Dead Space 2 is currently outpacing sales of its predecessor by a factor of two to one, publisher EA has announced.
I bought DS 2 after only renting DS 1. After playing DS1 I knew I couldn't go wrong buying DS 2 ASAP. I think there are alot of people like me who rented, borrowed, or heard about DS 1 and ended up buying DS 2. Also, alot more people have ps3/360 now.
That's great news for EA. I guess we'll be seeing Dead Space 3 in a few years. Dead Space is one of the best multiplat games around.
I would say it's one of the best games around, period. Exclusive or not, the Dead Space franchise stacks up against the Uncharted, Killzone, Halo, Gears of War, etc franchises. I played the first Dead Space through GameFly, and I think I bought it through them before I even finished it. Dead Space 2 was a day one must buy for me. I regret not buying the first brand new. Visceral Games (formerly Redwood Shores)/EA definitely deserve the new purchase sales.
Good to see people have figured out this is a great series! Loved the first and the second is way better! This game is up there with the great exclusives. If you can handle the stress get it!
...that new IP's are worth investing--even if the first one doesn't set records. Good IP's take time to mature with the public (although DS1 was phenomenal).
I never played Dead Space and had no interest of even playing it but when I saw gameplay of the first chapter for Dead Space 2 I ran off to get it
if you missed out on the first game i think you need to play it before playing part 2. part 1 is still good and you can find it cheap.
Actually I was going to buy it on Amazon it was like $14 but when I was gonna order it the price raised =/
This is deserved.
I think its because this one has a [email protected]#$ load more advertising. I literally see the commercial throughout the whole day on all different channels such as the discovery channel, spike, comedy central, and a few other random ones.
I don't remember the Dead Space marketing campaign.. but this one sure is memorable.
You don't remember the creepy "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" ads?
The first Dead Space's marketing campaign was pretty decent. You had physical comics, digital comics, a dvd movie, an Isaac Clarke action figure, and that commercial with the twinkle twinkle little star jingle. People didn't buy it because they saw that it was a new ip and were on the fence. Dead Space 2 is selling well because the first received decent scores. Good for Visceral, I eagerly await Dead Space 3.
I think another reason people didn't buy it was because EA was attached for it. They generally aren't known for having amazing games likes this, or at least they weren't when the first one released.
God, both games are too awesome.
Definitely good to hear. The first game was great, but didn't get the sales. Looks like 2nd time's the charm.
Dead Space 3 confirmed, I'm not complaining.
I won't complain if Dead Space 5 is confirmed. As long as there's a new story, new necromorphs and a new environment im good.
The ending of Dead Space 2 gave that away, but i agree, DS3 is fully welcomed. This is one franchise i would like to have continued for years to come.
But when the next Halo is released I'm sure that'll be branded as milking the franchise. Only hope people won't be saying the same when Uncharted 8 is being released. (awesome game series by the way, so I'm not hating, seeing as I platinum'ed them both). Dead Space is fantastic though, got the first one Day1, and it was my own personal Game Of The Year after completing it various amounts of times on both PS3 and 360. Got Dead Space 2 Day1 too, haven't completed it yet though as I'm taking my time going through the campaign, savoring every glorious Necromorph infested corridor.
The problem with Halo is that if Halo Wars would have been released a few months earlier then there would have been a new $60 Halo game every year for 4 years in a row (Wow can't believe that I, of all people, am taking a stance against the amount of Halo's released. This site really can change a person).
The only thing this proves to me is that EA were jackasses with the lack of advertising for #1. I never once saw a poster in a store, or an add on the internet. If they had 50 trailers and interviews on gametrailers last time like they did with #2.....it would have sold as good.
One of the best game, period.
I haven't finished it yet but it's definitely a better game than the first so far. It's much less 'scary' than the first in that it's actually fun to play. Don't get me wrong, the first one was amazing but it was ALL tension then GRAAAAAAAGH big loud bastard jumps out from the shadows which meant I'd decide not to play it most nights since I didn't need to spend the evening completely stressed out almost having a heart attack. It's still scary but not just due to making you jump with loud noises and things. It's actually creepy, which is hard to do in a game. I hardly ever find myself scared of the actual enemies in this one but the little flashback parts and subtle things about the environment have me totally creeped out. You can also tell they're one of the many games to have learned from uncharted 2's way of doing things. Adding little five second long non interactive parts and so on. It works well and I'm glad we're starting to see the influence that game had.
*looks at avatar* Maybe you shouldn't of started smoking so young.
Thats great news, it deserves the sales.
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