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PataPata Registered User regular
edited December 2007 in Games and Technology
There came a point in time when gamers realized that all the systems had good games, that fun times were to be had by all on every system, and that to bash any other for bad games was dumb.

But then, how to have fanboy arguments?

Obviously it's "My console is selling better!"

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....

I'm so sorry.

Seriously, this thread is for semi-serious discussion on the business of them there video games, using weekly Media Create and monthly NPD sales numbers as a jump start for discussion. (Of course the topic is usually derailed quickly until the next set of numbers show up) To obtain these numbers I have snuck into NeoGAF and pretended to be one of their own. And so, let's begin.

This week's Media Create Numbers(10/15 - 10/21):http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=202452

Software
01. [PS2] Seaman 2 (Sega) - 33,000 / NEW
02. [NDS] DS Literature Collection (Nintendo) - 32,000 / NEW
03. [PS2] Dragon Ball Z: Sparking! Meteor (Bandai-Namco) - 20,000 / 271,000
04. [NDS] DS Nishimura Kyotarou Suspense Detective Series: Deadly Intent (Tecmo) - 20,000 / 81,000
05. [PSP] Gundam Battle Chronicle (Bandai-Namco) - 19,000 / 133,000
06. [NDS] Pokémon Mysterious Dungeon: Time Expedition Party (Pokémon) - 19,000 / 521,000
07. [360] Beautiful Katamari (Bandai-Namco) - 19,000 / NEW
08. [NDS] Pokémon Mysterious Dungeon: Shadow Expedition Party (Pokémon) - 16,000 / 457,000
09. [NDS] Flash Focus: Vision Training in Minutes a Day (Nintendo) - 15,000 / 646,000
10. [NDS] Racehorse Owner Life Game: Winner's Circle (Genki) - 15,000 / NEW

11. [NDS] Kanji Test 2 (Rocket Co.)
12. [WII] Wii Sports (Nintendo)
13. [NDS] Tamagotchi no Puchi-Puchi Omisecchi: Thanks Everybody! (Bandai-Namco)
14. [PS2] Galaxy Angel II: Key to the Infinite Corridor (Broccoli)
15. [WII] Mario Party 8 (Nintendo)
16. [NDS] Taiko Drum Master DS (Bandai-Namco)
17. [NDS] Mario Kart DS (Nintendo)
18. [PSP] Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII (Square-Enix)
19. [NDS] Tashi Ten (Nintendo)
20. [NDS] New Super Mario Bros. (Nintendo)
21. [PS3] Lair (Sony)
22. [PSP] Metal Gear Solid Portable Ops+ (Konami)
23. [NDS] My Housekeeping Diary (Nintendo)
24. [WII] Wii Play (Nintendo)
25. [PS2] Jikkyou Powerful Major League 2 (Konami)
26. [NDS] Archaic Sealed Heat (Nintendo)
27. [NDS] More Brain Age (Nintendo)
28. [NDS] Animal Crossing Wild World (Nintendo)
29. [WII] Dragon Ball Z: Sparking! Meteor (Bandai-Namco)
30. [PSP] Monster Hunter Portable 2nd (Capcom)



September's NPD! http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=200486

Software
360 HALO 3* MICROSOFT (CORP) 1 3.3 million
WII PLAY W/ REMOTE NINTENDO OF AMERICA 2 282K
NDS LEGEND OF ZELDA: PHANTOM HOURGLASS NINTENDO OF AMERICA 3 224K
PS2 MADDEN NFL 08 ELECTRONIC ARTS 4 205K
360 SKATE ELECTRONIC ARTS 5 175K
360 MADDEN NFL 08 ELECTRONIC ARTS 6 173K
WII METROID PRIME 3: CORRUPTION NINTENDO OF AMERICA 7 167K
360 BIOSHOCK TAKE 2 INTERACTIVE (CORP) 8 150K
NDS BRAIN AGE 2: MORE TRAINING IN MINUTES A NINTENDO OF AMERICA 9 141K
PS3 HEAVENLY SWORD SONY (CORP) 10 139K

Hardware
Xbox 360 527.8K
Wii 501K
Nintendo DS 495.8K
PlayStation Portable 284.5K
PlayStation 2 215K
PlayStation 3 119.4K
Game Boy Advance 75K


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  • CouscousCouscous Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Pata wrote: »
    corin7 wrote: »
    $599 OLOL?

    Waggle?

    Red Ring?

    PC iz a ded?

