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God of War: Collection’s May Sales Ranks on Amazon.com: Chart Included

June 21, 2010

Quick Brew Info:
God of War: Collection was released for the PS3 in North America, on November 17, 2009.
God of War: Collection contains both the Playstation 2 titles, God of War and God of War II, on one disc.

(Click chart to enlarge)

Chart Info:
The chart above shows the sales ranks for God of War: Collection, with data captured between April 25 and May 31.
The lowest sales rank I recorded for God of War: Collection was #88 on May 18, around 11:40PM.
I found it interesting, that May 18 was a Tuesday.
There were five PS3 titles released on May 18, that probably affected its sales rank.  Some of the titles released on May 18 were; Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands, Red Dead Redemption, and Split Second.
The highest sales rank I recorded for God of War: Collection was #49 on May 2, around 10:35PM; and May 22, around 11:35AM.

Critical Reception & Price Drop:
As I stated in the “Quick Brew Info”, God of War: Collection released on November 17, 2009.  It released with a MSRP of $39.99.
God of War: Collection currently has a review score average of 90.79% on GameRankings.com, based on 39 reviews.

(Too high?  Too low?  Just right?)

God of War: Collection was ranked 17th overall, in the NPD’s sales numbers for November 2009.
It started being reported around January 29, that the MSRP for God of War: Collection was dropped to just $29.99 by multiple retailers.
Other months it has made the NPD “Top 20” were January 2010, February 2010, March 2010; with December 2009 and April 2010 being the only two months it has not been listed in the NPD’s “Top 20” software sales.
God of War: Collection is currently ranked #104 and is selling for $29.54 on Amazon.com.

Thoughts:
As I stated in my “God of War III’s May Sales Ranks” post, back on June 9, I have never played a God of War game from beginning to end.
I know this was Sony’s first “remastered” game from the PS2 to port to the PS3, but with the sales God of War: Collection has seen I wouldn’t doubt if Sony is porting more PS2 games to the PS3, with “remastered” graphics, and now perhaps even new game-play controls with the new Sony Move controller.

As for the sales ranks, I think it will be interesting to see if God of War: Collection makes the NPD’s “Top 20” in software sales for May, when the numbers are released in July; compared to how it was ranking on Amazon.com throughout May.

Questions:
Have you played both the PS2 and PS3 versions of God of War and God of War II?
If so, do you prefer one version more than the other?


Also, if Sony is porting anymore PS2 games to the PS3, what games would you like to see “remastered” and brought to the PS3 like God of War: Collection?


If you are interested in God of War: Collection for the PS3, you can see new and used prices for it on Amazon.com below:
http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=coffeew-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=B002NN7AKU&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifr

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God of War: Collection’s May Sales Ranks on Amazon.com: Chart Included

June 21, 2010

Quick Brew Info:
God of War: Collection was released for the PS3 in North America, on November 17, 2009.
God of War: Collection contains both the Playstation 2 titles, God of War and God of War II, on one disc.

(Click chart to enlarge)

Chart Info:
The chart above shows the sales ranks for God of War: Collection, with data captured between April 25 and May 31.
The lowest sales rank I recorded for God of War: Collection was #88 on May 18, around 11:40PM.
I found it interesting, that May 18 was a Tuesday.
There were five PS3 titles released on May 18, that probably affected its sales rank.  Some of the titles released on May 18 were; Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands, Red Dead Redemption, and Split Second.
The highest sales rank I recorded for God of War: Collection was #49 on May 2, around 10:35PM; and May 22, around 11:35AM.

Critical Reception & Price Drop:
As I stated in the “Quick Brew Info”, God of War: Collection released on November 17, 2009.  It released with a MSRP of $39.99.
God of War: Collection currently has a review score average of 90.79% on GameRankings.com, based on 39 reviews.

(Too high?  Too low?  Just right?)

God of War: Collection was ranked 17th overall, in the NPD’s sales numbers for November 2009.
It started being reported around January 29, that the MSRP for God of War: Collection was dropped to just $29.99 by multiple retailers.
Other months it has made the NPD “Top 20” were January 2010, February 2010, March 2010; with December 2009 and April 2010 being the only two months it has not been listed in the NPD’s “Top 20” software sales.
God of War: Collection is currently ranked #104 and is selling for $29.54 on Amazon.com.

Thoughts:
As I stated in my “God of War III’s May Sales Ranks” post, back on June 9, I have never played a God of War game from beginning to end.
I know this was Sony’s first “remastered” game from the PS2 to port to the PS3, but with the sales God of War: Collection has seen I wouldn’t doubt if Sony is porting more PS2 games to the PS3, with “remastered” graphics, and now perhaps even new game-play controls with the new Sony Move controller.

As for the sales ranks, I think it will be interesting to see if God of War: Collection makes the NPD’s “Top 20” in software sales for May, when the numbers are released in July; compared to how it was ranking on Amazon.com throughout May.

Questions:
Have you played both the PS2 and PS3 versions of God of War and God of War II?
If so, do you prefer one version more than the other?


Also, if Sony is porting anymore PS2 games to the PS3, what games would you like to see “remastered” and brought to the PS3 like God of War: Collection?


