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July 12th, 2012, 18:52
Originally Posted by Wulf View Post
Re:- Probably the biggest mistake was releasing the PC version before this one.

That ain't necessarily so..

Risen 1 got some really trash review scores mainly from the console casuals but better reviews from PC types, therefore the strategy to read the more favourable PC review firstly would understandably have the better impact - in which case a stagger strategy makes some sense.

(similar to Count Choc's thoughts)
I used to think staggering releases provided more opportunities to re-promote your title. With shorter news cycles and fickle buyers, I'm not so sure. Not only is the game older in the eyes of consumers, but retailers have an excuse to order less units. For example, perhaps Wal-Mart orders less copies of the Xbox version if the PC version has already been sitting on their shelves for a few months.
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