How do free games compete with one another? Competition happens because a person's limited income means they can only afford to buy 1 out of multiple products. What, does PSN have an arbitrary limit on how many free games you can download? I don't think "most downloaded game when it was free" is a point in Forces' favor. To me, that says that a massive amount of people looked at the game and said "Well, I like Sonic, but this game does not look worth spending one cent on". I also think the fact that Sega claims that both Mania and Forces sold well, but only released actual sales figures for Mania, is quite telling. To me, that says they either want to save face and lied about Forces' sales to not look like they were shown up at their own game by a bunch of Westerners, or they don't want to admit just how low their sales projections for Forces were. To make up some numbers to illustrate, a game that sells 10k copies seems like a complete failure, but if its expected sales were only 5k, then technically it was successful.