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6. Re: etc. Mar 19, 2013, 15:03 Beamer
 
Dev wrote on Mar 19, 2013, 14:19:
Quboid wrote on Mar 19, 2013, 13:40:
The Sims 3 sold 1.4 million in its first week, selling 1.1 million in 2 weeks doesn't look good in comparison. I hope that's word of mouth hurting it, rather than just a lack of interest.
I doubt they expected as much as the sims initially. That appeals to a much wider audience with many many more copies sold.

Yes I know they are attempting to appeal to much of the same demographic with the dumbing down of the game, so they probably consider 1+ mil sales somewhat a success.

Dude, have you seen all those commercials with the Workaholics guy. I barely watch TV and I've seen it a hundred times.

This game had a huge TV push. This game was supposed to sell at least twice what it did.
 
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5. Re: etc. Mar 19, 2013, 14:19 Dev
 
Quboid wrote on Mar 19, 2013, 13:40:
The Sims 3 sold 1.4 million in its first week, selling 1.1 million in 2 weeks doesn't look good in comparison. I hope that's word of mouth hurting it, rather than just a lack of interest.
I doubt they expected as much as the sims initially. That appeals to a much wider audience with many many more copies sold.

Yes I know they are attempting to appeal to much of the same demographic with the dumbing down of the game, so they probably consider 1+ mil sales somewhat a success.
 
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4. Re: etc. Mar 19, 2013, 13:40 Quboid
 
Beamer wrote on Mar 19, 2013, 11:21:
Creston wrote on Mar 19, 2013, 11:13:
1 million is nowhere near enough to make EA happy, especially given the fact they had to actually put up more servers. So this is likely the last we've ever heard of SimCity.

Creston

If they're smart, they realize they sold 1 million despite this bad press and realize that, if they do it right, they could easily triple that.

If they're smart.

If only!

That does seem pretty poor. The Sims 3 sold 1.4 million in its first week, selling 1.1 million in 2 weeks doesn't look good in comparison. I hope that's word of mouth hurting it, rather than just a lack of interest.

Tanto, every time you post that I'm reminded of this old Penny Arcade strip about impotent anger.
 
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3. Re: etc. Mar 19, 2013, 11:56 Tanto Edge
 
SIMCITY!?

EA!?

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2. Re: etc. Mar 19, 2013, 11:21 Beamer
 
Creston wrote on Mar 19, 2013, 11:13:
1 million is nowhere near enough to make EA happy, especially given the fact they had to actually put up more servers. So this is likely the last we've ever heard of SimCity.

Creston

If they're smart, they realize they sold 1 million despite this bad press and realize that, if they do it right, they could easily triple that.

If they're smart.
 
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1. Re: etc. Mar 19, 2013, 11:13 Creston
 
1 million is nowhere near enough to make EA happy, especially given the fact they had to actually put up more servers. So this is likely the last we've ever heard of SimCity.

Creston
 
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