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CAGs Most Ordered in Q3 2009 - Amazon


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#1 CheapyD

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Posted 06 October 2009 - 03:00 AM

The following are CAGs most ordered games from Amazon.com (through CAG affliliate links) during Q3 2009 (July 1st to September 30th).

Thanks to Amazon's excellent store credit bonus deals, there were an usually large amount of pre-orders this quarter. Pre-order bonuses such as figures and books are nice, but clearly credit/gift cards are a much stronger incentive. As you will see from the chart, Halo 3: ODST smoked the competition, thanks in part to a $15 games credit and $5 MP3 credit.



Top 50 Breakdown (change from last quarter in parenthesis)
:360: 22 (-8)
:ps3: 11 (+9)
:wii: 7 (-1)
:ds: 7 (+1)
:psp: 2 (+2)
:ps2: 1 (-3)
:pc: 0 (0)

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Edited by CheapyD, 06 October 2009 - 02:47 PM.
fixed ps3 icon error, duplicate ODST comment, changed some wording


#2 Rouzhokuu

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Posted 06 October 2009 - 05:26 AM

I feel somewhat sorry for those 360 users that had to buy the inferior version of Batman: Arkham Asylum. =(

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Posted 06 October 2009 - 05:41 AM

I feel somewhat sorry for those 360 users that had to buy the inferior version of Batman: Arkham Asylum. =(


Aren't they both the same exact game?

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Posted 06 October 2009 - 05:44 AM

Just in case you didn't catch it, Halo 3: ODST smoked the competition. ;) Another fun fact PS3 improved 500%. Not bad not too great though.

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Posted 06 October 2009 - 06:05 AM

Aren't they both the same exact game?


Pretty much, PS3 does get Joker Challenge maps. He has less gadgets which makes it more challenging.

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Posted 06 October 2009 - 06:13 AM

:360: PlayStation 3 Slim 120 GB Console


I guess you can say M$ "owned" the ps3 this quarter.

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Posted 06 October 2009 - 06:18 AM

I was thinkin if Halo ODST isn't #1 everywhere in here this thread is a complete fail. lol

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Posted 06 October 2009 - 07:30 AM

Nice list but I think the fun facts are opinion's. Yes, Halo: ODST could've smoked the competition due to the pre-order bonuses, but that doesn't mean it did. Without a comment from everyone who purchased it we'll never know if the win was due to the bonuses or if people just really wanted the game. Same with Guitar Hero 5 outselling The Beatles Rock Band. Personally I was pretty sure GH5 was going to do better anyway, seeing as The Beatles probably had a limited number of fans being that I'd assume most Beatles fans don't play Xbox/PS3/Wii that much.

I know about ten people that would've purchased it had they owned a console and enjoyed playing games like that. However, gaming isn't their cup of tea, and I'm sure that's how many Beatles fans are. GH5 on the other hand caters to many more gamers and has a wide variety of bands for everyone's taste so it's no surprise it outsold Beatles. So one could say, without solid factual evidence, that GH5 won due to that and not because of the bonuses.

Though I think GH5 did have a bit of an edge due to the free Van Halen offer...

I didn't buy GH5 initially when it was out, I just picked up my Beatles: Rock Band, but just the other day when Amazon lowered GH5 for Xbox 360 to $29.99 for no reason at all, I picked it up with the game credits I had from other games, and a 10% off ECA code and it shipped for about $6.xx so it was quite a steal. GH5 for less than $10 = WIN. Would've cost me even more to rent it, so I'm glad I waited. And not to sure if I wanna get Van Halen anyway, doesn't really interest me, so I'm glad I waited and just got GH5 alone for much cheaper.

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Posted 06 October 2009 - 07:35 AM

I don't know anyone (even non-halo fans like myself) that DIDN'T buy this game. As for whether or not they knew about the deal or not they quickly learned this game wasn't worth full price. If not, they live under a rock.

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#10 weevles

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Posted 06 October 2009 - 08:08 AM

Thanks Cheapy! I was wondering what the hot hitters were this holiday!

A lot of surprises in there...

#11 kilm

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Posted 06 October 2009 - 08:33 AM

No PC games... interesting

#12 CheapyD

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Posted 06 October 2009 - 09:02 AM

Nice list but I think the fun facts are opinion's...

Correct...I changed the wording.

I guess you can say M$ "owned" the ps3 this quarter.

Oops...fixed.

Just in case you didn't catch it, Halo 3: ODST smoked the competition. ;) Another fun fact PS3 improved 500%. Not bad not too great though.

Yeah, that was a bit of an editing error too. Thanks!

#13 maxim2boobles

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Posted 06 October 2009 - 11:34 AM

Makes me sad :( that Borderlands is #48
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Posted 06 October 2009 - 11:40 AM

Yay for Demon's Souls :)
Did the regular edition not sell?

