Title: Current sales totals
Description: UPDATED 4/19/12
Dire 51 - December 27, 2010 03:40 AM (GMT)
Here's a breakdown of how many units the game sold globally between release and now:
Year - Yearly - Change - Total
2010 - 72,989 - N/A - 72,989
2011 - 46,564 - -36.2% - 119,553
2012 - 9,347 - -79.9% - 128,900
Year - Yearly - Change - Total
2010 - 55,027 - N/A - 55,027
2011 - 55,173 - 0.3% - 110,200
2012 - 2,774 - -95.0% - 112,974
Combined total: 241,874 as of 4/19/12
Unfortunately, it's still not close enough to the 350,000
NB predicted in November 2010. Sales in 2011 started to close the gap, but it's still not quite enough. And at this point in time, sales have plummeted drastically. Lack of Japanese sales have hurt it too.
I'd love to see the game actually hit that 350,000 mark, but I doubt it'll ever happen.
JustLikeJenny - December 30, 2010 08:56 PM (GMT)
Thanks for posting this. I've been curious about the total sales. I'm really pulling for this to hit that 300k mark but I do have my doubts that it will sadly.
Matheo13 - December 30, 2010 10:28 PM (GMT)
|QUOTE (Dire 51 @ Dec 27 2010, 05:40 AM)|
| I guess we'll see if sales in 2011 start closing the gap. |
The numbers will definitely increase but the problem is at what rate? Actually I'm afraid that the low scores it's received by most reviewers and the general criticism it's received will, unfortunately, effect this rate a lot. <_<
Robocop2 - December 31, 2010 03:19 AM (GMT)
Oh to win the lottery.....
JustLikeJenny - December 31, 2010 04:58 AM (GMT)
Well, I use to work for EB Games. I know that game sales tend to trend in a certain pattern most times, not always. If it's a big name title with lots of hype like GTA or Halo, expect big sales and it will keep selling well for a little over a year. Then you begin to see an increase in trade-ins and thus it drives the value of the game down. After about two-two and half years you'll likely see that same game re-released at a cheaper price as a "Greatest Hits" version.
Now, with a game like Splatterhouse that seems to be doing well with word of mouth with the players but has gotten little to no advertising, the problem there is going to be stock issues. You will usually see games like this sell a good hefty amount but nowhere near the sales that the big hype games will. Plus, the sales will likely die down a little after six months. Because of this and the constant releasing of new titles, the problem will be having stores continue to stock what is essentially considered a "small name" title when new games are continuing to come out. This, if anything, I think this is going to be what hurts Splatterhouse's sales. It certainly won't help. I can see this being a title that does well because of the players and the fans word of mouth and will in all likelihood be a harder title to find (with the exception of online retailers) in local stores come a year or so.
This is all just a guess and based off of my observations at my store when I worked there. I could very well be wrong though and I do hope I am. I want to see Splatterhouse hit that number so as to say, "See? It did it. Take THAT Namco-Bandai!"
ddp72984 - December 31, 2010 09:44 AM (GMT)
does this include European and Australian sales?
Dire 51 - December 31, 2010 10:16 AM (GMT)
Yes. They're all listed there on the pages I linked to.
ddp72984 - December 31, 2010 10:51 AM (GMT)
didn't see the links. kinda heartbreaking...
(come on, America! If you can buy fucking Dante's Inferno, you can buy this!!! It's 100x better!)
Haniwa Dogu - January 2, 2011 03:09 AM (GMT)
Damn the sales have picked up a bit this week. Still not the best, but it's much better than I expected.
Dire 51 - January 2, 2011 04:00 AM (GMT)
Yeah, they're up to a combined total of 121,797. Still a long way to go though...
thedarkcloak - January 14, 2011 08:31 PM (GMT)
Some really good points, JLJenny.
I used to work at Funcoland (remember Funco?!?) back in the day, for a while through when it had it's rocky transition into EB/Babbages/Gamestop, so everything you said really reminded me of those patterns.
Just sucks that there doesn't seem to be a good marketing strength behind Splatterhouse. meh.
Knight717 - January 14, 2011 11:36 PM (GMT)
Will it help if I get it through Gamefly?
Dire 51 - January 15, 2011 12:11 AM (GMT)
No. Gamefly's already bought the game. Your rental money will go back to Gamefly, not Namco Bandai.
MsCellaneous - January 15, 2011 02:04 AM (GMT)
|(come on, America! If you can buy fucking Dante's Inferno, you can buy this!!! It's 100x better!) |
I enjoyed Dante's Inferno! Until my stepdad sent it back to Gamefly due to the fact that he beat the game before me and saw that Satan's penis was... there. I agree SH is better, but remember, we are a little biased. Once I get my shirt that Mom ordered for me by complete surprise, I shall be spreading the knowledge to my school. Lots of people like brutal stuff, so they should start paying up.
When Mom got it for me for Christmas, she said it was one of the last few left. So, that made me smile :) In a small town such as this, I really wasn't expecting it.
Dire 51 - January 15, 2011 02:09 AM (GMT)
|QUOTE (MsCellaneous @ Jan 14 2011, 09:04 PM)|
| Once I get my shirt that Mom ordered for me by complete surprise |
So you managed to score a shirt? Awesome. Wear it with pride, I say. :rtfo
Knight717 - March 9, 2011 09:44 AM (GMT)
|QUOTE (Dire 51 @ Jan 14 2011, 08:11 PM)|
| No. Gamefly's already bought the game. Your rental money will go back to Gamefly, not Namco Bandai. |
I figured if demand was high enough then they'd have to buy more copies...
But it's prolly too late for that idea to work now anyway.
Dire 51 - November 23, 2011 04:16 PM (GMT)
BUMP for great justice. Check the first post.
Dire 51 - April 20, 2012 03:41 AM (GMT)
Updated 1st post w/ new totals.