Wednesday, February 24, 2010

EXP Podcast #66: Fall Sales Wager Results

Remember back in October, when we tried to guess which new fall titles would be the biggest sellers of the season? This week, we reveal the much anticipated outcome. The whole experiment was much more complicated than we bargained for, but we came away with some interesting lessons about the allure of franchises, the supposed "casual/core" dichotomy, and the shadowy world of sales numbers.

Below is our list of the best selling games as well as our respective predictions. For those of you playing along, how did you do? Were there any big surprises? Did any of your favorites miss the list?

Also, you may want to take this opportunity to say "hi" to Jorge. You know, put any old arguments to rest, or maybe say something nice just to show you care. Life is unpredictable: one day you're on top of the world and next you're writhing in intestinal anguish after indulging in some laxative-infused tiramisu custard...

Actual List (as calculated by us):

1. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
2. New Super Mario Bros. Wii
3. Wii Fit Plus
4. Assassin's Creed 2
5. Left 4 Dead 2
6. Dragon Age: Origins
7. Borderlands
8. Uncharted 2: Among Thieves
9. DJ Hero
10. The Legend of Zelda: Spirit Tracks

Jorge's List:

1. Modern Warfare 2
2. New Super Mario Bros. Wii
3. Wii Fit Plus
4. Band Hero
5. Uncharted 2
6. Left 4 Dead 2
7. Assassins Creed 2
8. Lego Indiana Jones 2
9. DJ Hero
10. Dragon Age

Scott's List:

1. Wii Fit Plus
2. Modern Warfare 2
3. New Super Mario Bros Wii
4. Lego Indiana Jones 2
5. Dragon Age
6. Lego Rock Band
7. Assassin's Creed 2
8. Left 4 Dead 2
9. The Legend of Zelda: The Spirit Tracks
10. Brutal Legend

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Show notes:

- Run time: 28 min 11 sec
- Music provided by Brad Sucks

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