #34 on: Dec 22, 2014, 04:15:13 PM
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In terms of sales, how is that? Is that a success?

I don't think so, but it's nice to see it still selling enough to reach the million sales mark. Whether it's a financial success I guess depends on the game's budget.

« Last Edit: Dec 22, 2014, 04:21:44 PM by newbeing »

Jango1201
Dec 23, 2014, 03:27:08 AM
Reply #35 on: Dec 23, 2014, 03:27:08 AM
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Over a million is certainly a success. Games like GTA hit well over the 8 million mark and its a global sensation. Alien doesn't have a video game fan base that can come near GTA's success but has sold over a million copies. It's a good day to be CA.


SuicideDoors
Dec 23, 2014, 08:08:54 AM
Reply #36 on: Dec 23, 2014, 08:08:54 AM
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Well those figures are only up until the 6th December. So I imagine as of right now it's probably closer to 1.3/4 million, which after the damage caused to the brand by Aliens CM, is really decent!

By no means a blockbuster but for the genre and IP I'm sure Sega and CA are relatively pleased.


Xhan
Dec 23, 2014, 10:38:02 AM
Reply #37 on: Dec 23, 2014, 10:38:02 AM
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In terms of sales, how is that? Is that a success?

Considering a third of those are ultra heavily discounted, not really; 2010 is approaching the 5 million mark as a comparison.

The sales are solid for a high production niche title, it's still the lowest selling non-mobile Alien game outside of A:CM, and with everything except AvP2 being available for resale, that's rather unlikely to change.

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eight million
 

I'm not sure what metric you're using, but GTA has sold an assload more than that for any version; and V is on track to sell exactly a metric f**kton of copies when the PC/NGC+ version hits.

« Last Edit: Dec 23, 2014, 12:46:59 PM by Xhan »

PRI. HUDSON
Dec 24, 2014, 02:43:35 AM
Reply #38 on: Dec 24, 2014, 02:43:35 AM
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In terms of sales, how is that? Is that a success?

Considering a third of those are ultra heavily discounted, not really; 2010 is approaching the 5 million mark as a comparison.

The sales are solid for a high production niche title, it's still the lowest selling non-mobile Alien game outside of A:CM, and with everything except AvP2 being available for resale, that's rather unlikely to change.

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eight million
 

I'm not sure what metric you're using, but GTA has sold an assload more than that for any version; and V is on track to sell exactly a metric f**kton of copies when the PC/NGC+ version hits.

VG has AVP 2010 under 2.5 million. Where you got 5 million from is beyond me.


Xhan
Dec 24, 2014, 08:26:51 AM
Reply #39 on: Dec 24, 2014, 08:26:51 AM
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VG is also wrong.


Corporal Hicks
Dec 24, 2014, 08:56:46 AM
Reply #40 on: Dec 24, 2014, 08:56:46 AM
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Where do you get the correct sales figures from?



Xhan
Dec 25, 2014, 02:45:46 AM
Reply #42 on: Dec 25, 2014, 02:45:46 AM
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Where do you get the correct sales figures from?

From the publisher; which is pretty much the only way to track steam transactions.

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You're assuming those sales are flat price initials, they are in fact pro-rated lifetime sales. Why do you think steam servers break every time they announce a seasonal mass sale?




razeak
Dec 25, 2014, 04:42:53 AM
Reply #43 on: Dec 25, 2014, 04:42:53 AM
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Yes LOL at me and my 500K prediction haha. I'm glad of it too. Historically by numbers for the genre, I at least made an educated guess. Congrats on your fanboy optimism hitting the mark. :P

As for VGchartz, take it with a grain of salt but they get some big ballpark numbers.

Hopefully the lower prices don't put too much of a dent in their markup and the title sells enough to earn a sequel. DLC sales help too.


Here's to hoping it passes A:CM. It only has to get past 1.45 million.

« Last Edit: Dec 25, 2014, 05:09:45 AM by razeak »

newbeing
Dec 26, 2014, 05:10:24 PM
Reply #44 on: Dec 26, 2014, 05:10:24 PM
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Yes LOL at me and my 500K prediction haha. I'm glad of it too. Historically by numbers for the genre, I at least made an educated guess. Congrats on your fanboy optimism hitting the mark. :P

As for VGchartz, take it with a grain of salt but they get some big ballpark numbers.

Hopefully the lower prices don't put too much of a dent in their markup and the title sells enough to earn a sequel. DLC sales help too.


Here's to hoping it passes A:CM. It only has to get past 1.45 million.

Might be a far fetched guess, but I feel at this point Sega is more interested in establishing an install base in the hopes that people will spend more cash on DLC or a sequel. 


 

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