- April 19, 2008 first day sales – 3.6 million copies SOLD worth $ 310 million
- Total first week sales – 6 million copies SOLD worth $ 500 million aka half ONE BILLION dollars
Keep in mind each game costs approximately $ 60.00 and obviously one will need a console such as an Xbox 360 or PS3 which runs approximately $ 300 – $ 500. Then I heard on the radio this morning—and this I had to confirm— there are books for sale, guide books which sell at approximately $ 20.00.
A guide book for a video game …for $20.00!
Don’t parents miss the good old days when a hill and half cut kibuyu would provide children all the play and adrenaline rush they needed for school holidays?
Or an old tire with water/oil and two sticks to ‘steer’ making for a good safari rally. Who remembers… “I want to be Patrick Njiru, I want to be Patrick Njiru, I want to be Patrick Njiru…then settling for Juha Kankkunenn after someone out-shouted you to get Njiru”?
And kadenge na mpira, shake, kati, hide & seek…etcetera? Cheap and socially engaging childhood games.
I say good luck to 3N jr. if he thinks I will fork over $ 600 plus for his entertainment instead of multiplying that by 60 and buying approximately 5k shares of Safcom just like every Kenyan is nowadays required to.photo credit:overstock.com