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    Wii game budgets 1/4 of HD budgets according to EA

    in Nintendo Discussion on 04 February 2009

    Soriku said: If they were on a disc at normal price, they wouldn't sell as much as they have. If the Wii had a HDD, and WiiWare was thus allowed to be larger, would BoomBlox sell as well on disc, amidst lots of XBLA/PSN-like competition from the DL service?  Or does it, perhaps, only sell well in disc form because... well.. that's the only option if you only own a Wii (I know...

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    Whats the best thing about the PS3?

    in Sony Discussion on 04 February 2009

    * Sony exclusives.* Compacts a large portion of my entertainment center into one shiny black box....

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    Wii game budgets 1/4 of HD budgets according to EA

    in Nintendo Discussion on 04 February 2009

    Soriku said: But those are just...XBLA games. Those games don't cost a lot. They're just your regular indie game. They're not supposed to cost a lot. Retail games for HD consoles do. If they put them on disc, would you pay (a lot) more for them?  The chance that you will is basically what the 3rd party publishers are banking on with low-budget Wii titles.  ...

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    Wii game budgets 1/4 of HD budgets according to EA

    in Nintendo Discussion on 04 February 2009

    On the subject of Boom Blox being good... There are lots of cheap XBLA and PSN titles, that were dirt cheap to make, that also, are quite good.Think of it this way. Third party publishers basically run a manure business. They run their manure business with cows who live/graze on a mountain pasture with a stream running through it. There's gold in the mountain. Every once and a while, its...

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    Wii game budgets 1/4 of HD budgets according to EA

    in Nintendo Discussion on 04 February 2009

    Soriku said: Munkeh said from a mag he read, LBP costed 2-3 mil not 5-6. And that SMG figure sounds too off. I've also heard from several sources that SMG cost 16-17 mil USD.  Super Mario 64 supposedly cost 30 mil USD.  Nintendo, unlike the 3rd party publishers, doesn't skimp on supporting their own console. 2-3M for LBP seems low though.  ...

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    Wii game budgets 1/4 of HD budgets according to EA

    in Nintendo Discussion on 04 February 2009

    sethnintendo said: I am just saying that some publishers like Sega and a few others are actually trying to produce decent games for Wii (wasn't implying that Sega was producing these games very cheaply more like the other way around that they are actually investing more money). Sure the 3rd party support hasn't been the best for the Wii. I was trying to state that Sega was investing a...

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    Wii game budgets 1/4 of HD budgets according to EA

    in Nintendo Discussion on 04 February 2009

    sethnintendo said: @Groucho "The trouble is, there are no ambitious Wii projects, other than those made by Nintendo 1st party studios, really."Maybe you should check out the 2009 lineup for the Wii first. I guess Madworld and The Conduit aren't ambitious enough for you. There are tons of games I can list. Just keep thinking to yourself that everything on the Wii is shovelware. Too bad...

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    Wii game budgets 1/4 of HD budgets according to EA

    in Nintendo Discussion on 04 February 2009

    NJ5 said: Viper1 said: NJ5 said: Rather interesting considering we've had a supposed developer in this forum repeatedly telling up this is not true. Exactly what came to my mind. I know we've both told him the art assets jack up the costs significantly.   I suppose he's going to tell us John is wrong?     On topic: Haven't we already known this...

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    X-Play reviews Rygar: The Battle of Argus: 1/5

    in Nintendo Discussion on 04 February 2009

    HappySqurriel said: Groucho said: I own the PS2 version. I think I would prefer it, if I bothered to pick this title up -- I like the dualshock, and frankly, the new Rygar looks... bad compared to the old one.At least my PS2 Rygar can be upscaled/smoothed for a 1080p image on my PS3. On the Wii, its stuck forever in 480p (if the game even supports it, which apparently, some Wii...

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    Killzone 2 Pre Order Data

    in Sales Discussion on 04 February 2009

    Vetteman94 said: I thought I heard it already went Gold from preorders a couple weeks ago? Which would be 500k, My guess is the numbers are close to 750K by now but thats is just a guess   Killzone 2 going "Gold" had nothing to do with pre-orders.  When a game goes "gold" that means its finished, and heading out for mass replication.  Gold discs are "master" disc...

