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May 23, 2005

Transformers sales in UK

I've just been reading the latest Develop Magazine "Develop 100", the list of the top 100 worldwide game developers based on their sales in the UK.
Melbourne House landed in 87th place, which wasn't too bad when you consider we only had one title released in 2004.

Some sales figures that suprised me (pleasantly):

- Transformers £1,837,388 (May 04 release)
- Ninja Gaiden £1,749,585 (May 04 release)
- Battlefield Vietnam £1,649,643 (March 04 release)

Thats not bad, I'm happy to be in the same sales ranges as those two games!
It's also worth mentioning that Transformers is still on the shelves here in Australia, and probably in other countries, a year after release which is very rare in the limited shelf space of most stores. This is probably because, unlike BF:V and Ninja Gaiden, Transformers is a "general public" game and not a "hardcore gamer" game.

What's at the blockbuster end of the list ? GTA:SA sold over £60,000,000 worth of games in just 2 months, released in Nov 04. Nice!

Remember that these are just the UK sales, I'd guestimate that the worldwide sales for most games would be 10x their UK sales figures (thats a wild guess, I'd love someone to tell me the actual ratio!)

Posted by Zaph at May 23, 2005 04:36 PM

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Yeah Zaph great sales, what about to develop a new motorcycle racing game like gp500 was? modded based, releasing a fincional bike series so no cost of licence fee is required, let the community make the models and sets (look for example at www.rfactor.net this small software house called "image space incorpored", they have developed official F1 series distribuited by EA sports) it could be a FANTASTIC SUCCESS!! cause nothing has been developed by a sofware house since 2001 when milestone made superbike 2001 (distributed by EA Sport) and rfactor will be avaible for download with the formula try and buy .. fast with low cost too!


Posted by: Rob at June 1, 2005 06:32 PM

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