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License Matters: Stern's Biggest Sellers Since 2015


By sataneatscheese

45 days ago



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    #1 45 days ago

    So,
    I'm taking some tutorials utilizing Microsoft Excel and playing with numbers from pinside maps. I understand this is imperfect, and only captures the portion of the pinball population that uses pinside and keeps maps updated, but here goes. It also favors older machines.

    1. Ghostbusters- 1168 Machines total pro/premium/le
    2. Iron Maiden-984
    3. Star Wars-750
    4. Jurassic Park-629
    5. Deadpool-600
    6. Game of Thrones-531
    7. Batman 66-491
    8. Guardians of the Galaxy-465
    9. Munsters-438
    10. Aerosmith-431
    11. Kiss-36e
    12. Black Knight SOR-301 correction
    13. Elvira House of Horror-203
    14. Stranger Things-117
    15. WWE-79
    16. Whoa Nellie-51
    17. Primus-19

    If sales were based off of our rankings, the list would look very different than this. I am honestly surprised at some of this.

    #2 45 days ago

    Interesting analysis. I think Ghostbusters did sell well because of the license and killer art upon its announcement.

    Do these numbers include games on location or just games in the home?

    #3 45 days ago
    Quoted from Pahuffman:

    Interesting analysis. I think Ghostbusters did sell well because of the license and killer art upon its announcement.
    Do these numbers include games on location or just games in the home?

    Everything pinsiders have uploaded into pinside maps.

    #4 45 days ago
    Quoted from sataneatscheese:

    Everything pinsiders have uploaded into pinside maps.

    So a bunch of fake shit to get achievements?

    #5 45 days ago

    Just a couple of random observations to take into account when analyzing that data

    1) Games like Primus had a limited production (100 machines) so that data only tells you so much as opposed to a machine where they had no limit on production numbers and ceased making them when orders slowed down.

    2) Some of these machines are out of production VS something that's still in production or just started production (Stranger Things, Elvira, Jurassic Park, etc).
    The numbers on machines like that should be smaller by nature as not all of the machines that will be produced are out there in the world yet.

    #6 45 days ago
    Quoted from Coindork:

    Just a couple of random observations to take into account when analyzing that data
    1) Games like Primus had a limited production (100 machines) so that data only tells you so much as opposed to a machine where they had no limit on production numbers and ceased making them when orders slowed down.
    2) Some of these machines are out of production VS something that's still in production or just started production (Stranger Things, Elvira, Jurassic Park, etc).
    The numbers on machines like that should be smaller by nature as not all of the machines that will be produced are out there in the world yet.

    This is 100% true and brings up other valid points. Jurassic Park has been on sale for what, 6 months now? It has already outsold games like Batman 66, Aerosmith, Game of Thrones, Guardians, Game of Thrones, Munsters, Black Knight, and (surprise surprise) WWE.

    If you really want to dork out since we actually know the production limit on Primus (100) and 19 are claimed on pinside, you can reasonably guess that pinside has data on about 20% of games in existence. This would put the production run on some of these games like Ghostbusters up to almost (bad) Williams release numbers.

    #7 45 days ago
    Quoted from sataneatscheese:

    This is 100% true and brings up other valid points. Jurassic Park has been on sale for what, 6 months now? It has already outsold games like Batman 66, Aerosmith, Game of Thrones, Guardians, Game of Thrones, Munsters, Black Knight, and (surprise surprise) WWE.
    If you really want to dork out since we actually know the production limit on Primus (100) and 19 are claimed on pinside, you can reasonably guess that pinside has data on about 20% of games in existence. This would put the production run on some of these games like Ghostbusters up to almost (bad) Williams release numbers.

    You can’t extrapolate that last point with such a tiny sample. Pinside is very likely an anomalous data set anyway

    Further, the market is hot right now, and Stern is spending more money marketing the recent games. JP being a big seller is no surprise to me - it’s a fairly wide-reaching theme. Whole Families can get into it in a way that perhaps Batman is never going to be able to match

    IMDN is kind of a shock though - 900+ games sold? That seems high in relation to the other themes - just my expectations

    #8 43 days ago
    Quoted from Rdoyle1978:

    You can’t extrapolate that last point with such a tiny sample.

    Maybe not, but it would be possible to extrapolate from known production numbers of old games to see what the rate is. There would likely be less of them than modern games coming out, but it could at least give you a baseline percentage.

    #9 43 days ago
    Quoted from sataneatscheese:

    Everything pinsiders have uploaded into pinside maps.

    Quoted from TheLaw:

    So a bunch of fake shit to get achievements?

    So the next episode of the cable television show CATFISH will unmask a Pinsider claiming to own an extensive collection of A-list B/W pins along with all 5 JJPs and numerous top recent Sterns in reality only possesses Bugs Bunny's Birthday Bash and Street Fighter II ?

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