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    X-Play reviews Rygar: The Battle of Argus: 1/5

    in Nintendo Discussion on 04 February 2009

    I own the PS2 version. I think I would prefer it, if I bothered to pick this title up -- I like the dualshock, and frankly, the new Rygar looks... bad compared to the old one.At least my PS2 Rygar can be upscaled/smoothed for a 1080p image on my PS3. On the Wii, its stuck forever in 480p (if the game even supports it, which apparently, some Wii games do not).The guy was harsh, but... look at it...

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    The Official Halo Wars Review Thread

    in Microsoft Discussion on 03 February 2009

    RTS has never been very popular on consoles, so I'd actually say that 90%, even though its from a XBox magazine, is pretty decent....

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    $60 Games Soon To Be Slashed

    in Sales Discussion on 03 February 2009

    So long to imported JRPGs if this happens. They thrive on their first wave of sales. If this happens, coupled with the strong Yen vs the dollar, you'll have to read Japanese, and in some cases get a console for the region, to play a JRPG....

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    EA Posts Fiscal Q3 Net Loss of $641 million

    in Sales Discussion on 03 February 2009

    HappySqurriel said: Groucho said: HappySqurriel said: Anyone who has any clue about how much work goes into game development in particular (or software development in general) knows that there is an order of magnitude of work difference between the HD games and the Wii games Wow you are brazen.  Unbelievably so. I give up.  Believe what you will....

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    EA Posts Fiscal Q3 Net Loss of $641 million

    in Sales Discussion on 03 February 2009

    HappySqurriel said: Anyone who has any clue about how much work goes into game development in particular (or software development in general) knows that there is an order of magnitude of work difference between the HD games and the Wii games Wow you are brazen.  Unbelievably so. I give up.  Believe what you will.  Pretend the 3rd party publishers are "dumb", and...

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    EA Posts Fiscal Q3 Net Loss of $641 million

    in Sales Discussion on 03 February 2009

    Demotruk said: And "good teams" come cheap.  Also, they are easy to find and get to struggle under serious budget limitations.  Also, being experienced, proven artists, they love exercising their creative minds within the limitations of the most restrictive console (by a longshot, compared to previous generations) and tightest budgets...

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    EA Posts Fiscal Q3 Net Loss of $641 million

    in Sales Discussion on 03 February 2009

    NJ5 said: Groucho said: Wait, sorry... you lost me here.  How again are the Wii games cheaper to develop and make if the developer has to spend more on them to succeed? EA's new Wii attention, by the way, is focused on the casual market -- i.e. where the Wii succeeds, and has proven itself. Is this gonna be like the other times when someone posts several...

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    EA Posts Fiscal Q3 Net Loss of $641 million

    in Sales Discussion on 03 February 2009

    Aiemond said: HappySqurriel said: Groucho said: Despite the consoles having approximately equal marketshare, EA got 29% of its revenue from HD titles, and 11% from Wii titles.Did EA have a 29:11 HD to Wii game ratio (or more like 29:14, thanks to individual unit costs)? Were the profit margins on Wii games so much higher than the HD games, that EA should just drop HD...

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    EA Posts Fiscal Q3 Net Loss of $641 million

    in Sales Discussion on 03 February 2009

    HappySqurriel said: Groucho said: Despite the consoles having approximately equal marketshare, EA got 29% of its revenue from HD titles, and 11% from Wii titles.Did EA have a 29:11 HD to Wii game ratio (or more like 29:14, thanks to individual unit costs)? Were the profit margins on Wii games so much higher than the HD games, that EA should just drop HD development altogether? Was...

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    EA Posts Fiscal Q3 Net Loss of $641 million

    in Sales Discussion on 03 February 2009

    Despite the consoles having approximately equal marketshare, EA got 29% of its revenue from HD titles, and 11% from Wii titles.Did EA have a 29:11 HD to Wii game ratio (or more like 29:14, thanks to individual unit costs)? Were the profit margins on Wii games so much higher than the HD games, that EA should just drop HD development altogether? Was it even higher at all? Does anyone have any...

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