a blockbuster AAA title failing to achieve a publisher's retail targets.
LeeJ2512 wrote:If Microsoft did better deals like Steam does (and I don't even use Steam, my friends do) they will get a LOT of sales. Most of the sales nowadays on the dashboard are useless Rock Band songs or stuff that's "on sale" all year long.
CunningSmile wrote:a blockbuster AAA title failing to achieve a publisher's retail targets.
Just looking at the three AAA titles you mention (Hitman, Sleeping Dogs, Tomb Raider) all clocked up significant sales, as you say TR even getting the fastest sales in the series history, and clawed back nice little profits but were deemed 'failures' by the publishers because they didn't reach sales targets. Maybe the fault isn't the games but that the publishers are coming up with sales targets they've plucked out their collective arses based on fairy dust and the sales gained by anomalies like CoD.
Come up with more realistic targets (or heaven forbid just look at "did we make a profit") and the whole industry starts to look a lot rosier.
This isn't entirely true. Infinite, Far Cry, AC3, and Dishonored are cheaper at Game than Amazon. While games might be cheaper at amazon when they are first released they are never that cheap. £40 maybe, not £30.
lazercut123 wrote:Little3vil wrote:I think that there a two main reasons for this:
1. less money to spend (and high retail prices)
2. the CRAP developers dare to release just to make a quick buck. (DayZ, Aliens: Colonial Marines etc)
Releasing incomplete games and "make" you pay (day one DLC) to get the whole experience. Tagging on multiplayer on games that aren't supposed to have them (Tomb Raider) and releasing overpriced MP DLC.
Consumers aren't that eager to jump in on day one, just to get "scammed' out of their hard earned money.
The reason games like GTA V will do well is because these games are quality games. Lots of gameplay value, no annual recycling of the previous game with a gfx update. These guys take their time to deliver a solid product.
First of all, dayz is a mod so they don't make money from sales and secondly, millions of people play it, so it can't be that crap.
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