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    RentRent I'm always right Fuckin' deal with itRegistered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Couscous wrote: »
    http://www.mcvuk.com/news/36508/Guitar-Hero-Led-Zeppelin-incoming
    The global boss of Activision’s Guitar Hero brand has told MCV that the firm is ‘evaluating’ whether to create more artist-specific releases to go up against MTV’s The Beatles: Rock Band – pointing to Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd as possible candidates.

    Speaking in an exclusive interview, Dan Ronsensweig said that the firm was “really excited” about the release of Guitar Hero: Van Halen in February – and took the opportunity to reaffirm Activision’s dominance over its Fab Four-themed rival.

    “I don’t know who actually bought The Beatles: Rock Band,” he said. “I just know more people bought Guitar Hero 5.”

    Discussing further single artist-themed Guitar Hero releases, he added:

    “The question of doing single band release is one we’ll evaluate. There are of course iconic bands like Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd that I love – but we have a successful formula of variety and value. Our preliminary set list for next year is pretty amazing.”

    In addition, Rosensweig defended the firm’s relationship with music artists, after Courtney Love and No Doubt threatened legal action over in-game likenesses.

    “We have really terrific relationships with artists, labels and fans,” he said.
    God help them when they run out of decent bands to actually use. Guitar Hero: Creed.
    Uh wait

    Didn't B: RB outsell GH 5? So he's like full of shit either way

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    toxk_02toxk_02 Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Here's the full list of known software figures from yesterday's NPD


    1) UNCHARTED 2: AMONG THIEVES (PS3) 537,000
    2) WII FIT PLUS (WII) 441,000
    3) BORDERLANDS (360) 418,000
    4) WII SPORTS RESORT (WII) 314,000
    5) NBA 2K10 (360) 311,000
    6) HALO 3: ODST (360) 271,000
    7) NBA 2K10 (PS3) 213,000
    8) FORZA MOTORSPORT 3 (360) 175,000
    9) KINGDOM HEARTS 358/2 DAYS (NDS) 169,000
    10) FIFA SOCCER 10 (360) 156,000
    11) DEMONS SOULS (PS3) between 150k and 156k
    12) BRUTAL LEGEND (360) 150,000
    13) FIFA SOCCER 10 (PS3) between 113k and 150k
    14) MARIO & LUIGI: BOWSER'S INS. STORY (NDS) between 113k and 150k
    15) WWE SMACKDOWN VS. RAW 2010 (360) between 113k and 150k
    16) TEKKEN 6 (PS3) between 113k and 150k
    17) BORDERLANDS (PS3) 113,000
    18) MADDEN NFL 10 (360) >100,000
    19) POKEMON MYSTERY DUNGEON: EOS (NDS) >100,000
    20) MARIO KART W/ WHEEL (WII) >100,000
    RATCHET AND CLANK (PS3) ~100,000
    TEKKEN 6 (360) <87,000
    BRUTAL LEGEND (PS3) 66,000
    DJ HERO (360) 62,000
    GTA: EPISODES FROM LIBERTY CITY (360) 57,000
    DJ HERO (PS3) 39,000
    DJ HERO (WII) 19,000
    BORDERLANDS (PC) 15,000
    GTA CHINATOWN WARS (PSP) <10,000
    A BOY AND HIS BLOB (WII) <10,000 (less than GTA)
    DJ HERO (PS2) 3,300


    other random data:

    GUITAR HERO 5 (360, PS3, WII, PS2) 81,000
    NBA 2K10 (PS2, PSP, WII, PC) 51,000

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    cloudeaglecloudeagle Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Yeah, considering a huge chunk of the audience has already downloaded the GTA expansion, it's not going to do nearly as well as Pachter thinks. Again, he doesn't bother to do the barest of basic research.

    Wow, GH5 is low... them's some weak legs for the second month. Especially compared to past GHs. Any word on how Beatles Rock Band did?

    Borderlands PC sold less than five percent of the console versions. Wow. No wonder "traditional" games are jumping ship from PCs.

    And looks like GH:VH has been delayed to February. It vaguely makes more sense than Dec. 22, but with all the competition and bad buzz from the advance copies, it's going to get squashed like a bug.

