Release August vs September

05-23-2012, 08:12 AM
Release August vs September

So we're developing a new game. Should we release in August or in September? Does anyone have experience or data to compare?

I'm thinking:
  • More chances to get reviewed in August as fewer big games come out
  • Players are busy with the opening of the AAA console season in September
  • But does anyone actually play games in August, while holidaying on a nice sandy beach?

Of course that's also assuming we actually manage to ship in August and even have a choice

Any insight will be much appreciated !

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