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Champ the Mushroom Mar 2, 2013 @ 3:12pm
Why Monday/Tuesday?
Why do games always seem to come out on Mondays/Tuesdays?
It seems like every popular game comes out at midnight Central Time on Monday (or Tuesday depending on how you look at it.)
I believe Dishonored and AC3 came out on Mondays, and now Tomb Raider.
Why not Friday so people can line up without worrying about things such as school or work or play them if it's a download.
I live in PST so I actually unlock them at 9 or 10PM but I'm just wondering why devs seem to pick Mondays instead of say Friday or Saturday. I think movies also come out on Thursdays.
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Chris The Imp Mar 2, 2013 @ 3:16pm 
Movies and Nintendo releases titles on Fridays. It has something to do with the start of the biz week or I believe for games, movies and such are on your mindset
flyinNick Mar 2, 2013 @ 3:36pm 
well, a lot of games release on thursdays too. Actually i think it's because under the week most peoples are at school, work or something else. I think its way better for servers and the peoples just can't download ALL at once...maybe thats why. But i don't know why movies release in cinemas at thursdays too...
James Mar 2, 2013 @ 3:43pm 
I'd rather this Tuesday than the following Friday though...
Chris The Imp Mar 2, 2013 @ 4:02pm 
Originally posted by Kisuke:
well, a lot of games release on thursdays too. Actually i think it's because under the week most peoples are at school, work or something else. I think its way better for servers and the peoples just can't download ALL at once...maybe thats why. But i don't know why movies release in cinemas at thursdays too...
What games released on Thursdays?
Hatefulfallen Mar 2, 2013 @ 4:16pm 
Most games in my country release on friday, so im always happy when we do get these tuesday release days, wish we'd get them all the time.
warrenwillard Mar 2, 2013 @ 4:28pm 
Most new media is released here in the states on tuesdays. It started with music back in the day. Marketing people decided upon that day for several reasons. But mainly I think it was because sales reports were typically generated on mondays and this way they could accurately track how many units were sold the first week.
Panic Fire Mar 2, 2013 @ 4:32pm 
Originally posted by warrenwillard:
Most new media is released here in the states on tuesdays. It started with music back in the day. Marketing people decided upon that day for several reasons. But mainly I think it was because sales reports were typically generated on mondays and this way they could accurately track how many units were sold the first week.

This and it limits store work hours as that means new content (dvd's movies ect.) only arrive by truck on or right before tuesday's. This means they only need to scheduel a truck crew on or around tuesday rather than give them hours all over the week.
Chris The Imp Mar 2, 2013 @ 4:33pm 
Except in places like Gamestop that get daily shipments?
Panic Fire Mar 2, 2013 @ 4:43pm 
Originally posted by Chris The Imp:
Except in places like Gamestop that get daily shipments?

Gamestop has games shipped through fedex and UPS, major retailers like wallmart, target, bestbuy and the like recieve new products by SemiTruck.
Chris The Imp Mar 2, 2013 @ 4:45pm 
Originally posted by PanicFire:
Originally posted by Chris The Imp:
Except in places like Gamestop that get daily shipments?

Gamestop has games shipped through fedex and UPS, major retailers like wallmart, target, bestbuy and the like recieve new products by SemiTruck.
Good point
Champ the Mushroom Mar 2, 2013 @ 4:58pm 
The sales report thing seems like a good reason.
Side note: I believe Sunday is the first day of the week and reports should be released then or at the end of the week (Saturday) but whatever.
Chris The Imp Mar 2, 2013 @ 5:12pm 
Sunday is the first day of the week, Monday is the first day of a business week.
CGate Mar 2, 2013 @ 5:49pm 
is this game opening up at 12:00am pst on tuesday or what time/timezone?
Panic Fire Mar 2, 2013 @ 5:51pm 
Originally posted by Enj0yTheSil3nce:
is this game opening up at 12:00am pst on tuesday or what time/timezone?


Ussually whenever steam employees arrive at work. Which can and most often ends up being around 10am - noon pacific standard time.
CGate Mar 2, 2013 @ 5:57pm 
gay...well atleast that means i wont have to be tired for my 8am (EST) class...sucks balls i have a calc test that night though...ugh damn you PST timezone
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