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Old 03-12-2010, 10:40 AM   #1
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Heavy Rain breaks into the top 10

I was pleasantly surprised to see this niche game break into the February top 10.

NPD U.S. Video Game Industry Sales, February 2010

Software Sales

1 BioShock 2 (Xbox 360) – Take Two Interactive – 562,900 units sold

2 New Super Mario Bros. Wii (Wii) – Nintendo – 555,600 units sold

3 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (Xbox 360) – Activision – 314,300 units sold

4 Just Dance (Wii) – Ubisoft – 275,400 units sold

5 Wii Sports Resort w/Wii Motion Plus (Wii) – Nintendo – 272,500 units sold

6 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 (PS3) – Activision – 252,800 units sold

7 Mass Effect 2 (Xbox 360) – Electronic Arts – 246,500 units sold

8 Dante’s Inferno: Divine Edition (PS3) – Electronic Arts – 242,500 units sold

9 Dante’s Inferno (Xbox 360) – Electronic Arts – 224,700 units sold

10 Heavy Rain (PS3) – Sony – 219,300 units sold
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Old 03-12-2010, 03:00 PM   #2
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Re: Heavy Rain breaks into the top 10

Well, it has already hit 670 000 units sold worldwide. http://www.vgchartz.com/games/game.p...703&region=All
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Old 03-13-2010, 12:41 AM   #3
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Re: Heavy Rain breaks into the top 10

It got a fair amount of press from what I saw, so I'd say it's safe to call it mainstream even if it is an experimental game.
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Old 03-13-2010, 07:48 AM   #4
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Re: Heavy Rain breaks into the top 10

Sony has put alot of money into promoting this game in the states.
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Old 03-13-2010, 08:38 AM   #5
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Re: Heavy Rain breaks into the top 10

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Sony has put alot of money into promoting this game in the states.
really??

I haven't seen the first add (well except for on game sites)
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Re: Heavy Rain breaks into the top 10

Viral marketing.
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Viral marketing.
or a Y2K type worldwide crash that puts the console, game and gamers not being able to play it in a media spotlight for 2 days..

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Old 03-15-2010, 04:40 AM   #8
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really??

I haven't seen the first add (well except for on game sites)
Here in the Netherlands Trailers for Heavy Rain are even running in Cinemas (saw it last week when going for Shutter Island). Last game trailer I saw in the cinema was for Killzone 2.
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Re: Heavy Rain breaks into the top 10

Youtube lists 8 american tv spots and over 50 (?!) for Australia/Queensland. Yow.
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Old 04-08-2010, 06:54 PM   #10
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Re: Heavy Rain breaks into the top 10

Good to know, I hope this game does well enough to encourage more like it.
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Yes, not even stuffy and egotistical "reviewers" like Richard Naik can stop the game from selling. He should just stick to PC Gaming. I guess he's too good to talk to people who visit his website since you can't contact him. Jerk.
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