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contestgamer said:

So reviews are in and the MC for FC5 is 81 atm, and will probably fall to 79-80 once all the reviews are in. I canceled my pre-order for the game, although I was looking forward to it and it got me thinking - how many other potential sales do you think were lost over the low MC score? (lifetime, not just launch pre orders)

If I had to guess at least 1-1.5M compared to an MC of 85 (my cutoff score for playing games) If there have been any "studies" on something like this please link as I'd be interested.

You really should a bit more research before posting. amazing reviews are only really needed for niche games that only appeal to the hardcore market. games like far cry have a huge market, just look at wild lands it has a 70 metracritic and has amazing sales. 81 is pretty damn good, and it probably won't drop below 80. ign review is looking good, and is the most important since metracritic is weighted.