Monday, December 17th 2007

Crysis and Unreal Tournament 3 Sales 'Tank'

Some of the most anticipated titles of the year, Unreal Tournament 3 and Crysis, have failed to sell very well. In contrast to the overly hyped Halo 3, which boosted actual Xbox 360 sales, Crysis and Unreal Tournament 3 sales were, in short, abysmal. Since last month, neither game has managed to sell even 100,000 units. To be precise, EA sold 86,633 copies of Crysis, and Epic Games sold 33,995 copies of UT3. The Inquirer claims that Crysis, despite having a beautiful graphics engine that will have benchmarkers twiddling their thumbs for years, failed to impress anyone without a very expensive gaming machine. And Unreal Tournament, despite being absolutely breathtaking, had gameplay that was uncannily similar to the previous two versions of Unreal Tournament. Hopefully, as systems get better and gamers get more money to spend on games, these sales figures will increase.Source: The Inquirer
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83 Comments on Crysis and Unreal Tournament 3 Sales 'Tank'

#1
Hawk1
Yeah, not surprised with Crysis. It's like Vista, most of the general pop. don't have the hardware to run it properly, so no sales.
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#2
PVTCaboose1337
Graphical Hacker
I loved Crysis, and my machine is about as bad as it gets. Then I also can say I have not played UT3, but heard it was quite good.
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#3
devguy
The PS3 version of Unreal Tournament 3 just came out at my Gamestop and PS3 owners have showed interest in it. I'm sure that will help sales.
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#5
pt
not a suicide-bomber
by: nguyenpeter76
cod4 on the other hand.... :D
cod 4 fkin rules! :rockout:
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#6
yogurt_21
see this is what happens when developers try to push the graphical envelop without making their game able to run on an athlon xp and a 9800 pro. they tank. lol most people dont upgrade hardware enough to be able to play crysis. this is why halo being on a static ggaming environment (xbox360) did so much better, nobody had to upgrade their 360 in order to play it.
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#7
beastiebob
Too early to pull the panic button on Crysis, since its likely to have a longer shelf life than most other games due to its steep technology curve. Although with all that pre-release hype, they have to be disappointed by the sales.

Things look more gloomy for UT3 but maybe it will sell better at the console level.
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PVTCaboose1337
Graphical Hacker
by: yogurt_21
see this is what happens when developers try to push the graphical envelop without making their game able to run on an athlon xp and a 9800 pro. they tank. lol most people dont upgrade hardware enough to be able to play crysis. this is why halo being on a static ggaming environment (xbox360) did so much better, nobody had to upgrade their 360 in order to play it.
Wow... you would not upgrade the 360 anyway... :laugh:
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#9
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
by: PVTCaboose1337
I loved Crysis, and my machine is about as bad as it gets. Then I also can say I have not played UT3, but heard it was quite good.
What are you talking about, your machine have more than enogh powaa to run both games just fine.

BTW, the UT3-demo was fun for a while, but it's not my "thing".
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PVTCaboose1337
Graphical Hacker
by: Frick
What are you talking about, your machine have more than enogh powaa to run both games just fine.

BTW, the UT3-demo was fun for a while, but it's not my "thing".
Yeah... but not at u83rh16h settings
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#11
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
by: PVTCaboose1337
Yeah... but not at u83rh16h settings
That doesn't make your system "as bad as it gets". :)
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#13
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
by: [I.R.A]_FBi
what is cod4? a typr of salted fish?
call of duty 4
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#14

UT3 kicks ass. I love it, even in bot-match mode it's just so old school! :)
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Azn Tr14dZ
Unreal Tournament 3 is selling pretty well on the PS3, a lot of people playing it there.
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#16
DarkMatter
I haven't played Crysis game yet, but I loved the demo and MP beta. I'm waiting to play the game when my 8800gt arrives this week. I will judge then. But it's significative that I have spent more hours playing Crysis demo than COD4 or UT3 isn't it?
UT3 despite good, it's more of the same.
COD4 it's a fantastic interactive movie, but I have some issues to call it a game, seriously. I enjoyed it, don't get me wrong, but I can't understand all the hype. It's more of the same too, nothing really new or worthy compared to earlier versions IMHO (the scene on the plane and the one of the snipers... pff boring and a POS, the final... better not talk about it), Also I found earlier versions a lot more immersive. That's my opinion, it was a dissapointment for me.
And MP it's ok, but since I don't have the time to play all MP games, if I have to choose between COD4 and TF2, I choose TF2 without a doubt.
I think that both Crysis and UT3 will sell a lot more with some time, just as Farcry did. Consoles and PC are different in this regard. Console gamers go in a rush to buy the games they want. Most console games don't sell a lot more than what they do in the first months, but PC games sellin a more slow but steady fashion.
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#17
KieranD
whats wrong with unreal tournament 3 so what if its like the other ones, thats fun stuff! Crysis is a good game even on a medium pc, also cod 4 isnt any better than crysis on a bad pc tbh i think the models in cryis and cod 4 are good even on a medium pc i think what takes a hit is the scenery

i suppose that crysis is just not advertised enuf neither is unreal tournament, COD 4 is allways in deals and on tv, thb id rather play those 2 games but its personal preference.

