Options

Video game sales thread October: all done here.

2456762

Posts

  • Options
    CouscousCouscous Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    People apparently don't care too much about the PSP Go.

    Couscous on
  • Options
    RakaiRakai Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    galenblade wrote: »
    Couscous wrote: »
    Wii price cut didn't have too much of an effect.
    What were you expecting.

    I unno. Perhaps more than a 40k bump from September. I suppose the Wii really has reached a saturation level.

    It needs to be pointed out that last months NPD contained a week of post price drop sales. Someone in the last thread calculated how many were sold pre and post drop and there was a significant rise in sales in the one week. Compare the numbers to August where the Wii only sold 277k, so the drop has spurred a large increase of sales, and it was only a $50 drop.

    Rakai on
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]XBL: Rakayn | PS3: Rakayn | Steam ID
  • Options
    DarkWarriorDarkWarrior __BANNED USERS regular
    edited November 2009
    LewieP wrote: »
    darleysam wrote: »
    LewieP wrote: »
    I bought it for the 360 and I am going to sell it when I am done with it, and probably profit.

    What are you thinking of selling it for?

    CEX currently give £36 trade in, which means I could get £37 trade in from Gamestation.

    At the moment Gamestation is refusing to honour price matching on COD with the super stores.

    I dont really blame them in this case, I figured the super stores would do it at 40 rather than losing out on millions of pounds of profit but £26 for MW2 is just ridiculous.

    DarkWarrior on
  • Options
    lowlylowlycooklowlylowlycook Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Couscous wrote: »
    galenblade wrote: »
    Couscous wrote: »
    Wii price cut didn't have too much of an effect.
    What were you expecting.

    I unno. Perhaps more than a 40k bump from September. I suppose the Wii really has reached a saturation level.

    Is either October or September a five week month or a four week month? I always end up forgetting.

    September 5 October 4.

    I'm impressed by the Wii beating out the DS.

    Also I'm surprised/impressed that the 360 can do this well against the $300 PS3. I expected more of the PS3s gains to come out of the 360s hide, I guess.

    lowlylowlycook on
    steam_sig.png
    (Please do not gift. My game bank is already full.)
  • Options
    KorKor Known to detonate from time to time Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Preacher wrote: »

    Fucking brutal legend deserves less sales god damn lying ass demo bullshit boring game!

    Says you. I found the game to be amazing, and wish it would have sold better, so that I can play against a larger variety of people online.

    Kor on
    DS Code: 3050-7671-2707
    Pokemon Safari - Sneasel, Pawniard, ????
  • Options
    PreacherPreacher Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Kor wrote: »
    Preacher wrote: »

    Fucking brutal legend deserves less sales god damn lying ass demo bullshit boring game!

    Says you. I found the game to be amazing, and wish it would have sold better, so that I can play against a larger variety of people online.

    The opening parts are really fun, just that after the first obviously worked on opening, the game really loses focus, thats why the demo didn't show the focus less sections, and thats why the sales are where they are word of mouth killed the game I'm sure.

    Preacher on
    I would like some money because these are artisanal nuggets of wisdom philistine.

    pleasepaypreacher.net
  • Options
    ZerokkuZerokku Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Kor wrote: »
    Preacher wrote: »

    Fucking brutal legend deserves less sales god damn lying ass demo bullshit boring game!

    Says you. I found the game to be amazing, and wish it would have sold better, so that I can play against a larger variety of people online.

    Zerokku on
  • Options
    PureauthorPureauthor Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    NDS still on top.

    AHUAHUAHUAHUAHUA at PSP.

    Pureauthor on
    SS FC: 1334 0950 5927
    Platinum FC: 2880 3245 5111
  • Options
    RainbowDespairRainbowDespair Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    I think the problem with Brutal Legend is that people were expecting vastly different gameplay than what it actually ended up having. I know I thought it was going to be The Legend of Zelda starring Jack Black written by Schaffer and instead it's some sort of weird Action/RTS hybrid.

    EDIT: And the really sad thing isn't Brutal Legend not making the top 10, but Half-Minute Hero not making the top 10. Sure, I'm not actually surprised (it's the very definition of niche), but rarely have I played such a fun and unique game.

    RainbowDespair on
  • Options
    KorKor Known to detonate from time to time Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    I think what killed Brutal Legend's chances was coming out with Uncharted, with Borderlands shortly thereafter, and then finally Modern Warfare 2.

