Forums - Sales Discussion - DriveClub digital sales strong in Europe, less dominant in the US

prinz_valium said:
RacerXGT said:

Fifth is a flop lol, sooner or later you got to wrap your mind around the differences in markets. Else next you will claim a fps is a flop for a low top ten Japan rankings.  5th in US for a Euro content have racer is prety damn good considering the games above.


its a flop  to some guys expectations with 70% digital sales because of the cheaper ps+ download version.

 

us october ps4 sales according to chartz (1 week missing):

nba2k15: 381k
driveclub: 195K
fifa 15: 46k

nba2k15 10% digital attachrate: 38k
driveclub 10% digital attachrate: 19,5k
driveclub 20% digital attachrate: 39k (but driveclub is way behind nba2k15 and not above)

 

so yes. driveclub bombed hard to be digital seller (at least in the us)
its either that, or the physical sales for driveclub in the us are WAY overtracked...

It's a flop cause one forum post somewhere said 70 percent digital sales?  That logic lol



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I think flop is a poor choice of word that kinda detracts from the point OP is making. Sales are lacklustre in NA it seems, especially when compared to EU and other racing games in NA



alrightiwill said:
I think flop is a poor choice of word that kinda detracts from the point OP is making. Sales are lacklustre in NA it seems, especially when compared to EU and other racing games in NA

There are no other racing games to compare, though. Actually, nothing can be compared as we only have placements.

For arguments sake, we can just guess that US sales are exceptionally better than UK since the games are cheaper there, and there us no region locking. Everybody in Croatia purchases their digital games from the US store, as you can save up to 20€ per game.

 

So the UK numbers, even though #1, might actually be a complete flop, while placing #5 in the US turns out to be a huge success.

OP is just stirring the pot because he is bored, there is nothing of value here except assumptions and speculation.



RacerXGT said:
prinz_valium said:

ell this game will do (including digital)
http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/thread.php?id=191198&page=1
http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/thread.php?id=192099&page=1


I see no one claiming anything big NA sales wise, your hard on hate for DC is making you look foolish aka 5th is a flop.  get over it.

bananaking21 said:
i think US sales of DC are over tracked. i dont think it will do will retail. Digital it surely will have a higher percentage of sales than most retail games do.
Aphelion said:
You all will be surprised, it did very well in Europe.

For all the bad reviews and server issues, the people who own it like it. Add the PS4 effect and its the only racer in over a year also TheCrew was delayed till December and Project Cars till 2015.

It shall smoke 3 million (digital included) by end of xmas if online starts working and updates upgrades happen fast.

Worst case scenario it does 2 million over all bundles/retail/digital.
Qwark said:

Over 2 million lifetime clubmate lvl10 rank already below 400 for what is worth, so it already must´ve sold like what 400k and thats a giant margin for double accounts considering there are also racers below him and you can only be multiple times on the leaderboard with multiple accounts.

Just accept the fact that the game is the first exclusive or actually the first racer (not cop smasher) on the PS4 therefore it sells really well in Europe where it gets advertised more than most high budget games, Secondlynthere are bundles for €399 for a WHITE PS4 with driveclub included, which automaticly leads towards sales. And the retail version on PSN is cheap.

Aphelion said:

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3.1 new it cost only 49.99 on psn if you have Plus.   

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SvennoJ said:
I think DC is doing pretty well.

The game has great word of mouth (from those that have played it) and it seems to have gotten a lot more busy over the weekend. I'm dropping down the leader board at great speed instead of climbing like last week, and despite Evolution claiming servers should be accepting a lot more players, it has gotten worse again for me this week.

No free PS+ version and a good discount on digital ($50 vs $70 here) probably help as well. Although I think those who bought it instead of waiting would have converted to the full version anyway.

