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Psyringe: I was definitely surprised. Yes, the game had more than 20,000 votes on the wishlist, but:...
There were ads for it on a couple of sites, I think RPS had them, so that must have brought a bunch of people who were new to the site and many of those who may have forgotten about GOG or voted for SS2 a long time ago. Also, not everyone uses the wishlist, so one can only assume that the 'wishes' on the list is only a fraction of the people willing to pay for the game. I'm not surprised in the least if the number of buyers surpasses the wishes on the list for many of the games that are finally taken off the list when GOG manages to put them on sale.
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Psyringe: I was definitely surprised. Yes, the game had more than 20,000 votes on the wishlist, but:...
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El_Caz: There were ads for it on a couple of sites, I think RPS had them, so that must have brought a bunch of people who were new to the site and many of those who may have forgotten about GOG or voted for SS2 a long time ago. Also, not everyone uses the wishlist, so one can only assume that the 'wishes' on the list is only a fraction of the people willing to pay for the game. I'm not surprised in the least if the number of buyers surpasses the wishes on the list for many of the games that are finally taken off the list when GOG manages to put them on sale.
Well, yes, that's kind of what I said: The on- and offsite marketing more than compensated for the (expected) fact that not everyone who ever voted for the game on the wishlist will be present, able, and willing, to spend money on the game right away.

I'm not surprised that these effects exist, though I _am_ surprised that the former outweigh the latter for a game that had such a high visibility on the wishlist for such a long time. I'm happy that I was wrong though. :)
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Petrell: 27th best selling game on GOG.com after being sold for two months is quite and acomplishment but hardly suprising considering this is System Shock 2 we're talking about. Funny that NWN 2 needed 80% sale to surpass it :-p.
NWN2 is in the $20 category, while SS2 is $10. Quite a big difference. Most people around here wait for the price to dip below $10 before they purchase a game. I know I purchased NWN1 awhile ago, but was waiting for a sale for NWN2. SS2 I picked up when it was launched, would I have purchased it at $20, probably not.
SS2, I also, immediately started playing while NWN2 is somewhere towards the bottom of my top ten list to play. NWN2 and 1 will get knocked off of the top ten list when I pick up the Fallout series this weekend.
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jjsimp: NWN2 is in the $20 category, while SS2 is $10. Quite a big difference. Most people around here wait for the price to dip below $10 before they purchase a game. I know I purchased NWN1 awhile ago, but was waiting for a sale for NWN2. SS2 I picked up when it was launched, would I have purchased it at $20, probably not.
SS2, I also, immediately started playing while NWN2 is somewhere towards the bottom of my top ten list to play. NWN2 and 1 will get knocked off of the top ten list when I pick up the Fallout series this weekend.
Heh, you're lucky that you can play that much :-p. I don't think I've managed complete single game this year. Granded I'm playing two time consuming games: Eador: Genesis (taking unexpectedly long with only about one shard a week now) and Geneforge with series promissing 500+ hours of playtime (near end of GF1 now). Obviously lack of free time due to RL is also huge factor.

I have to admit that I only wishlisted SS2 parly due to still having the disk somewhere and partly due to having large enough backlog that I have no hope of playing thru in one lifetime :-p.
Night Dive says they are working on getting the first System Shock.
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gibbeynator: Night Dive says they are working on getting the first System Shock.
Partially relevant, for those who haven't seen it:

http://www.gog.com/forum/general/night_dive_studios_looking_at_nolf_rights_and_mentioned_homeworld_for_gog_and_beyond

:)
Neverwinter Nights 2 is somewhat related in that it was released only about a month before SS2, yet it has climbed higher than than SS2 presumably due to the sale two weekends ago. So as others have said, once GOG has a sale on SS2 (not sure what the theme would be; something to do with dreary or scary FPPs?) surely it will shoot even higher.
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tfishell: Neverwinter Nights 2 is somewhat related in that it was released only about a month before SS2, yet it has climbed higher than than SS2 presumably due to the sale two weekends ago. So as others have said, once GOG has a sale on SS2 (not sure what the theme would be; something to do with dreary or scary FPPs?) surely it will shoot even higher.
It's also a more modern game (SS2 predates NWN2 by 7 years) so more people are aware of NWN2. The sale is what helped NWN2 climb past SS2, though. How far back was NWN2 before the sale?
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jjsimp: It's also a more modern game (SS2 predates NWN2 by 7 years) so more people are aware of NWN2. The sale is what helped NWN2 climb past SS2, though. How far back was NWN2 before the sale?
NWN 2 did quite well for itself. With the release-discount, it climbed to the middle of the list, IIRC.
I find it interesting that SS2 is being "blocked off" by Ultima 7, which feels like a testament to how great U7 was. (I've never played it, but naturally I've heard fantastic things about it.)
...Nevermind. Moving on.
Post edited April 25, 2013 by RayRay13000
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RayRay13000: Oh hey, this topic still exists. :P ...
Why should it die? Actually there should be an automatic entry in this thread, everytime it climbs one step on the ranking.
How is this topic surviving so long?
It pops up every now and then on my topic...thingy....
...Nevermind. Moving on.
Post edited April 25, 2013 by RayRay13000
I pinned that topic !
I read every one addition ... but I have to admit : I don't follow the bestseller list as closely as when SS2 was released.