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Did Sony Drop Price Of The Order: 1886 Due To Low Sales?

by Dean James


Sony had a pretty solid lineup of exclusives to start out 2015 with Bloodborne and The Order: 1886, after a very slow Holiday Season exclusives wise. It’s only been a few months since both of their releases and while one did exceptionally well, the other underwhelmed and has now received a permanent price drop.

The Order: 1886 launched back in late February and quickly had a lot of controversy surrounding it for its length. This certainly did not help with sales, as they were disappointing from the start.

Finishing only at #8 on the monthly NPDs for February, The Order: 1886 fell behind games like Dragon Ball Xenoverse that launched even later. For an even better comparison, it was beaten handily by The Legend of Zelda: Majora’s Mask 3D, which is also only available on one platform as well.

Sony parted ways with The Order: 1886’s developer Ready at Dawn soon after and now has permanently dropped the MSRP of the game by 33% to $39.99. The game has been cheaper than this in the past, being only $19.99 at Best Buy a couple weeks ago, so it’s only going to drop further it seems.

The Order: 1886 was the first true failure of an exclusive for the PS4 and while it was short, it is disappointing that we may never see a more fleshed out sequel to this universe.

- This article was updated on:March 8th, 2018

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