why are worse games selling for more?

#1saberstromPosted 1/1/2013 8:39:46 AM
i saw in walmart yesterday that the price is now $39, but worse games that sold a lot less and got bad reviews and been out longer are still $59, whats the reasoning?
#2good_tobiPosted 1/1/2013 8:45:48 AM
not a business student.
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#3XFactor1Posted 1/1/2013 8:47:56 AM(edited)
What worse games?


Sleeping Dogs is a better game than RE6, and deserved to sell more. Capcom overestimated how well RE6 would sell.

RE6 got a lot of poor reviews and sold below expectations.
http://www.digitaltrends.com/gaming/capcom-crisis-resident-evil-6-sales-failure-embodies-publisher-woes/

RE6 is also only $20 in Canada at Best Buy and FS this week too.
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#4saberstrom(Topic Creator)Posted 1/1/2013 8:50:45 AM
XFactor1 posted...
What worse games?


Sleeping Dogs is a better game than RE6, and deserved to sell more. Capcom overestimated how well RE6 would sell.

RE6 got a lot of poor reviews and sold below expectations.
http://www.digitaltrends.com/gaming/capcom-crisis-resident-evil-6-sales-failure-embodies-publisher-woes/

RE6 is also only $20 in Canada at Best Buy and FS this week too.


one example is doa5, it got very bad reviews and didnt sell well at all but is still $59

shouldnt poor selling games sell for cheaper?
#5YukitoRamboPosted 1/1/2013 8:52:16 AM
One word.

Marketing.
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#6saberstrom(Topic Creator)Posted 1/1/2013 8:57:11 AM
YukitoRambo posted...
One word.

Marketing.


make a profit then flood the market for a cheaper price to make more on dlc sales i guess.
#7XFactor1Posted 1/1/2013 9:04:15 AM(edited)
Dead or Alive 5 has higher reviews than Resident Evil 6 received.

DOA 5 - 74 average
http://www.metacritic.com/game/xbox-360/dead-or-alive-5


Resident Evil 6 - 67 average
http://www.metacritic.com/game/xbox-360/resident-evil-6


By that logic re6 is a worse game than the "bad games".

Games sell based on supply and demand. RE6 has excess supply. Fighting games do not sell as many copies
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#8Dicer7Posted 1/1/2013 9:09:28 AM
XFactor1 posted...
Games sell based on supply and demand. RE6 has excess supply. Fighting games do not sell as many copies


That's pretty much the thing here. Capcom and retailers expected RE6 to be a huge must-have blockbuster title so retailers stocked up on it (why RE6 has a lot of copies "shipped") but once the bad reviews and word of mouth started retailers get stuck with a bunch of mostly unwanted copies and cut the price to help get rid of them. Fighting games are usually in short supply so that retailers can still make a profit on the few that do sell.
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#9saberstrom(Topic Creator)Posted 1/1/2013 10:41:17 AM
Dicer7 posted...
XFactor1 posted...
Games sell based on supply and demand. RE6 has excess supply. Fighting games do not sell as many copies


That's pretty much the thing here. Capcom and retailers expected RE6 to be a huge must-have blockbuster title so retailers stocked up on it (why RE6 has a lot of copies "shipped") but once the bad reviews and word of mouth started retailers get stuck with a bunch of mostly unwanted copies and cut the price to help get rid of them. Fighting games are usually in short supply so that retailers can still make a profit on the few that do sell.


makes sense, thanks