Why 'Arc' will fail

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I dont see how any new motion controller can compete with what the wii has become so I definitely agree.

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psrock said:
maximus22 said:
psrock said:
It will fail just like we predicted Heavy Rain would fail.

I hope you're being sarcastic to prove the point that no one can tell.  Heavy rain is a raging success for what it is.

I'm maybe arrogant, negative in 360 threads, but I take offense to being sarcastic.


OT: Time will tell. Some things have already shocked me this year, Mass Effect 2's reception, HEAVY RAIN's reception/sales, proving that anything is possible.


As much as i wish death upon it.

Sony have shown they are damn good at doing the impossible. If they really push it, its hard to see it not being successful.

We'll know more about it tomorrow I guess.

sega4life said:

Just my take on Arc...

Sony already had a motion controller 'SixAxis', and they did Nothing with it, ya a game or two, and then some games with a motion notion here and there but that was it.

When Sony first talked about the Sixaxis, they made it seem that many, many, games would have the feature and it would take the place of rumble. Now it's like they want people to forget about it.

You don't really see Sony trying to push the 'Arc' like other companies are pushing their versions, it seems more like they are taking a 'if it works it works, if not o well' approach.

I went to allot of Game stores in my area these past couple days, and majority of the discussion were about new games just released, Natal, DS:XL, Ipad, but nobody even mentioned Arc.

PS3 never really grabbed the 'family/casual' approach with the PS3, people touted about how majority of PS3 owners are adults, just look at the games recently released, nothing really says 'family console', and to me Arc seems to like a Wii approach to gaming, but with an Adult non-casual install base.

This is just my view on Arc

Personally I have never seen nor heard anyone (outside of this site) talking about Natal, or the Arc. Even the friends I have who work in the game industry have never mentioned either. If one's going to fail, then both probably are.

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Well, what I want to know is, how many units does it have to sell in order for YOU guys consider a success?

Leatherhat on July 6th, 2012 3pm. Vita sales:"3 mil for COD 2 mil for AC. Maybe more. "  thehusbo on July 6th, 2012 5pm. Vita sales:"5 mil for COD 2.2 mil for AC."

SaviorX said:
Well, what I want to know is, how many units does it have to sell in order for YOU guys consider a success?

there is an easy answer to that: MORE!!

Arc will not succeed. It might sell decently, but it will not achieve it's intended goal.
It is aimed at usurping Nintendo's strength. This will not happen. The market that bought the Wii is not interested in buying a PS3+Arc. Why? Because they are not interested in Sony's current software library. If they were, they would have a PS3 already. Therefore, the competition will be thus;
Wii=199, games=49, Motion+=19, Software=4 year library
PS3=299, games=59, Arc=Let's say, 59 with a camera, to be nice, Software=15? 20?

I agree with your points, although I think the signs are Sony are going to get behind this a lot more.

They clearly started this gen with the idea they could just toss out the tech and let developers and others actually make they take hold and deliver games for them, but I think they see now that's not good enough - I think the signs are they are going to push this a lot more than the original EyeToy, etc. and other stuff.

Try to be reasonable... its easier than you think...

threads like this make me laugh, especially when everyone jumps on board and assumes arc will automatically fail, what people don't get here is arc appeals to both hardcore and casual users, which wii has not appealed to the hardcore user as much, so it shall be successful, but not as successful as the wii already is

it's the future of handheld


The official Vita thread http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/thread.php?id=130023&page=1