As of now, GOG.com’s fourth annual ‘Sleepy Sheep’ Insomnia Sale has returned, promising a “relentless stream of limited-quantity deals”.
The sale, which has been described by the GOG community as “AAAAARRRRGHHHHHH!!!” and “Please, why won’t you let me sleep?!” has already started as of 2:00 PM GMT, and will continue until the “limited-quantity deals run out.” There is no set end date, but the sale will run for “multiple days.” As like the other Insomnia Sales, the deals run around the clock, and the faster people buy, the faster the deals change. A newly added feature to the sale now shows the genre of the next title, which is a nice, albeit nonessential addition.
In order to help ensure the sale continues smoothly and so that the sale doesn’t stall on titles that aren’t very interesting, it appears that each game sale usually has a quantity of anywhere from 25 to 60 copies, so expect to see many frustrated buyers in the days to come.
GOG notes that ‘Insomniacs’ “will be treated to a number of games never before seen on GOG.com” with The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt also receiving a price drop to $24.99 USD to help commemorate the sale.
To help spur sales, GOG also notes that there will be bonuses for those who buy a large quantity of titles. If one were to buy 10 games, one would receive a random ‘extra’ one for free, with GOG teasing potential buyers to “keep buying and they’ll keep coming faster and faster!”
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I agree with the fact that GOG should limit the amount of copies to a lower number but 25-60 copies seems too little. Yes, it does remove the chance of another Jack Keane scenario from occurring, but having games disappear after a few seconds doesn’t seem to be the best way to go about things either. There should be a balance between the two, and I’m not sure GOG has figured it out yet.
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