    OMG no lie that shit fucking made me laugh out loud.

    The entire thread condensed into a single post.

    It is missing something on the PSP and DS.

  • cloudeaglecloudeagle Zhu-Li, do the thing! Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    LewieP wrote: »
    If Halo 3 sells more than 100k ever, I will eat a pork pie.

    I'd make a snappy comeback, but I can't think of anything that tops my sig.

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  • projectmayhemprojectmayhem Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
  • Gaming-ModuleGaming-Module Registered User
    edited September 2007
    I guess I'll say something semi-serious.

    I think we haven't even begun to see what the playing field is going to be like for these consoles. I have to wonder what the 60-80 million people who bought a PS2 will really do once they start to long for fresh eye candy and the HDTV they've been eyeballing at Best Buy each time they go to buy a CD or DVD finally falls to a price within reach.

    Will they blindly follow brand or do some homework, or will the word of mouth of the competitors' already strong installed base lead translate to luring more defectors to non-Sony platforms?

    I think that most of the sales we've seen of Wii/360/PS3 have been extreme casuals won over by novelty/Wii Sports/The iPod-esque branding, Nintendo lovers who bought the Wii after selling their Gamecube because of backwards compat/bought it for the VC, hardcore gamers who were won over by the X-Box and don't mind paying $400/wanted streamlined multiplayer/are sick of PC gaming and want similar experiences, and people who bought into the cheap bluray player Trojan horse strategy and gladly ponied up $600 while thinking, "Boy howdy, what a deal I got!."

  • khainkhain Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Titmouse wrote: »
    Pata wrote: »
    corin7 wrote: »
    $599 OLOL?

    Waggle?

    Red Ring?

    PC iz a ded?

    OMG no lie that shit fucking made me laugh out loud.

    The entire thread condensed into a single post.

    It is missing something on the PSP and DS.

    no gud games?

    2 screens suckzor?

  • ZephyrZephyr Registered User
    edited September 2007
    Good gosh. Crisis Core=System Seller it seems.

    don't forget the specially designed CC PSPs

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  • HtownHtown Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Good gosh. Crisis Core=System Seller it seems.

    Yeah. Especially since there was a special Crisis Core PSP bundle with a limited edition FF7 PSP.

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  • projectmayhemprojectmayhem Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Htown wrote: »
    Good gosh. Crisis Core=System Seller it seems.

    Yeah. Especially since there was a special Crisis Core PSP bundle with a limited edition FF7 PSP.

    Well son of a bitch.

  • khainkhain Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Three charts from VgChartz since this thread definitely needs more charts and I was going to make a point and then gave up.
    Spoiler:
    I guess I'll say something semi-serious.

    I think we haven't even begun to see what the playing field is going to be like for these consoles. I have to wonder what the 60-80 million people who bought a PS2 will really do once they start to long for fresh eye candy and the HDTV they've been eyeballing at Best Buy each time they go to buy a CD or DVD finally falls to a price within reach.

    Will they blindly follow brand or do some homework, or will the word of mouth of the competitors' already strong installed base lead translate to luring more defectors to non-Sony platforms?

    I think its already been shown that people aren't loyal to a brand and give the Wii's success and price I think people are going to go with it.

  • Minerva_SCMinerva_SC Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Fool, eventually the green and red lines will slowly fall while the blue one slowly creeps higher until it surpasses them days from the 10 year mark. Sony wins.

    this is for the first graph of course

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  • VeeveeVeevee WisconsinRegistered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Thread wins for best title ever.

    and to be somewhat on topic, what are the halo 3 sales predictions? Are there any or do they pretty much predict "the Moon"

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  • ZephyrZephyr Registered User
    edited September 2007
    Veevee wrote: »
    Thread wins for best title ever.

    and to be somewhat on topic, what are the halo 3 sales predictions? Are there any or do they pretty much predict "the Moon"

    2 million first day

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  • R0b0KyR0b0Ky Registered User
    edited September 2007
    I guess I'll say something semi-serious.

    I think we haven't even begun to see what the playing field is going to be like for these consoles. I have to wonder what the 60-80 million people who bought a PS2 will really do once they start to long for fresh eye candy and the HDTV they've been eyeballing at Best Buy each time they go to buy a CD or DVD finally falls to a price within reach.

    Will they blindly follow brand or do some homework, or will the word of mouth of the competitors' already strong installed base lead translate to luring more defectors to non-Sony platforms?

