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Best day to release?

02-02-2011, 04:47 AM
#1
Joined: Sep 2010
Location: Morestel, France
Posts: 572
Best day to release?

Hello, what is the best day of the week to release an App?
I'm guessing Friday or Saturday but I haven't any real number so... Anyone knows?

thanks

JC
02-02-2011, 05:16 AM
#2
Joined: Mar 2009
Location: Oslo, Norway
Posts: 731
Interesting topic. Personally I always thought Friday/Saturday would be the worst days as you lose the chance of people talking about that new game at work/school.

On Monday it's already old news...?
02-02-2011, 07:59 AM
#3
Joined: Dec 2009
Location: Berlin, Germany
Posts: 1,674
talk about games at shool/work.. as odd as this comment sounds.. well if your game is good.. you talk to your kid buddies how great zombie slaughter extreme 2011 is.. and how you spend all weekend playing it .. dismembering zombies.

alot of people tend to release on thursday.. for whatever religious reason.. at the end any day is good..

one might think releasing it shortly before the weekend makes it more compartable for customers to find it since they have more time at the weekend to browse for new games etc..

and the end its all guesswork..
02-02-2011, 08:08 AM
#4
Joined: Nov 2010
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Every dev releases on a Thursday... Gameloft, EA, ChAIR, there must be a reason.
02-02-2011, 08:30 AM
#5
Joined: Mar 2009
Location: Oslo, Norway
Posts: 731
Quote:
Originally Posted by K?! View Post
Every dev releases on a Thursday... Gameloft, EA, ChAIR, there must be a reason.
Well, if all the big shots release their games on Thursdays that might be reason enough to pick another day of the week...
02-02-2011, 09:43 AM
#6
TOO MANY VARIABLES TO COMPUTE!

I'm developing my first game (check the signature!), and this is also one of my worries. In the end, I decided I'll avoid the thursday as it may be a massacre if you have bigger companies releasing their games on the same day.

But of course this is not our final decision.