Forums - Sales Discussion - BET: MNR to outsell Alan Wake!

Just something to observe, not sure what effect it will have on sales of AW though.

Here new release games normally retail for $105-$120. I think MNR's price tag is around $115. At the retailer I went to today (JB HiFi) Alan Wake was priced at $88. Occasionally 1st party PS3 titles will debut at $99 (God of War III), but I can't recall seeing anything at $88 in the first week after launch. Though I don't keep track of 360 pricing so maybe it's more common to have that price level on new releases on 360.

Even Lost Planet 2 has a >$100 pricetag for the 360 and PS3 versions.

I'm surprised anyone is doing a head to head for 2 completely different games. And I thought AW vs. Heavy Rain was a bit incongruous. I guess most people are so certain that Heavy Rain will outsell AW that there's no point in making it a match up any more.

I think AW will be a slow burner, but it's hard to get a read on how it will go in Others. Maybe it will capture the imaginations of 360 owners, but in reality online multiplayer is where 360 is at. AW II will have some sort of online and it will do a lot better.

(Completely off topic but worth noting Red Dead Redemption was totally sold out for both consoles)



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I'm not beting that! ModNationRacers appeals to much more people than alan wake!
It's not going to be terribly successful, but it won't flop.

Alan Wake has a shot at doing that!



Rickz0r said:
kowenicki said:
maximus22 said:
kowenicki said:
maximus22 said:
kowenicki said:
Grey21 said:
Rickz0r said:

I believe that with some nice legs, MNR has a nice shot at beating AW's sales WW.

Any1 would like to take the bet?

The bet will end on the very beginning of the next year.

 

 


I would be suprised if MNR did not outsell AW and for referrence I own a 360.

Alan Wake is a good game but obviously the concept hasn't appealed to the EU gamer. Where as MNR is a proven concept it is hard to imagine it failing more then AW.

well it failed to jump the first hurdle... opened with a smaller week than AW did in EU.  

That's to be expected though.   Alan Wake had 5 years of "best of x360" hype while MNR was announced less than a year ago.  Modnation will have big legs while Alan Wake will putter out quick. 

And yet I have seen more advertising for MNR than Alan wake...

Alkan Wake has NOT had 5 years best of 360 hype.. thats a ridiculous statement.

Not saying I dont agree with your outcome but your reasoining there is nonsense.

Wow.  First off, note the quotation marks.  Second, why is my statement ridiculous?

Was the game not announced 5 years ago?  Since the game was announced have there not been a lot of people overhyping the game?  If you try to dispute that it was a very hyped game then you are either delusional or just kidding yourself. 

If you are going to call my statements ridiculous and my reasoning nonsense, then at least have the decency to explain why.


The game was announced 5 years ago yes I dont remember AW being constantly hyped and promoted in that time and no there havent been"a lot" of people overhyping the game.....

 

its quite simple.....  you are massively generalising.

Maybe he's talking about other forums aswell.. I've seen quite some AW hype over the years on a couple of forums.. Although back then it wasn't a 360 exclusive. 

people said Alan Wake was canceled before E3 2009. What a hype...



Imagine not having GamePass on your console...

I see a trend, Games without multiplayer have a big opening week but rarely have legs, (Heavy Rain as an exception) and Games with multiplayer have a modest or sometimes very strong opening week and have great legs. (Games with an established userbase tend to have both a strong opening week and strong legs i.e. Halo)

It makes alot of sense because the ones with multiplayer have far better replay value

Because MNR has Multiplayer, a very deep multiplayer at that, and I believe it will outsell Alan Wake, which doesn't have Multiplayer.



Oh what the hell ill take the bet. Even if i do think you will win! What are we gonna bet?



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I think MNR will have legs similar to Sonic All Stars Racing.

I wouldn't be surprised if MNR has good legs. But it'll be after price cuts.



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Oh what the hell ill take the bet. Even if i do think you will win! What are we gonna bet?

One million dollars...

Its just for fun I guess.. Or do you really wanna bet something?



DirtyP2002 said:
Rickz0r said:
kowenicki said:
maximus22 said:
kowenicki said:
maximus22 said:
kowenicki said:
Grey21 said:
Rickz0r said:

I believe that with some nice legs, MNR has a nice shot at beating AW's sales WW.

Any1 would like to take the bet?

The bet will end on the very beginning of the next year.

 

 


I would be suprised if MNR did not outsell AW and for referrence I own a 360.

Alan Wake is a good game but obviously the concept hasn't appealed to the EU gamer. Where as MNR is a proven concept it is hard to imagine it failing more then AW.

well it failed to jump the first hurdle... opened with a smaller week than AW did in EU.  

That's to be expected though.   Alan Wake had 5 years of "best of x360" hype while MNR was announced less than a year ago.  Modnation will have big legs while Alan Wake will putter out quick. 

And yet I have seen more advertising for MNR than Alan wake...

Alkan Wake has NOT had 5 years best of 360 hype.. thats a ridiculous statement.

Not saying I dont agree with your outcome but your reasoining there is nonsense.

Wow.  First off, note the quotation marks.  Second, why is my statement ridiculous?

Was the game not announced 5 years ago?  Since the game was announced have there not been a lot of people overhyping the game?  If you try to dispute that it was a very hyped game then you are either delusional or just kidding yourself. 

If you are going to call my statements ridiculous and my reasoning nonsense, then at least have the decency to explain why.


The game was announced 5 years ago yes I dont remember AW being constantly hyped and promoted in that time and no there havent been"a lot" of people overhyping the game.....

 

its quite simple.....  you are massively generalising.

Maybe he's talking about other forums aswell.. I've seen quite some AW hype over the years on a couple of forums.. Although back then it wasn't a 360 exclusive. 

people said Alan Wake was canceled before E3 2009. What a hype...

When I search "Alan Wake Cancelled" at google, only the first post refers to the 360 version.. Almost ALL of the other hits are referring to the PC version.. You can't deny the fact that there was actually quite some Alan Wake hype over the years..



alan wake was hyped by only the really big fans of the 360. I constantly thought it wouldn't sell well because if you aren't specifically browsing through internet gaming forums you wouldn't know much about it. Not one of my friends had any idea it exists. I think MNR will outsell it not because MNR will have amazing legs, but because alan Wake will be lucky to have LT sales of 1mil.



In the meantime, apples will continue to outsell oranges?