    I think that most of the sales we've seen of Wii/360/PS3 have been extreme casuals won over by novelty/Wii Sports/The iPod-esque branding, Nintendo lovers who bought the Wii after selling their Gamecube because of backwards compat/bought it for the VC, hardcore gamers who were won over by the X-Box and don't mind paying $400/wanted streamlined multiplayer/are sick of PC gaming and want similar experiences, and people who bought into the cheap bluray player Trojan horse strategy and gladly ponied up $600 while thinking, "Boy howdy, what a deal I got!."

    I think the effect of HDTV's on the video game market has been grossly overstated. According to NPD :

    http://www.1up.com/do/newsStory?cId=3161833

    Only 30% of Xbox360 OWNERS are aware of Xbox360's HD capabilities and only 50% of PS3 owners are aware of that system's HD capabilities.

    Edit: According that the link Bluray hasn't exactly had an enormous effect of the PS3 either.

  • The_ScarabThe_Scarab Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Zephyr wrote: »
    Veevee wrote: »
    Thread wins for best title ever.

    and to be somewhat on topic, what are the halo 3 sales predictions? Are there any or do they pretty much predict "the Moon"

    2 million first day

    this isnt an exagerration either




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  • Inglorious CoyoteInglorious Coyote Registered User
    edited September 2007
    The_Scarab wrote: »
    Zephyr wrote: »
    Veevee wrote: »
    Thread wins for best title ever.

    and to be somewhat on topic, what are the halo 3 sales predictions? Are there any or do they pretty much predict "the Moon"

    2 million first day

    this isnt an exagerration either




    [tiny]jet set radio on wii soon[/tiny]
    Halo 2 did 2.5 million on the first day.

    I think this one will hit 3 million.

  • ZephyrZephyr Registered User
    edited September 2007
    there's almost no doubt in my mind halo 3 will hit 2 million first day

    it's got over 1 million preorders or something already and in order, amazons Top Sellers in Video Games are

    1. Halo 3
    2. Halo 3 Limited Edition
    3. Halo 3 Legendary Edition

    shame i won't be getting it for awhile though

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  • bruinbruin Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Zephyr wrote: »
    there's almost no doubt in my mind halo 3 will hit 2 million first day

    it's got over 1 million preorders or something already and in order, amazons Top Sellers in Video Games are

    1. Halo 3
    2. Halo 3 Limited Edition
    3. Halo 3 Legendary Edition

    shame i won't be getting it for awhile though

    Dude, it had 1 million preorders six and a half weeks ago. I really couldn't even say how much it has now, with advertising and shit. I mean saying 2 million seems silly, but I dunno.


    Unrelated: On Friday's 1UP Yours they said that Wii disappointing performance in the last couple weeks in Japan wasn't because Nintendo have decreased the shipments, and that you could find a Wii pretty easily there.

  • PureauthorPureauthor Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    That's been known for a while, really.

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  • bruinbruin Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Ah, well, I hadn't heard it before. Seems pretty odd that it would drop off that much that suddenly.

  • toxk_02toxk_02 Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    bruin wrote: »
    Ah, well, I hadn't heard it before. Seems pretty odd that it would drop off that much that suddenly.
    Wii has been in a steady decline for a month. Most systems fell off over the last three weeks in Japan (besides the PSP with Crisis Core). I think it's a combination of school starting/summer being over and in the Wii's case a big drought game-wise. Mario Strikers just got released in Japan so this week we'll see how far demand is really down or if they're just waiting for games. This depends if Mario Strikers is popular or not, I don't have a clue how the Gamecube predecessor held up.

    The Wii is still quite low from its summer numbers, from ~70-60k to 27k. The scary thing is even at its worst sales it's still 2:1 over the PS3. Does anyone think the TGS will have an affect on sales? Sony had a huge presence there and showed off FFXIII and MGS4, games that Japan clamors for among other titles.

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  • LeitnerLeitner Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Zephyr wrote: »
    there's almost no doubt in my mind halo 3 will hit 2 million first day

    I'd say it's going to hit twice that. There are already 1.3 million pre orders world wide. I'm sure not one in three people who mean to pick up the game on launch are going to have bothered to preorder.

  • Unco-ordinatedUnco-ordinated Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    toxk_02 wrote: »
    The Wii is still quite low from its summer numbers, from ~70-60k to 27k. The scary thing is even at its worst sales it's still 2:1 over the PS3. Does anyone think the TGS will have an affect on sales? Sony had a huge presence there and showed off FFXIII and MGS4, games that Japan clamors for among other titles.

