Posts tagged #preorder

Wii U tie ratio is 2.4 according to Gamestop

Tie ratio. Do you know what that means? It's the number of games purchased divided by the number of consoles sold. In the case of Wii U, Gamestop is reporting 1.2 million games pre-ordered and 500,000 consoles pre-ordered.

1.2 million divided by 500,000 gives us 2.4. This number is a handy metric, because it expresses on average, the number of games any given console owner is going to buy over the course of the console's lifetime. So at launch, at Gamestop, the Wii U's launch tie ratio is 2.4, but that number could increase or decrease over time.

Because numbers.

Source: gamasutra

Posted on November 15, 2012 and filed under News.

Oh Good Lord Somebody Help Me

I'm a sucker for a sale, especially a sale on video games. Future Shop in Canada is offering a buy 3 get 1 free on pre-orders of E3 announced games, and that's why I put up that list yesterday.

Well, I rejiggered the list somewhat, and added New Super Mario Bros U, and the upcoming Wii RPG Last Story for some sweet savings...

On the one hand, these were games I was going to buy anyway, and they won't all ship at once so it won't be like "Woah, I just dropped over $350 on games"... but it feels slightly extravagant to have all these games coming... maybe it's just my own guilt. Deal with it. Yes, that's what I'll do. I'll deal with it while I'm enjoying all these awesome games!!!

Games for Daddy:

  • Asassin's Creed 3
  • Last Story
  • Tekken Tag Tournament 2

Games for the Family:

  • New Super Mario Bros. U
  • Pikimin 3
  • Rayman Legends
  • Scribblenauts Unlimited
  • Wii Fit U

 This ratio of 3:5 daddy to family games makes it ok, right? Right?

Posted on June 8, 2012 .

Some customers getting Xenoblade Chronicles pre-order a day early

So... I just got a call from my EBGames shop (GameStop in Canada) where I'd pre-ordered the upcoming Wii title Xenoblade Chronicles. It's scheduled for release on April 6th in North America.

But since the April 6th is Good Friday, and the store is not open, they are letting me pick up the game on Thursday April 5th instead.

Good Friday indeed. :D

UPDATE: Apparently this is old news, Canada is getting it April 5th, US April 6th.

Posted on April 3, 2012 .