It's been a long time since a good track based racer and no other racers this fall (seems the crew is delayed?). Anyway those who buy it won't be disappointed. Just wish people would wait a bit before buying so I can get the online trophies :p
GTAexpert said:

The digital version only costs $50/30 pounds/40 euros, which is much cheaper than a new retail game, so digital sales should be good, perhaps even better than retail sales.

Fei-Hung said:
Looks like it may be course to 500k with digital sales. Most people I know plan to buy the cheaper ps+ edition of they haven't already.
globalisateur said:
Don't forget that the full edition when you have PS+ is only €40 in Europe. A lot of people having PS+ have done that, considering also the PS+ version is still not released.

It could have sold a lot more if you counted those digital copies.

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ethomaz said:

Forza Horizon 2 is definitively OVERtracked in US.

DriveClub I don't have data... we will need to wait NPD but the same can happen.

PS. I'm holding my bet... DriveClub > Forza 5 lifetime.

Fei-Hung said:
Wonder if Sony will release digital sales numbers. Everyone I know who bought it or is planning to buy it is going for the digital ps+ edition due to the £15 discount. I think sales for the digital may bring it to 500k.

the only one talking about big na sales, is u. i never said anything like that.
this topic is about DIGITAL sales (read the topic)
and here are some qoutes about digital sales for driveclub because of ps+ discount



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Scientificreason said:
prinz_valium said:
RacerXGT said:

Fifth is a flop lol, sooner or later you got to wrap your mind around the differences in markets. Else next you will claim a fps is a flop for a low top ten Japan rankings.  5th in US for a Euro content have racer is prety damn good considering the games above.


its a flop  to some guys expectations with 70% digital sales because of the cheaper ps+ download version.

 

us october ps4 sales according to chartz (1 week missing):

nba2k15: 381k
driveclub: 195K
fifa 15: 46k

nba2k15 10% digital attachrate: 38k
driveclub 10% digital attachrate: 19,5k
driveclub 20% digital attachrate: 39k (but driveclub is way behind nba2k15 and not above)

 

so yes. driveclub bombed hard to be digital seller (at least in the us)
its either that, or the physical sales for driveclub in the us are WAY overtracked...

It's a flop cause one forum post somewhere said 70 percent digital sales?  That logic lol

it probably did not even 20% beside being discounted.
ufc as example had a 15% digital attachrate

ofc u take that 70% figure and dont be realistic (that was just some bullshit form insiderp)



prinz_valium said:
RacerXGT said:
prinz_valium said:

ell this game will do (including digital)
http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/thread.php?id=191198&page=1
http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/thread.php?id=192099&page=1


I see no one claiming anything big NA sales wise, your hard on hate for DC is making you look foolish aka 5th is a flop.  get over it.

bananaking21 said:
i think US sales of DC are over tracked. i dont think it will do will retail. Digital it surely will have a higher percentage of sales than most retail games do.
Aphelion said:
You all will be surprised, it did very well in Europe.

For all the bad reviews and server issues, the people who own it like it. Add the PS4 effect and its the only racer in over a year also TheCrew was delayed till December and Project Cars till 2015.

It shall smoke 3 million (digital included) by end of xmas if online starts working and updates upgrades happen fast.

Worst case scenario it does 2 million over all bundles/retail/digital.
Qwark said:

Over 2 million lifetime clubmate lvl10 rank already below 400 for what is worth, so it already must´ve sold like what 400k and thats a giant margin for double accounts considering there are also racers below him and you can only be multiple times on the leaderboard with multiple accounts.

Just accept the fact that the game is the first exclusive or actually the first racer (not cop smasher) on the PS4 therefore it sells really well in Europe where it gets advertised more than most high budget games, Secondlynthere are bundles for €399 for a WHITE PS4 with driveclub included, which automaticly leads towards sales. And the retail version on PSN is cheap.

Aphelion said:

[...]

3.1 new it cost only 49.99 on psn if you have Plus.   

[...]

SvennoJ said:
I think DC is doing pretty well.