    Kor on
    DS Code: 3050-7671-2707
    Pokemon Safari - Sneasel, Pawniard, ????
  • Options
    PreacherPreacher Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Kor wrote: »
    I think what killed Brutal Legend's chances was coming out with Uncharted, with Borderlands shortly thereafter, and then finally Modern Warfare 2.

    I dunno borderlands is a different demo much more likely to get hurt by mw2 then brutal legend was (you also forgot dragons age.)

    Also the game didn't really know what it wanted to be, that said 200k sales isn't really a death knell, hard to say what kind of legs it will have considerinng the word of mouth is really polar.

    Preacher on
    I would like some money because these are artisanal nuggets of wisdom philistine.

    pleasepaypreacher.net
  • Options
    galenbladegalenblade Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    From Gama:
    However, notable by their Top 10 absence were any music titles, including DJ Hero, as Frazier commented: "The music/dance genre saw big declines this month compared to last year. The genre generated $53 million in sales [in October] as compared to $137 million last year. Both Rock Band: The Beatles, and Guitar Hero 5 have the potential to be good gifting items for the holidays, so we should expect to see an uptick in sales over the next two months."

    ....ouch.

    galenblade on
    linksig.jpg
  • Options
    KorKor Known to detonate from time to time Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    I'll agree that the game did a poor job of advertising what genre it was.

    I just happen to be in the group that was pleasantly surprised to find a well managed console RTS.

    The single player is great, but when it's over, it's over.

    The multiplayer is what keeps me around, though as we found out tonight, finding games that are more than 1v1 seems to be a bit challenging.

    Kor on
    DS Code: 3050-7671-2707
    Pokemon Safari - Sneasel, Pawniard, ????
  • Options
    PreacherPreacher Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Well that doesn't really surprise me, didn't last year see the release of big music games in october? Where as this year they released in september?

    And fuck sake it would be nice to see a decline of some of these games dj hero? I mean seriously.

    Preacher on
    I would like some money because these are artisanal nuggets of wisdom philistine.

    pleasepaypreacher.net
  • Options
    rnbgururnbguru Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Borderlands did pretty solid, PAtcher way overshot the XBox360.

    what were brutal legends numbers?

    rnbguru on
  • Options
    Santa ClaustrophobiaSanta Claustrophobia Ho Ho Ho Disconnecting from Xbox LIVERegistered User regular
    edited November 2009
    FyreWulff wrote: »
    Synthesis wrote: »
    Xaquin wrote: »
    Jragghen wrote: »
    -imgsnip-

    Starting to think PC sales might not be effected much :P

    so embarassing.

    It's official. We gamers have zero self-discipline.

    This just in: internet petitions still worthless

    This is for the PC edition, right? And not some magical collection of people really late to the XBL party?

    Santa Claustrophobia on
  • Options
    Xenogears of BoreXenogears of Bore Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Reads top ten.

    Control+F "Brutal Legend"

    No results.

    AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

    Xenogears of Bore on
    3DS CODE: 3093-7068-3576
  • Options
    KorKor Known to detonate from time to time Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Man, did I not get the memo that we all were supposed to wish ill fate on brutal legend?

    Seriously, what did this game do to piss off you guys?

    Kor on
    DS Code: 3050-7671-2707
    Pokemon Safari - Sneasel, Pawniard, ????
  • Options
    DarkWarriorDarkWarrior __BANNED USERS regular
    edited November 2009
    Reads top ten.

    Control+F "Brutal Legend"

    No results.

    AHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

    Dude, wahts funny about that? Its a genuinely original game that tries something a bit different.

    DarkWarrior on
  • Options
    Xenogears of BoreXenogears of Bore Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    I'm more or less the conductor of the Brutal Legend hate train. Everyone else who embarked either was mad at the old switcheroo the demo to main game transition gave or really didn't want to play a shitty, too short faux RTS on a console.

    Kind of like how Psychonauts, while decently humorous is a damn abortion of a platformer. Guy should stick to straight adventure games.

    Xenogears of Bore on
    3DS CODE: 3093-7068-3576
  • Options
    RainbowDespairRainbowDespair Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Non-DS/Wii game selling poorly = XoB laughing.

    RainbowDespair on
  • Options
    CouscousCouscous Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    People actually expected Brutal Legend to be in the top ten?

    Wii
    October: 506.9/4=126.73 a week
    September: 462.8/5=92.56 a week
    The top game for the month across all platforms was NBA 2K10, at 575K units. It was a great launch for the game, outselling last year's NBA 2K9 by 60% in its launch month. Sales on both the Xbox 360 and PS3 platforms improved substantially over last year.

    Couscous on
  • Options
    DarlanDarlan Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    ODST sales seem a little new for a new Halo game, but then again, maybe "new" is stretching it.

