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Old 05-22-2005, 08:07 AM   #1
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Psychonauts NOT in the 20 best selling Game of April

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1. Guild Wars (NCsoft)
2. World of Warcraft (Blizzard)
3. The Sims 2 University (Electronic Arts)
4. DOOM 3: Resurrection of Evil (Activision)
5. The Sims 2 (Electronic Arts)
6. Stronghold 2 (2K Games)
7. Half-Life 2 (Vivendi Universal)
8. Seaworld Adventure Parks Tycoon (Activision)
9. The Sims Deluxe (Electronic Arts)
10. Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory (Ubisoft)
11. SWAT 4 (Vivendi Universal)
12. DOOM 3 (Activision)
13. Halo: Combat Evolved (Microsoft)
14. Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (Activision)
15. Empire Earth II (Vivendi Universal)
16. Guild Wars Collector's Ed. (NCsoft)
17. Brothers In Arms: Road To Hill 30 (Ubisoft)
18. LEGO Star Wars: The Video Game (Eidos)
19. RollerCoaster Tycoon 3 (Atari)
20. Star Wars: Knights Of The Old Republic 2: The Sith Lords (LucasArts)
And no Psychonauts in sight, should I be worried ?
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Old 05-22-2005, 08:18 AM   #2
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The release date was something like April 20, PC-version was postponed (in many places it was shipped on 25-28th day), PS2-version is yet to be released and the game still hasn't been released in Europe.

I think it still has pretty good chances of selling well even though it wasn't on that list. Then again, I'm not very good with these kind of speculations.
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Old 05-22-2005, 10:38 AM   #3
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Yeah, being released in late-April, obviously the number of sales for Psychonauts would mainly be for pre-orders. The month of May should better reflect sales (of course, then it wouldn't include the pre-orders!) So point is- getting the total sales for the first 3-4 months should be a better reflection of how well it sold. I don't think it will ever beat games like Doom 3 or Half-life, but then again - these adventure games are so much more memorable!


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Old 05-22-2005, 10:46 AM   #4
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It's pretty unrealistic to expect it to knock gaming giants like the ones on that list down anyway, considering that Psychonauts does have a considerably less mainstream appeal, whether we like it or not. Those games will always sell well, since they're pretty much risk free purchases and the talk of schoolyards far and wide. They're the type of games that people will buy regardless of whether they've read a review or not.

I'm expecting Psychonauts to not have an overwhelming launch, but to sell well over a more gradual pace, kind of like Grim Fandango, which still sells and attracts people even today because of the "best game ever" reputation which it's built up for itself. Also as Nappi pointed out, the PC version suffered some considerable delays upon release, and the PS2 (another big console) isn't yet out. Additionally, Europe - which is a huge market for these type of games - hasn't received their end of the deal yet.


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Old 05-22-2005, 01:55 PM   #5
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They don't even have the game at my local Best Buy or Circuit City yet!

How are normal people supposed to buy it if they can't even get it? Only they must go to Wal-Mart to buy it.
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Old 05-22-2005, 07:22 PM   #6
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Do they count internet sales anyway? I always thought they only count sales from 'brick and mortar' stores.

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Old 05-22-2005, 09:35 PM   #7
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Brick and mortar only, and EB isn't included.


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Old 05-23-2005, 06:20 AM   #8
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well. i've finished the game, but i have not even received my copy of the game from dvdboxoffice.com, although i ordered it in april. how's that possible? the answer: p2p.
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Old 05-23-2005, 10:43 AM   #9
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well. i've finished the game, but i have not even received my copy of the game from dvdboxoffice.com, although i ordered it in april. how's that possible? the answer: p2p.
You can why they'd think STEAM was a good idea! It's the only way to beat P2P... offering the same service, for a price.

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Old 05-23-2005, 12:33 PM   #10
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well. i've finished the game, but i have not even received my copy of the game from dvdboxoffice.com, although i ordered it in april. how's that possible? the answer: p2p.
Yeah, I had had and played the game for two hours when the UPS guy delivered the actual package.
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Old 07-12-2005, 11:03 PM   #11
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It only sold 12,595 units in May on the Xbox, less then Xbox Fable and that has been out for nine months. And since April it has only sold 719 PC copies.
I'm shocked!

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No sequel then.
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Old 07-13-2005, 12:31 AM   #12
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We need 3 things:
1. Somebody needs to kill people and have Psychonauts on his computer and/or confess that it was the inspiration.
2. Double Fine needs to release a multiplayer feature.
3. We need a mod that moves the whole setting to WW2 or the Vietnam/Golf conflicts.

