View Full Version : SHIII POPULARITY..

03-30-2005, 09:17 PM
Does anyone know if this game is selling well? how does it compare to other top sellers? any figures yet? I noticed the forum got very busy.. but I am interested to know how its doing worldwide and if its reviving any interest on sims again.. I am also hoping that this sim will pave the way for many more to come.

03-30-2005, 09:24 PM
This is a thinking kind of game ... ergo I doubt it will garner the mass appeal of the cookie cutter real time strategy games - but heck, I am a bitter cynic so what do I know.

Here is hoping I am wrong ... this game DESERVES to be up there with the Warcraft's and the SIMS.


03-30-2005, 09:26 PM
Most, the time. Knobody knows how well anything sells. Usually Companies never release this kind of Info.

03-30-2005, 09:29 PM
According to this (http://www.pcgames.de/?menu=0206) it is up there with the Sims in germany.

03-30-2005, 09:41 PM
On play.com its 4th in the PC chart, just behind the sims 2 expansion pack so it can't be doing that badly.

03-30-2005, 10:28 PM
I tend to be a bit cynical as well. Given the fact that game developers always seem to want to dumb things down, I find it refreshing and enjoyable that someone released a game that really demands mental acuity and concentration. If it really sells well, it might change my viewpoint on the intelligence level of people today...err, well, maybe not. I deal with too many retail customers, I suppose.

03-30-2005, 10:28 PM
Its doing quite well IMO, I work part time at a store that sells this.

Keep in mind, the average age of people buying it are well out of their teens.So far ive sold this to one teenager and probobly a dozen guys closer to 30 =p

Hell of a game though.Good Sims are usually cult followings.

03-31-2005, 05:38 AM
Guess you're right. I'm 28... well 29 in a week. And i LOVE this game! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

03-31-2005, 05:49 AM
Its definately a thinking mans game, similar in a way I suppose to a game of chess.
especially when you come across several ships sailing at wiered angles to you and you have to start working out a strategy to attack-escape and evade.

making the game so was a gamble by Ubi devs as well. Arcade stye shoot-em-ups aimed at younger players are all the go...SH3 could easily have ended up "Quake on Sea" !

03-31-2005, 05:56 AM
Check here

It's a UK chart but seeing as the UK is the biggest PC game consumers (yes that's right, the UK buys more PC games than the US, US is more console) it is doing quite well.