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  • telsarowe telsarowe Jan 9, 2013 3:11 PM Flag

    GOTY awards....silent sales drivers?

    With so many of these magazine/blogosphere awards going to X:C0M for 2012 it really makes me believe that sales are greater than average this time of year. And sales have been consistent, I say consistent because the reviews anywhere you look all have the game consistently rated with 90% or higher favorability. GOTY awards may be big silent sales drivers esp for a game not as well known as X:C0M. Amazon top 3 of GOTY 2012, Forbes GOTY 2012 and the list goes on. Should beat .50 average concensus handily. Hell, we might beat it by .35 or so

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    • Yep. Spot on. X is selling alot better than what the fraud NPD data would like us to believe. Sure they were outta the paddock slow but I agree that sales may have actually picked up with all the positive reviews and game awards.

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      • Another note on this game is that Strategy games have VERY LONG life cycles due to not much AAA competition anymore. CIV 5 still sells well a couple years later. I think we hit 2-2.5 million lifetime for Xcom which I would definitely think is on the upside of projections. Throw in DLC...which probably has a decent attach rate for this type of game and its going to do very well.

        Sentiment: Strong Buy

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