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grimshawish
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(11-26-2012, 11:18 AM)
Seemed reasonably significant seeing as Sony seemed to be gearing up for this to be a flagship title this holiday:

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/20...man-absolution

Hitman: Absolution has been held from the top spot in this week's UK all-formats chart. Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 continued its reign on top despite an 87 per cent drop in sales from last week.

Absolution can console itself with earning the best opening week sales of any game in the series to date. It beat the previous best (2006's Hitman: Blood Money) by a factor of three.

A cavalcade of other new releases last week was headlined by the excellent Lego Lord of the Rings, which debuted in sixth place - behind chart stalwarts FIFA 13, Assassin's Creed 3 and Halo 4.

Other new releases fared less well. Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two flopped into the chart in 34th place, ahead of Activision's Family Guy: Back to the Multiverse in 35th.

Lower still was Sony's Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale, placed in 38th.

It was out sold by games such as Mario Kart 7; BLOPS Declassified; Angry Birds and 007 Legends amongst many.

It failed to chart for individual formats.
Last edited by Nirolak; 11-27-2012 at 03:29 PM.
Zeouterlimits
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(11-26-2012, 11:19 AM)
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I didn't expect it to do fantastically, but that's worse than I'd expected. A good bit worse.
cw_sasuke
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(11-26-2012, 11:20 AM)
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Not surprising to be honest, will get my copy today and hope it's fun on Vita.
Resistance100
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(11-26-2012, 11:20 AM)
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Shame really, i loved the beta but there has been no real marketing push for it anywhere plus with the timing of its release its not too surprising. I'm holding off it until christmas now with the Wii U hitting this week.
TheOddOne
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(11-26-2012, 11:21 AM)
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Forza 4 selling more then Horizon? Damn.
Xater
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(11-26-2012, 11:21 AM)
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Saw that coming just looking at Amazon pre-order rankings. It's a fun game that has no traction at all in the mainstream. I really question Sony's holiday line-up and even more how they marketed it.
TheBioLover
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(11-26-2012, 11:21 AM)
Not surprising considering UK is Xbox land. Also, why are we making separate threads for specific releases? Trolling?
Sho_Nuff82
(11-26-2012, 11:22 AM)
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Selling worse than Family Guy is quite the accomplishment. Will be interesting to see if it lands in the top 20 anywhere on the continent.

Originally Posted by TheOddOne

Forza 4 selling more then Horizon? Damn.

UK charts count bundled sales.
Aaron
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(11-26-2012, 11:22 AM)
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Originally Posted by Zeouterlimits

I didn't expect it to do fantastically, but that's worse than I'd expected. A good bit worse.

It's a Smash clone with a bizarre scoring system and characters no one gives a shit about... except for Radec, of course. He was awesome as all the enemies of Killzone ever.
Osietra
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(11-26-2012, 11:22 AM)
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I'm worried for Garnett Lees' sex-life.
FantasticMrFoxdie
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(11-26-2012, 11:22 AM)
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Wonderbook trojan horsing it.
BGBW
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(11-26-2012, 11:23 AM)
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On the flip side, Brawl was number one in the charts for 38 weeks.

It wasn't.
DR2K
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(11-26-2012, 11:23 AM)
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That horrible UK market.
Ushojax
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(11-26-2012, 11:23 AM)
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Always knew it would bomb. In the real world nobody gives a shit about these characters. The game being rubbish didn't help.
TheOddOne
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(11-26-2012, 11:24 AM)
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Originally Posted by Sho_Nuff82

UK charts count bundled sales.

Oh, yeah that makes more sense then.
grimshawish
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(11-26-2012, 11:24 AM)

Originally Posted by TheBioLover

Not surprising considering UK is Xbox land. Also, why are we making separate threads for specific releases? Trolling?

Not everyone reads those specific threads.
Yet this seems worth discussion amongst those not drawn to sales threads.

