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#24211 nitrosmob   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   10607 Posts   Joined 15.0 Years Ago  

Posted 28 June 2019 - 04:35 PM

I think people buying LRG games expecting gold mines in the future are in for a rude awakening. Just buy them if you want physical copies. I have been supporting the shmups and VNs myself with some other ones like Toe Jam and Earl.



#24212 chrislaustin   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   7721 Posts   Joined 15.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 June 2019 - 05:00 PM

I hope people are not buying these with hopes of them becoming super valuable down the line. LRG are releasing so many different titles now, and in many cases in not incredibly limited numbers versus demand for said titles, that their games are not going to be worth a whole lot down the line in most cases.

I think people buying LRG games expecting gold mines in the future are in for a rude awakening. Just buy them if you want physical copies. I have been supporting the shmups and VNs myself with some other ones like Toe Jam and Earl.

If anyone is even remotely thinking about using these games as some investment needs their heads examined, and on top of that they haven't being paying much attention for the last few years. Outside of these last very limited Vita releases, and an occasional PS4/NS title, most of LRG offerings in recent times can be had for less than what they where originally offered for.

 

While I had no doubt this SW stuff would sell out at some point, I never saw any great demand either, but that's cool, as not every "limited" item needs to be the most desired of all time(sell out in seconds/minutes). If LRG is making funds offering something others want to add to their collections, or just want a decent little collectible, why would I care? I'm sure over time, stuff like this will only grow in demand, as more potential buyers find out about said items coming to market.



#24213 62t   Zune Duck! CAGiversary!   20343 Posts   Joined 16.8 Years Ago  

Posted 28 June 2019 - 05:34 PM

The NES and GB games are fine, but I still have no idea how they are going to sell over 10,000 copes of Bounty Hunter



#24214 sephiroth61787   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   831 Posts   Joined 14.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 28 June 2019 - 08:14 PM


I think he is talking about downloads not that they LRG sold that many copys



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No, it's sold nearly 17,000 copies between both platforms

It’s LRG that sold that many copies. Not downloads.

#24215 nightc1   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   3772 Posts   Joined 16.1 Years Ago  

Posted 28 June 2019 - 08:30 PM

On the Power Rangers CE's, Josh Mentioned on twitter in the same thread that any units unsold of the CE's just wouldn't be manufactured.  So they won't be stuck with unsold inventory.   Glad they aren't under contract for a specific number of units.



#24216 DS9   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   502 Posts   Joined 15.8 Years Ago  

Posted 28 June 2019 - 10:27 PM

Fuckin sad it all sold out but GB CE atm.



#24217 MaximusDM   What is a man!? CAGiversary!   482 Posts   Joined 11.3 Years Ago  

Posted 28 June 2019 - 11:20 PM

On the Power Rangers CE's, Josh Mentioned on twitter in the same thread that any units unsold of the CE's just wouldn't be manufactured.  So they won't be stuck with unsold inventory.   Glad they aren't under contract for a specific number of units.

That's normally not how it works when they produce these things, so I'm not sure I buy that.



#24218 BrandonJF   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   741 Posts   Joined 12.9 Years Ago  

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Posted 29 June 2019 - 01:21 AM

Maybe 2,000 was the sweet spot for those NES/GB CEs?   That Bounty Hunter CE is still available, so I guess "Star Wars" doesn't necessarily guarantee a quick sell out for everything.  



#24219 nightc1   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   3772 Posts   Joined 16.1 Years Ago  

Posted 29 June 2019 - 04:56 AM

That's normally not how it works when they produce these things, so I'm not sure I buy that.


It is odd, but given the game isn’t done and they supposedly sold a lot of standalone copies maybe that gives them some flexibility to lower the number of CEs. What would be kind of nice is to get more info on the final production size for each game since so much now is open preorder which makes it difficult to see how limited these limited run games really are.

#24220 Josef   Raising Acts! CAGiversary!   13464 Posts   Joined 17.4 Years Ago  

Posted 29 June 2019 - 05:05 AM

It’s LRG that sold that many copies. Not downloads.

 

 

On the Power Rangers CE's, Josh Mentioned on twitter in the same thread that any units unsold of the CE's just wouldn't be manufactured.  So they won't be stuck with unsold inventory.   Glad they aren't under contract for a specific number of units.

