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Sales are officially terrible in the UK

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Well it's sucks to say, but PSABR did not make the top 40 this week, and dropped from its 12th spot on the PS3 UK charts to the 19th spot. Estimated sales are at 6k copies, putting the total at just about 300-350k worldwide not including digital & preorder sales (thereafter would putting it at approx. 400-450k).

I have high hopes that the game will reach the million mark by New Years though, due to the holidays etc. Japanese sales should boost it up too, but unfortunatly UK did not.

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Re: Sales are officially terrible in the UK

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Sorry, the 6k figure was of last weeks I believe, will update with the current weeks sales in the UK when they are released. The game should be at 500k then hopefully.

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not that surprising...
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It's bittersweet news for me considering Far Cry 3 made number 2 lol, the game deserves success - was worried the odd release date would cause it to go under the radar.

I think the sales are decent for PSABR for the amount of advertising (or the lack thereof). If it is in fact anywhere near 500k pre-preorder & digital sales count, then this will easily reach the million mark, keeping in mind it was the most purchased game on the UK PSN store of November.
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yeah, the release date kinda screwed it,
hence why i wasn't surprised...
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Sony told IGN that sales are pretty much what they expected. It's sold enough to warrant a sequel at some stage and if we get one I hope it follows the same trend Smash Brothers did (The 2nd game was insanely better than the first)



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It will no doubt reach a decent overall amount within the coming month or two, don't expect outright amazing sales however. The series has yet to establish itself amongst the majority of the casual audience.
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Re: Sales are officially terrible in the UK

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KingTomkins2 wrote:

Sony told IGN that sales are pretty much what they expected. It's sold enough to warrant a sequel at some stage and if we get one I hope it follows the same trend Smash Brothers did (The 2nd game was insanely better than the first)


that's a good way to put it,

sony knew the kind of **bleep** that would happen when they released the game on the 20th,

competing with tons of AAA titles, this is bound to happen to a new IP...

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Yeah, look, they knew they were releasing this against the WiiIU. It's done really great against a whole console release.


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Yeah when you factor in that COD, Halo, Far Cry 3, the Borderlands 2 expansions and all the new WiiU stuff came out then the game has done well considering all the other releases at the same time.

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