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"Homefront has been claimed (by THQ) to be THQ's most pre-ordered game in the company's history, stocks fell dramatically after receiving midline reviews. THQ fired back and said that first day sales totaled around 375,000. Implying that investors had jumped ship early. Is THQ correct? Is Homefront profitable?"
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"...Pachter continued and said that 375,000 is actually a disappointing start, not a cause for celebration.

“375,000 units on the first day is an admirable figure, but assuming that investor expectations on Monday were that the game would sell three million units or more, I'd say that it is a disappointing start, particularly given the mediocre reviews,” Pachter said. .."
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From what i've read, it was a great concept that got rushed out the door. The sales figures are not very surprising to me.
    
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I think they kinda shot themselves in the foot.... If the single player would have been a few hours longer I don't think it would have gotten that bad of reviews.

I also think that If people played the MP for a while before writing their reviews it would be a totally different story because the MP is quite fantastic!
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Shucks... I was expecting an article that was a couple of pages.

But I'm not sure that Homefront can really be profitable, even in the short run. I've played the single player a few times through (I'm a Steam achievement junkie) and I'm not terribly impressed. From other articles I've read, it seems that most people expected Homefront to really deliver on the compelling backstory it paints, but it was really a weak attempt when it came time to deliver. For a game that carries a full price tag, I was expecting at least a few more missions, or at least some character development (7 missions total, VERY little character development) and this just makes the game lackluster.

And it's not just the single player. The multiplayer isn't nearly as fleshed out as it could be. Only 2 game modes and servers constantly prone to lag. Something needs to be updated with the game.

Now while that my have seemed like a rant, I'm just using it to feed into the fact that there are lots of new games coming out that are vying to be the new first person shooter that everyone has to have (Crysis comes to mind), fighting over the ashes of the not extremely engaging Black Ops. So while they may have had a great deal of preorders, in the end, they aren't going to have continued sales, especially amidst lackluster reviews (which are quite common).
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the sales are doing just fine for the game.

its not like they spent 30-40 million on the product. Which means they dont need to sell nearly as much to be profitable.

all in all its pachter though. its not like anything he says ever makes sense or is intelligent.


I would like to point out something interesting. Homefront gets marked off for things that other similar games have done, but they didnt get marked off. Take the buggy nature of blops on the PS3 and PC, along with the short campaign, and weak graphics, then look at the reviews. Big titles get alot more slack when it comes to problems with the game. When you are a newcomer, generally you get eaten alive, even though the games are of pretty much exact quality.
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Originally Posted by Vhati;12828003 
the sales are doing just fine for the game.

its not like they spent 30-40 million on the product. Which means they dont need to sell nearly as much to be profitable.


all in all its pachter though. its not like anything he says ever makes sense or is intelligent.

In that same aspect, I've played free mods that are better.

The game is a great time filler though. Runs fine too, which is rare for games nowadays.
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should have made a sp that was worth the price you sold it at. i'll pick up homefront when it hits the steam bin for 7.50-10.00. even then i'm paying 2 dollars and some change per hour of gameplay.
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should have made a sp that was worth the price you sold it at. i'll pick up homefront when it hits the steam bin for 7.50-10.00. even then i'm paying 2 dollars and some change per hour of gameplay.

You shouldn't feel too bad about that. Back in the day all we had was arcade games that could cost you $30 an hour, one quarter at a time.
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They release mod tools for PC, I really believe this can be quite amazing, I still like it how it is, But mod tools is where its at.
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Originally Posted by Vhati;12828003 
I would like to point out something interesting. Homefront gets marked off for things that other similar games have done, but they didnt get marked off. Take the buggy nature of blops on the PS3 and PC, along with the short campaign, and weak graphics, then look at the reviews. Big titles get alot more slack when it comes to problems with the game. When you are a newcomer, generally you get eaten alive, even though the games are of pretty much exact quality.

This x10
    
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