Keep in mind that in the 17K sold figure Josh is quoting he is likely counting the number ordered from the unnamed B&M retailer that will be selling it.  Figure a minimum of 10K for that retailer (5K for each platform).  Then divvy the remaining 7K across both standard and CE for Switch/PS4. I think the Switch sold around 2K CEs and the PS4 around 800 CEs before they took away the minimums, so that's about 2800 allotted to the CEs on both platforms and 4200 sold across the standard editions across both platforms. 

 

I am totally estimating a lot of the numbers, but when you factor in all the copies being sold to the B&M retailer that will be carrying it, the sell through to regular LRG customers doesn't seem particularly impressive.



#24221 sephiroth61787   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   831 Posts   Joined 14.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 29 June 2019 - 06:27 AM

Keep in mind that in the 17K sold figure Josh is quoting he is likely counting the number ordered from the unnamed B&M retailer that will be selling it. Figure a minimum of 10K for that retailer (5K for each platform). Then divvy the remaining 7K across both standard and CE for Switch/PS4. I think the Switch sold around 2K CEs and the PS4 around 800 CEs before they took away the minimums, so that's about 2800 allotted to the CEs on both platforms and 4200 sold across the standard editions across both platforms.

I am totally estimating a lot of the numbers, but when you factor in all the copies being sold to the B&M retailer that will be carrying it, the sell through to regular LRG customers doesn't seem particularly impressive.


Just conjecture at this point. We’ll never really know.

#24222 needler420   car title is lost CAGiversary!   2492 Posts   Joined 10.9 Years Ago  

Posted 30 June 2019 - 05:25 PM

You guys should check out Sega 16 thoughts and opinions on LRG. Some of you are earning the title of being called a collectard.



#24223 Dr_dreadful   Banned Banned   393 Posts   Joined 2.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 30 June 2019 - 06:01 PM

You guys should check out Sega 16 thoughts and opinions on LRG. Some of you are earning the title of being called a collectard.

 

OH NO! A random internet stranger out of 7.5 billion people of which I'll never know, meet, or care about typed some words online about me/us? Lordy lordy whatever will I do? My life is over and my feelings shattered!



#24224 needler420   car title is lost CAGiversary!   2492 Posts   Joined 10.9 Years Ago  

Posted 30 June 2019 - 09:12 PM

OH NO! A random internet stranger out of 7.5 billion people of which I'll never know, meet, or care about typed some words online about me/us? Lordy lordy whatever will I do? My life is over and my feelings shattered!

 

Enjoy your $30 dollar burger king glitchfest indie games.



#24225 Josef   Raising Acts! CAGiversary!   13464 Posts   Joined 17.4 Years Ago  

Posted 30 June 2019 - 10:28 PM

Don't think its been mentioned here yet but LRG is planning a July 4th blowout sale (similar to their January 1st sale) where excess stock of a lot of older titles will be put up, along with blind boxes again.



#24226 Jhingles  

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Posted 30 June 2019 - 10:43 PM

Don't think its been mentioned here yet but LRG is planning a July 4th blowout sale (similar to their January 1st sale) where excess stock of a lot of older titles will be put up, along with blind boxes again.


Thank you for mentioning this! There are a few titles I've had my eye on that have been sold out for awhile now!

#24227 GtoTheNextLevel  

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Posted 30 June 2019 - 10:57 PM

Has anyone received their Lumines Remastered Block Rockin’ Beats editions yet? They sent me a tracking number a little over a month ago with no traction so I’m just curious.

#24228 bojay1997   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   6719 Posts   Joined 17.6 Years Ago  

Posted 01 July 2019 - 12:08 AM

Don't think its been mentioned here yet but LRG is planning a July 4th blowout sale (similar to their January 1st sale) where excess stock of a lot of older titles will be put up, along with blind boxes again.

Are you sure it's happening?  I believe Douglas tweeted a couple weeks back that they didn't have time to pull stock, so it has been postponed.



#24229 Josef   Raising Acts! CAGiversary!   13464 Posts   Joined 17.4 Years Ago  

Posted 01 July 2019 - 12:29 AM

Are you sure it's happening?  I believe Douglas tweeted a couple weeks back that they didn't have time to pull stock, so it has been postponed.

Oh ok.  I was just going by what they said in their last Fireside Chat which I finally had a chance to watch.  It may very well have changed since then (a little over a week ago).



#24230 denpanosekai  

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Posted 01 July 2019 - 12:47 AM

Enjoy your $30 dollar burger king glitchfest indie games.

Specifically which game are you talking about?



