THQN: Absolute majority of Metro Exodus revenue coming from consoles, no comment on PC sales

Peff

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From the other thread


Wingefors
- especially happy with the performance of #MetroExodus on digital platforms
- 'absolute majority' of the revenue comes from console platforms
- strong sales on both #PS4 and #XboxOne
- no comment on PC sales


Wingefors definitely doesn't want to talk about Epic Games Store. Metro Exodus did, after a small bit of hesitation, "a bit better than expected...in the beginning of the year". He's not excited. He bluntly discards the question of Satisfactory's sales performance on EGS lol.
 

Trice

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Well, I'm a big fan of Metro and I will wait until it releases on Steam. The anti-Epic sentiment is pretty significant, and it shows. Not surprised.

I think piracy has played a large part in it as well. I'd imagine some people were really pissed off and pirated the game to not give them a single cent.
 

Akoi

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I hope all the money the EGS gave them was worth alienating their fans on steam.
 

Trieu

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Am I misremembering or wasn't there news about Metro Exodus sales on EGS to be absolutely amazing and better than expected around the launch window?
 

Zoid

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Good, hopefully other games that went for EGS exclusivity do as poorly and it stops other publishers from doing the same.
 

Hanbei

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Well, I'm a big fan of Metro and I will wait until it releases on Steam. The anti-Epic sentiment is pretty significant, and it shows. Not surprised.

I think piracy has played a large part in it as well. I'd imagine some people were really pissed off and pirated the game to not give them a single cent.
That last second move from the publisher didn't really help too.
 

Bleu

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they dont care, that is what the egs payout was for. be profitable even if they sell 0 unit.
 

KorrZ

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Metro Exodus sales on PC strong in the beginning? You mean when people like me rushed to buy it on Steam before it was taken off for the Epic store?
 

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Am I misremembering or wasn't there news about Metro Exodus sales on EGS to be absolutely amazing and better than expected around the launch window?
IIRC, they were talking about how Exodus was doing better than the other two games on PC, but the wording danced around the fact that it had been available on Steam for the majority of the time it was up for pre-order.
 

JD3Nine

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Impossible. I was told repeatedly that PC gamers were just gonna shut up and use the EGS anyways.

Could it be that a lot of Era doesn’t have a clue when it comes to PC gaming?
 
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Madjoki

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But it sold 2.5x something.

Outside of this have we gotten an idea of how well games have performed on the EGS?
Metro Exodus is best selling game. WWZ second best selling (250k units).
We don't know what metric they used tho (units or revenue). Epic hasn't talked about other games nor publishers.

Metro Exodus sales on PC strong in the beginning? You mean when people like me rushed to buy it on Steam before it was taken off for the Epic store?
Seems to hint that way.
 

Xharos

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Good. Hopefully EGS exclusives do so terribly and damage the brands so much that it continues to make devs / pubs hesitant to make anti-consumer exclusivity deals.
Am I misremembering or wasn't there news about Metro Exodus sales on EGS to be absolutely amazing and better than expected around the launch window?
There as a cherry-picked, non-specific statement from Epic that said it sold 2.5x than Last Night did on Steam during some perioid of time, without specifying if it counted the Redux version (so it obviously didn't) and stuff like that... I don't remember the details but it was shady and intentionally vague lol.
 
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There is a problem here. Satisfactory is only available on Epic Games Store as far as I know and this game is credited as a "better than expected" performance, so I don't understand how Wingefors could have been disappointed ?

Net sales of business area Coffee Stain were SEK 98 million. In the quarter we had a successful early access launch of Satisfactory on the Epic Games store. The game’s launch performance exceeded management’s expectations at the time of our acquisition of Coffee Stain.
http://www.thqnordic-investors.com/en/financial-reports/?releaseId=3313007
 

morningbus

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We need something like an EGSpy website to help us figure out sales numbers.

Someone call the Steamspy guy. I'm sure he's not too busy right now.
 

data

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We need something like an EGSpy website to help us figure out sales numbers.

Someone call the Steamspy guy. I'm sure he's not too busy right now.
Can't be done. They don't have a public facing api that's good enough, especially with the other issues that seem to be going on in their backend
 

marzoo

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I cancelled my preorder and steam. even when it comes to steam i wont buy it because im not support business practices like that. guess im not the only one.
 

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Reset: Oh my god, don't work too hard developers! We value you - crunch is EVIL. 4A sacrificed so much to finish Metro: Last Light!

Also Reset: lmao glad your game sold badly, don't wrong us gamers again
 

dex3108

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they dont care, that is what the egs payout was for. be profitable even if they sell 0 unit.
A bit nebulous of course without concrete numbers, but even if they weren't great...



... there's that, so it doesn't matter.
Well it does matter. If i understood correctly Epic pays for guaranteed number of sold copies (let's say 500K) in advance. That means that until game reaches 500K sold copies publisher gets nothing. And point is to have constant income. So if game never reaches 500K sold copies on Epic Store publisher won;t get anymore money.
 

Joeyro

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Unlike Ubisoft that benefited greatly by getting a big push to uPlay, i don't see how these exclusive deals are good for publishers. I mean maybe franchise juggernauts like Borderlands 3 will be fine, but not less known ones.
 

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Reset: Oh my god, don't work too hard developers! We value you - crunch is EVIL. 4A sacrificed so much to finish Metro: Last Light!

Also Reset: lmao glad your game sold badly, don't wrong us gamers again
Reset: Don't complain, vote with your wallets!

Also Reset: Omg fucking GAMERS celebrating that voting with their wallets worked.

I can do this too
 
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Peff

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Reset: Oh my god, don't work too hard developers! We value you - crunch is EVIL. 4A sacrificed so much to finish Metro: Last Light!

Also Reset: lmao glad your game sold badly, don't wrong us gamers again
The game is otherwise successful, though.

But hey, knock yourself out shilling anti-consumer practices for a publisher who endorsed pedophilia.
 

KiLAM

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I don't think Metro Exodus sold badly overall. It probably underperformed on pc though.
 

ramoisdead

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Reset: Oh my god, don't work too hard developers! We value you - crunch is EVIL. 4A sacrificed so much to finish Metro: Last Light!

Also Reset: lmao glad your game sold badly, don't wrong us gamers again
First of all, most of us are laughing at Deep Silver, not 4A Games because the publisher was the one that made the deal for the game to be EGS exclusive, knowing full well how the series grew on PC and especially on Steam so they decided to yank it out of that store at the last minute without thinking how it will impact in sales.

Second, it's called voting with your wallet. I'm sure once 2020 comes and Exodus can be on multiple storefronts, people will support the game more.
 

papertowel

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If games were selling well on the EGS we'd be hearing a lot more. I don't think its a coincidence their big store wide sale happened right before E3, to make their numbers look better for those E3 meetings with publishers.
 

AJ_Wings

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So Epic was in fact full of shit when they reported (vaguely as fuck) the game's performance on EGS... L-O-L
 

Trieu

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IIRC, they were talking about how Exodus was doing better than the other two games on PC, but the wording danced around the fact that it had been available on Steam for the majority of the time it was up for pre-order.
Good. Hopefully EGS exclusives do so terribly and damage the brands so much that it continues to make devs / pubs hesitant to make anti-consumer exclusivity deals.

There as a cherry-picked, non-specific statement from Epic that said it sold 2.5x than Last Night did on Steam during some perioid of time, without specifying if it counted the Redux version (so it obviously didn't) and stuff like that... I don't remember the details but it was shady and intentionally vague lol.
oh Okay Is see. thanks!