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Predict sales/critical response for D:OS 2

Discussion in 'Larian Studios' started by Zanzoken, Jun 20, 2017.

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  1. Huge failure R.I.P. Larian

    8 vote(s)
    3.8%
  2. Worse than D:OS

    34 vote(s)
    16.2%
  3. About the same

    39 vote(s)
    18.6%
  4. Better than D:OS

    80 vote(s)
    38.1%
  5. Overwhelming success! <3

    49 vote(s)
    23.3%
  1. Rev Arcane

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    I just checked on Steamspy, D:OS2 is already at 230k and it's not even been officially released (although ofc it was in early access). Things are looking good for Larian.
     
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  2. Zanzoken Arcane

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    Definitely looks like a strong start, so good for Larian. Despite the cynical first post and the fact that I don't really care about the new features, I want D:OS2 to succeed.

    Of course I will be waiting for the prestigious Codex review before making a decision on when (or if) to purchase.
     
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  3. Mark Richard Arcane

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  5. anvi Cipher Village Idiot

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    Pink Floyd should have been called Expensive Cheese.
     
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  6. Iznaliu Arbiter

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    The mainstream reviews will also be important, as they will determine the game's success.
     
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  7. LESS T_T Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Apparently somehow SteamDB has concurrent player (CCU) data older than Steamcharts.com: https://steamdb.info/graph/

    D:OS 2's peak (75,429) is 40th highest CCU in all time.

    All time peaks of other "comparable" (in genre and/or scope) games:

     
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  8. Iznaliu Arbiter

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    It having more concurrent players than Skyrim is a feat of massive incline, even if the game has some flaws.
     
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  9. LESS T_T Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    D:OS 2 is #2 in last week's Steam top sellers:

     
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  10. Iznaliu Arbiter

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    It's interesting to see what else is on there. NBA 2K18 is the one major thing I haven't seen much of.
     
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  11. LESS T_T Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Official sales number before Stemspy catching up: http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2...-2-roars-out-of-the-gates-to-nearly-500k-sold

     
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  12. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    Grab the Codex by the pussy Dead State Divinity: Original Sin Project: Eternity Torment: Tides of Numenera Wasteland 2 Shadorwun: Hong Kong Divinity: Original Sin 2 A Beautifully Desolate Campaign Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire Pathfinder: Kingmaker Pathfinder: Kingmaker
    what, it took them over a year

    A year and four months, in fact +M
     
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  13. LESS T_T Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Let's break it down with Steamspy data:

    Just before pre-release hype (which kinda started with the full voice announcement): 180K

    Just before the release: 230K -- About 50K copies sold with the pre-release hype

    Now: (nearly) 500K -- About 270K copies sold after the release
     
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  14. Iznaliu Arbiter

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    This is a particularly stupid mistake to make as it would have been nearly impossible to make the extensive EE changes and a console port in four months.
     
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  15. santino27 Arcane Patron

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    I think it's safe to say I officially suck at sales prognostication. :D Glad it's not my day job!
     
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  16. LESS T_T Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Current concurrent players number (86,171) exceeded last weekend's peak (85,858).

    And current Steamspy owners number is almost 500K.
     
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  17. Iznaliu Arbiter

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    I think checking back in a month or two will tell us more.
     
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  18. Rev Arcane

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    It's past 500k now. :obviously:
     
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  19. RapineDel Savant

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    I just hope they take the feedback about the combat on board and not shut themselves off about it thanks to the sales and good critical reception from IGN etc. who likely only gave it a good review after seeing good scores from other sites. A lot has clearly been put into this game and the groundwork has been great so far. Great area design, secrets, towns, puzzles and quests it's really just the combat changes and loot system I've had a problem with. If they commit to fixing this stuff then it could be great.
     
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  20. YES! Hi, I'm Roqua Dumbfuck

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    How much did DOS 1 sell comparatively? I predicted 2 would do a little worse I think. Am I right? 500k seems like a real lot.
     
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  21. YES! Hi, I'm Roqua Dumbfuck

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    Why? That makes no sense at all. And what codex review has been prestigious?
     
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  22. Rev Arcane

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    I don't know how much it sold in the same timeframe, but it was definetely less. Sven himself said so in an interview with Eurogamer, adding that the first one sold that many copies in about two or three months instead of just five days or so.
     
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  23. YES! Hi, I'm Roqua Dumbfuck

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    Wow, so this is the opposite of what happened to other games like Banner Saga and Grimrock. That is weird since this is a real rpg and has TB combat. Maybe going full spin camera is really that important to the rere population. Of course Banner Saga isn't an rpg at all and Grimrock has no content so can't be a real rpg (in modern times when content isn't some extra like in the mid and early 80s).

    I guess this means PoE 2 will do even better (performance improvement wise) since we know for certain the rere population loves RTwP.

    How do I know it is the rere population? Come on. What kind of none rere would buy DOS 2 but not 1? That just doesn't make sense.
     
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  24. Lahey Laheyist Patron

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    Grab the Codex by the pussy
    OS1 still sold really well, roughly 2m over all platforms. It had legs, same as most decent crpgs. To me, this early boom for OS2 represents more a waiting fanbase than bandwagoners, though there are certainly many of those as well.

    Regardless, you're probably right in predicting a similar bump for Deadfire.
     
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  25. Iznaliu Arbiter

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    RTwP isn't actually that popular with the general gaming public, as far as I know.
     
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