If you are interested in God of War: Collection for the PS3, you can see new and used prices for it on Amazon.com below:

Alan Wake’s Amazon.com Sales Ranks in May via Charts

June 1, 2010
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Quick Brew Info:
Alan Wake was developed for the Xbox 360 by Remedy Entertainment and published by Microsoft’s Game Studios.  The game was released in North America on Tuesday, May 18, 2010.
Chart Info:
The chart above shows the sales ranks for the standard version of Alan Wake, with data being captured from April 25 through May 31.
The lowest sales rank I recorded was #95 on April 25 around 3:00AM.
The highest sales rank I recorded for Alan Wake was #5 on both May 18, around 11:45PM;  and May 20, around 4:05AM.
Critical Reception & Influence:
Alan Wake currently has an 84.42% review score average on GameRankings.com, based on 57 reviews.
(Too high? Too low? Just right?)
A lot of early reviews for Alan Wake started posting up on May 4 and May 5.
I marked on the chart the day that IGN.com posted their review for the game; it was on May 4, around 11:00PM that night.
The chart shows the game’s largest increase in sales rank from May 3 to May 5.  It increased 42 sales ranks, from #62 on May 3, to #16 on May 5.
Other than the reviews, I do not know of anything else that would have caused an increase in sales ranks at that time.  I searched, but did not see any mention of an Alan Wake television commercial airing that day; if you know when a television commercial started airing for the game, I will add a spot on the chart if it is within the time-frame.
Thoughts:
I do not own a Xbox 360, but I have several friends that do.  I started tracking Alan Wake’s sales ranks, because I thought it was going to be interesting to see how the game performed on the 360.
When I think of the Xbox 360, I normally think of FPS/shooter type games, like the Halo series or Call of Duty games.
I am glad to see developers, such as Remedy, creating new games and not simply going the “sequel” route.
If you are thinking, “There were two versions of the game, a ‘standard’ version and a ‘limited’ version, how did the ‘limited’ version rank?”
Well, I did track that version as well, and you can see both the “standard” and “limited” versions of Alan Wake in the chart below:
(click chart to enlarge)
The “Limited” edition of Alan Wake included a special case, exclusive in-game audio commentary, a book titled, “The Alan Wake Files”, and a few other things as well.  The “Limited Collectors Edition” has a MSRP of $79.99, which is $20 more than the “Standard” version.
The lowest sales rank I recorded for the “Limited Edition” was #362 on May 31, around 11:50PM.
The highest sales rank I recorded for the Limited Edition of Alan Wake was #27 on May 18, around 1:50AM.

As you can tell, the Limited Edition’s sales ranks started falling off pretty quickly after the release day.
It makes me wonder what the “official” numbers will be for both versions of the game, when the NPD reports its data later this month.
Questions:
Did you purchase Alan Wake?  If so, which version did you get?
If you have played the game, what do you think of it?  Bitter, or sweet?
Is it a game you recommend to others?
As I mentioned above, I do not own a Xbox 360(yet), so I have not played the game.
If you are interested in either version of the game, you can see both of them on Amazon.com below:
  

Alan Wake’s Amazon.com Sales Ranks in May via Charts

June 1, 2010
(click chart to enlarge)
Quick Brew Info:
Alan Wake was developed for the Xbox 360 by Remedy Entertainment and published by Microsoft’s Game Studios.  The game was released in North America on Tuesday, May 18, 2010.
Chart Info:
The chart above shows the sales ranks for the standard version of Alan Wake, with data being captured from April 25 through May 31.
The lowest sales rank I recorded was #95 on April 25 around 3:00AM.
The highest sales rank I recorded for Alan Wake was #5 on both May 18, around 11:45PM;  and May 20, around 4:05AM.
Critical Reception & Influence:
Alan Wake currently has an 84.42% review score average on GameRankings.com, based on 57 reviews.
(Too high? Too low? Just right?)
A lot of early reviews for Alan Wake started posting up on May 4 and May 5.
I marked on the chart the day that IGN.com posted their review for the game; it was on May 4, around 11:00PM that night.
The chart shows the game’s largest increase in sales rank from May 3 to May 5.  It increased 42 sales ranks, from #62 on May 3, to #16 on May 5.
Other than the reviews, I do not know of anything else that would have caused an increase in sales ranks at that time.  I searched, but did not see any mention of an Alan Wake television commercial airing that day; if you know when a television commercial started airing for the game, I will add a spot on the chart if it is within the time-frame.
Thoughts:
I do not own a Xbox 360, but I have several friends that do.  I started tracking Alan Wake’s sales ranks, because I thought it was going to be interesting to see how the game performed on the 360.
When I think of the Xbox 360, I normally think of FPS/shooter type games, like the Halo series or Call of Duty games.
I am glad to see developers, such as Remedy, creating new games and not simply going the “sequel” route.
If you are thinking, “There were two versions of the game, a ‘standard’ version and a ‘limited’ version, how did the ‘limited’ version rank?”
Well, I did track that version as well, and you can see both the “standard” and “limited” versions of Alan Wake in the chart below:
(click chart to enlarge)
The “Limited” edition of Alan Wake included a special case, exclusive in-game audio commentary, a book titled, “The Alan Wake Files”, and a few other things as well.  The “Limited Collectors Edition” has a MSRP of $79.99, which is $20 more than the “Standard” version.
The lowest sales rank I recorded for the “Limited Edition” was #362 on May 31, around 11:50PM.
The highest sales rank I recorded for the Limited Edition of Alan Wake was #27 on May 18, around 1:50AM.

As you can tell, the Limited Edition’s sales ranks started falling off pretty quickly after the release day.
It makes me wonder what the “official” numbers will be for both versions of the game, when the NPD reports its data later this month.
Questions:
Did you purchase Alan Wake?  If so, which version did you get?
If you have played the game, what do you think of it?  Bitter, or sweet?
Is it a game you recommend to others?
As I mentioned above, I do not own a Xbox 360(yet), so I have not played the game.
If you are interested in either version of the game, you can see both of them on Amazon.com below: