People have been asking us a lot about the “Wheaton Bump,” and what effect Fiasco being on Tabletop had. Here are the Q3 2012 sales numbers so you can see for yourself. In short, holy crap!
|Product Title||Sales Last Q||Sales This Q||Prior Ongoing *||New Ongoing *|
* “Ongoing” refers to the total sales since the beginning of Q1 2011, when this reporting began.
Aside from nearly doubling our Lifetime sales numbers for Fiasco, one of the biggest effects of being on Tabletop was a sudden, new interest from traditional distribution companies. The ability to talk terms with these companies on even footing was very satisfying. Until this point we’d been working with IPR and DrivethruRPG for most of our direct sales and IPR and Alliance for wholesale distribution. Now we have arrangements with GTS, Lion Rampant (in Canada), and Esdevium (in the UK), as well as a handful of one-time purchases to meet the Tabletop demand.
Speaking of demand, we also saw a slight problem with supply this quarter. We expected the Tabletop release to come a bit later (closer to Gen Con) and had planned our print runs accordingly. When the show dropped earlier than that, we needed to scramble a bit to fill all the orders.
All of this was happening while we were also busy getting Durance finalized and out to the printers. The sales from that Kickstarter are also reflected in the “BPG” direct section.
Needless to say, we owe a huge thanks to Wil Wheaton for liking our game and featuring it on his show, as well as all as our mutual friends who put it on his table in the first place. Thanks also to all of you who are buying our games and helping us make fun things for you!
A more detailed breakdown of sales by distribution channel is listed below. If you have questions or would like to know the details, feel free to drop me a line or leave a comment.