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BloodBorne Sales Expectations : What are yours? What Could Sony's be ?

Neat Machine

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I bet it sells more than they expected. Can sort of tell by the way marketing is handled what publishers are expecting. I'm sure they expected it to do well, but it will be one of their big first party IPs going forward. Hopefully that means a Demon's Souls revival too.
 

khaaan

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There have been a number of people mentioning that it's selling out at certain stores. It was even sold out at Amazon for a day or two. It makes me wonder if it's selling that well or if stores simply underestimated the demand that it would generate.
I accidentally ordered three copies and have been loafting on returning the extras, maybe there are just a lot of people like me!
 

Cheech

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It's blowing the doors off judging by the big box stores I've been to this weekend.

Which, good for FROM. Favorite Japanese dev.
 

Stampy

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I am somehow now even believing it will do more than 400k in NA alone in the first month.
 

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It's blowing the doors off judging by the big box stores I've been to this weekend.

Which, good for FROM. Favorite Japanese dev.
I feel like Sony didn't ship enough copies rather than the game having sold in big numbers. I still think we will get like a million sales announcement next week worldwide sold through
 

JNA

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I say 1 or 2 mill when the numbers come out next week or so.

Life time: Pretty damn high XD.
 

Oxn

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You guys are going to be impressed
I think Sales are going to shocked the community who are saying it wont sell that well, because well look at Demon Souls and Dark Souls.

Im betting this game sells more than all its predecessors even though its exclusive.
 

JNA

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You guys are going to be impressed
Yeah I'm surprised at the amount of people here that low balled their predictions and still think the game is niche.

It's the year 2015. Dark Souls is not niche anymore, many people have PS4s, many of those people are thirsty as hell for a good exclusive, and finally they got one here.

It's not exactly rocket science to except this game to sell like hot cakes.
 

spatenfloot

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I feel like Sony didn't ship enough copies rather than the game having sold in big numbers. I still think we will get like a million sales announcement next week worldwide sold through
I am certain that they shipped quite a bit. They knew it would be pretty big, I believe. Especially with no other big releases competing with it.
 

Manmademan

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I am certain that they shipped quite a bit. They knew it would be pretty big, I believe. Especially with no other big releases competing with it.
Yep. You don't take out prime time ads during the walking dead and then only ship 300k copies to sell.
 

zoukka

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Everyone in my friends list is playing this. It was sold out from my local game shop. Sold out.

It will do well.
 

XxRampage07xX

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Just saying. Why in the world does Sony not update the TV commercial with quotes and scores from gaming websites? It could have attracted audience and watchers a lot easier with all the amazing review scores the game has.
 

Boke1879

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Just saying. Why in the world does Sony not update the TV commercial with quotes and scores from gaming websites? It could have attracted audience and watchers a lot easier with all the amazing review scores the game has.
Probably takes time. Hopefully they have an updated commercial in time for the season finale of The Walking Dead
 

SolidSnakex

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Just saying. Why in the world does Sony not update the TV commercial with quotes and scores from gaming websites? It could have attracted audience and watchers a lot easier with all the amazing review scores the game has.
I think that's coming since Sony has said that the post launch marketing would involve what the press is saying about it.
 

kyubajin

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All I want is for FROM to have stellar sales so a possible sequel is desirable by Kadokawa as well as sending the right message to other developers about what players really are in dire need of: Fair and well-crafted challenge.
 

AngryNapkin

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On PSN for the weeks most popular sales it's only below the PS+ titles, in comparison Borderlands THJC is 6-8 games below it.
 

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All I want is for FROM to have stellar sales so a possible sequel is desirable by Kadokawa as well as sending the right message to other developers about what players really are in dire need of: Fair and well-crafted challenge.
And also trusting in confident game design that is willing to take risks that may alienate some, in favor of a richer experience for those that stick with it.
 

SnowFlakeCake

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Played a few hours of the game today and it's so hard. Was fucking furious playing this game but when success was achieved, boy was it fucking sweet! I ain't progressed far at all and the game will kick my arse but the combat really feels nice and to my liking, offensive and none of the boring shit with Dark Souls. I've already got more enjoyment out of this game compared to Order 1886 and Advanced Warfare, really hoping Sony have not under-shipped and it sells out of the date. I could see it breaking 2 million lifetime which wouldn't be bad at all but then again I've no clue what Sonys sales expectations. Whilst not business related Yoshida seems to be ecstatic with the games critical response, I would think he would definitely want another Miyazaki game for sure.
 

PodcastFips

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Game was sold out on Amazon Germany, so I went to a big retailer in the city at around noon and managed to grab one of the last 3 copies. Store clerk told me that demand was insane.

Edit: On release day.
 

RedAssedApe

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most streamed game on ps4 as far as i can tell. last time i checked there were more people streaming bb than cod, destiny, and battlefield combined.

with the barrier of entry so high for this type of game though...do you think there are gonna be a lot of guys selling their copies back soon? Not that it matters to Sony...a sale is a sale lol
 

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Since quite a few people are chiming in about their anecdotal sales info, my friends list was built from destiny raiders. They are NOT playing this game. I'm the only one playing and loving it.

Must not have much crossover of audiences. Hope we see good sales to green light a sequel. I'm surprised at how much i love the game.