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    PreacherPreacher Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    cloudeagle wrote: »
    Yeah, considering a huge chunk of the audience has already downloaded the GTA expansion, it's not going to do nearly as well as Pachter thinks. Again, he doesn't bother to do the barest of basic research.

    Wow, GH5 is low... them's some weak legs for the second month. Especially compared to past GHs. Any word on how Beatles Rock Band did?

    Borderlands PC sold less than five percent of the console versions. Wow. No wonder "traditional" games are jumping ship from PCs.

    And looks like GH:VH has been delayed to February. It vaguely makes more sense than Dec. 22, but with all the competition and bad buzz from the advance copies, it's going to get squashed like a bug.

    Well that was borderlands sold in brick and mortar, I think a lot of the pc people probably bought steam. And it only counted for one week of sales.

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    CouscousCouscous Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    http://www.gamasutra.com/php-bin/news_index.php?story=26079
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    Nine publishers had titles in the top 20 in October 2009. Nintendo led the pack with five titles for its console and handheld. Both Take 2 and Electronic Arts claimed four titles each on the list. Microsoft had two titles to chart in October, both for the Xbox 360. Atlus, Namco Bandai, Sony, Square Enix, and THQ each published a single title in the top 20.

    Notably missing from the top 20 this month was Activision Blizzard, but we expect the publisher's Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 to top the chart in November.
    Barely any Wii titles. Then again, I can't think of many Wii games released this month.

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    toxk_02toxk_02 Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Early returns on FF:CCCB...

    Famitsu First Day Sales (11/12)

    [PSP] Sakatsuku - 56,000 (47%)
    [PS3] Dragon Ball - 48,000 (38%)
    [WII] Crystal Bearers - 26,000 (34% of 76.5k)
    [PSP] Lunar - 7,300 (37%)
    [PS3] Need for Speed - 5,600 (31%)
    [360] Dragon Ball - 4,600 (28%)
    [PSP] Need for Speed - 1,200 (10%)
    [360] Need for Speed - 830 (15%)


    Initial shipment under 100k? No faith.

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    RainbowDespairRainbowDespair Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Mario & Sonic at the Winter Games came out last month and didn't make the top 20. Given how well the Summer Games sold, I imagine that's a big disappointment for all involved.

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    Brainiac 8Brainiac 8 Don't call me Shirley... Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Mario & Sonic at the Winter Games came out last month and didn't make the top 20. Given how well the Summer Games sold, I imagine that's a big disappointment for all involved.

    No but doing really well in other territories.

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    OptyOpty Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Atlus is probabbly shitting themselves over Demon's Souls' sales.

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    AZChristopherAZChristopher Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    I have a hard time seeing why over a million people would buy what amounts to an expansion pack and not buy GTA 4 when they are the same price. So I'm not sure what Prachter was thinking when he said that.

    Borderlands is an FPS that is a lot of fun to play with friends. It basically received the viral treatment where people convinced their friends to buy it so they could play together. So although the sales are unexpected it is easy to see how they happened. It also did have pretty perfect timing.

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    RainbowDespairRainbowDespair Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    I have a hard time seeing why people were expecting mediocre sales out of Borderlands. It's a co-op gun-based post apocalypse Diablo for goodness sake! And unlike Hellgate: London, it apparently isn't mediocre & it isn't a PC exclusive. Combine that with the relatively tame holiday gaming lineup, it seemed like a shoe-in for good sales.

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    toxk_02toxk_02 Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Brainiac 8 wrote: »
    Mario & Sonic at the Winter Games came out last month and didn't make the top 20. Given how well the Summer Games sold, I imagine that's a big disappointment for all involved.

    No but doing really well in other territories.
    ???

    Japan first day
    [Wii] Mario&Sonic at Winter Olympics 7800 (10%)

    Japan first week
    [WII] Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games (Nintendo) - 21,000 / NEW

    comparison
    [WII] Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Summer Games (Nintendo) - 67,054 / NEW

    I guess the Olympics aren't here yet, though the Summer version launched in Nov as well.

