RespawnAction shows not the mass of people waiting for Killzone 3 and Bulletstorm, but the apparent lack of excitement in the East Coast's biggest city at a midnight release.
HAAHAHAHHA its going down over there. Jam packed with people.
God, I'm getting cold just looking at that. No way i'd be out there either.
Did anyone else see zero people even in the store? If there was a midnight release happening I would expect at least an employee to look out the glass to see if anyone was walking up. It just looks like someone left the lights on and went home.
I am standing in line, at the post office....to get my Killzone 3 with all my bonuses. Gamestop can eat one. They are never getting my money again. I buy everything through Amazon.
If I hadn't traded in Cod black ops for $38, I would definitely take advantage of the amazon deal. This will be the first time I've bought from gamestop in a long time, and it's all black ops' fault dammit
. Sony running the multi-player beta and then dropping the demo right before the launch of the game killed the hype. It doesn't matter, it should still sell really well and far better than KZ 2 did. Sony should really man up and let EA and Crytek run the Crysis 2 multi-player beta now. People are either buying KZ3 or they are not buying KZ3 at this point. No reason to alienate one of your bigger supporters out there in EA IF EA isn't upset already...I here EA still hasn't signed up for the PsP2 yet...Hmmmmm As for the video...it's freezing and no one is in line because they are sitting in there cars. If you tell people that you can get a wireless headset and a KZ tee shirt for being one of the first 20 people, watch what happens.
Does anyone go to these anymore? I just don't see the point. I pre-order online and I always get the games launch day. I can wait the few extra hours.
Nobody is there because Gamestop sucks. Amazon gave $20 credit for KZ3 so they would be smart to buy it there.
What is the point of going to midnight launches anyway? It's cold, and do you REALLY need to play the game the second it comes out? On the other hand you can order the game online, and 9 times out of 10, it will get to you before the release date. Better than a midnight launch, and most of the time a lot cheaper.
No surprise since a shitload of people cancelled their Gamestop Preorder, and got the Amazon deal instead. That gives you $20 amazon cr, 3 unlock pts, bonus maps, and release date delivery for .99 cents. Just look at the top charts for each site.
Maybe People went to Walmart instead. http://blog.us.playstation.... Amazon also has $20 Credit for both games. Why buy at Gamestop when there's much better deals elsewhere?
Because I only had to pay 15 bucks for KZ3 after trading in Black Ops and the crap that is MW2.
I mean really its not like it was a Killzone 3/Bulletstorm Event going on its a MIDNIGHT launch at a random NY Gamestop.
I agree with those who say that getting $20 off from Amazon and Walmart is a much better deal than Rip-Off City (Gamestop), but still, I would expect a bigger presence at a midnight launch just based on dumb people who aren't deal-conscious like we are. Doubtful that it's indicative of poor sales (at least for KZ3), but you never know.
Certain citys dont have enough people that game, my city you hardly see anyone anywhere for any game at midnight, even for COD.
It's freaking New York city. @morganfell - You are right but I don't see Bulletstorm reaching those numbers.
The same thing happened with GT5...and look how that turned out after 6 weeks.
Funny thing is that Hiphopgamer posted the same thing in another location in New York for the Killzone 2 launch with the same results. Nobody was around
I live in new york and i didn't bother with a midnight release. People have things to do in the morning >.> not that i buy anything from gamestop anyway since mostly only kids hang out there. Amazon preorder ftw!
whats this "big city" they say this video is from, if its big enough there probably will be a few gamestops and many other retailers people would rather go to.
He says it at the end of the video.
"new york city" does not have little strip malls like that. Maybe someone in New york really outside of the 5 boroughs... but not any real "city"
Why is this aproved? I can goto a closed gamestop and take some footage. This vid is fail.
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I dont know why you are getting diasagrees, i can see you have trophies.
some people are just sad individuals.... ive been playing guerrilla warfare for about an hour taking a break....
The lights were on, and the cage gates weren't down.
I pre-ordered from Amazon for $58 total, release day delivery, free 3 skill points, free map packs, and $20 credit towards my next purchase. Yea. I dont need to do a midnight launch, unless im getting it signed like my MGS4 copy :D *Strokes copy of MGS4*
- ...You son of a bitch.
+1 I pre-ordered from Amazon too...I purchase nearly all my games exclusively from Amazon now. The Pre-order Credits for lots of big games are just awesome and saves me a decent amount money throughout the year. I don't see how anyone could pass up a $20 Pre-order Credit unless they simply don't buy games online.
