(03-30-2020, 09:04 AM)Strela Wrote:
(03-30-2020, 07:19 AM)greg54 Wrote: The announcement email mentioned that Japan '46 was selling at about half the rate of Japan '45. Any thoughts as to why?
I can think of a few. It appears to be a very similar title to Japan ‘45 (it’s not). It came out 6 months after the first Japan title, which is a lot closer than normal. And, one that I have heard a few times, is that people had not realised they were different titles. Maybe we should have called them Olympic and Coronet to differentiate them more.
Japan ‘46 is a really interesting title and worth a look.
I think you have mentioned almost all possible reasons.
1. Short time between Japan 45 & Japan 46 releases
2. Competition with other recent JTS releases, including Gold Updates
3. Hypothetical campaign, 1946 even more so.
4. Japan 45 Operation Olympic vs just Japan 46 ...
5. This goes both ways, but release was combined with sale - I bought Japan 46, but many may have bought wish list games instead
6. How many NEW players are JTS games attracting?
There is such an abundance of JTS games to choose from, all Campaign level games updated and new, some titles are bound to be less popular.
I am afraid that Serbia 14 sales might also be disappointing compared to F14 and EP14.
Luxury for (niche) players, plenty of choice.
Maybe the market is more saturated than before.