|PROVING ONCE AGAIN that enthusiasts are a segment of a segment of a segment, the two high-profile graphics-centric games releases - Crysis and Unreal Tournament - have tanked in the sales charts.
According to industry Bible NPD, neither game managed to even get past 100,000 units, with Crysis selling 86,633 copies since November 13 and Unreal Tournament doing a pathetic 33,995 - despite the hype around its much-delayed release.
Hardware geeks have been jonesing over these games all year, looking for something to finally make use of the massively overpowered hardware hardware vendors are intent on shipping.
But whilst Crysis will have benchmarkers twiddling their drives for months to come, it seems that the samey gameplay has failed to excite anyone with a sub-$5000 gaming rig.
UT, for all its smooth splendour, has the exact same gameplay that the previous versions have had for the past half-decade, which is hardly an incentive for standard gamers to get into.