We’re not trying to say that Crackdown was only purchased for the Halo 3 beta, we’re just saying that people were holding onto it even after they beat it solely for the Halo 3 beta. And who can blame them? I haven’t personally seen the phenomenon portrayed in this comic, but let’s just say I doubt EB or GameStop are going to be out of copies of Crackdown any time soon. I think they did right to include the Halo 3 beta in Crackdown. They could have included it in a really crappy game that no one wanted just to boost sales, but instead it was included in a game that appealed to the same crowd as Halo 3 and was a great game in its own right. While sales of Crackdown were certainly boosted by the promise of the chance to play Halo 3 early, I’m sure gamers were happy to find out they weren’t just paying $60 for that chance.
This brings me to a few fun poll questions: