Game-Smack Ireland - Alan Wake has only been out for 2 weeks and already places are starting to cut the price on the psychological thriller from Remedy Studios.
alan wake is actually a good game but its suffering because a lot of people dont like new ips with new gameplay elements. i would actually buy alan wake if i didnt feel as though my xbox is playing russian roullette everytime i turn it on. i hate when a good game suffers saleswise because it makes more devs think twice about taking risks or dev new ips.
I agree, it is a great game. It`s to bad you think of russian roulette everytime you turn on you Xbox 360 though, I know the feeling, getting that RROD sucks. I have been on the same boat with my PS3 also this year, since I got the disc reading issue I am on the edge of my seat everytime a Blu-ray loads up hoping it will be recognized. This gen has been rough for me! lol But with that said, yeah, if you can get Allan Wake in the bargain bin, jump on it, its a hard sell at full price, but at a lower price, this game is a must have.
I know some places that sell games 30% off even at day one. Just look what Rockstar did to that UK retailer... they skipped them with RDR because they did this.
EL Bozzo one bubble Rofl
it's called "on sale", saying prices are "slashed" makes it sound like it's in the bargain bin.
It`s all about perspective. To me, the term (on sale) so shortly after release means some buyers at GAME over estimated this game a little and now they have to clear out their stock asap. I sold all the Alan wakes I ordered I have 4 left, and it sold pretty good, but I know it was not a monster hit, clearly the people at GAME scotland thought so.
Why are people acting like this is a big deal. There are deals for every single game out there that comes out eventually. Red Dead Redemption was on sale not to long ago. I don't get why this is news.
Whether it means bargain bin/slashed or on sale... it's still pretty early. Didn't this come out like last week? [note: "last week" was not meant to be an accurate statement]
Nice. I'll be getting that in the future, hopefully.
AW was on the wrong platform. The ones who did buy it were probably the mature gamers of the 360.
AW looks excellent but certainly isn't burning up the 360 charts. It current looks like it'll struggle to break 500k in it's first month. By contrast a game like Heavy Rain had no problem moving copies on the PS3. I think the price point is another problem. I will be picking up Alan Wake...just not for the $70 cdn they want for it here.
I think this confirms that the Xbox is the shooterbox. If it isn't a shooter it won't sell on the Xbox. If a game with as much hype as Alan Wake, which was also hyped to have the best graphics yet, don't sell on the Xbox then the shooterbox moniker is true. God of War III, which is hack-n-slash, is the biggest selling HD exclusive and it's on the PS3 so it sold. Heavy Rain also hit 1 million quickly for a new IP and new genre and it's on the PS3. As great as Mass Effect 2 was it only sold 890k on the Xbox and only 1.7 million when you count the PC version but the next Halo and the next COD will sell 10 million each on the Xbox. Just goes to show that the Xbox user base is only interested in shooters.
i cant help but think that game isnt on the right platform. it should have been a multiplat or a PS3 exclusive. the fact that games like the last splinter cell is rated above alan wake is beyond my understanding. kinda shows what people like to play on that platform... imo alan wake is one of the best solo game on 360 right now.
and I thought it was excellent. Sure, it has some minor issues, but overall I give it a good 8.5 Truth be told though, I just was talking to a couple of people at work who only have 360's and neither one of them had even heard of this game. What are they playing you might ask? Modern Warfare 2. True story, case closed.
Guys, you also need to take in consideration Piracy, which affect More To Single Player Games than Multiplayer cos of Live...
because the best selling games on PS3 arent FPS either...... SARCASM. The best selling games on ps3 are FPS.
tbh alot of the 360 sales go to shooters abd AW is different and it wasn't helped by RDR which is btw AMAZING so really a combonation of the 2 means it doesnt stand a chance this month, if it had been on ps3 however multiplatform, i'd deffo have bought it, it looks different I like that games like infamous ect i generally pic up on release, its a new Ip/ different style and exclusive generally means its good no matter the platform
http://www.eurogamer.net/ar... GAME is also shutting down 43 stores due to "tough economic conditions." I could definitely see this being a way to get some more people in your store.
people dont like adventure games on the 360, seems to me that they're more interested in mindless shooters like cod and halo.
I agree its on the wrong system. dont know why microsoft scraped the pc version it proubly woulda sold more bad move. i still think its a good game.
it also sels more action/adventure games than the 360 does Xd, thts not n.o. of titles thats sales btw
thaught MGS4 was the best selling ps3 game and that's not a fps. Yes it can turn into an fps but mgs is known for it's stealth and story. U fail dude. Games like lbp and heavy rain wouldv fails on 360 just like lost odysse and mass effect woulv sold better if on ps3.
