Bad press can carry your game a long way down the road to penitence. In this case, Gearbox Software and Sega will be begging gamers for forgiveness for quite some time after this whole Xeno-Gate ordeal. To put this into perspective, all the lying, cheating and stealing paid off in a bad way, as Aliens: Colonial Marines had a sales dropoff rate of 84%.

    Martin Gaston from Gamespot laid out the figures for the public to see, noting that Crysis 3 and Metal Gear: Revengeance were the top two games of the previous week over in the UK.

    Aliens: Colonial Marines and Dead Space 3 both got off to a great start, however following all the controversy surrounding the game, the inevitable word-of-mouth has spread enough to start affecting sales in the PAL territ…

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