#24231 Zenaphobe Zerj   Deep Sea Lurker CAGiversary!   625 Posts   Joined 10.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 01 July 2019 - 12:58 AM

Hope they show what's going to be the price of the Transistor CE tomorrow. This has been the only game I want to buy a copy on each platform, but I don't want to spend $100+ if I don't have to.

 

Edit: Also looks like Giga Wrecker Alt is up on Best Buy if anyone is interested. The alt box art looks like the CE art, which I like better anyway.

 

https://www.bestbuy....p?skuId=6358567



#24232 Loose Rattled Gamer   Banned Banned   609 Posts   Joined 2.8 Years Ago  

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Posted 01 July 2019 - 01:01 AM

Specifically which game are you talking about?

Loose Rattling Games entire catalogue minus a few.

 

 

:beer:



#24233 Madzane  

Posted 01 July 2019 - 02:30 AM

Hope they show what's going to be the price of the Transistor CE tomorrow. This has been the only game I want to buy a copy on each platform, but I don't want to spend $100+ if I don't have to.
 
Edit: Also looks like Giga Wrecker Alt is up on Best Buy if anyone is interested. The alt box art looks like the CE art, which I like better anyway.
 
https://www.bestbuy....p?skuId=6358567


Hate to say but I’m about done supporting LRG any time they have a print run with Best Buy (talking CEs here). The BB version always ships before the one I ordered months before. Why am I scrambling to order a release when it equates always being last in line? Seriously LRG what’s the point to direct business to you?

#24234 Jurai  

Posted 01 July 2019 - 02:34 AM

Hate to say but I’m about done supporting LRG any time they have a print run with Best Buy (talking CEs here). The BB version always ships before the one I ordered months before. Why am I scrambling to order a release when it equates always being last in line? Seriously LRG what’s the point to direct business to you?

 

To provide their struggling business with interest free loans

 

FWIW giga wrecker alt doesnt ship from BB til late July, which I believe is about what LRG was targeting for release?



#24235 topchief1   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   614 Posts   Joined 13.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 01 July 2019 - 05:38 AM

Reviews on it were mediocre anyways. I was glad i skipped it when they were selling it before we even knew whether the game was any good or not

#24236 Zenaphobe Zerj   Deep Sea Lurker CAGiversary!   625 Posts   Joined 10.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 01 July 2019 - 06:24 PM

Admittedly, the logic doesn't make much sense, but buying from LRG is just ensuring you get a copy, as there are no guarantees with BBY. Granted, that hasn't become an issue yet, but you never know. I also stopped buying games you could get through Best Buy though, as I can save on shipping.



#24237 nightc1   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   3772 Posts   Joined 16.1 Years Ago  

Posted 01 July 2019 - 07:47 PM

You guys should check out Sega 16 thoughts and opinions on LRG. Some of you are earning the title of being called a collectard.

I couldn't find what you were referring too.  A link would be helpful if you want people to check out something.

 

As far as that term, I don't think we have anyone left that actually buys every release on every platform.   There was plenty of negativity/confusion in the logic behind releasing repros of common cheap and fairly mediocre quality games.    Still, there was no link to read it... so maybe it was about something else?



#24238 addicted2games   游戏玩家为生活 !! CAGiversary!   4426 Posts   Joined 17.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 02 July 2019 - 01:29 AM

I couldn't find what you were referring too.  A link would be helpful if you want people to check out something.

 

 

I am thinking its this thread:

 

http://www.sega-16.c...ited-quantities



#24239 nightc1   CAG Veteran CAGiversary!   3772 Posts   Joined 16.1 Years Ago  

Posted 02 July 2019 - 01:59 PM

I am thinking its this thread:

 

http://www.sega-16.c...ited-quantities

I don't think they brought up anything we haven't discussed/argued about in this thread.  The gist of what they are discussing there is the concept of limited production runs of games across all sites and the artificial inflation of interest in titles.  It's less about LRG directly and more about these businesses.   Ultimately these business only survive by being limited.   The one thing LRG has at least done as a benefit is change to unlimited open preorders for vanilla switch games and some PS4 games and they stopped publishing the production size of releases with open preorders so there's no rarity information to drive up demand.  That makes it where everyone that wants the game can at least get the vanilla version and the secondary market has suffered driving the flippers to target the vita (which will be over soon enough).  Plus with BB carrying some games that has eaten into those trying to exploit the games as being rare.

 

The person's question about what they can do to stop limited print games is ... absolutely nothing but watch and see what happens.



#24240 Tothoro  

Posted 02 July 2019 - 04:44 PM

Transistor CE details:

 

https://twitter.com/...772087740702720