I gotta say i'm surprised by this comment.
Given the sales numbers (vgchartz's) either he exaggerated or their expectations were really, really low for some games.
For example, Doom, which released pretty at the same time as Sonic Forces, sits at 351.783 units, whereas SF sits at 618.334 units. This is Doom vs a critically panned title...
Also, WF2: TNC, is, in it's 3rd week, selling a third of what Doom sold in the same time frame.
I really can't comprehend how ALL games were "hugely popular".
Or maybe we should just take Vgchartz software numbers with a grain of salt?
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