And is this in units or value?

#15 CheapyD

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Posted 06 October 2009 - 12:49 PM

Units ordered.

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Posted 06 October 2009 - 01:43 PM

I feel somewhat sorry for those 360 users that had to buy the inferior version of Batman: Arkham Asylum. =(

On Gametrailers, Invisible Walls did a show showing that the 360 version actually outsold the PS3 version even though, as well know the PS3 version had the Joker DLC.

#17 benjamouth

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Posted 06 October 2009 - 02:02 PM

Tales of Vesperia must have sold a helluva lot when it was a DOTD for $12.50 or whatever it was.

I missed it that day but luckily found a sealed copy for $10 in Target a couple of weeks later.

Nice list Cheapy, interesting to see what us CAGS are buying, I for one certainly bought ODST on the strength of the Amazon deals and the $50.99 price.

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#18 Nebenator

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Posted 06 October 2009 - 02:45 PM

I'm surprised GTA: Episodes from Liberty City was so far down the list

#19 SkippyDoorknob

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Posted 06 October 2009 - 03:02 PM

On Gametrailers, Invisible Walls did a show showing that the 360 version actually outsold the PS3 version even though, as well know the PS3 version had the Joker DLC.


Not surprising. The 360 has a larger install base than the PS3.

#20 Cubejam

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Posted 06 October 2009 - 03:04 PM

Good to see the Arcade console is still selling pretty well... I imagine that's all the premium owners buying a arcade console because their xbox got the RROD (like I did)
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#21 louiedog

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Posted 06 October 2009 - 03:09 PM

I'm surprised GTA: Episodes from Liberty City was so far down the list


Well, it doesn't come out until the end of the month, that might have something to do with it. If people bought the lost and the damned, they're probably just going to get gay tony as dlc, so the huge GTA IV fans probably won't be getting the package. And maybe some people are just being like me, waiting for the retail release to drop to like $20. Given the choice, if I'm going to pay $40 I'd rather just download both pieces and not have to put in another disc.

#22 bvharris

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Posted 06 October 2009 - 03:40 PM

Guitar Hero 5 (game only) for 360 was selling for $30 briefly the other day, which is when I bought it. Not sure if that was too late to be included in the total, but if it wasn't than that probably bumped it up a few spots as well.

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Posted 06 October 2009 - 04:55 PM

Wow, people are desperate for Kingdom Hearts!

#24 ohram

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Posted 06 October 2009 - 06:15 PM

This list makes me feel bad for canceling my Silent Hill pre-order. I would expect a game coming out in a month to do better. Or everyone is just waiting around for more information like me.
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#25 DPsx7

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Posted 06 October 2009 - 06:37 PM

It's sad to see people buying crappy 360 products, especially that Halo game which is nothing more than another childrens FPS that doesn't support M/KB.

On the other hand I didn't know CAG had affiliate links. I bought a number of those games (not all from Amazon) but I do it on my own and not through links I find. Surely if you include ALL sales then the PS3 versions would be performing better. Nice to see Wii and DS get some recognition too, they're great consoles as well.

#26 sublime90

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Posted 06 October 2009 - 07:08 PM

this is why we love amazon. the deals never end
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#27 SkippyDoorknob

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Posted 06 October 2009 - 07:38 PM

especially that Halo game which is nothing more than another childrens FPS that doesn't support M/KB.


Hmm... Unoriginal effort... I'll give you 3 out of 10 on the troll scale.

#28 Nebenator

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Posted 06 October 2009 - 07:46 PM

It's sad to see people buying crappy 360 products, especially that Halo game which is nothing more than another childrens FPS that doesn't support M/KB.

Indirect (maybe even subconscious) complaining of the lack of decent PC games- 8/10

Trolling against the Xbox 360 and Halo series- 2/10

#29 ChrisHookz

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Posted 06 October 2009 - 07:59 PM

It's sad to see people buying crappy 360 products, especially that Halo game which is nothing more than another childrens FPS that doesn't support M/KB.

On the other hand I didn't know CAG had affiliate links. I bought a number of those games (not all from Amazon) but I do it on my own and not through links I find. Surely if you include ALL sales then the PS3 versions would be performing better. Nice to see Wii and DS get some recognition too, they're great consoles as well.


lol, anyways i bought about 3 copys of Tales of Vespria when it was on the daily deals and resold 2 of them for $25 around my way, so that could be a reason it's so high on the list because others may have done the samething. Worth the 14.95 i paid though. :applause:

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#30 David Hibiki

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Posted 06 October 2009 - 09:46 PM

Amazon ODST deal was insane considering they dropped it another $9 on release day + $15 in Amazon credit. That's $24 off a new release game. How the hell is anyone able to pass up ODST unless they detest Halo?