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Quantum Break poised to be a “mega hit”

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Reviews for Quantum Break have landed and the vast majority of critics seem to agree with our Alessandro – it’s a great game. But even before reviews hit, things were looking pretty good for Quantum Break, and Microsoft by extension.

Xbox marketing executive Aaron Greenberg explained that it was tricky to market Quantum Break because of being a new IP. Microsoft took an old school approach, sending representatives around the world to meet with press and promote the game. While we weren’t included on the world tour, pounding the pavement definitely has paid off:

It’s been great. Preorders are really strong; they’re performing well ahead of plan,” Greenberg said. “Retailers are continuing to increase their orders for the game, which we track and watch.

[…] We’ve been playing the game; we know it’s a great game. Fingers crossed, but I think we’re sitting on a mega hit.

If preorders were already high before reviews were released, I can only imagine what all the positive sentiment will do to boost sales. Greenberg might be right; this could be a mega hit for the Microsoft exclusive. It might even help boost sales of the Xbox One, or at the very least build more positive sentiment towards Xbox and PC gaming.

It always seems that when a console is “behind”, their first party games are way better. Sony had some incredible offerings on PS3, helping to boost sales of the console and fight back in the console war. This time, the PS4 is selling ridiculously well, and we’re seeing Xbox up their game with excellent exclusives. I’m curious to see how this continues this generation, but at least we’re seeing some stellar games coming out for Xbox One.

With Quantum Break set to be the next big hit, how many people will be straying from their PS4s in order to play it?

Last Updated: April 1, 2016

24 Comments

  1. Pariah

    April 1, 2016 at 14:33

    So do you think it’ll Break any records?

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    • Jonah Cash

      April 1, 2016 at 14:40

      Way too niche a game and genre. The next generation gamers want open worlds that they can play in for 100+ hours. The story driver linear game genre is dying and it makes me sad, hope this game sells well so that the rest of the developers start looking at these type of games again.

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      • Pariah

        April 1, 2016 at 14:41

        Yeah I definitely think we could use a Break from the open world bore-fest that’s become prevalent.

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        • Darren Peach

          April 1, 2016 at 15:47

          Open world games make more sense when you consider price versus value for game time.

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          • iusedtobe(a)regular

            April 2, 2016 at 15:22

            Its not value when you do the same thing over and over again.

          • Darren Peach

            April 4, 2016 at 15:38

            Valid point. But if you are into the grind….it works.

    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      April 1, 2016 at 14:43

      Yes & no?

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      • Pariah

        April 1, 2016 at 14:45

        The suspense is killing me.

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        • Alien Emperor Trevor

          April 1, 2016 at 14:46

          Maybe this’ll help…

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          • Pariah

            April 1, 2016 at 14:51

            … Refresh …

    • Admiral Chief in New York

      April 1, 2016 at 14:49

      If it is in a quantum state, it will both break records, as well as not break records

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      • Pariah

        April 1, 2016 at 14:49

        I guess you haven’t yet read @disqus_DoEH3TsffU:disqus’s comment?

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        • Admiral Chief in New York

          April 1, 2016 at 14:57

          I saw after I posted, I commented, but did not hit post, had a colleague in my office, hit post after he left

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          • Pariah

            April 1, 2016 at 14:58

            What happened to freezing time dude? Where are your priorities at?

  2. Admiral Chief in New York

    April 1, 2016 at 14:37

    I’m happy about this

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  3. Jonah Cash

    April 1, 2016 at 14:38

    “how many people will be straying from their PS4s in order to play it?”

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  4. Guild

    April 1, 2016 at 14:49

    Considering the price of the game, I don’t think many South Africans will be buying it on XBox one. Pity since it genuinely looks like a great game with good replay value.

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  5. Darren Peach

    April 1, 2016 at 15:49

    Glad I won a Xbox one for a change.

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    • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

      April 1, 2016 at 17:21

      That’s awesome!!

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      • Darren Peach

        April 1, 2016 at 20:34

        Sorry, I meant own… Not won.

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        • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

          April 2, 2016 at 14:11

          Hehe, still, you can play the game,that’s more than what others can say!

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          • Euphoriac

            April 2, 2016 at 14:43

            Except it’s on PC too, so really a lot of people can play it.

          • Greylingad[CNFRMD]

            April 2, 2016 at 17:06

            If they’ve taken the step to Windows 10 and 76 odd GB of data available to stream the TV side of the game…

  6. iusedtobe(a)regular

    April 2, 2016 at 15:20

    A very very premature article. This game wont pull a Batman v Superman. Commercially it will do well I think but being a mega hit? I dont think so.

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