Rise of the Tomb Raider a FLOP?

Game News: Rise of the Tomb Raider a FLOP?

Release the same day as the biggest video game of the year, they said. Go Xbox exclusive, they said. What could go wrong

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  • WellForFoxSake FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    Agree with the bad timing sentiment--not only were they going up against a few AAA titles, but the titles were in different arenas (FPS, ARPG, etc.), which spreads buyers even more thin. I even got side-tracked by the xBox One version of the Definitive Edition going free with gold a couple of months ago. When I got the urge to play when the new game was released, I just started a new campaign on the Definitive Edition insetad of pulling out the 360.

  • Hatchling001 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    I loved the first tomb raider and WILL buy this one, but you guys are so right. I got Halo 5, played it for a couple weeks till I got COD: BO3, played it till I got Fallout 4 a few days ago and I know Fallout is gonna keep me busy till 2017, with me bouncing into H5 and COD occasionally for multiplayer breaks. Sorry Lara, its not the money with me, I just am so busy I don't have time for us.

  • ClodeWagon FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    I will buy this game because I thoroughly enjoyed the first one, however I will not buy an Xbox to buy this game. Can't afford 2 consoles.

  • Lowgun4 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    Rise of the Tomb-Monger

  • Ducckk FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    I 100% would have bought this game if it came out on PC the same day as it did on the Xbox One. I wouldn't have played it for a few weeks (or months) due to Fallout 4 being awesome, but I just think it was silly that they did that exclusivity dealio.

    • ClodeWagon FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 year ago

      Yeah, I might have waited for the first price drop since I knew I would be busy with Fallout, but I will buy it for PS4 when they let me.

  • andymccabe42 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    Have to appreciate that we're not hearing about bugs and shit and they decided to release the game with "polish" and gave it to the player(even if it is less than half of them) when it was finished, it's a good quality game from everything I've seen, but what would I know I only have the most popular console, so sales probably will pick up. But yeah, exclusivity is a load of bollicks

  • andymccabe42 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    Jon on The Know, good call. He's not as depressed as you'd imagine he would be after 41 episode of On The Spot

  • ArcticCascade FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Silence

    1 year ago

    I'd love to get this game, but it's just bad timing for me, budget-wise. I might pick it up next month.

  • GreyGhost9036 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Angry Beaver

    1 year ago

    Just because a game only sells on one system the same day as fallout doesn't mean it would sell poorly. StarCraft 2 sold 1 million day one. I'm looking forward to Tomb Raider on PC.

    • IanMacIntyre FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 year ago

      StarCraft 2 didn't come out the same day as a fallout game.

      StarCraft 2 released in July 2010 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/StarCraft_II:_Wings_...

      Fallout NV released in October 2010 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fallout:_New_Vegas

      In addition StarCraft and Fallout aim for slightly different markets as StarCraft is a real time strategy while Fallout is Action/Adventure game. Tomb Raider aims for a similar market as Fallout.

  • fuzz197 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    I really want to play this game, I loved the last one. But not enough money to get another major game right now. I'll probably be grabbing it in a month, once I have cash. It kinda sucks that its not doing to great (albeit marketing & sales dropped the ball on that one with the release date), I do enjoy Crystal Dynamics as a dev.

  • AlthiosGames FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    Not going to lie, I'm actually pretty glad it's selling poorly. That's what Square Enix gets for fucking over PS/PC fans of Tomb Raider.

  • ScruffyNerfherder FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    I played and beat Rise of the Tomb Raider. It was a great game. I have barely touched Fallout 4.

  • DDragon7 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    Would love to play, cause it looks fun as hell, but sadly I'll have to wait a long time as a PS4 and Mac player

  • forgottenlor FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    Want to see it do well, don't own an 8th gen console, can't help yet.

  • TheSnowFox FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Lone Wanderer

    1 year ago

    It looks like a great game can't wait till it comes to PC in spring. I maybe done with fallout 4 by then.

  • Baldur5 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 year ago

    Of course the game only sold a third of what the first one sold, it's only out on one third of its platforms. The sales numbers will skyrocket from here once the game is actually, completely released.

    • DDragon7 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 year ago

      Don't forget tho that there is usually far less marketing in the budget around secondary releases (unless you are GTA V and have all the money in the world), so by the time it is being released by next year on PS4, there will be a lot of people who have forgotten about it