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    jeddy leejeddy lee Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    I have a hard time seeing why people were expecting mediocre sales out of Borderlands. It's a co-op gun-based post apocalypse Diablo for goodness sake! And unlike Hellgate: London, it apparently isn't mediocre & it isn't a PC exclusive. Combine that with the relatively tame holiday gaming lineup, it seemed like a shoe-in for good sales.

    Are you kidding me? This holiday has more AAA games coming out all at once combined with some great games from last summer than I can recollect.

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    PS2
    FF X replay

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    God of War 1&2 HD
    Rachet and Clank Future
    MGS 4
    Prince of Persia

    360
    Bayonetta
    Fable 3

    DS
    FF: 4 heroes of light
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    Dr Mario KartDr Mario Kart Games Dealer Austin, TXRegistered User regular
    edited November 2009
    They can only ship what retailers accept/order. It probably reflects the retailer's expectations more than anything.

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    KyouguKyougu Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Demon Souls outsold the 360 version of Brutal Legends? Ouch.

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    Radikal_DreamerRadikal_Dreamer Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Kyougu wrote: »
    Demon Souls outsold the 360 version of Brutal Legends? Ouch.

    I don't think anyone could have predicted that.

    Honestly I'm pretty astounded at the low sales of BL. Non hardcore gamers I knew knew about the game and were interested. It had a decent amount of commercials. It had some pre-hype. It had advertising in theaters. It has a well known actor endorsing it and starring in it. The concept is kind of popular right now (music based games are popular, and Metal based things seem to be on the upswing... or at least stuff like Metalocalypse makes it seem like it).

    And Demon Souls had a bunch of the hardcore that would have bought it here already importing it. It's an insanely hardcore game. It had no advertising. It's only on the lower install-based console.

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    CouscousCouscous Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    I didn't know people cared about the winter olympics.

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    CantidoCantido Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Kyougu wrote: »
    Demon Souls outsold the 360 version of Brutal Legends? Ouch.

    I don't think anyone could have predicted that.

    Honestly I'm pretty astounded at the low sales of BL. Non hardcore gamers I knew knew about the game and were interested. It had a decent amount of commercials. It had some pre-hype. It had advertising in theaters. It has a well known actor endorsing it and starring in it. The concept is kind of popular right now (music based games are popular, and Metal based things seem to be on the upswing... or at least stuff like Metalocalypse makes it seem like it).

    And Demon Souls had a bunch of the hardcore that would have bought it here already importing it. It's an insanely hardcore game. It had no advertising. It's only on the lower install-based console.

    Well I'm doing the best I can to tell people about it. Can't say you don't know it's an action/rts anymore. At least here and at work and school anyway. The multiplayer is truly incredible and should not be overlooked. It's what Halo Wars and Guilty Gear 2 should have been.

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    Radikal_DreamerRadikal_Dreamer Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Couscous wrote: »
    I didn't know people cared about the winter olympics.

    I live in a northern state (Wisconsin) and even here no one really seems to give a shit about the winter olympics. People talk a ton about the summer ones, but never the winter ones.

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    Cameron_TalleyCameron_Talley Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    I enjoy the winter olympics more than the summer ones.

    I couldn't care less about Sonic and Mario at the Olympic games, though.

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    CouscousCouscous Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    http://www.mcvuk.com/news/36506/Dragon-Age-DLC-generates-1-million
    Downloadable content sales for Dragon Age: Origins have already surpassed the $1 million mark.

    This figure does not include the free DLC that was available with various boxed sets and pre-order SKUs of the game.

    During its presentation at the BMO Capital Markets conference, Electronic Arts revealed this landmark had been achieved within the RPG’s first week on sales, according to G4TV.

    “Dragon Age just launched a week ago – it’s doing very well,” said EA’s CFO Eric Brown.

    “The game was designed at the outset to have extensive PDLC at launch, as well as through the next 12-plus months of its lifespan. We’re well past one million in PDLC, so the attach rate appears pretty good.”

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    PreacherPreacher Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Couscous wrote: »
    http://www.mcvuk.com/news/36506/Dragon-Age-DLC-generates-1-million
    Downloadable content sales for Dragon Age: Origins have already surpassed the $1 million mark.

