UT2003 Big Sales

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The release of Unreal Tournament 2003 a little while ago was some of the most excitement and buildup for a demo in quite a while. Once the game came out it was indeed greeted with oohs and ahhs about how darn purty it was, however the stat whores have been quick to point out that even today UT2003 appears to be lagging behind the original UT, Quake3, Wolfenstein, etc in online player numbers. So then, maybe a bit of a let down? Nope not quite, get this:

Unreal Tournament 2003, the successor to 1998's Unreal and 1999 Unreal Tournament, was the best-selling PC game in the world for the first two weeks of its release in October. In its first month, Unreal Tournament 2003 has sold more than 800,000 copies worldwide.

That is in fact, a whole lot of copies sold. Speaking of UT2003, I dunno if I ever shared my full thoughts on it. Well, I think its well executed, well polished, and good fun. But, I think I'm just currently a bit tired of the style of gameplay offered there, which to me feels similar to the original UT and Quake3. Perhaps if I didnt play so darn much Quake3 I would be all over this game, but for now UT2003 just sits on my shelf waiting for the day I get the urge for that style of game again. Kinda like TonyHawk3 does. It's great stuff when I'm in the mood for it, but well.. I just havent been. Oh btw, here is the UT2003 demo and demo patch.

From The Chatty
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    November 12, 2002 10:04 AM

    What we need is a return to actually fast and furious games, like QW (and CPM for Q3).
    Fuck slow games and appeasing the masses.

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      November 12, 2002 10:30 AM

      that is why I think this game kicks so much ass. If I feel like a slower-paced game, I play BF1942. If I want to do some lightning-fast reflex killin', UT2k3 all the way.

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        November 12, 2002 10:46 AM

        My point was that UT2k3 isn't very fast and it doesn't differentiate itself with other (and older) games that are still being played.