No ones getting it at game stop when other retailers are giving better offers .
lol really. I don't even know anyone who pre-orders from Gamestop anymore. Amazon is so much better. Though I will say, I might pre-order SOCOM 4 from Gamestop to get Abandon.
I think it's funny looking at the game stop workers begin there at midnight and no one showing up lol, I was thinking of getting socom 4 there too but I don't know , it's like other retailers are getting my attention by giving me some real offers that are just worth ditching GS .
The effects from that $20 Pre-order Credit from Amazon for both KZ3 and Bulletstorm might just been seen in this video...or maybe this particular Gamestop just didn't have that many Pre-orders for the Mid-night launch. The Midnight launches are great and all, but I don't mind waiting a while later for my copy of KZ3 to come in the mail from Amazon later on today.
This article is a epic fail. The Gamestop I went to tonight was pretty packed.
If you actually read the article, you'd realise that there wasn't one.
What article?! It was a video with a few comments! It doesn't matter anyway. I have better things to do than argue with anyone on this site. Bottom line is that the video was obvious trolling by an Xbox fanboy trying to downplay any type of success from a PS3 title. We can expect equally stupid videos for every major release this year INCLUDING Gears of War 3.
Basically, they are just scraping the barrel now. Sales – the last resort of the xbox fan. If this sells 3 or 4 million, they will choke to death or something. Remember, it wont look as good as that E3 trailer – turns out actually looks better The AI is really poor (based on a short gaming vid) – the final KZ2 build shows up how laughable Halo/CoD “AI” is Its too “dark”, the environments are too similar – fixed in KZ3, even though many KZ fans actually liked it that way It has too much lag – fixed in KZ3 The story is poor, unlike all those other “kill ugly aliens/Nazis/terrorist” shooters that got 10/10s Etc etc
lol!. What does this prove?. I know. Perhaps PS fans have actual real jobs they have to go to in the morning that they would rather buy KZ3 later?. This vid is completely useless.
So should i pickup kz3 and bulletstorm or kz3 and the move controllers? So confused right now. Lol
he must not understand its presidents day. everyone is spending their day off of work wisely instead of sitting outside of gamestop for a damn game to come out. even though i did just that. haha! chilled with friends outside and socialized playin music in my car with my 2 12" speakers in the trunk. the manager that tonight actually thanked me for keeping the crowd entertained.
I don't buy my games from gamestop anymore and I don't go to midnight game launches becuz 360 trolls will jump you.
I'm not even sure they had one here where I live,Charlottetown Prince Edward Island Canada since its a civic holiday.
shit everybody and they momma showed at the midnight lanch im cold mad and angry for standing outside for 30mins never going to a midnight lanch again oh yeah google akron ohio its 15 degrees outside with heavy snow thats where I live
Do people still do midnight releases? I have never done one. Its a game. And I don't feel like waiting in line till midnight to get that game when I can just stay at home and get it in the morning...
bot fans and their antics
There are lots of people there. They are just cloaked. Use your Tactician's visor fool. You're walking into an ambush!
There was about 80 people at my gamestop for Killzone 3 midnight launch!!
This is news? I mean, seriously, the guys approving articles think that some guy's YouTube video of a midnight opening at GameStop, one of the worst game retailers out there, in some random strip mall in some random town, on a freezing cold night is in any way newsworthy? Got anything to compare to that would actually give this any meaning? How much more pathetic can this site get?
It gets worse by the day
Haha, love that he referenced N4G.
That's where you live at, don't prove anything
I'll be picking up my copies of Killzone 3 and Bulletstorm at Kmart when it opens so that I can get $40 worth of in-store credit.
My Gamestop had to preorders for Killzone 3 me and another dude.
That looks like New Jersey.
Like others have said -Amazon has a much better deal -its freezing! -why would you show up 30min early to a midnight launch? I went to the Halo 3 one, showed up right at midnight and was on my merry way in about 15min -maybe people are realizing that midnight launches suck, sitting in line next to some douchebag fanboy that wont SHUT THE **** up while your sitting in line is NOT FUN.
ITS MIDNIGHT IDIOTS!
its really not that good of a game to have a midnight launch. dont get me wrong killzone looks awesome but the game as a whole is kinda lacking something just not really sure what it is even tho it can do everything under the sun but its missing that special something that makes people really hype for it . and as for bulletstorm the only reason it even has any hype is because gears beta and it was a quick way to make some extra money before gears. the game was probably somebodys side project, gears with no gravity with a touch of crazy insomniac weapons is basically what it is.
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