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Dark Chaos said:
CODW@W - 0.60m in 2 weeks to ~6.1m PS3s.
Killzone 2 - 0.62m in 5 weeks to ~7.2m PS3s

 

I had to quote that.



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y0ungK!d said:
Dark Chaos said:
CODW@W - 0.60m in 2 weeks to ~6.1m PS3s.
Killzone 2 - 0.62m in 5 weeks to ~7.2m PS3s

I had to quote that.

I had to quote you quoting that.

 



Are there any Resistance: Retribution numbers?



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ClaudeLv250 said:
Are there any Resistance: Retribution numbers?

Worse than GTA CW.

 



alfredofroylan said:
ClaudeLv250 said:
Are there any Resistance: Retribution numbers?

Worse than GTA CW.

 

 

Well, that makes things better.



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Madworld sold less than 70k according to neogaf



 

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teknohick said:

this month makes me wonder a bit about the industry, is the recession starting to play an effect?

If that's really the case, what took so long? I mean, it seems awfully strange for the impact to have been delayed, what, seven months?

I suspect we'll keep hearing more and more about the recession's effect on gaming, and that it'll continue to have little actual impact.


april will be very telling considering how much Easter effects game sales, plus the launch of a system (dsi) which had a great launch. consumers may have opt'd for a cheaper Easter gift this year, which in turn could effect sales pretty greatly for the spring.

How do you figure? I don't think it's traditional to give out gifts for Easter, at least not where I'm from.

Kenology said:

Stop trolling Sony!

I'm sowwy!

ClaudeLv250 said:
Are there any Resistance: Retribution numbers?

Is it sad that I forgot that game even existed until you brought it up?

More importantly, is it indicative that I forgot the game even existed until you brought it up?

TheSource said:

That also means GTA: CW could be #11 in the overall data since Microsoft wouldn't count it either (its on DS)

Touche.



The NPD report stated that last year 8% of March sales were due to Easter. I'm not sure how that is determined, but there you go.



dhummel said:
The NPD report stated that last year 8% of March sales were due to Easter. I'm not sure how that is determined, but there you go.

Last year's May report also said that it expected GTA IV sales to rise in June due to Dads And Grads.

If it ain't raw numbers, I always take Ms. Frazier's press releases with a grain of salt.

 



Some thoughts on GTA: China Town Wars...

The GBA versions did even worse, and it is tracking higher than one of the PSP GTA games. Its not a smash hit but I think it may sell well enough to warrant a sequel on DS.

If we take Pacther's and John Koller's DS & PSP demographics seriously here is what we have on the portables:

PSP - 47m users. 40% of which he claimed are between 13-17, which is younger than Sony expected and probably not a good GTA age since you have to be 17+ to buy it. If we assume people that young don't buy GTA games in large numbers (and I'm not sure thats the case as I remember GTA being huge in highschool but it isnt in college) that leaves 28 million PSP users outside the demographic. Some of them will be younger, and some will be women. If we say 40% of the remaining users are women or under 13, then there are 17 million potential GTA buyers for the PSP. The top GTA has sold about 5.66m on PSP, which is about 1/3 attach rate...which to me makes sense for that demographic.

DS - 101m users. Pachter/Webdush claimed 80% of DS users are between 8-16. Ok, that leaves 21m users. Call it 30% of the remaining users as younger than 8 or women. That leaves 15m DS gamers potentially interested in GTA. Most of these people probably grew up with Nintendo, and are probably less interested in GTA as a result, so the attach rate is probably at most 1/5 of these 15 million people and probably alot less, because someone like me who is going to end up with 25 DS games never even considered buying GTA: CW. I'd put it at 1/10. Given an 89k debut, strong legs, and the DSi launch I don't think its impossible for the game to crawl to 1.5m users.

These are clearly demographic estimates but I don't think they are terrible.



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