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From Software "going to multiplatform" was a good decision?

Yes 97 56.40%
 
No 61 35.47%
 
I don't know 14 8.14%
 
Total:172

Forget a little the gamer questions because I know the game going multiplatform is better for the consumer.

But about the From Software, the company itself.

Demon's Souls sold without any marketing: 1.64m

Dark Souls combined sold with some marketing: 1.67m

I thing From Software expected more sales from Dark Souls... way better sales than Demon's Souls... but that's not happened.

What do you think guys??? 



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For the consumer this was a great decision but to answer the question, did From Software make a good decision going multi-platform with Dark Souls?

No. It was not a good decision, looking back at it. But at the time it was a potential great decision. Judging by the sales Dark Souls may have been best left on PS3 and claw its way up past Demon's Souls. The cost of porting for the extra system negates the 0.03m lead Dark Souls has over Demon's Souls if not more.

Now we can look at the long term effect this may have. Now you have a fan base on both systems. Will they have a sequel to Dark Souls? If so then this was a great decision in the long term. Take some short term losses for a bigger long term gain.



ethomaz said:

Forget a little the gamer questions because I know the game going multiplatform is better for the consumer.

But about the From Software, the company itself.

Demon's Souls sold without any marketing: 1.64m

Dark Souls combined sold with some marketing: 1.67m

I thing From Software expected more sales from Dark Souls... way better sales than Demon's Souls... but that's not happened.

What do you think guys??? 

Give it some more time. I bought Demons Souls last year for 15 bucks. I will buy Dark Souls when its cheaper to.  I never heard about either one in TV commercials or whatever.  All I hear is word of mouth stuff and people usually say   "do you know dark souls? its like demons souls"  So they usually name both games.

But its true that Dark Souls sales are a bit low.

But their crappy PS port damaged their reputation.



Wasn't it Namcos decision though? From Software published it in Japan and didn't bother with a 360 release. So Namco probably asked them to do it for the west



Pretty sure it became more famous when it went multiplatform especially with the PC version (even though it was pirated like hell).



    

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maybe you should compare the sales for the same time after release? because then it is 1.67 million for dark souls against 426k for demons's souls. dark souls for ps3 sold in 53 weeks what demon's souls sold in 121 weeks

and damn i wanted to vote for yes but voted for no lol



PC version and legs will push Dark Souls over 2m. Not too bad, considering the PC version couldn't have cost them much lol.



Dark Souls has sold much, much faster than Demons' Souls, not to mention sold more copies at higher price points. Moreover, with price drops, lifetime sales could pass 2 million.



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Difficult to compare the two though. Demon souls was a first of its kind...and got quite a lot of hype from word of mouth. People wanted to play this awesome, overly hard and very unique game.

With Dark Souls the novelty has worn off...the type of game is more familiar now. And for a few people the game appears to be too similar to demon souls and wont go out and buy the game again.

I really don't think it would have mattered in the end.



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I think there are many people like me who didn't buy Dark Souls because From Software betrayed Sony, so it was a bad decision.



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