So, Enslaved will be a failure concerning the total of sales. As I have said before, this makes me sad. A great game will be remembered for the wrong reasons.
I think they should have waited a few months before realising it. I mean, it's not like everyone was waiting for it. I found out about the game a week before it came out. When you look at it, it came out in a short time period that saw many anticipated games being released (Black Ops, Fallout New Vegas, Force Unleashed 2, Fable 3...). Not counting Casltevania in there. Pretty rough competition. Anyway, we will never know.
But, I think some publishers should at least wait a few weeks or their games will go completly unnoticed. Look at Arcania: Gothic IV. I know it's not a masterpiece, but it is completly overlooked. My Gamestop doesn't even have a copy of the game! So Enslaved could have done much better. The price cut will help, I hope. Still very proud I supported this game since day one.
Proud owner and supporter of the YAKUZA games!