    This figure does not include the free DLC that was available with various boxed sets and pre-order SKUs of the game.

    During its presentation at the BMO Capital Markets conference, Electronic Arts revealed this landmark had been achieved within the RPG’s first week on sales, according to G4TV.

    “Dragon Age just launched a week ago – it’s doing very well,” said EA’s CFO Eric Brown.

    “The game was designed at the outset to have extensive PDLC at launch, as well as through the next 12-plus months of its lifespan. We’re well past one million in PDLC, so the attach rate appears pretty good.”

    Great more games will release unfinished and charge you for the held back content. Though in true MW2 fashion I purchased the DLC I didn't get free with the game.

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    ThreepioThreepio New Westminster, BCRegistered User regular
    edited November 2009
    The $70 Canadian price point and the poor reviews crucified Brutal Legend for me. I wanted the game and at $59 might have enjoyed it. I'm sure I'll love it fairly shortly at $19.99.

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    slash000slash000 Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Couscous wrote: »
    http://www.mcvuk.com/news/36506/Dragon-Age-DLC-generates-1-million
    Downloadable content sales for Dragon Age: Origins have already surpassed the $1 million mark.

    This figure does not include the free DLC that was available with various boxed sets and pre-order SKUs of the game.

    During its presentation at the BMO Capital Markets conference, Electronic Arts revealed this landmark had been achieved within the RPG’s first week on sales, according to G4TV.

    “Dragon Age just launched a week ago – it’s doing very well,” said EA’s CFO Eric Brown.

    “The game was designed at the outset to have extensive PDLC at launch, as well as through the next 12-plus months of its lifespan. We’re well past one million in PDLC, so the attach rate appears pretty good.”


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    slash000slash000 Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Rent wrote: »
    Didn't B: RB outsell GH 5? So he's like full of shit either way

    No, actually, he's right. GH5 outsold B:RB.

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    Brainiac 8Brainiac 8 Don't call me Shirley... Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    toxk_02 wrote: »
    Brainiac 8 wrote: »
    Mario & Sonic at the Winter Games came out last month and didn't make the top 20. Given how well the Summer Games sold, I imagine that's a big disappointment for all involved.

    No but doing really well in other territories.
    ???

    Japan first day
    [Wii] Mario&Sonic at Winter Olympics 7800 (10%)

    Japan first week
    [WII] Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games (Nintendo) - 21,000 / NEW

    comparison
    [WII] Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Summer Games (Nintendo) - 67,054 / NEW

    I guess the Olympics aren't here yet, though the Summer version launched in Nov as well.


    Hmmm...I could have sworn it was doing better than that. Oh well....I doubt it'll do the numbers of the first game.

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    slash000slash000 Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    jack eddy wrote: »
    I have a hard time seeing why people were expecting mediocre sales out of Borderlands. It's a co-op gun-based post apocalypse Diablo for goodness sake! And unlike Hellgate: London, it apparently isn't mediocre & it isn't a PC exclusive. Combine that with the relatively tame holiday gaming lineup, it seemed like a shoe-in for good sales.

    Are you kidding me? This holiday has more AAA games coming out all at once combined with some great games from last summer than I can recollect.

    No, he's not kidding. We've got MW2, Assassin's Creed, Dragon Age, L4D2, New SMB Wii... that's it for "big AAA releases" as far as I can tell on the home consoles/pc. You could stretch that definition to include Borderlands and Brutal Legend if you'd like.