    :lol: No. Metal Gear games do decently in Japan (500k) but I'd hardly say Japan 'clamors for it'. MGS4 will probably sell the most in Europe, followed closely by the US and then Japan will be a distance behind. Don't feel bad though, in another thread cloudeagle called Ninja Gaiden a huge series in Japan, when the original release didn't even sell 100k (in fact Sigma took about a month to outsell it). :lol:

    Dynasty Warrors 6 probably would've been a better choice, since the series continues to sell pretty well despite how much Koei milks it.

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  • XagarathXagarath Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    The_Scarab wrote: »
    Zephyr wrote: »
    Veevee wrote: »
    Thread wins for best title ever.

    and to be somewhat on topic, what are the halo 3 sales predictions? Are there any or do they pretty much predict "the Moon"

    2 million first day

    this isnt an exagerration either




    [tiny]jet set radio on wii soon[/tiny]
    Halo 2 did 2.5 million on the first day.

    I think this one will hit 3 million.
    Despite half the install base?

  • LeitnerLeitner Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Xagarath wrote: »
    The_Scarab wrote: »
    Zephyr wrote: »
    Veevee wrote: »
    Thread wins for best title ever.

    and to be somewhat on topic, what are the halo 3 sales predictions? Are there any or do they pretty much predict "the Moon"

    2 million first day

    this isnt an exagerration either




    [tiny]jet set radio on wii soon[/tiny]
    Halo 2 did 2.5 million on the first day.

    I think this one will hit 3 million.
    Despite half the install base?

    Yes. It's the very definition of console seller. Also it's predicted to be the best selliing first day entertainment release in history. Which kind of hints at it being bigger then Halo 2.

    "Over 1.25 million pre-orders for Halo 3 have been placed globally, and it is expected to set entertainment records by selling more copies in the US on its first day of release than any other game or movie in history. " - Daily Telegraph

  • SpoitSpoit *twitch twitch* Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    2 million first day is almost guaranteed. 3 million first week is more than likely, however, I kinda doubt that they'd hit 4 million this month. Maybe 5 mil by the end of the year.

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  • Dr Mario KartDr Mario Kart Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    It doesnt seem very useful to compare game sales to movie sales. You cant preorder a theater ticket months in advance (that I know of), and supply is rather limited to seats which is more harder to come by than copies of games (if desired)

  • XagarathXagarath Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Leitner wrote: »
    Xagarath wrote: »
    The_Scarab wrote: »
    Zephyr wrote: »
    Veevee wrote: »
    Thread wins for best title ever.

    and to be somewhat on topic, what are the halo 3 sales predictions? Are there any or do they pretty much predict "the Moon"

    2 million first day

    this isnt an exagerration either




    [tiny]jet set radio on wii soon[/tiny]
    Halo 2 did 2.5 million on the first day.

    I think this one will hit 3 million.
    Despite half the install base?

    Yes. It's the very definition of console seller. Also it's predicted to be the best selliing first day entertainment release in history. Which kind of hints at it being bigger then Halo 2.

    "Over 1.25 million pre-orders for Halo 3 have been placed globally, and it is expected to set entertainment records by selling more copies in the US on its first day of release than any other game or movie in history. " - Daily Telegraph
    And these people making the predictions,
    They're the same kind of people who predicted the PS3 would win this generation, yes?

    Half the damn install base.
    It will not outsell Halo 2.

  • LeitnerLeitner Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Xagarath wrote: »
    Leitner wrote: »
    Xagarath wrote: »
    The_Scarab wrote: »
    Zephyr wrote: »
    Veevee wrote: »
    Thread wins for best title ever.

    and to be somewhat on topic, what are the halo 3 sales predictions? Are there any or do they pretty much predict "the Moon"

    2 million first day

    this isnt an exagerration either




    [tiny]jet set radio on wii soon[/tiny]
    Halo 2 did 2.5 million on the first day.

    I think this one will hit 3 million.
    Despite half the install base?

    Yes. It's the very definition of console seller. Also it's predicted to be the best selliing first day entertainment release in history. Which kind of hints at it being bigger then Halo 2.

    "Over 1.25 million pre-orders for Halo 3 have been placed globally, and it is expected to set entertainment records by selling more copies in the US on its first day of release than any other game or movie in history. " - Daily Telegraph
    And these people making the predictions,
    They're the same kind of people who predicted the PS3 would win this generation, yes?

    Half the damn install base.
    It will not outsell Halo 2.

