If Wolfenstein Outsells Madden...
This isn't news. It's just amusing. But it's so outlandishly amusing, that it's well worth your time.
If you were to mention the biggest releases of August, you'd probably put Madden NFL 10 and Batman: Arkham Asylum at the top of the list. Some of you savvy game searchers might add Raven Software's Wolfenstein to the list, but it'd be a distant third...or fourth, or fifth. We really do have high hopes for the latter title, but in reality, it has almost zero chance of outselling the heavy-hitting Madden entry. But do you know what will happen if it does? According to the latest Twitter update from Raven designer Manveer Heir, he has offered to pay for your copy of Wolfenstein if the Nazi and undead-infested shooter somehow manages to sell more copies than EA Sports' blockbuster in the month of August. The official NPD numbers will dictate the final tally, you have to follow Heir on Twitter, this only applies to August, and there's a limit of one copy per customer. He says if you keep your receipt and Wolfenstein outperforms the competition, he'll reimburse you.
C'mon. You gotta admit; this is just plain hilarious. It's a great marketing tactic; although there's almost zero chance of this happening, it's still bound to gain some attention. Wouldn't it be great if we could somehow coerce all those who plan to wait in line at midnight for Madden to buy Wolfenstein instead? The incentive is they'd get that game for free. Hell, maybe they could buy both games at the register, and everyone else could just buy Wolfenstein. Whaddya think?
Related Game(s): Wolfenstein
8/12/2009 John Shepard