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http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news...n-Dead-Space-3


Very disappointing when games like those don't sell well. I think Dead Space series is one of the better horror type games out. I personally prefer it over Resident Evil, and I'm sure Resident evil outsells Dead Space by quite a large margin.
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because moms hate it bro.
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Better question would be why didn't Mirror's Edge sell well?
 
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Better question would be why didn't Mirror's Edge sell well?
Wasn't the main character a female? That is one of the reasons, seeing how most gamers are males and alot of males have problems playing female characters. I personally don't mind playing as a chick but alot of buyers do.
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Better question would be why didn't Mirror's Edge sell well?
probably because the advertising was weak.
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I dont think Dead space sold well because on the PC dead space 1 controls were absolutely horrid & part 1 & 2 are very repetitive. Ive beaten both & honestly they arent that great of a game
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I'm a PC gamer. The only console in my house is a first gen xbox. I've heard that Dead Space 1 is great on consoles, but I wouldn't know. I bought the PC version when Steam had it on sale a few weeks ago. I tried it out, and it seems like it could be a good game, but it feels really clunky and unpolished on PC. I would be willing to give Dead Space 2 a shot, but not until I can grab it for <$20. I'm not paying full price for a sequel when I was less than impressed with the original. I hear that it's a good game, but people say the same about the original.
 
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I dont think Dead space sold well because on the PC dead space 1 controls were absolutely horrid & part 1 & 2 are very repetitive. Ive beaten both & honestly they arent that great of a game
Well, I think it was saying overall and not just pointing at the pc. I think EA will probably have Dead Space 3 for the pc too if it sold good enough to warrant it. And 3rd person games on the pc usually work better with a controller. You played the dead space games with a mouse and keyboard? This isn't a first person shooter. Or unless you're talking about even with a controller the first game did feel kind of stiff compared to the sequel, which I'd agree a bit on.
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Control scheme was absolutely abysmal.
I think I played it for about 30 minutes and never touched it again.

Occasionally someone will really like a game that's either a turd or is unpopular.
Doesn't really reflect the market's opinion of perceived value/quality of certain titles.
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I have dead space 1 & 2 for consoles also as well as on the PC. I still stand my ground as to why it didnt sell well. Weak advertising, Horrible part 1 on PC, Repetitive all the way around. The series is not that great at all. I found myself struggling to keep focused. I barely paid anything for them either & I felt like I was ripped off.

also you have word of mouth. Users like myself who played the game & you go around telling people that want to buy it if it was good or not. I prolly told a few hundred people the game was weak and repetitive so right there ruins game sales.

I dont lie to people if the game stunk im going to tell the truth.
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