Seriously, don't expect it to sell so well in Germany. The magazine I read, GameStar, gives it 77%. No previews, no news about it in the mag. Only some news and screenshots on the web site.
The review itself reads like it's a good game, but it fails at delivering how nice it is and how fun to play. I'm seriously pissed at all the coverage Psychonauts does (not) get.

I wish it wasn't so expensive to develop games like it. I can live a perfectly happy life without all the people playing Psychonauts, but unless it sells well we won't get more games like that. People will play all the mainstream shít like they listen to mainstream shít and view mainstream shít on TV/DVD.

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Old 07-13-2005, 09:09 PM   #13
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719 copies? You've got to be kidding me.

I think my brain will explode before it accepts that as fact. You have got to be kidding me.
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Another example of wasted marketing dollars. Throwing millions behind a game = good. Wasting it on cruddy advertisement = very, very bad.


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Old 08-17-2005, 08:04 AM   #15
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I've also noticed that very few people even know it exists. whenever I bring it up with any of my friends (Who are probably greater game nuts then I am.) they have no idea what I'm talking about. I did get one of them to buy a copy tho after I sent him a link to the trailer. It's sad when something good doesn't get the recognision it deserves.


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Old 08-17-2005, 08:06 AM   #16
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719 copies? You've got to be kidding me.

I think my brain will explode before it accepts that as fact. You have got to be kidding me.

That makes me sad.


All he knew was that you couldn't hope to try for the big stuff, like world peace and happiness, but you might just about be able to achieve some tiny deed that'd make the world, in a small way, a better place.
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Old 08-17-2005, 05:45 PM   #17
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I've also noticed that very few people even know it exists. whenever I bring it up with any of my friends (Who are probably greater game nuts then I am.) they have no idea what I'm talking about. I did get one of them to buy a copy tho after I sent him a link to the trailer. It's sad when something good doesn't get the recognision it deserves.
Yeah... some people think anything Horwitz touches bursts into flame despite its greatness. (Psychonauts, Zim, Angry Beavers)


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Old 08-19-2005, 01:56 PM   #18
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Yeah... some people think anything Horwitz touches bursts into flame despite its greatness. (Psychonauts, Zim, Angry Beavers)
That sux. They're all great too. I love his voice, he can make it do some crazy things.


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Old 08-20-2005, 06:01 PM   #19
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We need 3 things:
1. Somebody needs to kill people and have Psychonauts on his computer and/or confess that it was the inspiration.
2. Double Fine needs to release a multiplayer feature.
3. We need a mod that moves the whole setting to WW2 or the Vietnam/Golf conflicts.

Seriously, don't expect it to sell so well in Germany. The magazine I read, GameStar, gives it 77%. No previews, no news about it in the mag. Only some news and screenshots on the web site.
The review itself reads like it's a good game, but it fails at delivering how nice it is and how fun to play. I'm seriously pissed at all the coverage Psychonauts does (not) get.

I wish it wasn't so expensive to develop games like it. I can live a perfectly happy life without all the people playing Psychonauts, but unless it sells well we won't get more games like that. People will play all the mainstream shít like they listen to mainstream shít and view mainstream shít on TV/DVD.

Thank you. So much.

Did anyone watch that award thingy on G4? Crashing something something? The same two games won nearly every award. God of War and Halo 2. Psychonauts was nominated for 'Best Original Game' and even 'Game of the Year'. God of War won both. God sends the day I meet someone who has heard of Psychonauts and cares enough to remember everything. I just can't believe it didn't sell more. Maybe it should've been anime, or have guns or something. D=

(and to make 4 sentences started with 'God') GOD IS ANGRY AT US BECAUSE HIS FAVORITE GAME IS HALO.
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Old 08-21-2005, 05:16 AM   #20
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Hehehe... it may be true... that game is BLESSED. Halo just got a movie deal with Fox. And I think PsychoNauts totally deserves most original game, brain hopping totally beats greek tragedy any day.


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Old 08-21-2005, 10:57 AM   #21
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Hehehe... it may be true... that game is BLESSED. Halo just got a movie deal with Fox. And I think PsychoNauts totally deserves most original game, brain hopping totally beats greek tragedy any day.
Movie? NO. NOOOOO. No.
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Old 08-21-2005, 01:19 PM   #22
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Sadly it's true, according to The Hollywood Reporter, Universal and Fox will join forces to make a movie based on Halo. Luckily Uwe Boll (bane of gaming movies) will stay far away from it. It should be out around 2007.


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Old 08-21-2005, 03:49 PM   #23
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What's worse is that it'll be all popular and sell well.
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