    That's chump change compared to previous years, and it's chump change compared to what would have been the "big holiday season" but for all the publishers shoving their games into Spring 2010, which is going to be a much, much bigger time for huge AAA games than this fall.
    Spring 2010 generally:

    Splinter Cell Conviction
    Red Steel 2
    Mass Effect 2
    Dark Void
    BioShock 2
    God of War 3
    Alan Wake
    Heavy Rain
    APB (maybe)
    No More Heroes 2 Desperate Struggle
    Bayonetta
    Miles Edgeworth Perfect Prosecutor
    Dante's Inferno
    Sin and Punishment 2
    Mafia II
    Capcom v. Tatsunoko
    FFXIII
    Lost Planet 2
    Alpha Protocol
    Cho Aniki Zero
    Pokemon HeartGold and SoulSilver
    Super Street Fighter IV
    MAG (maybe, according to Sony financial)
    Brink (Splash Damage / Bethesda game)
    Infinite Space (for NDS)
    Sony Motion wand

    this is a general release list of anticipated games in SP10, not just the big ones; I copied this list from earlier in the thread

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    slash000slash000 Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Brainiac 8 wrote: »
    toxk_02 wrote: »
    Brainiac 8 wrote: »
    Mario & Sonic at the Winter Games came out last month and didn't make the top 20. Given how well the Summer Games sold, I imagine that's a big disappointment for all involved.

    No but doing really well in other territories.
    ???

    Japan first day
    [Wii] Mario&Sonic at Winter Olympics 7800 (10%)

    Japan first week
    [WII] Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games (Nintendo) - 21,000 / NEW

    comparison
    [WII] Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Summer Games (Nintendo) - 67,054 / NEW

    I guess the Olympics aren't here yet, though the Summer version launched in Nov as well.


    Hmmm...I could have sworn it was doing better than that. Oh well....I doubt it'll do the numbers of the first game.


    I could be wrong but I think it was doing okay-ish in Europe but I honestly have no idea. Haven't really followed it due to lack of interest.

    I assume it will sell better once, like, there are actual Olympics going on.

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    PreacherPreacher Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    slash000 wrote: »
    jack eddy wrote: »
    I have a hard time seeing why people were expecting mediocre sales out of Borderlands. It's a co-op gun-based post apocalypse Diablo for goodness sake! And unlike Hellgate: London, it apparently isn't mediocre & it isn't a PC exclusive. Combine that with the relatively tame holiday gaming lineup, it seemed like a shoe-in for good sales.

    Are you kidding me? This holiday has more AAA games coming out all at once combined with some great games from last summer than I can recollect.

    No, he's not kidding. We've got MW2, Assassin's Creed, Dragon Age, L4D2, New SMB Wii... that's it for "big AAA releases" as far as I can tell.

    That's chump change compared to previous years, and it's chump change compared to what would have been the "big holiday season" but for all the publishers shoving their games into Spring 2010, which is going to be a much, much bigger time for huge AAA games than this fall.

    Yeah and L4d2 as a AAA title is a serious stretch.

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    RainbowDespairRainbowDespair Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    jack eddy wrote: »
    I have a hard time seeing why people were expecting mediocre sales out of Borderlands. It's a co-op gun-based post apocalypse Diablo for goodness sake! And unlike Hellgate: London, it apparently isn't mediocre & it isn't a PC exclusive. Combine that with the relatively tame holiday gaming lineup, it seemed like a shoe-in for good sales.

    Are you kidding me? This holiday has more AAA games coming out all at once combined with some great games from last summer than I can recollect.

    Outside of the two big games (NSMB Wii & CoD : MW2), neither of which I'm very interested in, this year's holiday season of gaming seems much tamer than last year's. Part of this might be my own bent towards RPGs - last Christmas gave us Persona 4, Tales of Vesperia, Castlevania: Order of Ecclesia, DQ4 DS, Fallout 3, and Fable 2 among other things, whereas this year, the only RPGs worth playing are Dragon Age, Torchlight, Borderlands, Demon's Souls, and Half-Minute Hero - but even outside of the RPG realm, this year seems lacking compared to last.

    I have a birthday at the end of this month plus, of course, Christmas next month. I have a 360, Wii, PS2, DS, PSP, and a mediocre PC. Last year, I was creating huge lists of the games I wanted most and then tried to pare them down to something that wasn't obscenely expensive. This year, I'm having a hard time coming up with games to fill it up with (the list currently consists of Torchlight & a pre-ordered RE: Darkside Chronicles).

