It looks as though many publishers are going through a rebirth-type phase, considering the lives of their many franchises and looking into the next generation. This means that companies like Electronic Arts are paying a lot of attention to the sales numbers for their games. For EA in particular, the Dead Space and Crysis franchises are being monitored closely, and the outlook isn’t too bright according to the company’s financial call on May 7th. CFO Blake Jorgensen said that both Dead Space 3 and Crysis 3 did not meet sales expectations, but no numbers were released by the company. This is bad news for EA who expected Dead Space 3 sales to be strong, especially considering the success of Dead Space 2 following the original.

Although EA is reluctant to give numbers, NPD says that Dead Space 3 unit sales were only two percent lower than Dead Space 2 when comparing the per day average. So, even though it is doing worse than expected, it is still doing relatively well and might not spell the end of the Dead Space series. EA has adamantly denied the cancellation of Dead Space 4, so it seems that the series is safe—for now. I’d bet, though, that If the next game does not do particularly well, it could just mean the death of Dead Space.

What do you think? Like the new pruning some publishers are doing? Love Dead Space or Crysis? Want Dead Space to die? Thoughts, feelings, and opinions belong in the comments below!

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Noah Cherry
My first gaming memory is watching my older brother play Donkey Kong 64 and staring at the screen in amazement. From that point on I wanted in on the fun, and it drove me to become a gamer and took me to where I am today. I am very passionate about gaming and love the opportunity I have here to use my writing skills and combine them with this passion. Nintendo has my heart, but I expand onto all platforms, owning many gaming consoles and playing a wide variety of games. My favorite game of all time is Super Mario 64, with Okami coming in as a close second. Kingdom Hearts is probably my favorite overall series of games, and Wind Waker is my favorite Zelda game, although I believe Ocarina of Time to be the "best" one. I also loved Spirit Tracks. Aside from gaming, I am a student and heavily participate in Choir programs. I also participate in musicals from time to time, whether it be through stage crew or acting. For those concerned, I am a cat person, not a dog person.

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