    No they're not, the Telegraph has always been rather accurate with their predictions.

    You're also ignoring the fact that the install base may be lower then it was, but given the rather weak line up I'd bet a rather large number bought the console in anticipation of Halo 3, meaning it's going to sell more copies percentage wise then Halo 2. But I guess we don't have long to wait to see which of us is right do we?

  • Unco-ordinatedUnco-ordinated Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    It doesnt seem very useful to compare game sales to movie sales. You cant preorder a theater ticket months in advance (that I know of), and supply is rather limited to seats which is more harder to come by than copies of games (if desired)

    Agreed, DVD sales would be a more apt comparison and I highly doubt Halo 3 will get even near some of the best selling DVDs (then again, it won't get anywhere near the best selling games either).

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  • LeitnerLeitner Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    It doesnt seem very useful to compare game sales to movie sales. You cant preorder a theater ticket months in advance (that I know of), and supply is rather limited to seats which is more harder to come by than copies of games (if desired)

    Agreed, DVD sales would be a more apt comparison and I highly doubt Halo 3 will get even near some of the best selling DVDs (then again, it won't get anywhere near the best selling games either).

    Sarcasm? Because if it's near to Halo 2 it'll still rank as one of the best selling games ever. By best selling I mean one of the top twenty most sold games ever.

  • Unco-ordinatedUnco-ordinated Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Leitner wrote: »
    It doesnt seem very useful to compare game sales to movie sales. You cant preorder a theater ticket months in advance (that I know of), and supply is rather limited to seats which is more harder to come by than copies of games (if desired)

    Agreed, DVD sales would be a more apt comparison and I highly doubt Halo 3 will get even near some of the best selling DVDs (then again, it won't get anywhere near the best selling games either).

    Sarcasm? Because if it's near to Halo 2 it'll still rank as one of the best selling games ever. By best selling I mean one of the top twenty most sold games ever.

    Actually, according to vgcharts (which I agree can be doubtful but it's still the best thing we've got) Halo 2 is the 32nd best selling game of all time. Hell, last gen Gran Turismo 3 and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas nearly sold twice as much as Halo 2 did (include the XB and PC San Andreas sales and it probably is).

    Halo 3 will sell really well but it's not going to suddenly become the best selling game evar!

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  • WickerBasketWickerBasket Registered User
    edited September 2007
    Maybe they should release 3 different versions of Halo 3 where each version has different monsters in the campaign that can be traded for with other versions. Or they could give you a limited selection of weapons, and you have to trade for the rest.

    It might get further up the best selling games list.

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  • LeitnerLeitner Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Leitner wrote: »
    It doesnt seem very useful to compare game sales to movie sales. You cant preorder a theater ticket months in advance (that I know of), and supply is rather limited to seats which is more harder to come by than copies of games (if desired)

    Agreed, DVD sales would be a more apt comparison and I highly doubt Halo 3 will get even near some of the best selling DVDs (then again, it won't get anywhere near the best selling games either).

    Sarcasm? Because if it's near to Halo 2 it'll still rank as one of the best selling games ever. By best selling I mean one of the top twenty most sold games ever.

    Actually, according to vgcharts (which I agree can be doubtful but it's still the best thing we've got) Halo 2 is the 32nd best selling game of all time. Hell, last gen Gran Turismo 3 and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas nearly sold twice as much as Halo 2 did (include the XB and PC San Andreas sales and it probably is).

    Halo 3 will sell really well but it's not going to suddenly become the best selling game evar!

    Wikipedia has Halo 2 as the eighteenth most sold game and about four million behind Sand Andreas. So less then half as much again, not nearly twice as much.

  • Unco-ordinatedUnco-ordinated Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Leitner wrote: »
    Leitner wrote: »
    It doesnt seem very useful to compare game sales to movie sales. You cant preorder a theater ticket months in advance (that I know of), and supply is rather limited to seats which is more harder to come by than copies of games (if desired)

    Agreed, DVD sales would be a more apt comparison and I highly doubt Halo 3 will get even near some of the best selling DVDs (then again, it won't get anywhere near the best selling games either).

    Sarcasm? Because if it's near to Halo 2 it'll still rank as one of the best selling games ever. By best selling I mean one of the top twenty most sold games ever.

    Actually, according to vgcharts (which I agree can be doubtful but it's still the best thing we've got) Halo 2 is the 32nd best selling game of all time. Hell, last gen Gran Turismo 3 and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas nearly sold twice as much as Halo 2 did (include the XB and PC San Andreas sales and it probably is).