Specific system/game sales threads are nothing new.
Certainly not trolling.
Krabboss
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(11-26-2012, 11:25 AM)
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Originally Posted by grimshawish

It was out sold by games such as... BLOPS Declassified; Angry Birds and 007 Legends amongst many.

Glorified G
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(11-26-2012, 11:25 AM)
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Was there ever a "Holiday BOMBA: Singstar doesn't chart Week 1 in UK" thread?

Just curious.
Auto_aim1
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(11-26-2012, 11:26 AM)
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I didn't buy it as I had zero interest in it so I could see why others did the same. It seemed like a commercial failure from the day it was announced. Still, I may give it a chance.
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MYE
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(11-26-2012, 11:26 AM)
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Wow, thats bad
Gintoki
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(11-26-2012, 11:26 AM)
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I guess it'll come to PS+ sooner than I expected.
Rhazer Fusion
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(11-26-2012, 11:27 AM)
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Honestly, I am not surprised that it didn't sell to well. Seemed like a fun game also. Times are changing unfortunately in the industry.
Massa
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(11-26-2012, 11:28 AM)
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Originally Posted by Aaron

It's a Smash clone with a bizarre scoring system and characters no one gives a shit about... except for Radec, of course. He was awesome as all the enemies of Killzone ever.

Radec is there to represent the Helghast, which are iconic whether you like them or not.
SmokyDave
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(11-26-2012, 11:28 AM)
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Can't say I'm surprised. Something about the game or the timing or the adverts or something just screamed 'flop'.

Originally Posted by TheBioLover

Not surprising considering UK is Xbox land. Also, why are we making separate threads for specific releases? Trolling?

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maverick40
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(11-26-2012, 11:29 AM)
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damn, the game is incredible!
El-Suave
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(11-26-2012, 11:30 AM)
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I've already posted that I don't know how this game and the likes of Twisted Metal and Starhawk were greenlighted. I could have added LBP karting to the list, but I guess that one salvaged Mod Nation racers.

In its current state Sony can't have games that only one of its markets may be interested in (if at all).

These were all accidents waiting to happen. Sad how Sony doesn't seem to know its core audience. How about another multiplayer focussed FPS for next year?
Infinite_Daremo
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(11-26-2012, 11:30 AM)
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Didn't even know it was out :S

Too busy with Gravity Rush at the moment
Xater
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(11-26-2012, 11:30 AM)
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Originally Posted by maverick40

damn, the game is incredible!

Yep, it's really fun. Not selling well might mean we will not ge a sequel that could really ramp it up.
Kurod
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(11-26-2012, 11:30 AM)
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Playstation mascot fighter sells badly in region known for poor Playstation sales. Everyone, get your lotion and tissues ready.
slaughterking
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(11-26-2012, 11:31 AM)
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Didn't even LittleBigPlanet Karting chart higher?
Zeouterlimits
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(11-26-2012, 11:31 AM)
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Originally Posted by Aaron

It's a Smash clone with a bizarre scoring system and characters no one gives a shit about... except for Radec, of course. He was awesome as all the enemies of Killzone ever.

Sure, and the hype has been cooler than the Irish Sea, but it's also a console exclusive, arguably their big title of the Fall.
Good bit of TV advertising too.
Xater
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(11-26-2012, 11:32 AM)
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Originally Posted by slaughterking

Didn't even LittleBigPlanet Karting chart higher?

I think it was around 25.
Data West
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(11-26-2012, 11:32 AM)
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Probably not because of the character selection.

I mean, they got all the classics like Crash Bandicoot, Cloud, Spyro, Alucard, right? Right.
Coolwhip
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(11-26-2012, 11:32 AM)
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Not sure if the UK market is relevant enough to call something a BOMBA.
MormaPope
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(11-26-2012, 11:33 AM)
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Looks like Sony couldn't make a Smash hit.
BGBW
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(11-26-2012, 11:33 AM)
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Originally Posted by Kurod

Playstation mascot fighter sells badly in region known for poor Playstation sales. Everyone, get your lotion and tissues ready.

