Satisfactory Sells Just 9 Copies as Epic Game Store Exclusive [UPDATED]




/ 3 weeks ago

Satisfactory [UPDATED]

You would think the team who developed the internet smash hit “Goat Simulator” would have immediate success with their next game. However, it seems they’ve taken quite a beating on the front lines. Their new game is called “Satisfactory” and for some reason, it’s only sold 9 copies…. not 9 million, 9 thousand, or even 9 hundred. Just 9 once you factor in a few refunds. So what went wrong?

What’s the Game About?

It’s quite an interesting game actually. Played in first-person mode, it’s a factory building game. You explore an alien planet, there’s some combat with aliens, but most importantly, factory building. You create huge automated systems and technologies that looks like it’s right up my street for gaming. I’m sure a lot of people would enjoy something like this, so why only 9 sales?

Epic Game Store Exclusive

I’m not getting dragged into the debate about Epic and their business. I’m of the school that if you don’t like it, don’t use it and suck it up. End of. However, with this game being Epic exclusive, I just don’t think it’s getting the eyes on the prize that it would with Steam. Steam has a bigger player base, and more game-discovery friendly store, etc. It’s as simple as that, I don’t think people have seen the game or knew it was out. I sure as hell didn’t, did you?

Will You Buy It?

Let us know in the comments, does this look like your sort of game? It’s £26.99 on Epic Store right now, you can find it right here.

UPDATE

So it seems the developers tweeted this as a joke, or at least, they’re saying it was after the fact. Seems I’m not the only one to fall for it either. However, why on Earth would they do so? It’s created a vibe of hate around Epic Game Store, fanning the flames if you will, to which they’re exclusive. I can’t see how this is a smart business move at all. April 1st is long gone Coffee Stain Studios…

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7 Responses to “Satisfactory Sells Just 9 Copies as Epic Game Store Exclusive [UPDATED]”
  1. ET3D says:

    I agree that Epic vs. Steam is a factor, but I also think that the price is a factor. £27 is a little trying for a niche game in early access. The refunds also suggest that people don’t consider it worth the money, or that it’s just not that much fun at its current stage.

  2. Anillegalgoat says:

    I knew of it. I was in the beta, and while its an ok game. There isn’t enough of it to be worth buying.

  3. nukefile says:

    I played it in cloed beta, it’s interesting, but not interesring enough to install yet another launcher (right now there are 6 different launcher on my PC, still with epic because of the beta)

  4. nukefile says:

    Also I’m planing on buying it, not just now with a new ArmA DLC coming

  5. Anonymous says:

    They are not usual, serious devs. Look at their tweets and youtube videos. They like making fun of everything, being very close to the community. It’s not a business move, it is making fun with the community, like they always did

  6. Xav says:

    Dang, if this was real I’d be one of those 9!

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