When GP asked Wedbush-Morgan analyst Michael Pachter about the financial impact of the Manhunt 2 flap, he initially referred them to Penny Arcade's comic take on the issue.
Then he got serious:
"All kidding aside, I think that the game will have limited appeal (the horror genre has not been huge outside of the Resident Evil games), and given that it's not offered in Europe yet, it's unlikely that it will be a big moneymaker."
GP: "Mike, what about the bad press? Does that help or hurt in the long run?"
"The publicity probably will hurt more than help, but we'll never really know."