    Darlan on
  • Options
    UncleSporkyUncleSporky Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Dude, wahts funny about that? Its a genuinely original game that tries something a bit different.
    Yeah that's pretty much an opinion equally as valid as laughing at it.

    It's about as original as any game that touts itself as being original. The really original ones don't have to say a word.

    UncleSporky on
    Switch Friend Code: SW - 5443 - 2358 - 9118 || 3DS Friend Code: 0989 - 1731 - 9504 || NNID: unclesporky
  • Options
    PreacherPreacher Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    I'm more or less the conductor of the Brutal Legend hate train. Everyone else who embarked either was mad at the old switcheroo the demo to main game transition gave or really didn't want to play a shitty, too short faux RTS on a console.

    Kind of like how Psychonauts, while decently humorous is a damn abortion of a platformer. Guy should stick to straight adventure games.

    All about dis.

    Preacher on
    I would like some money because these are artisanal nuggets of wisdom philistine.

    pleasepaypreacher.net
  • Options
    BarrabasBarrabas Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    I really really like action games. I really really like RTS games. I really really like Brutal Legend's concept. It by all means should have been one of my favorite games this year. While witty and charming, I found it to be really really mediocre. It's an enjoyable rental, but it's a rental. I don't necessarily wish it ill will, but games like Uncharted 2 and Borderlands deserve to do about a million times better than it.

    Barrabas on
    XBL - ErrorMacro1
  • Options
    RakaiRakai Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Dude, wahts funny about that? Its a genuinely original game that tries something a bit different.
    Yeah that's pretty much an opinion equally as valid as laughing at it.

    It's about as original as any game that touts itself as being original. The really original ones don't have to say a word.

    Which really original ones are these? The ones that don't sell or the ones that don't exist?

    Rakai on
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]XBL: Rakayn | PS3: Rakayn | Steam ID
  • Options
    Blue mapBlue map Hello darkness, my old friend. Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    I feel pretty bad for not buying Brutal Legend but being broke has that effect unfortunately. Stupid buying video games for people who aren't me...

    Also does anyone have the numbers for Demon Souls? I heard Atlus was doing a second print run of it, so i figure it must have done at least decently.

    Blue map on
    My Steam profile thing: http://steamcommunity.com/id/Blue_map/ Battlenet: BlueMap#1493
  • Options
    CantidoCantido Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Brutal Legend is a glorious glorious Action RTS, and haters need to go give Nintey Nine Nights a spin and come back to BL when they're bored out of their mind.

    Cantido on
    3DS Friendcode 5413-1311-3767
  • Options
    Xenogears of BoreXenogears of Bore Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Blue map wrote: »
    I feel pretty bad for not buying Brutal Legend but being broke has that effect unfortunately. Stupid buying video games for people who aren't me...

    Also does anyone have the numbers for Demon Souls? I heard Atlus was doing a second print run of it, so i figure it must have done at least decently.

    Atlus published it over here, so it'll be low but will probably meet or exceed expectations. They are good like that.

    Xenogears of Bore on
    3DS CODE: 3093-7068-3576
  • Options
    Xenogears of BoreXenogears of Bore Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Non-DS/Wii game selling poorly = XoB laughing.

    Not true, I only laugh at the ones I despise.

    You won't see me hating on Forza for example, and that's in the process of tanking right now.

    Xenogears of Bore on
    3DS CODE: 3093-7068-3576
  • Options
    cloudeaglecloudeagle Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    September 5 October 4.

    Hang on, really? This makes the numbers really interesting. Compare this:

    September
    NDS 524.2K
    PS3 491.8K
    Wii 462.8K
    360 352.6K
    PSP 190.4K
    PS2 146.0K

    To this:

    October
    PlayStation 2 117.8K
    PlayStation 3 320.6K
    PSP 174.6K
    Xbox 360 249.7K
    Wii 506.9K
    Nintendo DS 457.6K

    Knowing that October has one less week, the DS more or less held steady while PSP sales actually dropped a bit. During the release of the Go. Holy shit.

    The PS3 dropped a bit but is still doing much better considering its usual four-week average pre-price drop was in the low 200k range. The 360 held more or less steadily and is doing decently.

    But the Wii actually surged. Wow. Wonder what was the cause? Or maybe the $50 price drop caused more of a slow burn?

    cloudeagle on
    Switch: 3947-4890-9293
  • Options
    PureauthorPureauthor Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Rakai wrote: »
    Dude, wahts funny about that? Its a genuinely original game that tries something a bit different.
    Yeah that's pretty much an opinion equally as valid as laughing at it.

