Why They’re on Crack…

This kind of hits it home in terms of how full of crap some of these “PC Game CEOs” are….doesn’t it:

Despite that most sales of Sins of a Solar Empire thus far have been through TotalGaming.net (direct digital download), Sins topped the charts last month at retail for PC games.

Here are the stats courtesy of NPD:

February 2008

Call Of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
Sins Of A Solar Empire
World Of Warcraft: Battle Chest
The Sims 2 Free Time Expansion Pack
World Of Warcraft: Burning Crusade Expansion Pack
World Of Warcraft
The Orange Box
The Sims 2 Deluxe
The Sims: Castaway Stories
Sins of a Solar Empire was released in February. No CD/DVD copy protection included. One other note, NPD doesn’t include sales at Walmart where a significant percentage of the sales of Sins of a Solar Empire occurred. Unofficial tallies we’ve received internally put Sins at #1.

Thank you so much for your support!

We hope over the coming weeks and months we are able to keep the game fun and interesting for you as we continue to provide free updates based on your feedback! Free updates is our version of “copy protection”.

Things to note:
– Sins main avenue of revenue is from digital downloads…yet it still hit #2 on the PC Retail sales list.
– No copy right protection…yet they still hit the #2 position.
– They’re an independent game developer…yet they still hit the #2 position.
– It was a “small budget” operation…yet they still hit the #2 position.

What are they getting that others in the industry aren’t? Answer that and you can start your own PC game company and still be successful.

D out.

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