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SEGA Encouraged By Vanquish Sales

IGN - Vanquish, the new sci-fi shooter from Resident Evil director Shinji Mikami, is off to a pretty good start. Mike Hayes, President and CEO of SEGA West told IGN the company is "reasonably encouraged" by the first-day U.S. sales.

"It's been in the marketplace for two days, we've seen the day one numbers and we're reasonably encouraged, but I think we need to see the rest of week one and probably week two just to see how it's going to play out," he said.

"The challenge is that it's a new franchise and that it's releasing head-to-head with a lot of established franchises in the busiest time of the year."

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Neckbear2040d ago

I'm assuming it sold okay/well in America?

Now THAT'S a surprise! Although I feel many people who wanted it already got it Day 1, and those people who are somewhat interested in it will wait for a price drop or something.

I'm quite sure sales will be lower than Bayonetta in Japan, since those guys don't like Westaboo games, but hell, I hope it sells somewhat good enough.

Ah well, I'm still enjoying the game, so I guess that's all that counts.

Paracelsus2040d ago

They probably had very low expectations. Either that, or the US sales really made up for the bomba in the rest of the world.

tacosRcool2040d ago

Well the scores were pretty good for this game but I doubt that many people will buy it

Baka-akaB2040d ago

The game probably didnt cost as much as we believe also .
I think it's a huge factor .

Anyway i was worried for the prospect of a sequel , but looks like all is good again in this depressing world

Neckbear2040d ago (Edited 2040d ago )

@Paracelsus

Indeed, my guess is that SEGA didn't had SUPER-HIGH-HOLY-GOD-THIS-MUST- SELL-4-MILLION-COPIES expectations.

@tacosRcool

I doubt it, as well, mainly because the game's something we didn't see in a while. Hard-as-hell- arcade-like gameplay in a third person shooter? I don't think kids like getting their ass kicked.

@Baka-akaB

Yes, that is right. The game probably didn't cost ALOT of money to make, since Platinum has their magic engine that god-knows-from-where they took it (Or rather, they developed it themselves), and after that it's just inside work on dialog, coding and polishing, wich makes me believe the game didn't costed that much to make, and thus, they don't need much sales.

Besides, I'm quite sure than when SEGA heard about this project they knew it'd be hard to give them a big as hell budget, so my guess is they got a low/mid budget to work on.

@TreMillz

I've stated that I (personally) dislike Multiplayer games, so I'd rather them do the same again for a sequel (If we have one), wich is polishing the single player and game mechanics, and just simply not making Multiplayer.

That's just me, though. I'm quite sure alot of people would enjoy the game if it had Multiplayer.

TreMillz2040d ago

Sega knows that shooters excell of its multiplayer and this game has none so they probably didnt think it would do wonders, but i hope a sequel comes out with MP and co-op

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TreMillz2040d ago

The game is sick! Action packed, fast paced, Amazing! Gives Gears a run for its money IMO

soundslike2040d ago

honestly its more comparable to geometry wars than gears (I don't mean in a negative way haha).

dredgewalker2040d ago

I gave it a chance but my brother is hogging up the game!! It looks good but the script is really awful and cheesy. The action is intense and has a faster framerate compared to the demo.

NoBias2040d ago

Yeah the game is amazing. I also recommend playing the game they way it was intended - with Japanese Voices.

Epic

mcstorm2040d ago

This game dose look amazing gears on speed. I think it will do ok on the 360 as no gears until the end of next year and I also think it will do well on the ps3 as it has not got much first party action games left before the end of the year. I'm not getting the game until next year though as I have far too many new games to finish off as well as fable on Friday but will defo be getting the game some point in the first 3 months of next year