    It's about as original as any game that touts itself as being original. The really original ones don't have to say a word.

    Which really original ones are these? The ones that don't sell or the ones that don't exist?

    Riviera: The Promised Land
    Yggdra Union: We'll Never Fight Alone
    Knights in the Nightmare

    (All made by the same people, BTW)

    Pureauthor on
    SS FC: 1334 0950 5927
    Platinum FC: 2880 3245 5111
  • Options
    CouscousCouscous Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    http://www.gamespot.com/news/6239837.html?tag=latestheadlines;title;1
    In third place with 418,000 units was the 360 edition of Borderlands, the all-new action-role-playing game IP from 2K Games and Gearbox software. However, when the game's 113,000 PS3 units and 15,000 PC units are included, the game's sales total 546,000 units--enough to barely top Uncharted 2's haul.
    US VIDEO GAMES INDUSTRY - OCTOBER 2009 (Oct. 4-31)
    Hardware: $380.74 million (-23%)
    Software: $572.73 million (-18%)
    Accessories: $118.88 million (-2%)
    Total Games: $1.07 billion (-19%)

    Couscous on
  • Options
    RakaiRakai Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Pureauthor wrote: »
    Rakai wrote: »
    Dude, wahts funny about that? Its a genuinely original game that tries something a bit different.
    Yeah that's pretty much an opinion equally as valid as laughing at it.

    It's about as original as any game that touts itself as being original. The really original ones don't have to say a word.

    Which really original ones are these? The ones that don't sell or the ones that don't exist?

    Riviera: The Promised Land
    Yggdra Union: We'll Never Fight Alone
    Knights in the Nightmare

    (All made by the same people, BTW)

    Ah, so the ones that sell even worse.

    Rakai on
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]XBL: Rakayn | PS3: Rakayn | Steam ID
  • Options
    PureauthorPureauthor Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    What metric do we use for success in sales, anyway?

    The combined costs of those three games wouldn't have exceeded Brutal Legend's.

    Pureauthor on
    SS FC: 1334 0950 5927
    Platinum FC: 2880 3245 5111
  • Options
    UncleSporkyUncleSporky Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Rakai wrote: »
    Dude, wahts funny about that? Its a genuinely original game that tries something a bit different.
    Yeah that's pretty much an opinion equally as valid as laughing at it.

    It's about as original as any game that touts itself as being original. The really original ones don't have to say a word.

    Which really original ones are these? The ones that don't sell or the ones that don't exist?

    Katamari, for one. Didn't even have any advertising or people going "we're really excited about what we have to offer because we feel it's something quite new for the players blah blah blah."

    UncleSporky on
    Switch Friend Code: SW - 5443 - 2358 - 9118 || 3DS Friend Code: 0989 - 1731 - 9504 || NNID: unclesporky
  • Options
    KyouguKyougu Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    I'm more or less the conductor of the Brutal Legend hate train. Everyone else who embarked either was mad at the old switcheroo the demo to main game transition gave or really didn't want to play a shitty, too short faux RTS on a console.

    Kind of like how Psychonauts, while decently humorous is a damn abortion of a platformer. Guy should stick to straight adventure games.

    In the mailbag of the Giant Bomb podcast someone asked if maybe Schafer who seems to have more talent in storytelling rather than game design should focus his energies in other fields, such as animation. Food for thought.

    Kyougu on
  • Options
    cloudeaglecloudeagle Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Pureauthor wrote: »
    What metric do we use for success in sales, anyway?

    The combined costs of those three games wouldn't have exceeded Brutal Legend's.

    In BL's case, the big loser is Activision... they footed most of the bill and got jack squat.

    cloudeagle on
    Switch: 3947-4890-9293
  • Options
    BarrabasBarrabas Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Rakai wrote: »
    Dude, wahts funny about that? Its a genuinely original game that tries something a bit different.
    Yeah that's pretty much an opinion equally as valid as laughing at it.

    It's about as original as any game that touts itself as being original. The really original ones don't have to say a word.

    Which really original ones are these? The ones that don't sell or the ones that don't exist?

    The popular innovative games certainly exist. They're things like Doom, Half Life, Devil May Cry, Guitar Hero, ect... The problem is once these innovative games become popular, they're turned into franchises or at the least copied by other companies. So if you're looking for an innovative game that isn't copied (like it sounds like you are) of course it's not going to be one that was popular enough to sell well.

    Barrabas on
    XBL - ErrorMacro1
Sign In or Register to comment.