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Rare Replay sold pretty well, but don’t expect more compilation titles

Rare Replay managed to exceed the sales expectations of Microsoft, but we shouldn’t expect similar titles in the future.

In a recent interview with Kinda Funny, Xbox marketing boss Aaron Greenberg revealed that Rare Replay and Gears of War: Ultimate Edition sold better than expected.

Rare Replay enjoyed a very successful launch, and Greenberg believes it will continue to succeed throughout the holiday season.

“It did really well. It’s ahead of our forecast,” Greenberg said. “We actually, even the first week at retail, we were sold out, so we had to restock. It’s not usually a problem you have where games are stocked out at retail anymore; it used to be that way. So that kind of surprised us. It’s doing really well both in physical and digital.”

Unfortunately the possibility of more titles like Rare Replay is unlikely, as Greenberg said Rare Replay is a one of a kind project.

“As far as other compilations, I would say this is pretty unique,” Greenberg explained. “So we’re not now going to go run off and create six other things.

“This was something special for Rare. And I think it will be a product that I think will do really well long term as kind of an evergreen product.”

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Greenberg also doesn’t expect Rare Replay to be traded in at retail very often, believing it to be part of gaming history.

Rare Replay is a collection of 30 or so classic titles ranging from Banjo Kazooie to Viva Pinata, all of which can be played from a single disc.

We said Rare Replay was a “fascinating voyage through thirty years of video games history” in our review, scoring it 8/10.

Rare Replay is worth buying purely for the Viva Pinata titles, especially if you’re a sucker for cute things.

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