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Is it just me, or does it seem like Angola's been stuck at 473 pre-orders for a while?

It used to be advancing steadily, but now it's hovering just 27 orders away from the p500 mark.

Come on folks!


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You think that's bad, look at the pre-orders for Hell Over Korea...
 
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I think MMP should just go ahead and reprint it. It'll sell.
 
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Bearing in mind that it took Ragnar Brothers about 18 years to sell out of their initial print run (I bought one of their last couple of copies in 2006, and still haven't played it soblue ) I'm not sure that MMP will be as certain about this as you.

The reprint looks good, and it it was made I'd probably buy a copy. I'm not pre-ordering though as the cost of getting games through UK customs makes pre-orders pointless these days.

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leroy43 wrote:
I think MMP should just go ahead and reprint it. It'll sell.


Yes, it's always easy to gamble with other people's money.
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Is it stuck, or has MMP not updated their P500 lately? I don't follow any other MMP games so I couldn't tell.
 
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They must - it's now at 474.
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delp1871 wrote:
They must - it's now at 474.


Yay! Go ANGOLA!
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Shoot - someone canceled, now it's back down to 473. Why must you torture me so?!? cry
 
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Dieroll Honker wrote:
leroy43 wrote:
I think MMP should just go ahead and reprint it. It'll sell.


Yes, it's always easy to gamble with other people's money.


And it's easy to make glib statements like that.

The purpose of a P500 program is to help game publishers decide which games to print. GMT is reprinting 5 games this fall that haven't hit 500 yet, but think will sell well.

Is 473 really that different from 500?
 
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It may be different. What we don't see is pre-orders from distributors. That can be a major driving force for printing a game and we really don't have a full understanding how that factors into the equation. I'm sure momentum and other factors such as other resource competing projects (the opportunity cost of not publishing another title) figure in as well.
 
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leroy43 wrote:
Is 473 really that different from 500?


The point is that you don't know. Second-guessing other people's business decisions on incomplete facts is certainly your Internet privilege. Just don't fool yourself that it's anything more than that.
 
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And it's my internet privilege to mindlessly rant that more folks should order this game!

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Now, there's a mindless rant I can appreciate!
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