The science fiction, action RPG from Deck13 Interactive and Focus Home Interactive - The Surge - sold 44,077 units first week in the west at retail on consoles, according to VGChartz estimates.
I feel like if Deck 13 would sell these games at AA price ($40) they would do a bit better. They aren't as well done and polished as other AAA's. We need to see that price point come around more.
Debatable. Let's say they sell it for 33% percent less (40 instead of 60), will that push 33% more units? Now if that happens, they break even, which changes nothing. If it sells more, by how much? You never know, sometimes 60 dollars is the best bet for the biggest return.
All I know is that I would have bought it at $40...
Exactly. So they'd at the very least sell 1/3 more than they did just to match their actual sales. Smaller developer, nondescript name, non traditionally busy season. That's already an uphill climb as is. Cut price is a loss at launch, even with the positive reviews, this game is still lost in the mix.
I thought it would sell at least 150k-200K it's first week and then drop off after that. Starting at such a low amount, it probably won't even sell 500K before the end of the year.
I agree, also if it had a player creator option, it makes the game experience more personal, it would have sold better perhaps.
I'm no expert but that sounds like a flop to me.
Retail games for a middle market release? nah
I actually liked this game.
I loved the idea behind the game and conceptually there are some good things going on but every preview I saw made this game look like the same setting over and over ...even enemies seemed similar. Then add in the lack of any kind of projectile weapon system to compliment the melee combat and it just seemed very bland. Maybe on a sale but not at a full $60.
This is one of the best Soul-like on the PS Pro. Silky smooth 60 FPS all the way. I actually enjoyed this game and it's performance so much that I found it hard to return Dark Souls 3's and it's turd like 30 FPS.
They patched DS3 to run at 60 fps on the PS4 Pro so I have no idea what you're complaining about.
This is what I'm talking about https://www.youtube.com/wat... vs The Surge, which is a true 60 FPS game https://www.youtube.com/wat... Dark Souls 3 on the PS Pro is an "unlocked" game after the patch and it will dip into 30-35 when I need performance the most, mainly at boss battles.
@reese Yea dark souls 3 will hit 60 fps when you are opening doors, looking at the sky. But during combat it's around 45
The Surge is a pretty solid game. I know it looked and ran fantastic on the pro. It was a bit short and pretty challenging even for a hardened souls fan but all in all a solid 7.5 or 8. I wouldn't mind to see what they could do with a bigger budget. Obviously the team is pretty talented.
The game looks pretty on the PS4 Pro.
Never even heard of it
I didn't buy it, i'm waiting for a sale because Lords of the Fallen was just average and i have the feeling this one will be too.
This game and Nioh is the future.
Unfortunately the game did not have market appeal.
Don't even think it was marketed really. I only knew about it, because there was a preview of it on N4G and IGN I believe. It's from the same developers who did Lords of The Fallen. LotF was really the best game they've made. Focus Home Interactive published "The Surge". Never even heard of this publisher. No wonder it sold so bad.
I think it was showcased at an e3 event. Last year maybe. Maybe not.
I don't remember it being at last years E3. I remember seeing gameplay footage back in Jan or Feb for the first time. They said the game was releasing soon. They may have had a preview of it in some gaming magazines, but that's about it. Game is getting average scores. Will probably get it digitally once the price drops.
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