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    slash000slash000 Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    2008 fall release lineup:

    Gears of War 2
    Resistance 2
    COD World at War
    Left 4 Dead
    LIttle Big Planet
    Guitar Hero WT
    Fallout 3
    Far Cry 2
    Fable 2
    Dead Space
    Rock Band 2
    Valkyria Chronicles
    Mirror's Edge
    Command And Conquer 3 RA
    Wrath of the Lich King
    EndWar
    Quantum of Solace
    Wii Music
    Prince of Persia 08
    Mortal Kombat v DC
    GTA IV released on PC
    Tomb Raider Underworld
    Tales of Symphonia
    Banjo Kazooie NB
    Animal Crossing
    Persona 4
    Chrono Trigger DS
    Castlevania Order of Ecclesia

    There was also:
    Skate It
    Shaun White's Snowboarding
    Need for Speed UC
    Lips


    Some games like Bioshock also got a PS3 release that fall too. Also I'm not counting DL games like SSFII HD Remix and stuff like that.



    edit: This list here is the reason that publishers pushed all their games back to Spring 2010 instead of Fall 2009. They were afraid that this would happen. Ironically this did happen - but now it's happening in Spring 2010 instead of Fall. After people have spent a lot of the "holiday shopping" money.

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    AZChristopherAZChristopher Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Kyougu wrote: »
    Demon Souls outsold the 360 version of Brutal Legends? Ouch.

    I don't think anyone could have predicted that.

    Honestly I'm pretty astounded at the low sales of BL. Non hardcore gamers I knew knew about the game and were interested. It had a decent amount of commercials. It had some pre-hype. It had advertising in theaters. It has a well known actor endorsing it and starring in it. The concept is kind of popular right now (music based games are popular, and Metal based things seem to be on the upswing... or at least stuff like Metalocalypse makes it seem like it).

    And Demon Souls had a bunch of the hardcore that would have bought it here already importing it. It's an insanely hardcore game. It had no advertising. It's only on the lower install-based console.

    Console RTS games are not hugely popular. Neither really is metal. For that matter a lot of people can't stand Jack Black. Put those three together and let's just be glad it sold what it did.

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    an_altan_alt Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Couscous wrote: »
    I didn't know people cared about the winter olympics.

    The winter olympics have hockey and short-track speed skating. The summer olympics have the 100 meters.

    The winter olympics are obviously twice as good.

    Unfortunately for Nintendo, EA already covers hockey and Mario Kart takes the place of speed skating.

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    slash000slash000 Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    For kicks I compiled a list of games that came out in Fall 2007:

    Call of Duty 4 Modern Warfare
    Halo 3
    Super Mario Galaxy
    Rock Band
    Guitar Hero 3
    Assassin's Creed
    Crysis
    Bioshock
    Mass Effect
    Uncharted : Drakes Fortune
    Ratchet and Clank : Tools of Destruction
    Project Gotham Racing 4
    Unreal Tournament 3
    Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation
    Virtua Fighter 5
    Portal
    Team Fortress 2
    Half Life 2: Episode 2
    Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass
    Zack and Wiki
    Contra 4
    The Witcher
    Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn
    Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles
    Enemy Territory: Quake Wars



    So... like.. as you can see... Fall 2009 is pretty weak compared to 07 and 08.

    Now if you only look at the big AAA releases 07 and 08 are still much "bigger" than 2009.

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    BarrabasBarrabas Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    an_alt wrote: »
    Couscous wrote: »
    I didn't know people cared about the winter olympics.

    The winter olympics have hockey and short-track speed skating. The summer olympics have the 100 meters.

    The winter olympics are obviously twice as good.

    Unfortunately for Nintendo, EA already covers hockey and Mario Kart takes the place of speed skating.

    You just gave me a mental image of a speed skater about to win the gold only to be hit by a blue turtle shell last minute.

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    SanderJKSanderJK Crocodylus Pontifex Sinterklasicus Madrid, 3000 ADRegistered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Only 15k for Borderlands PC seems to mostly illustrate the death of Brick & Mortar PC game buying. There are 400 people in the PA steam group for the game alone.

    Edit: Just realized it released 1 week later on PC then consoles too, with only 4 days in the USA in October, and 1 in Europe.

