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First Week Sales Data on War For Cybertron

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Re: First Week Sales Data on War For Cybertron

Postby Vicalliose » Sat Jul 03, 2010 4:33 pm

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Shadowman wrote:I just explained that it's not selling well. 100,000 is a very low number in video games sales, Daikatana, one of the worst games ever, sold twice as much as WfC has so far.


Check the link, read the comments. It's doing just fine for it's first week.

Shadowman wrote:
Vicalliose wrote:It has a non-existent plot


No it doesn't. I mean, it does if you skip all of the cutscenes. It actually does have a plot,


That was a figure of speech. Allow me to rephrase myself. *ahem* It lacks plot.
No character development, period.

Shadowman wrote:Really? I really liked Megatron's, Skywarp's, Thundercracker's, and Breakaway's voice acting. Starscream was also really good. You ever hear his G1 voice? Nails on a chalkboard.


Perhaps if you watch more television than I do then you can learn to tolerate it.

But Starscream's voice sounded good to you?
I liked his voice from Armada better than this, even the stupid voice in the Armada game.
This guy sounds like he was pulled right off of 4kids' Pokemon.

Oh and I did hear Starscream's voice from G1. In fact it seems that you were making the assumption that I hadn't seen G1. Sorry to surprise you, but despite my age, I grew up with it.

Shadowman wrote:
Vicalliose wrote:the shotguns are underpowered


No they aren't. The EMP shotgun and Scattergun are both more than capable of taking down anything that moves, as long as you use them right. I've slaughtered many an opponent by getting up close and personal with the EMP shotgun. (Which is how you're supposed to use a shotgun)


Are you talking about Escalation or Deathmatch?
Well either way, I don't think I've ever seen a player who actually wanted to use the shotgun.
As for my own experience with it, well I hit a guy in the back with a cloaked melee attack and then shot him three or four times with the shotgun without killing him so... I don't intend to use it again.

And no he didn't have a shield on. Say that I just suck all you want (I'm more of a casual player, so yeah I do). I'm fine with the Null Ray.

Shadowman wrote:
Vicalliose wrote:a lack of support for melee combat


Define lack of support. Do you mean it's bull that it only takes two or three melee attacks to kill anyone? Because I agree with that.


Only two or thr-!? How many shooters have you played? Usually it's "one and done"!
N-not the point. What I meant is that it's very restrictive. As in, it's only used for a lame quick swing, rather than actual useful combat.

Shadowman wrote:
Vicalliose wrote:Jazz is voiced by a generic


This is actually a misunderstanding. Everyone in multiplayer has generic voices, because they're supposed to be generic characters. You can hear their real voices in Escalation mode.


And? I was talking about Escalation. So unless all he does is mutter all the time, I haven't heard him.
Bottom line, he does not sound like Jazz.

Shadowman wrote:It actually does have a plot, one that happens to be significantly better than 99% of G1, actually.


Oh yeah, good work kicking an animal while it's down, one that has been down for years.

Please. Stop using a show that was made in the eighties, strictly to sell toys, as a defense for the plot of anything released within this millennium. I'm sick of it.

Why can't you people try something like Beast Wars or the comics?

Oh wait you can't, because nothing has ever had a weak enough plot for you to make a good enough case.

Transformers is not the utter trash people seem to think it is. It's been done better.
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Re: First Week Sales Data on War For Cybertron

Postby Shadowblade_DW » Sat Jul 03, 2010 6:51 pm

I think the numbers are great given the situation. Alot of entities have been burned before on TF titles (Developers, publishers, Hasbro and gamers). People have taken a wait and see attitude. The numbers may not be that good because, here comes a shocker, they did not produce a number of copies that could support sales that high.
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Re: First Week Sales Data on War For Cybertron

Postby RogueDeathangel » Sun Jul 04, 2010 11:48 am

In my city of Glasgow, Scotland (Largest city in Scotland, second or third largest in the UK) it was EXTREMELY hard to find this game.

Of the 7 dedicated Game/Gamestation stores in the city centre NONE of them had copies on the day after release.
This wasn't due to high sales, but rather it was because each store only got between 5 and 10 copies of the game, which for some of them didn't even cover their pre-orders.

HMV had a lot in stock, but everywhere else was a nightmare.
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Re: First Week Sales Data on War For Cybertron

Postby HAWK727 » Sat Jul 17, 2010 8:38 am

Thanks for the info everyone. If anyone finds the PC sales data, please post it.

I would love to see this game go to 1m units sold at least.

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Re: First Week Sales Data on War For Cybertron

Postby RCannon » Sat Jul 17, 2010 1:13 pm

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Any PC Sales data yet? I know i went to my nearest best buy to pick this title up after beating the single player mode from a RELOADED version i had downloaded and they were sold out. YES. IF YOU MAKE A GOOD GAME AND LET ME PLAY IT FOR FREE. I WILL BUY IT FOR REPLAY/MULTIPLAY. So i say "Wow (that means people are actually paying for this game--i think to myself) Does the best buy in Pasadena have any in stock?" he pulls up his computer screen to check inventory which i can clearly read cuzz i worked retail in my lower 20s and saw that Best Buy Monrovia only received ONE copy opening week and 0 the following two weeks for the PC. Pasadena had 6 copies shipped opening week and 2 per week there after (according to the computer screen.)

But pasadena is like 20 mins away and its rush hour and my car hasn't had its AC recharged since it went out last summers end... So I opt to go to Gamestop which is down the street... Nope-- they never even got a copy shipped to their store. I see Walmart accross the street. (I've never actually shopped in a walmart but my sister who lived in GA growing up always talked about walmart like it was the worlds biggest Mall) They must have it a little voice in my mind screams out. So i walk on over there... Nope.. 0 copies... No SKU for it in their system means they dont even plan to start ordering even upon request.

So i go to Pasadena... 35 minutes later of rush hour and swamp ass(it was 97 outside that day)... What do i see? 9 copies for sale... (its week 3, thursday:since release...) 6 initially shipped and 2 per week = 10 copies max can be on the shelf. I bought the second copy. Second copy sold, from what i could tell was a 20 miles radius of stores saying "go to best buy pasadena"
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Re: First Week Sales Data on War For Cybertron

Postby RogueDeathangel » Sat Jul 17, 2010 7:06 pm

RCannon wrote: So i go to Pasadena... 35 minutes later of rush hour and swamp ass(it was 97 outside that day)... What do i see? 9 copies for sale... (its week 3, thursday:since release...) 6 initially shipped and 2 per week = 10 copies max can be on the shelf. I bought the second copy. Second copy sold, from what i could tell was a 20 miles radius of stores saying "go to best buy pasadena"



Distribution seems to have been a REAL problem with this game.
As you cans see from my previous post some shops in my area didn't get enough to fulfil their pre-orders.
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