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super big question on the top 200 ranking

12-23-2010, 08:45 PM
#1
Joined: Dec 2010
Location: HongKong
Posts: 345
super big question on the top 200 ranking

just noticed that Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 had made its way to TOP 10!
To be frank, i am not fond of this kind of games. it doesn't matter here.
my question is, yesterday it ranked round TOP 40 or so. how come within one day, its sales was so boosted like on a rocket?
my guesses are:
1, EA made some promotion that i did not mentioned(not counting the 0.99 promotion)
2,somehow people's enthusiasm on this game outbursted
3,it's fake(least possible but i prefer leave it here)

how do you guys feel? sometimes the rankin change in app store is really hard to understand!
12-24-2010, 07:53 AM
#2
Joined: Dec 2010
Posts: 11
I think it's number 1. Probably Apple's recalculation of rankings is imperfects but it's always been believable for me (that said, my experience is not yet a week old!)

6zer0: it's about time

12-24-2010, 07:56 AM
#3
Joined: Jun 2009
Posts: 10,505
its the 99cents sale combined with Mortal Kombats's brand value.
12-24-2010, 02:14 PM
#4
Joined: Nov 2009
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Posts: 769
Quote:
Originally Posted by airzao View Post
I think it's number 1. Probably Apple's recalculation of rankings is imperfects but it's always been believable for me (that said, my experience is not yet a week old!)
Dude, it's a computerized thing. The iTunes store knows how many people clicked that "Buy" button.
12-24-2010, 02:34 PM
#5
Doctor of Game of the Week-ology
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Its in the top 10 because its AWESOME!!!!!!!!!
12-24-2010, 05:07 PM
#6
Joined: Dec 2009
Location: Berlin, Germany
Posts: 1,674
its in the top10 because its a cheap mortal kombat.. and its not good by faar. but its cheap.. so for a dollar you can buy alot worser games.
12-24-2010, 05:44 PM
#7
Joined: Oct 2008
Posts: 692
It can never be fake that would be illegal. Not to mention how Mortal Kombat is one of the bigger brands in the 90s. Besides it isn't bad of a game. I bet many of us who used to spent $0.50-$1.00 per game at the arcade playing Mortal Kombat would pick this one up instantly at $1.00. This is a "can't go wrong" price.
12-24-2010, 08:03 PM
#8
Joined: Jun 2010
Posts: 1,609
Quote:
Originally Posted by gospel9 View Post
It can never be fake that would be illegal. Not to mention how Mortal Kombat is one of the bigger brands in the 90s. Besides it isn't bad of a game. I bet many of us who used to spent $0.50-$1.00 per game at the arcade playing Mortal Kombat would pick this one up instantly at $1.00. This is a "can't go wrong" price.
Ho my, I was just reading a thread and because of your post I have now some wish to buy a game I didn't want buy at all. Ha well never enjoyed that sort of games, nor Mortal Kombat 1, only Samurai Showdown remind me some fun, not sure why.
12-25-2010, 07:28 AM
#9
Joined: Dec 2010
Location: HongKong
Posts: 345
actually, the 1st time i played the game i was 12 years old and was crazy for fight games. in my opinion, this game can't be compared with the KOF series and SF series, both for system and character design.
now i finally noticed that players from the States like it so much...i'll try revisiting it.
12-25-2010, 01:46 PM
#10
Joined: Nov 2010
Location: Asmara, Eritrea
Posts: 1,730
Quote:
Originally Posted by crex View Post
Its in the top 10 because its AWESOME!!!!!!!!!
Well said!!