Why are top games always released on tuesdays?

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#1 Posted by sivasiva (1101 posts) -
You would have noticed a pattern than Top games are always released on tuesdays such as Saints row 2,GTA 4,Alone in the dark,Bourne conspiracy and many more. Do you think Tuesday is a good luck charm for the games?
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#2 Posted by bedram793 (1741 posts) -
Well, when a movie comes out to DVD it's usually Tuesday also.
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#3 Posted by xRmRxfreakBOMB (621 posts) -
lol almost all games are released on tuesday :P
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#4 Posted by fdsfgs (1678 posts) -
i dunno but it pisses me off. it should come out on fridays so that you can play it all weekend :D
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#5 Posted by hhh34c (1093 posts) -
Coincidence !?
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#6 Posted by craigalan23 (15879 posts) -

Coincidence !?hhh34c

Conspiracy ;)

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#7 Posted by SuicideVanV2 (117 posts) -
The answer is that Tuesday is traditionaly the slowest retail day of the week. In order to help boost daily retail numbers it helps the store maintain a healthy sales level throughout the slow time of the week, and allows the retailer time to prepare a suitable stock for the high retail days of Fri/Sat/Sun/.
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#8 Posted by SuicideVanV2 (117 posts) -
To add to my last post, this is not just a game phenomenon, it stems back to music releases.
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#9 Posted by Hulkness (1271 posts) -

[QUOTE="hhh34c"]Coincidence !?craigalan23

Conspiracy ;)

Totally make a youtube video quick!

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#10 Posted by IppotheFighter (1007 posts) -
don't they get shipped on tuesday?
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#11 Posted by JohnCena98 (795 posts) -
Here in England, the only game we got/are getting on a Tuesday are Halo 3 and GTA 4 respectively, and they were both to coincide with the US launches. Other than that we always get our games on a Friday which is much more convenient but its normally the Friday after its out in the US. Grrr.
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#12 Posted by Hulkness (1271 posts) -

If it was friday, we would have to wait longer.CertifiedGunnah

Depends on the way you look at it. It could be the Friday before or the Friday after.

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#13 Posted by Avenger1324 (16344 posts) -

I think it is only the US that ship on a Tuesday - here in the UK we always get new things released on Fridays. I think Friday is better for games, as you are just starting the weekend.

GTAIV being released on a Tuesday is a surprise.

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#14 Posted by DataDream (3195 posts) -

All new movies and games are released on Tuesdays. There are a very few exceptions for special editions and such of course - or sometimes a releas coinciding with holidays.

But yeah Tuesday is new release day - always has been.

This allows distributors to gain the extra time of the weekend to get shipments distributed country wide - and then gives the actual retail chains a dy to organize their recieved merchandise and to get it delivered to the individual stores. That's why usually on Tuesday's you'll see the employees actually unpacking the boxes and putting the stuff on the shelf.

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#15 Posted by DataDream (3195 posts) -

All new movies and games are released on Tuesdays. There are a very few exceptions for special editions and such of course - or sometimes a release coinciding with holidays.

But yeah Tuesday is new release day - always has been.

This allows distributors to gain the extra time of the weekend to get shipments distributed country wide - and then gives the actual retail chains a day to organize their recieved merchandise and to get it delivered to the individual stores. That's why usually on Tuesday's you'll see the employees actually unpacking the boxes and putting the stuff on the shelf.

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#16 Posted by ATastyBurger (416 posts) -
All new media is usually released on Tuesday.
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#17 Posted by msdd9 (2957 posts) -
Games are released on Tuesdays because after Monday people need a little pick-me-up.
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#18 Posted by DataDream (3195 posts) -

Games are released on Tuesdays because after Monday people need a little pick-me-up.msdd9

LMAO - So true. :)

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#19 Posted by kyletoker (483 posts) -
tuesday is just a big release day, thats when all the movies come out
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#20 Posted by Trapper1960 (25 posts) -
Do you guys just make up answers? Basically, the reason new DVDs, CDs and Video Games are released on Tuesdays is that rental figures and music charts are released on Mondays. It only makes sense that the studios/game companies/record companies would make their releases the next day, allowing a full week to maximize the numbers that are posted the following monday.
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#21 Posted by shaunchgo (4605 posts) -
You would have noticed a pattern than Top games are always released on tuesdays such as Saints row 2,GTA 4,Alone in the dark,Bourne conspiracy and many more. Do you think Tuesday is a good luck charm for the games? sivasiva
It isn't limited to video games. The same can be said for DVD & Music releases as well.
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#22 Posted by Shut-Your-Face (208 posts) -
i dunno but it pisses me off. it should come out on fridays so that you can play it all weekend :Dfdsfgs
So if it comes out on Tuesday, you can't play it all weekend? I don't understand that logic.
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#23 Posted by Agent_Kaliaver (4722 posts) -

[QUOTE="fdsfgs"]i dunno but it pisses me off. it should come out on fridays so that you can play it all weekend :DShut-Your-Face
So if it comes out on Tuesday, you can't play it all weekend? I don't understand that logic.

You buy it on Tuesday and get burnt out by Thursday obviously... It actually doesn't make any sense to me either.

EDIT: And Tuesday releases used to bother me when I went to Sylvan. I was in school from 8 to 3 and then I had to go to Sylvan on Tuesdays at like 6 P.M. so I wasn't able to buy the game until roughly 8ish. 8th grade was lame only because of that. Thank god I passed that back in 04.