People need to realize that if the games has not MP it will NOT SELL on 360... Make it for Ps3 then our Wii if its a fitness game... iTs a shame AW sell so badly... probably the XBOX exclusive that sold worse in history... its a shame.
i haven't seen a sigle alan wake advert here in the UK. MS usually promotes the hell out of there games, but not so much for alan wake. Its really surprising seeing as this was one of MS biggest games this year.
watch how many halo reach ads u'll see...
Somethings not right...First, this game was heavily pushed by M$. They even made a little prequel series for the game. Not having any co-op/multiplayer is a no no in this day and age....Rockstar didn't help by moving the sale of there much hyped game RDR, from April to the same day as AW...That crushed alot of sales right there. M$ could not of been happy about that. The biggest problem facing 360 right now is piracy...many people on many forums where playing AW BEFORE it launched in EUROPE on the 14th...I think this is the biggest reason for the poor sales of all 360 games of late...I know of several friends who have 360 and they are all modded....big problem... BTW...they need to slash the price in half if they want to generate some sales...When there are price drops, sales have flatlined...
It may be more than just piracy. It may also be the fact that the 360 isn't giving the 360 gamers what they want. Alan Wake isn't 360 enough for the 360. Sam Fisher proved that he was very recently.
I seen Alan Wake ads in the UK.. I hardly watch TV too I usually stream stuff but the little TV I do see I saw an Alan Wake TV ad.
it would have sold big on the ps3
Aw has imo some of the best graphics to date on any console and plus the game is amazing. There is no mandatory installs, you just put the game in and play it like all systems should be. I'm not trying to be a fanboy to any system as I own them both. I just have very little time to game and when I do my experience has been much smoother on the 360 which should be a very fair statement.
You cant say that on this site..........
ohh FPS are the biggest sellers on PS3.
aleast ps3 gamers are diverse, lbp sold, infamous sold, gran turismo sold on the ps,and heavy rain. these not shooters except for infamous.
If I had an XBOX360 this would be on the top of my list, with ME2 a close second. Ive seen a playthrough of it allready, but I'd still buy this if I had one.
Well go to Amazon and look at Split Second it's on sale for $39.99. Games go on sale, doesn't mean they're not selling!
Usually they do if they can sell at full price they dont reduce them. Look at the wii why you think that thing hasn't dropped once since launch?? Or The DS till the DSi came out? Or nearly any mario game?? Because they are always selling.. When A game stops selling they lower the price a bit to boost sales. Everytime it drops below a certain threshold they drop it a little more till they hit a sweet spot. Right now Forza is selling at £17.99 in the UK and my oh my is it a sweet spot for UK owners as we love our racing games is been in top 40 since its been sold at that price.
While I understand your POV, games can be reduced in price for a limited time as sale items. A permanent price drop would indicate that games aren't selling. Forza has been out for ages.
Awesome People should check this game out, its great, only half way through though, a bit busy with Red Dead Redemption at the minute!
... I will wait for it to go even lower. >:)
i brought the game but has anybody seen any tv ads for this game because i havent seen any at all. or is microsoft dont have confident in this game?
Your right. I only saw the trailers and previews on the Internet
I'm not even sure if tv ads are required these days. Sign into xbox live and you'll see like 6 advertisements for Alan Wake on the dashboard.
I can't tell you the last time I saw a television ad for a video game.
I tend to rent single player games, unless it's truly a AAA game, (bought ME2 day 1) and sorry to say, I do base my desicions on whether or not to buy single player games using metacritic.com .... Gaming is just getting too expensive. I'll definitely be giving this game a rent.
"Well go to Amazon and look at Split Second it's on sale for $39.99" The game bombed!
It received good reviews, 83 on metacritic for PS3 version. It didn't bomb like Alpha Protocol
i got a ps3 and 360 and brought alan wake day 1 its a good game. i think some 360 owners didt care for alan wake at all and since its only on xbox and its a new ip. plus thy releasd it at a bad time in may games like split second, red dead redemption, blur, modnation racers, super street fighter 4, UFC 2010 and more
One of my all-time favorite games now, and Microsoft is basically ruining it. I don't mind that it's on the 360, I'm just pissed that MS isn't doing anything to promote it aside from placing "The wait is over!! Play Alan Wake now!" on the dashboard. That's not advertising. That's trash.
MS cant spend mills all the time. I picked it up because of word of mouth OVER what i'd seen. Ive not even had time to play it yet but im sure it'll have long legs. Some people above mention this is more of a mature thus ps3 type game why it MAY not be pulling up trees... I dont think its that alone as the fact it doesnt have multiplayer may also be a factor. I personally love single player only games as you know theres a beginning, middle and end but others see that as a put off especially if the games priced the same as other games with multiplayer that you could keep all year.
No, I completely agree with you. Microsoft cant throw millions of dollars on every single one of their games. But Microsoft seems to not have spent ANYTHING advertising Alan Wake. I still have not seen a single commercial for the game. Have you?
