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Sam & Max - Sales Numbers?

posted by dunkpork on - last edited - Viewed by 838 users

I'd like to hear how well, or not well, Sam & Max is doing.

It's of interest to me, in that I hope to see this as a continuing endeavor.

Is it paying off, financially, yet? Is it enough to keep Telltale games doing business?

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  • It's doing well. :)

    We can't give out numbers, of course, but we're all very happy with the sales so far!

  • @Emily said: It's doing well. :)

    We can't give out numbers, of course, but we're all very happy with the sales so far!

    Awesome!
    Keep em comin and I'll keep payin! :D

  • I won't be asking for numbers--but I'm wondering if Gametap gives you guys figures on how many users have downloaded/played the game, which would be helpful for you guys to gauge whether or not the deal you made with them was worth it or not, since I'd assume many (though not necessarily all) of the people playing on Gametap would have potentially paid you guys instead. Moot point right now, but maybe useful down the road, say for asking Gametap for more money the next season or taking your chances at going it alone without them.

  • I was wondering about this as well - because it seems that the quality of this first episode is outstanding and I can only see you guys getting better and better. If you have already managed to recieve a reasonable sales figure, it will only get better when word of mouth spreads and future installments brings the series to new heights.

    At this point I hate to think of a time when there won't be a Sam & Max episode waiting for me at the end of a month - I hope there are many more more series to come after this and there wont be too much of a wait between them (although I can imagine the burnout after each six :P ). But simply - more sales = more Sam & Max. And so its great to hear things are already going well :p

  • They made 6 trillion bucks for CULTURE SHOCK.

    Source: FBI. I just called 'em and they told me when I said my name was April O'Neal, reporter for Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle news.

  • I guess the numbers of copies sold are between 100 and 10000000.

  • @numble said: I won't be asking for numbers--but I'm wondering if Gametap gives you guys figures on how many users have downloaded/played the game

    I haven't heard anything like this, but we do know that Sam & Max continues to be the most played game on GameTap. It's been at the top of the list since it debuted there on Oct 17.

  • Ah well, maybe they will. I think one of the hidden benefits of Gametap is all the information they can surreptitiously gather on their users. It really looks like the mechanisms are in place for them to figure out how long a user plays a certain game. Though inexact--(you don't know if they're playing it multiple times, still going through their first pass, or are letting their friends or family members play it), combined with demographic profiles and data on their habits with other games (are they users that play Tetris and Pac-Man, or Space Quest and Last Express)--and boom, instant market research!

    But 3 weeks on the top of the list, even after their release of Contra and Silent Hill 2, is sure to bold well for you guys.

  • I was just wondering: what is the reason behind Telltale's (and other companies) policy not to release sales numbers? A recent example is a well known company stating that its most recent game has already garnered a million sales (I would use names, but I fear that could be considered advertisement for the other company). Or will Telltale be releasing figures later, and just isn't wanting to release figures early?

    Ooh, another example. Movie revenues are always reported by the week. I guess I am just interested in seeing the number of sales to see how big the fan base currently is. But if the numbers can't, and wont ever be released, I will be happy to hear "It is doing well" or, even better, "It is exceeding expectations." Yeah, that would be good to hear.

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