Dark Souls' sales obliterate Demon Souls'

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4 years ago#1

LOL:

http://www.metro.co.uk/tech/games/877013-dark-souls-outsells-demons-souls-in-first-week-in-japan

4 years ago#2
I don't get it.
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4 years ago#3
Dark souls had WAY more advertisement than that of Demons Souls. So I'm not really surprised there, people are very curious on this unique game.
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4 years ago#4
Not to mention Dark Souls has Demon's Souls to build it's mind share. After a while, difficulty and Demon's Souls became synonymous for reviewers and there was often some off-hand mention or joke or something. Lots of people who haven't played Demon's Souls have heard about it by now.

Plus Dark Souls is on both consoles, so duh it'll sell more.
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4 years ago#5
^^^
What they've said. Dark Souls has had a ton more advertising, so it's only natural that it would sell more copies.

"The Japanese release of Dark Souls has already outside the lifetime total for predecessor Demon's Souls after just one week in the charts, with over a quarter of a million sales in its first few days."

Gotta love the error in the first sentence under the title. I've been noticing this a lot more lately with "professionally" written articles.
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4 years ago#6

The "lol" comment was not from surprise, more from excitement....I wanted to highlight some really good news that's all... I was expecting better sales, but this is total ownage...can't wait for this game.

4 years ago#7
Could also have to do with the fact that it's multi-platform instead of ps3 onry.
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4 years ago#8
user420 posted...
Could also have to do with the fact that it's multi-platform instead of ps3 onry.

Except for the fact that it's not even on the xbox over in Japan.
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4 years ago#9
alot of times sequels (even spirtiual ones) outsell their predecessor, not a huge shocker
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4 years ago#10
It shipped in low numbers. Big surprise?
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