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UK Heavy Rain supplies are "running low", Sony Computer Entertainment has said.

The PS3 exclusive released last week and shot straight to number 1 in the UK, which probably has something to do with the slim leftovers in UK shops.

"We have been extremely delighted with the demand for Heavy Rain," an SCE UK spokesperson told MCV.

"Whilst it isn't out of stock we are aware that supplies are running low. There is still supply in the chain, but I'm afraid if you're hunting for a copy it may require a little extra footwork. There will be more stock arriving next week.

"In the meantime we thank everyone for their excitement and their support for this title and also for their patience if they are still seeking a copy."

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No wonder, 100k units in the first week is impressive.



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Dang, that's pretty nice to know. Good job Sony.



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I think it could do 1M before the end of March



 

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100k in the uk alone. even sony didnt expect that much i guess.



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O_o i bet SONY are pleased with the sales. I wonder what Heavy Rain needs/ needed to sell to break even? 750k? 1million?



Aprisaiden said:
O_o i bet SONY are pleased with the sales. I wonder what Heavy Rain needs/ needed to sell to break even? 750k? 1million?

I'm guessing they need to make around $50 million to turn a profit, so about 750-800K should do it. 1 million will mean they've got a bit of seed money to make their next game. 1.5 million means they'll pretty much be able to fully fund the next game.



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I'm still surprised by this. As much as I really wanted the title to do well, I never expected it to sell extraordinarily well in not one, but all local retail outlets to me (I only scored a copy because a pre-order wasn't picked up -- I didn't pre-order as I didn't expect copies to be in short supply). It was a little odd to stroll around Game, Gamestation, and HMV and find them all sold out.

Somebody did something right.



Great! Send in more supplies of the game please =)



                                  

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binary solo said:
Aprisaiden said:
O_o i bet SONY are pleased with the sales. I wonder what Heavy Rain needs/ needed to sell to break even? 750k? 1million?

I'm guessing they need to make around $50 million to turn a profit, so about 750-800K should do it. 1 million will mean they've got a bit of seed money to make their next game. 1.5 million means they'll pretty much be able to fully fund the next game.

uhm, didn't polyphony digital state 60 million for their GT5 (which has been in the making forever)? If that's the case, why would this be 50 million?