There were some who scoffed at Dead Rising: Case Zero, amused at what they considered to be a paid demo. After hundreds of thousands of sales over the past week, though, who's laughing now?
Capcom's Dead Rising 2 prequel, which in the US cost an approachable $US5, was deemed by plenty to be worth the price of admission, as it's racked up over 300,000 sales (328,290, to be exact) since its release last week.
In the wake of those kind of numbers, expect a lot of companies to follow suit, particularly for games like Dead Rising 2 that many people may have been on the fence about. Or anything from Activision or EA.