**** all the 360 owners who didn't buy this. Now we'll end up with an endless stream of mindless shooters and halo/COD sequels since that's the only thing you ****** buy. Say goodbye to new exclusive ip's on the 360, not gonna happen anymore.
Grow up already. What the hell is wrong with some of the people on this site? I've never seen so many driveling fools in one place in my life. I'm really starting to hate this generation of gaming because the idiots are ruining any type of intelligent discussion.
nothing delusional about that. Yes shooters are up there on the all time ps3 charts but not only shooters. A higher proportion of shooters have excelled saleswise on the 360 than the ps3 where as the other titles tend to sell considerable less. Maybe theres a better way of putting but i dont do charts nor do i care enough to find one in this instance. Just take my word for it :) Its an interesting topic that could probably be proven or not without the feeling of conflict On the sale of this game GAME are under pressure form online AND retail stores/supermarkets like Tescos, Asda.....heck even sainsbury's have snagged my money a couple times. I look to them before GAME and im sure im not the only one...the supermarkets are just cheaper due to economies of scale...whatever its just cheaper
But the fact of the matter is the PS3 has almost all the same shooters (FPS mainly) that the 360 has. There are a few exceptions but that's the reality. The 360 sells more software as a whole than it's competitors and while a game like Alan Wake won't sell Halo numbers, that doesn't mean it sold like crap. For example look at Uncharted 1 and 2. The first one didn't sell like it should've and the second didn't get recognition until the awards started coming in. Both are excellent games (overrated a bit but still) yet they don't have the pull of Killzone or MW2. It's my belief as stated previously, that it's on sale because of economic issues within industry and that particular company. AW is; as I stated previously, my favorite title this year. I'm just really sick of the level of discourse within the gaming community. I would love actual conversaions with gamers rather than petty fanboy nonsense like you see from the domination of this cool site by the SDF. It's sickening.
Saying that the 360 is the "shooter box" and that Alan Wake should've been on the PS3 is crap. The top selling games on the PS3 are shooters, so what does that tell you. I love my PS3 and all but some of you are delusional with superiority complexes. AW is selling fine, it's not gangbusters but it's doing fine. It's funny how the PS3 only crowd hated on the game at first because some reviewer they don't know said it wasn't "up to snuff" yet miraculously, it would've done better on the PS3. That goes for sales as well, sales matter then they don't. Reviews matter then they don't. Which is it? I love AW and it's my favorite title so far this year.
I finished it, and enjoyed it. Also only paid £34.99 for it from Game online on day of release. So £5 off is hardly in the bargain bin. It's more like people just trying to heap crap on it because it's a 360 exclusive, which is typical of this site.
The irony is shooters for the PS3 and Xbox360 sell the most. It can be a 1st person or 3rd person shooter, that genre sells the best on the Xbox360 AND Ps3.
Has anyone heard from Greenberg lately?
I was hoping he was one of the dudes who quite Microsoft, tbh. =) Anyway, Alan Wake would have "fit" better for the PS3 demographic but I'm not sure if it would have sold more. 12
that means nothing......god of war 3 went from 60 to 50 in a week or 2 i think its still at $50 at gamestop....ooo fanboys
Was a really good game but glad i rented instead of purchased it. Theres been a number of games recently that i've thoroughly enjoyed and would even say are 'GOTY contenders' (although i hate when people say this so early) but haven't been games worth buying, simply because of reply value. I mentioned that i was glad for renting wake a bit ago and someone said 'you should have bought it for the free dlc'... yeh the free dlc that's still over a month away!
Sales sales sales sales sales. Support your games xbox fans, it`s what you tell us to do.
Who is "us"?
so is nearly any other game within the 2 to 5 week period of its release
MGS4 went on sale less than 4 weeks on the market...and this happened in Japan... This sort of thing is not new folks. Edit below: N4G.COM has become a joke for this. This site is nothing more than flame bait.This is a site you come to for laughs...nothing more. They approve of the most insane stories. Gears 3 vs. KZ3 story for example. Who approves of these? N4G has lost what credibility it has left...if it had it to begain with. This site is now in the realm of Gamepro
people who approved of this article are trying make alan wake out to be bargain bin game
i blame xbox owners only wanting shooters and also the horror genera is about dead also. only horror game this gen that sold decent was dead space, resident evil don't count that games more action now than scary.
Overall, it seems like Alan Wake has underdelivered; therefore, I don't blame anyone. With a metacritic score of 83, a lack of replayability, sub-hd graphics, short campaign, and enduring long delays. It promised to be the best physiological action thriller game to own, but to some it is just a good rent. Too bad. I was excited to play this game for about 3 years - yes, 3 years, check my post comment history - but after waiting for so long and playing it, I'd be lying to myself if I said Alan Wake lived up to the hype. Nevertheless, sales aren't the best way to determine a game's success. I purchased the hardened edition of MW2 for $40 on Amazon a month after it was released. I think we all know that game didn't "flop".