oh you mentioin old cod games i think 1 was the bbest if they could make a game like that again id be happy 2 was good but a little to much drama and less of the grittyness and realism.

COD 4 just concentrates on small places pack full of bad guys and some gimmicky sniper stuff just a bit of the same already
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by: Azn Tr14dZ
Unreal Tournament 3 is selling pretty well on the PS3, a lot of people playing it there.
I find this unsurprising since the PS3 has lacked a decent multiplayer fps since time began, plus it runs like butter on the PS3.
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#19
Dangle
I think people didn't buy Crysis because they saw how terribly that game was optimized even for the top-end hardware. The game runs like absolute garbage and the visuals don't justify how terrible it runs.
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#20
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
The phase Crysis is in, is somewhat similar to Doom 3. Also the factor that a lot of people kept off the game for being very heavy on the hardware.

Though I wouldn't call it a crisis for Crysis. It has better storyline, game-play and replay-value than what Doom 3 had in its time.
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#21
Azn Tr14dZ
by: v-zero
I find this unsurprising since the PS3 has lacked a decent multiplayer fps since time began, plus it runs like butter on the PS3.
It does run like butter, and the graphics are amazing...you can also use a Keyboard/Mouse on it when playing so I'm in!
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#22
DarkMatter
by: Dangle
I think people didn't buy Crysis because they saw how terribly that game was optimized even for the top-end hardware. The game runs like absolute garbage and the visuals don't justify how terrible it runs.
That's not true. Except UT3 maybe, there isn't any game better optimized than Crysis. But Crysis is aiming a step higher, it's a new gen. It's graphics are a lot better than COD4 for example. COD4 does look fantastic, but you need a fast machine to run it well too. Crysis environments are massive compared to COD4 and have a lot more details. Shader and lighting quality it's like night and day too. You can't compare them in the level of the graphics they are offering, so you can't say it's not well optimized. You can say that they aimed too high though, which could be true, but that is something only time will tell.
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#23
DarkMatter
by: kieran_fletch
whats wrong with unreal tournament 3 so what if its like the other ones, thats fun stuff! Crysis is a good game even on a medium pc, also cod 4 isnt any better than crysis on a bad pc tbh i think the models in cryis and cod 4 are good even on a medium pc i think what takes a hit is the scenery

i suppose that crysis is just not advertised enuf neither is unreal tournament, COD 4 is allways in deals and on tv, thb id rather play those 2 games but its personal preference.

oh you mentioin old cod games i think 1 was the bbest if they could make a game like that again id be happy 2 was good but a little to much drama and less of the grittyness and realism.

COD 4 just concentrates on small places pack full of bad guys and some gimmicky sniper stuff just a bit of the same already
You edited the last 2 paragraphs or I just didn't read them in the first place? :wtf:
Anyway, COD 1 was the best game that year, and one of the best in history. I agree there, but the sequels are just not as good as the original. They are good games and their execution is superb, but they just don't have the uniqueness of the original. They felt like "been there, done that" to me. Even COD4, which is in a totally different set, felt the same to me.
Games like HL2, FEAR and Prey (yes, Prey) have changed how modern FPS gameplay should be, at least for me. I'm talking about what makes those games unique, immersiveness. I know that COD aims for some realism, but somehow sequels failed there, and COD4 fails there more. COD1 was so great because you felt as if you were in the middle of a war, something COD4 doesn't deliver in a feasible manner. I never felt like in the middle of anything in COD4 and that's the problem. And this happens, oddly enough BTW, because you are the center of everything. They make you do everything that needs to be done, all enemies try to kill you (they even forget about your allies) allies constantly know and say waht you have to do next... Real wars are not like that, war it's mess, so it's a failure IMO.
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#24
DaMulta
My stars went supernova
I would of bought it if crossfire worked....
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#25
strick94u
UT3 is great but it was released awhile before I got it as for crysis only reason I have it was it was free with my video card and not sure its worth infecting my pc with vista just to see the wonders of dx10
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