Do we know how this game is even tracking??

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  1. Cryptwire

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    in movies, they could pretty much estimate whether a movie will be successful or not based on pre-ordered ticket sales. so i'm guessing there must be a similar system with video games nowadays (wouldn't know about what's going on with the video gaming worlds since i haven't really been an avid gamer in a long, long time, except for games like Civilization...).

    so there must be a tracking system for video games based on the number of pre-orders so we would pretty much know where 'War for Cybertron' currently stands...
     
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    You can check Amazon sales rank. The 360 version is #299 overall in games.
     
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    Is that good or bad?
     
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    thanks for the info Beast Wars.

    Amazon tracking system is kind of confusing because it mixes electronics with video/computer games in their ranking list. i wish there is like a general tracking system specifically for video/computer games only for all gaming platforms (DS, Wii, PS3, Xbox360, PC) like they have for movies before it comes out a few months in advance.
     
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    Well, if it's 299 out of all electronics being sold, that's pretty good in my book.
     
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    also another thing to add is that the Amazon system i think only factors in pre-orders that were made online through their website and doesn't account any other pre-orders. so this is not entirely an accurate picture of what's going on. i would still like to see a definitive tracking system ala what they do for movie releases, especially big-budgeted ones.
     
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    that i can't be sure. the amazon rankings, as i mentioned, don't entirely give out the big picture but only sales that are done through their website and even further divides the rankings according to gaming platforms (So that while Xbox360 WFC may rank #52, PS3 WFC may rank lower, and for PC, etc....). so, again, it doesn't give out the big and clear picture.
     
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    Ah I see. Thanks for the info. At least it's off to a good start.
     
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    Assuming the 360 is still king of the high-end consoles, those numbers are all that matter now, really. Even if the PS3 numbers are lower, it's still good for the game, as the combined figures = $$$$.
     

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