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Postby Curiosity » Tue Nov 12, 2002 9:53 pm

If there are 8269 members on this forum, there must be 9000 or 10000 people who own uplink.

10000 x £15 = £150,000

Split between the 3 man team = £50,000 each

I reckon you guys must have cleared £40,000 EACH, if you minus development costs!

Am i right?
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Postby ReflectingGod » Tue Nov 12, 2002 9:56 pm

Ok, 8269 members, minus people who have warezed, people who have multiple user names, people who just use the demo, and trolls who have no link with the game and come here just to piss us off. No go and rework the maths.....
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Postby Stewsburntmonkey » Tue Nov 12, 2002 10:02 pm

Chris has said he has sold 20,000 copies.  So double all your numbers.  :)

No thats not right, fuzzy math, fuzzy math, forgot to convert to pounds, Punisher Bass is correct it is 13,000 copies.  Silly me.  :)

(Edited by Stewsburntmonkey at 4:49 pm on Nov. 12, 2002)
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Postby chocoba65 » Tue Nov 12, 2002 10:06 pm

lol. that's true ReflectingGod, but I ordered mine, then warezed it until the real copy came because it takes so damn long to deliver to Canada...
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Postby Punisher Bass » Tue Nov 12, 2002 10:28 pm

No, not 20,000. He said around 13,000 in the interview I did with him.
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Postby Curiosity » Tue Nov 12, 2002 10:33 pm

So rework it youselves!
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Postby jordan » Tue Nov 12, 2002 10:40 pm

but you're the one who cares, not us.
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Postby Punisher Bass » Tue Nov 12, 2002 10:48 pm

Well lets do the math then. Around 13,000 copies of Uplink have been sold. Let's say each copy costs $30. So 13,000 x $30 = $390,000. I'm not sure how much that would be in pounds. That is not counting the money they have made from the bonus disk, which I'm sure isn't nearly as much as.
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Postby jordan » Wed Nov 13, 2002 12:41 am

well, that would be about right.  $100,000 in costs, $100,000 to each member
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Postby AnthonyS » Wed Nov 13, 2002 8:23 pm

Looks like you have a new question to ask in the next interview Punisher Bass!
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Postby SSHack » Wed Nov 13, 2002 8:27 pm

at a guess i'd say  they made around $300 from the Bonus Disk.
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Postby The GoldFish » Wed Nov 13, 2002 8:46 pm

Um... Uplink is £20 now, and twas £15 before that, =>
if we take 13000 * 15 we get 195k and 13000 * 20 we get 260k...

so its probably something in the realms of 200-230k total gross income. We can assume that thier living expences were quite low, since Chris etc were working on Uplink along with a full-time job. I dont know how long Uplink has been in development, so we cant really knock much off for living expences.

As for production costs, we can assume most of the £5 increase for the DVD case has actually gone on the new packaging, and that each CD and box contents would cost about, say, £2 or something through mass production... so we can probably guess they mad more allong the lines of £170k net income...

Then of course, we have income tax... and thats well into the high level taxes, so we drop to anything from 120k to 160k, but there again we need more info about if they payed it to themselves or still have the money in the company, or whatever etc.

Anyway... £280k pounds (or $400k) can become very little very quickly...

edit: Decided that teh exchange rate wasnt 0.0014 pounds per dollar... ;)

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Postby MarcusHess2 » Wed Nov 13, 2002 8:50 pm

300$? THREE HUNDRED DOLLARS?

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Postby SSHack » Wed Nov 13, 2002 8:55 pm

Well, thanks first of all for pointing out the obvious (yes i am mad) and secondly i reckon it's around $300.
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Postby inebriateddonkey » Wed Nov 20, 2002 6:54 pm

Apparently the development costs were roughly £200
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