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Discussion in 'Unreal Tournament 3' started by gregori, Oct 19, 2008.

  1. gregori

    gregori BUF Refugee

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  2. N1ghtmare

    N1ghtmare Sweet Dreams

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    Well maybe they should had advertised UT3 more.
     
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    More advertising and leaving Epic enough time to actually finish the game. Great combination for getting people's good money. Too bad publishers constantly forget about this simple formula.
     
  4. dub

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    That would be this front page story, no?

    After reading that GS article, I'd still say it's UT going. (as I mentioned in the mainpage news post)
    Sucks, they couldn't confirm or deny.

    I did think that this:
    "Unreal Tournament 3 has sold a respectable 476,000 units domestically on all platforms combined" was quite interesting info. First time we have really heard anything about sales figures really.
     
  5. Capt.Toilet

    Capt.Toilet Good news everyone!

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    Jesus compared to past games this is abysmal. So that would mean each platform sold around 160,000 copies. Yeah good job.
     
  6. gregori

    gregori BUF Refugee

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    Oh well, sorry didn't see on front page ~ haven't been around here for a while :D

    I don't think Midway has been fantastic for the series, so it could be a good thing.
     
  7. Peregrine

    Peregrine Death from above

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    If that 476K number is true, and let's just miltiply that by $40 (probably a low average) = $1.9 Million. Yes, of course I know that is NOT a ton of money for a game 2 years in development, but considered a failure? Really?
     
  8. Kyllian

    Kyllian if (Driver == Bot.Pawn); bGTFO=True;

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    Or better yet, at all
     
  9. Sir_Brizz

    Sir_Brizz Administrator Staff Member

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    This isn't true. The PS3 version alone sold over a million units, so this is likely actually just the PC version.
     
  10. Dark Pulse

    Dark Pulse Dolla, Dolla. Holla, Holla.

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    Concurred. That'd place total sales at around 1.5 million just on those versions alone, not even counting sales of the 360 version.

    The game's probably sold about as well as the previous 3 UTs have - at around the two million copies mark across all platforms. Would you call any of those games failures?

    Also, keep in mind none of those sales figure in electronic distributions, like Steam, Direct2Drive, etc.
     
  11. dub

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    So that'll be for the US, I would guess.

    Source? :eek:
    It's deffenately not that, because it does specifically say "on all platforms combined."
     
  12. Sir_Brizz

    Sir_Brizz Administrator Staff Member

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    However, that text is not a quote, it's editorial from Gamespot. What is their source?
     
  13. dub

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    Sneaky. Answer a question with a question. You're not in politics, per chance? :biggrin2:
     
  14. Sir_Brizz

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    I'm just saying :) I can't back my number with an actual source, but I have heard from Epic employees that UT3 sold just as well across all three platforms as previous UTs have across all platforms (I'm not sure how that translates to UT2003/UT2004 that didn't have console versions, but UT did and those were counted). So where does Gamespot's number come from? NPD? If so, we all already know the problems with NPDs number reporting.
     
  15. JohnDoe641

    JohnDoe641 Killer Fools Pro Staff Member

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    Indeed.

    Maybe if that happened the game wouldn't be a buggy pos like it is after three patches. :p
     
  16. Goofy

    Goofy Pluto's my bitch...

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    Isn't 476,000 x 40 = 19,040,000 ?

    Just testing my calculator to see if it was broken...
     
  17. Dark Pulse

    Dark Pulse Dolla, Dolla. Holla, Holla.

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    Peregrine's is. :p
     
  18. Peregrine

    Peregrine Death from above

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    Hmmm. Apparently the calc on my laptop is busted cuz I got the right number on my desktop. You are, indeed, correct.

    Ok, so now I SERIOUSLY doubt the game would be considered a failure if it made 19 MILLION. Hell, let's get mega-super-ultra-conservative and say it only made 15 million. That would be a success, financially. I am one of those folks that figure there will be no more UT's.... but after adjusting my math. 15-19 million? Maybe there will be another...
     
  19. kafros

    kafros F1 manta tryouts

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    This year's Nobel price in Math posted in BU!!!!
     
  20. kafros

    kafros F1 manta tryouts

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    Peregrine's number is the correct one.

    You have to multiply the units sold with the number of pirates, then divide with the number of ninjas to the power of laser yielding zombies.
     

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