    Halo 3 will sell really well but it's not going to suddenly become the best selling game evar!

    Wikipedia has Halo 2 as the eighteenth most sold game and about four million behind Sand Andreas. So less then half as much again, not nearly twice as much.

    VGcharts may not be completely accurate but it's still a hell of a lot more reliable than Wikipedia. So sorry but I'm going to stick with the ~15 million numbers for GTA: SA (PS2 version) and GT3 and the ~8 million for Halo 2.

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  • LeitnerLeitner Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Leitner wrote: »
    Leitner wrote: »
    It doesnt seem very useful to compare game sales to movie sales. You cant preorder a theater ticket months in advance (that I know of), and supply is rather limited to seats which is more harder to come by than copies of games (if desired)

    Agreed, DVD sales would be a more apt comparison and I highly doubt Halo 3 will get even near some of the best selling DVDs (then again, it won't get anywhere near the best selling games either).

    Sarcasm? Because if it's near to Halo 2 it'll still rank as one of the best selling games ever. By best selling I mean one of the top twenty most sold games ever.

    Actually, according to vgcharts (which I agree can be doubtful but it's still the best thing we've got) Halo 2 is the 32nd best selling game of all time. Hell, last gen Gran Turismo 3 and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas nearly sold twice as much as Halo 2 did (include the XB and PC San Andreas sales and it probably is).

    Halo 3 will sell really well but it's not going to suddenly become the best selling game evar!

    Wikipedia has Halo 2 as the eighteenth most sold game and about four million behind Sand Andreas. So less then half as much again, not nearly twice as much.

    VGcharts may not be completely accurate but it's still a hell of a lot more reliable than Wikipedia. So sorry but I'm going to stick with the ~15 million numbers for GTA: SA (PS2 version) and GT3 and the ~8 million for Halo 2.

    (February 2005) "Big Sales for Halo 2 and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas". GamePro (197): 24. Has Halo 2 at 9.2 million.

    Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. Reports First Quarter Fiscal 2005 Financial Results. Take-Two Interactive (2005-03-03). Retrieved on 2006-11-26. Has Sandreas at 12 million for the PS2.

  • Inglorious CoyoteInglorious Coyote Registered User
    edited September 2007
    Halo 2 has sold 9.2 million at this point.

  • cloudeaglecloudeagle Zhu-Li, do the thing! Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Don't feel bad though, in another thread cloudeagle called Ninja Gaiden a huge series in Japan, when the original release didn't even sell 100k (in fact Sigma took about a month to outsell it). :lol:

    Actually I was referring to the PS3 version. Plus both versions was enough to cause a significant spike in system sales. So, nyah.

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  • CouscousCouscous Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    Leitner wrote: »
    Leitner wrote: »
    It doesnt seem very useful to compare game sales to movie sales. You cant preorder a theater ticket months in advance (that I know of), and supply is rather limited to seats which is more harder to come by than copies of games (if desired)

    Agreed, DVD sales would be a more apt comparison and I highly doubt Halo 3 will get even near some of the best selling DVDs (then again, it won't get anywhere near the best selling games either).

    Sarcasm? Because if it's near to Halo 2 it'll still rank as one of the best selling games ever. By best selling I mean one of the top twenty most sold games ever.

    Actually, according to vgcharts (which I agree can be doubtful but it's still the best thing we've got) Halo 2 is the 32nd best selling game of all time. Hell, last gen Gran Turismo 3 and Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas nearly sold twice as much as Halo 2 did (include the XB and PC San Andreas sales and it probably is).

    Halo 3 will sell really well but it's not going to suddenly become the best selling game evar!

    Wikipedia has Halo 2 as the eighteenth most sold game and about four million behind Sand Andreas. So less then half as much again, not nearly twice as much.

    VGcharts may not be completely accurate but it's still a hell of a lot more reliable than Wikipedia. So sorry but I'm going to stick with the ~15 million numbers for GTA: SA (PS2 version) and GT3 and the ~8 million for Halo 2.
    Wikipedia requires sources for their numbers. VGcharts pulls their numbers out of their ass.

  • bruinbruin Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    The 1.25 million preorder figure, does anyone know how trustworthy it is? Because 6 weeks ago Microsoft said a million, and since only 250k? I figured it would be way more.

  • tachyontachyon Registered User regular
    edited September 2007
    What if the wikipedia sources are VGCharts!?!

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