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Doomstink

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#13602843 Limited Run Games Thread - Upcoming release day: Oxenfree, Curses `N Chaos, a...

Posted by Doomstink on 18 January 2017 - 02:23 PM

I applaud the upgrades, but maybe they should have a dry run before this goes live, as I foresee possible issues, and trying it the day of? "Interesting" is the least of my concerns.

It's quite literally just a button that adds multiple items to the cart at the same time. It doesn't have any other bearing on functionality - it'll just save people from needing to jump between product pages to add items to their cart. There shouldn't be any reason why it would cause issues for people.




#13600897 Limited Run Games Thread - Upcoming release day: Oxenfree, Curses `N Chaos, a...

Posted by Doomstink on 16 January 2017 - 11:11 PM

Seems odd LE has 4800 of these and they are gone in 3 minutes while campos only suppose to have what 2500? Few hours in after selling a bunch yesterday and they aren't sold out yet. Starting to think the print run is higher than what they stated.

Below is our actual order with Sony.

 

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7,500 printed. 7,300 sold. 4,800 through us, 2,500 through Campo Santo. 200 copies split between us and the devs as promotional copies for backstock and employees/friends/family.

 

As with every game, the deeper we get into selling inventory, sales slow down as more people get what they want. We didn't advertise Campo Santo's sale anywhere outside of Twitter and Facebook. Our primary driver of sales is our newsletter with 30K subscribers. If anything, the length of time this was in stock via Campo Santo probably deterred resellers. Also, Campo Santo was aggressively canceling and banning people who were breaking limits so restocks were constantly coming. Resellers and scalpers were probably getting banned left and right as they had no code enforcement on their shop for the 2 per customer limit.

 

We're 100% honest about our print run sizes. My account manager at Sony's factory follows our newsletter. Being dishonest wouldn't slide and would put me in serious legal trouble.




#13600141 Nintendo Switch Preorder Thread - $299.99 March 3rd.

Posted by Doomstink on 16 January 2017 - 04:18 AM

Don't forget about Pikmin and Melee coming out within a month of launch.

I feel like the that gen was the last time when launches werent so objectively mediocre/bad. I thought the ps2 launch was meh at the time, but it was pretty fun looking back. I don't remember what the OG Xbox had besides Halo and PGR, but having Halo alone is enough to put it on par with recent launches.

Dead of Alive 3, Munch's Oddysee, Fuzion Frenzy, Tony Hawk 2X - probably more but I don't remember. Max Payne came out shortly after launch too. Xbox had a really solid launch - something for everyone.

PlayStation 2 had this...

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#13600118 Smaller/Obscure/Limited Physical Release Deals and Discussion Thread

Posted by Doomstink on 16 January 2017 - 03:51 AM

Industry Giant II is $39.99 on PSN. Where are you getting a $30 markup from?


#13600110 Limited Run Games Thread - Upcoming release day: Oxenfree, Curses `N Chaos, a...

Posted by Doomstink on 16 January 2017 - 03:45 AM

will firewatch run in 4k on the pro?


The game runs at 2,560 x 1,440 on PS4 Pro, while the interface will render at 4K.


#13599879 Limited Run Games Thread - Upcoming release day: Oxenfree, Curses `N Chaos, a...

Posted by Doomstink on 16 January 2017 - 12:43 AM

I've checked the email link a few times and never saw it in stock... how are people still able to order it this late? I just see an "Item unavailable. Want it?" button that doesn't nothing when I click it.


As far as I can tell they may have been slowly adding more into inventory. It seems to have sold out multiple times so that would be the only explanation for that.


#13598653 Limited Run Games Thread - Upcoming release day: Oxenfree, Curses `N Chaos, a...

Posted by Doomstink on 15 January 2017 - 12:08 AM

BTW I finished firewatch yesterday and it's super good. Easily my favorite lrg release so far. Then xeodrifter and soldner and octodad.


Glad you enjoyed it! Did you ever use the physical map instead of the in-game one?


#13593690 Limited Run Games Thread - Upcoming release day: Oxenfree, Curses `N Chaos, a...

Posted by Doomstink on 12 January 2017 - 12:48 PM

Going crazy here. What game is up next??


Oxenfree, Curses 'N Chaos, and Aqua Kitty.


#13593540 Limited Run Games Thread - Upcoming release day: Oxenfree, Curses `N Chaos, a...

Posted by Doomstink on 12 January 2017 - 04:34 AM

I ordered Skullgirls with Volume so that I'd save on shipping. Does this mean my Volume copy is now delayed as well? I'm afraid whenever I get Skullgirls copy physical the Volume copy is going to get lost in the shuffle.


We have 600 copies of Volume stowed away nicely in our storage room to fulfill all the Skullgirls + Volume orders. No need to worry! We've got you covered.


#13592925 Limited Run Games Thread - Upcoming release day: Oxenfree, Curses `N Chaos, a...

Posted by Doomstink on 11 January 2017 - 02:27 PM

We started switching up how boxes were sealed at the end of shipping Lone Survivor. We're using longer precut strips of tape now rather than wafer seals. There is only so much we can do, though, when shipping in a box already takes 3x as much time and effort versus a bubble mailer (effectively tripling the labor cost per package). If we add fumbling with tape and scissors, that's going to go off the rails fast. We'll sort it, though, don't worry.


#13592032 Limited Run Games Thread - Upcoming release day: Oxenfree, Curses `N Chaos, a...

Posted by Doomstink on 10 January 2017 - 02:10 PM

I'm beginning to think USPS opened a bunch of our boxes for inspection. There's no way the seals should look sliced or cut open but that seems to be getting reported a lot.


#13591864 Limited Run Games Thread - Upcoming release day: Oxenfree, Curses `N Chaos, a...

Posted by Doomstink on 10 January 2017 - 04:16 AM

We have 20,000+ of these boxes so they won't change any time soon. For reference, we went to E3 and no one knew who we were - it's very unlikely the postal workers have any inclination. We've been sealing the boxes with wafer tabs and I guess the adhesive isn't up to par or we need bigger stickers. We're looking into it!


#13590575 Limited Run Games Thread - Upcoming release day: Oxenfree, Curses `N Chaos, a...

Posted by Doomstink on 08 January 2017 - 04:34 PM

Yeah the bigger your operation gets the more of a pain in the ass it becomes trying to juggle square footage in a DC. You guys are at such an exciting point right now, it almost makes me want to be there again but then I remember the sleepless nights and losing weight from stress and I'm not so jealous anymore hah.

I understand if you don't want to share but I'm curious, how many square feet do you have in your warehouse?


The warehouse is probably only about 800 square feet. We have office/warehouse flex space and the office part takes up substantially more space.


#13590163 Limited Run Games Thread - Upcoming release day: Oxenfree, Curses `N Chaos, a...

Posted by Doomstink on 07 January 2017 - 09:35 PM

Silver Case will definitely ship in a box. Skullgirls will follow the same rules for box shipment as any other release at the moment.


#13589813 Limited Run Games Thread - Upcoming release day: Oxenfree, Curses `N Chaos, a...

Posted by Doomstink on 07 January 2017 - 04:59 AM

Congrats!