Monday, September 22, 2014

5th Editon Monster Manual vs. Space Hulk

Both the 5th edition Monster Manual and Space Hulk released last Friday. Sales of the Monster Manual were brisk, especially on Friday and Saturday, as we through half of our order. Space Hulk sales were much lighter, with only 1 copy sold over the weekend.

I expect to see Monster Manual sales stay brisk but taper off like the Player's Handbook did, though overall, I would expect sales of the MM to run about half those of the Player's Handbook. Space Hulk sales should remain slow but will pick up as Christmas approaches.  The $125 price on the Space Hulk makes it more of a gift item, while the Monster Manual is more of a "me" book, in that I am buying it for myself.