I thought the Playstation sold very well here. Better than the Nintendo 64 at least.
Conor 419
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(11-26-2012, 11:34 AM)

Originally Posted by Coolwhip

Not sure if the UK market is relevant enough to call something a BOMBA.

Are you having a laugh?
El-Suave
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(11-26-2012, 11:34 AM)
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Cross-Buy seems to be no extra incentive at all if the game isn't popular.
OMG Aero
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(11-26-2012, 11:34 AM)
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Originally Posted by Aaron

It's a Smash clone with a bizarre scoring system and characters no one gives a shit about... except for Radec, of course. He was awesome as all the enemies of Killzone ever.

They really should have attached their bigger names to it if they wanted to game to sell well.

Radec and Playstation All Stars Battle Royale would have sold way better.
Kenshin001
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(11-26-2012, 11:35 AM)
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Originally Posted by TheBioLover

Not surprising considering UK is Xbox land. Also, why are we making separate threads for specific releases? Trolling?

Well it's a significant game that Sony seem to be pushing.

Notice that no thread was made for Fable: The Journey for example, even though that game bombed both critically and commercially because no-one cares about it. Was there even an OT for that game or did everyone pretend it didn't exist?
JaseC
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(11-26-2012, 11:35 AM)
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Sony pinning its holiday hopes on this, LBP Karting (dropped like a rock and is now nowhere to be seen on the all formats chart) and Wonderbook (enjoyed a slight bump up to #20 and may continue to sell at a steady if slow clip) has always struck me as a strange move.
McBradders
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(11-26-2012, 11:35 AM)
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Originally Posted by BGBW

I thought the Playstation sold very well here. Better than the Nintendo 64 at least.

Is it 1995 or something?
Data West
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(11-26-2012, 11:35 AM)
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Originally Posted by OMG Aero

They really should have attached their bigger names to it if they wanted to game to sell well.

Radec and Playstation All Stars Battle Royale would have sold way better.

Don't worry, The Gravity Rush DLC is the thing that will push it over the edge. And the dude from Starhawk too! Playstation classics.
shira
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(11-26-2012, 11:36 AM)
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I guess we are not going to see a Sony Land game.
dyergram
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(11-26-2012, 11:36 AM)
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Originally Posted by Coolwhip

Not sure if the UK market is relevant enough to call something a BOMBA.

How dare you. Kind of shocked this game got made to be honest.
Sho_Nuff82
(11-26-2012, 11:36 AM)
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Originally Posted by Coolwhip

Not sure if the UK market is relevant enough to call something a BOMBA.

UK sales, with the exception of racing, soccer, and Sonic sales, are usually pretty indicative of US sales trends. It's also the first or second biggest PAL market.

Originally Posted by El-Suave

Cross-Buy seems to be no extra incentive at all if Vita isn't popular.

Fixed.
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SirIgbyCeaser
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(11-26-2012, 11:36 AM)
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It might be a slow seller due to good word of mouth. But it's a new IP and an out of nowhere gameplay style.

I also expect it to be free on PS+ sometime next year lol.
Bruno MB
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(11-26-2012, 11:37 AM)
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This game had bomba written all over it, although it is true that it has managed to do even way worse than I expected.
Des0lar
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(11-26-2012, 11:37 AM)
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I want to see US NPD for comparisons sake, but honestly I never believed in this title. Many playstation characters are not iconic to the younger kids out there (except for Kratos). I just don't see a lot of people caring about a brawler with characters they don't know, in the veins of SSB but with a weirder scoring system
piteru
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(11-26-2012, 11:37 AM)
So a non-nintendo doom thread for today?that's a first!
On topic ,here in Greece the ads are non existence.where I work(biggest media markt) we have tons of ads for wonderbook(along with a couple of incoming events) and ads for FIFA/nfsmw/cod/ac for vita.only the hardcore Sony fans here in greece will buy the game.all they ask me is where is pes 13.tragic :/

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