First sales figures (from the UK) compared to Absolution


#388

Sinterklaas looks like a Level 60 Epic Santa Claus with the White Steed DLC. :grinning:


#389

All heroes shall fall by the hand of autotargeting briefcase.


#390

Oh and for everybody concerned that HITMAN 2 is getting discounted so soon after releasing together with RDR 2…

RDR2 also being discounted.

Diablo III Eternal Collection on Switch now also discounted. Must be some kind of “Push the installed base numbers” strategy.


#391

There are fans ???:unamused::unamused::unamused::unamused::unamused::unamused::unamused::unamused::unamused::unamused::unamused::unamused::unamused::unamused:


#392

Uh, obviously?

Please stop spamming emojis.


#393

this ones… for the fans

ioi easily could make 47 into a call of duty or fallout 76…

its been almost three years since 2016… hope they just keep improving


#394

I can tell you right there lies the problem. This game is rated m for adults, but barely feels like one. IO didn’t really cater to “adults” rather wants to attract those masses. Makes sense if you want to make money. But its stuck inbetween “kid appropriate” and adult gaming. Some kind of limbus. Not sure if it makes sense, but I feel that it is the issue.


#395

No, that doesn’t make sense.


#396

Same. At this point I hope they can secure enough funding to make 3 as good as possible : )


#397

Maybe its just bad timing then, either too early after 2016, or in general people are not in the mood for that kind of singleplayer game


#398

Absolution was the first game I preordered ever. The hype was unreal. The leveldesign too.


#399

It has been that way with Blood Money too. Dressing up as a clown, KOing someone by putting ether on panties a bodyguard likes to sniff, ridiculous ragdolls etc


#400

It is a game about a contract killer. Mature enough. :wink:


#401

You can add Splinter Cell to that list as well. A franchise I thought would surpass Hitman. In all honesty I thought Hitman was dead after Blood Money, 7 years felt like forever. Then after Absolution being a departure from it’s formula I thought it had become a Mass Effect Andromeda scenario, but I am glad to say Hitman has lasted far longer than I expected and I hope it keeps on going.


#402

Yes, but a contract killer that slaps people with a fish. The marketing around E3 was, like someone said here already, all about MIAMI, and the FISH. Fish here, fish there, favoirite weapon? The FISH!


#403

i’m actually surprised at how much blood is produced by hitting people with the fish. although i imagine getting hit with a fish has quite the impact :^)))


#404

I like to think it is the fish’ blood.


#405

So you advertising a game without showing what the game really is, great strategy, making it to look rather ridiculous.


#406

I think the honest chances of this game ever having mass appeal are slim. It’s a niche and we love it. So they can market a bit silly bc if they show its a giant sandbox that requires patience to learn… the masses run away. No one has patience lol


#407

Hitman will improve its sales soon. Some Players like me are just trying first the legacy pack which is free. And why buy now when xmas sale is near