The game has great word of mouth (from those that have played it) and it seems to have gotten a lot more busy over the weekend. I'm dropping down the leader board at great speed instead of climbing like last week, and despite Evolution claiming servers should be accepting a lot more players, it has gotten worse again for me this week.

No free PS+ version and a good discount on digital ($50 vs $70 here) probably help as well. Although I think those who bought it instead of waiting would have converted to the full version anyway.

It's been a long time since a good track based racer and no other racers this fall (seems the crew is delayed?). Anyway those who buy it won't be disappointed. Just wish people would wait a bit before buying so I can get the online trophies :p
GTAexpert said:

The digital version only costs $50/30 pounds/40 euros, which is much cheaper than a new retail game, so digital sales should be good, perhaps even better than retail sales.

Fei-Hung said:
Looks like it may be course to 500k with digital sales. Most people I know plan to buy the cheaper ps+ edition of they haven't already.
globalisateur said:
Don't forget that the full edition when you have PS+ is only €40 in Europe. A lot of people having PS+ have done that, considering also the PS+ version is still not released.

It could have sold a lot more if you counted those digital copies.

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ethomaz said:

Forza Horizon 2 is definitively OVERtracked in US.

DriveClub I don't have data... we will need to wait NPD but the same can happen.

PS. I'm holding my bet... DriveClub > Forza 5 lifetime.

Fei-Hung said:
Wonder if Sony will release digital sales numbers. Everyone I know who bought it or is planning to buy it is going for the digital ps+ edition due to the £15 discount. I think sales for the digital may bring it to 500k.

the only one talking about big na sales, is u. i never said anything like that.
this topic is about DIGITAL sales (read the topic)
and here are some qoutes about digital sales for driveclub because of ps+ discount

LMAO

Whats with all the irrelevent in relation to what i said posts ?????????  What in the hell do you think that you proved ? cause you proved NOTHING.

I see no one claiming anything big NA sales wise

You posted nothing relvent to NA sales.



eFKac said:
Lol I love the pushed agenda.

First of all it was 50$ in the US, 40€ in EU. Second of all it's amazing that it debuts at #1 in EU, shows that digital sales are strong when it sells more than the bigger game Shadow of Mordor and arguably The Evil Within.
It's also not a surprise that a racing game does good in Europe, and struggles in NA, that's how the market and fanbases look like for quite some time.
So sales wise it's far from a fiasco, given the drama surrounding the release it's doing surprisingly good.


Are you assuming that €1 = $1?? because it's not. I agree with the rest of what you said.



RacerXGT said:
 

LMAO

Whats with all the irrelevent in relation to what i said posts ?????????  What in the hell do you think that you proved ? cause you proved NOTHING.

I see no one claiming anything big NA sales wise

You posted nothing relvent to NA sales.


omg. if ur dont get this topic, plz just go out

DIGITAL SALES
DIGITAL SALES
DIGITAL SALES

 

did u get it know?
poor digital attachrate (at least in the us)
ur the only one who brought up the supid. racer are not big in amerika. ohhh wow. what a statement. everyone knows thats shit we dont have to talk about that...



SWORDF1SH said:
eFKac said:
Lol I love the pushed agenda.

First of all it was 50$ in the US, 40€ in EU. Second of all it's amazing that it debuts at #1 in EU, shows that digital sales are strong when it sells more than the bigger game Shadow of Mordor and arguably The Evil Within.
It's also not a surprise that a racing game does good in Europe, and struggles in NA, that's how the market and fanbases look like for quite some time.
So sales wise it's far from a fiasco, given the drama surrounding the release it's doing surprisingly good.


Are you assuming that €1 = $1?? because it's not. I agree with the rest of what you said.


Huh? 

In the OP he said that the 40 bucks discount failed, I corrected him that it was in fact 50$, it was 40 in Europe, but in €. He mixed that up becaause of that most probably.



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