|ant belecolonelstubbs said:|
I cant believe people are only predicting 1 million first WEEK!!!!
This has been hyped for 3 years, the hype has NEVER been dissapated by bad vibes or anything, nothing but positive reviews have come from people who have played, every games magazine is covering it as a huge event, some people have bought the 3 previous 3D installments, the series gets universally brilliant reviews...
NO it will not surpass Halo 3 in launch week, because Americans fell over themsleves to buy a game that was basically a shorter and slightly better looking version of Halo 2.
HOWEVER 1 million 1st week sales would be a blow to Konami, who want that figure on day 1, and i say they will get 2 million first week, or as near as dammit.
I can't believe that you think it will see to the masses.
MGS has alwaysbeen a series that caters more to the core gamer and japanophile segment of the market. The first was the closest to mainstream success the series has ever seen, largly because of its innovative stealth gameplay, flashy cutscenes and the most acessablestory of the Solid series. Since then its gone away from this; MGS2 turned awy many with its incomprehensible story and Raiden. 3 was something of a return to form, but 2 had already turned many away from the series.
Personally, I expect 4m lifetime at the most, and probably closer to 3m. MGS2 did a lot of damage to the franchise and drove away the less hardcore fans. Additionally the PS3 has a fairly small install base, and will never hit the same heights as the PS2. While this doesn't have a real impact on the number of core MGs fans who will pick up the title, it does reduce the number of more casual gamers who could potentially pick up MGS4 because they like stealth games, or have heard it mentioned in magazines
Leo-j said: If a dvd for a pc game holds what? Crysis at 3000p or something, why in the world cant a blu-ray disc do the same?
ssj12 said: Player specific decoders are nothing more than specialized GPUs. Gran Turismo is the trust driving simulator of them all.
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