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UK charts: Slow start for Tomb Raider as Spider-Man reigns supreme

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Tomb Raider sold much better on PS4 even with Spider-Man. No idea how you came to the conclusion that the last exlusivity deal killed it. XBO sales shouldn't be negatively impacted by it which means you believe that the new Tomb Raider would have sold like 4x more on PS4 as on XBO without the last exclusivity deal and that just doesn't make much sense.

It sold as much more on PS4 as you could expect with the difference of sold consoles and a huge release like Spider-Man. That game obviously took sales from Tomb Raider.

People just don't care much about the game. It doesn't feel like a game you need to play especially after the last two games. I really liked the first game of the reboot and absolutely don't care about the new one and I'm not the only one who thinks so.

It's not a FIFA which people buy again and again for new seasons.



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So you’re telling me that Spidey sold more than 116k retail copies in its second week?
Holy spiderweb



crissindahouse said:
Tomb Raider sold much better on PS4 even with Spider-Man. No idea how you came to the conclusion that the last exlusivity deal killed it.

A look at <Installl base on XBox (then)>  vs <Install base XBox+PS4 (now)> pretty much tells us everything about the success of the new TR.



Yeah, the reboot made Tomb Raider technically and mechanically more contemporary, but it kind of lost its original identity too. Or maybe it was doomed all the same, kids today don't want peaceful exploration and platforming with sporadic action here and there.
The Microsoft deal didn't sit well with me, having played all the mainline entries since the very first game. Still, I'm going to buy Shadow when I'm done with some backlog, just to complete the trilogy and be done with it.



I'm sorry for Tomb Raider, but Spider-Man was a great game.



duduspace11 "Well, since we are estimating costs, Pokemon Red/Blue did cost Nintendo about $50m to make back in 1996"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8808363

Mr Puggsly: "Hehe, I said good profit. You said big profit. Frankly, not losing money is what I meant by good. Don't get hung up on semantics"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=9008994

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I'm still playing Spider-man, TR reboot is a maybe when I get bored in Februari kind of game. However with titles slipping into the post Holiday season nowadays I might just miss it entirely.



[Week 36, 2018] MARVEL'S SPIDER-MAN (SONY COMPUTER ENT.) ~ 190,000 / NEW
[Week 37, 2018] MARVEL'S SPIDER-MAN (SONY COMPUTER ENT.) ~ 110,000 / 300,000 (-42%)

[Week 19, 2016] UNCHARTED 4: A THIEF'S END (SONY COMPUTER ENT.) - 192,000 / NEW
[Week 20, 2016] UNCHARTED 4: A THIEF'S END (SONY COMPUTER ENT.) - 42,000 / 234,000 (-78%)

[Week 09, 2017] HORIZON ZERO DAWN (SONY COMPUTER ENT.) - 114,000 / NEW
[Week 10, 2017] HORIZON ZERO DAWN (SONY COMPUTER ENT.) - 46,000 / 160,000 (-60%)

[Week 16, 2018] GOD OF WAR (SONY COMPUTER ENT.) - 96,000 / NEW
[Week 17, 2018] GOD OF WAR (SONY COMPUTER ENT.) - 62,000 / 158,000 (-35%)

From Bruno on Resetera

Tomb Raider (ALL) - 185,000

Rise of the Tomb Raider (ALL) - 42,000

Rise of the Tomb Raider (Xbox One) - 36,000
Rise of the Tomb Raider (Xbox 360) - 6,000

Shadow of the Tomb Raider (ALL) - 52,000

Shadow of the Tomb Raider (PlayStation 4) - 33,000
Shadow of the Tomb Raider (Xbox One) - 19,000



And to everyone claiming the userbase difference, this is UK only not WW. And last I remember UK wasn't 2:1 was it? And considering the big sales of SM last and this week (with even the second one being much higher than TR) the sales on X1 should be much closer... but that is what you get from userbase being more interested in one genre than the other (main claim when we were discussing the temporary exclusivity).



duduspace11 "Well, since we are estimating costs, Pokemon Red/Blue did cost Nintendo about $50m to make back in 1996"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8808363

Mr Puggsly: "Hehe, I said good profit. You said big profit. Frankly, not losing money is what I meant by good. Don't get hung up on semantics"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=9008994

Noobie said:

[Week 36, 2018] MARVEL'S SPIDER-MAN (SONY COMPUTER ENT.) ~ 190,000 / NEW
[Week 37, 2018] MARVEL'S SPIDER-MAN (SONY COMPUTER ENT.) ~ 110,000 / 300,000 (-42%)

[Week 19, 2016] UNCHARTED 4: A THIEF'S END (SONY COMPUTER ENT.) - 192,000 / NEW
[Week 20, 2016] UNCHARTED 4: A THIEF'S END (SONY COMPUTER ENT.) - 42,000 / 234,000 (-78%)

[Week 09, 2017] HORIZON ZERO DAWN (SONY COMPUTER ENT.) - 114,000 / NEW
[Week 10, 2017] HORIZON ZERO DAWN (SONY COMPUTER ENT.) - 46,000 / 160,000 (-60%)

[Week 16, 2018] GOD OF WAR (SONY COMPUTER ENT.) - 96,000 / NEW
[Week 17, 2018] GOD OF WAR (SONY COMPUTER ENT.) - 62,000 / 158,000 (-35%)

From Bruno on Resetera

Tomb Raider (ALL) - 185,000

Rise of the Tomb Raider (ALL) - 42,000

Rise of the Tomb Raider (Xbox One) - 36,000
Rise of the Tomb Raider (Xbox 360) - 6,000

Shadow of the Tomb Raider (ALL) - 52,000

Shadow of the Tomb Raider (PlayStation 4) - 33,000
Shadow of the Tomb Raider (Xbox One) - 19,000

Talk about bloodbath (SpiderMan second week really smoke UC4 and GoW).

And X1 version selling half of it's previous entry on the same system even having higher userbase put to rest that the justification for the gap between it and PS4 is due to the consoles owned, the game simply did bad and unfortunately worse than that on X1.



duduspace11 "Well, since we are estimating costs, Pokemon Red/Blue did cost Nintendo about $50m to make back in 1996"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8808363

Mr Puggsly: "Hehe, I said good profit. You said big profit. Frankly, not losing money is what I meant by good. Don't get hung up on semantics"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=9008994

Wow that 2nd week from Spiderman, amazing!

Not surprised about TR to be honest, not much hype, 2nd one was same as 1st and 3rd didnt seem like it was going to do anything different.



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