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    PreacherPreacher Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    SanderJK wrote: »
    Only 15k for Borderlands PC seems to mostly illustrate the death of Brick & Mortar PC game buying. There are 400 people in the PA steam group for the game alone.

    Well that and the pc version came out the last week of october after the 360 version had been out a week prior. But yeah I don't buy pc games in a brick and mortar if only because you have to ask if they even fucking carry them.

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    slash000slash000 Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    OK I compiled the lists for comparison:

    Fall 2009 looks like this:
    Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2
    New SMB Wii
    Uncharted 2
    Assassin's Creed 2
    Left 4 Dead 2
    Dragon Age Origins
    Brutal Legend
    DJ Hero
    Borderlands
    Demon's Souls
    R&C Crack in Time
    Tekken 6
    RE:DSC
    Zelda Spirit Tracks
    Final Fantasy:CC:TCB
    LBP PSP

    also: Band Hero, Lego RB, Rabbids Go Home, Torchlight, Space Inv. Ex 2, Boy & His Blog, WOTS3, Operation Flashpoint, Wii Fit +, GOW collection, Silent Hill SM


    Fall 2008 looked like this:
    Gears of War 2
    Resistance 2
    COD World at War
    Left 4 Dead
    LIttle Big Planet
    Guitar Hero WT
    Fallout 3
    Far Cry 2
    Fable 2
    Dead Space
    Rock Band 2
    Valkyria Chronicles
    Mirror's Edge
    Command And Conquer 3 RA
    Wrath of the Lich King
    EndWar
    Quantum of Solace
    Wii Music
    Prince of Persia 08
    Mortal Kombat v DC
    GTA IV released on PC
    Tomb Raider Underworld
    Tales of Symphonia
    Banjo Kazooie NB
    Animal Crossing
    Persona 4
    Chrono Trigger DS
    Castlevania Order of Ecclesia

    There was also:
    Skate It
    Shaun White's Snowboarding
    Need for Speed UC
    Lips


    Fall 2007 looked like this:
    Call of Duty 4 Modern Warfare
    Halo 3
    Super Mario Galaxy
    Rock Band
    Guitar Hero 3
    Assassin's Creed
    Crysis
    Bioshock
    Mass Effect
    Uncharted : Drakes Fortune
    Ratchet and Clank : Tools of Destruction
    Project Gotham Racing 4
    Unreal Tournament 3
    Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation
    Virtua Fighter 5
    Portal
    Team Fortress 2
    Half Life 2: Episode 2
    Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass
    Zack and Wiki
    Contra 4
    The Witcher
    Fire Emblem: Radiant Dawn
    Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles
    Enemy Territory: Quake Wars





    And just for comparison, here is Spring 2010:
    Spring 2010 generally:

    Splinter Cell Conviction
    Red Steel 2
    Mass Effect 2
    Dark Void
    BioShock 2
    God of War 3
    Alan Wake
    Heavy Rain
    APB (maybe)
    No More Heroes 2 Desperate Struggle
    Bayonetta
    Miles Edgeworth Perfect Prosecutor
    Dante's Inferno
    Sin and Punishment 2
    Mafia II
    Capcom v. Tatsunoko
    FFXIII
    Lost Planet 2
    Alpha Protocol
    Cho Aniki Zero
    Pokemon HeartGold and SoulSilver
    Super Street Fighter IV
    MAG (maybe, according to Sony financial)
    Brink (Splash Damage / Bethesda game)
    Infinite Space (for NDS)
    Shin Megami Tensei: Strange Journey
    Sony Motion wand
    Guitar Hero Van Halen
    Puzzle Chronicles
    Seriuos Sam HD (360)
    Serious Sam SE HD (PC)


    So...... draw your own conclusions about whatever you like. Obviously these are not ALL big AAA games. Just general 'good games' released during these time frames.

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    RainbowDespairRainbowDespair Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    Missed a couple.

    Demon's Souls - Fall 2009
    SMT: Strange Journey - Spring 2010

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    slash000slash000 Registered User regular
    edited November 2009
    It's pretty shocking how packed Fall 2008 was.

    Fall 2007 wasn't quite as packed, but what it was packin' was some pretty insane stuff

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