Forums - Sony Discussion - Can someone explain why people thought that Playstation All-Stars would sell millions of copies?

I am curious about the reasoning behind this.  I didn't see All-Stars being a big hit, and be the top selling fighting game this generation, but I remember others said it would.  As of now, it is under 400K sold total across all platforms it is on:

http://www.vgchartz.com/game/70744/playstation-all-stars-battle-royale/

 

Can someone explain the reasoning behind this?  I don't get it.  What am I missing?  People were even expecting Sony to do a bundle for it.  Why?  Please explain.  I am confused by this reasoning.  Bundling was seen as a reason to get the millions of sales, it was argued.  I am curious why people thought Sony would bundle it (I did see some Black Friday retail stuff, where retailers did it though).



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richardhutnik said:

As of now, it is under 400K sold total across all platforms it is on:


http://www.vgchartz.com/gamedb/?name=playstation+all-stars

Two versions, 450k combined atm.  Not under 400k.

 

And only a few people made absurd predictions about it selling absolute millions.  A lot of people predicted 1-1.5 million LT, myself included, which is a prediction I stick by.



Kresnik said:
richardhutnik said:

As of now, it is under 400K sold total across all platforms it is on:


http://www.vgchartz.com/gamedb/?name=playstation+all-stars

Two versions, 450k combined atm.  Not under 400k.

 

And only a few people made absurd predictions about it selling absolute millions.  A lot of people predicted 1-1.5 million LT, myself included, which is a prediction I stick by.

this is not true, if you go back in gilgamesh thread you will see the majority expected 2mill+ easily and many predicted numbers higher than 4mill, I myself predicted 900k if I remember correctly



can you explain me why this upsets you so much ?

chapset said:
Kresnik said:
richardhutnik said:

As of now, it is under 400K sold total across all platforms it is on:


http://www.vgchartz.com/gamedb/?name=playstation+all-stars

Two versions, 450k combined atm.  Not under 400k.

 

And only a few people made absurd predictions about it selling absolute millions.  A lot of people predicted 1-1.5 million LT, myself included, which is a prediction I stick by.

this is not true, if you go back in gilgamesh thread you will see the majority expected 2mill+ easily and many predicted numbers higher than 4mill, I myself predicted 900k if I remember correctly

I saw some were seeing Sony have All-Stars as a bundle game, and it would get sales that way.  I don't know what people were thinking for that.  Why would anyone see All-Stars as a game Sony would bundle to try to sell consoles?



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maybe this is the reason?



I guess Rol was right...



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chapset said:
Kresnik said:
richardhutnik said:

As of now, it is under 400K sold total across all platforms it is on:


http://www.vgchartz.com/gamedb/?name=playstation+all-stars

Two versions, 450k combined atm.  Not under 400k.

 

And only a few people made absurd predictions about it selling absolute millions.  A lot of people predicted 1-1.5 million LT, myself included, which is a prediction I stick by.

this is not true, if you go back in gilgamesh thread you will see the majority expected 2mill+ easily and many predicted numbers higher than 4mill, I myself predicted 900k if I remember correctly

True most predictions were between 2m and 3m, with some higher and some lower ones.



@Richard: Maybe they were thinking Sony would want to make the game look more popular than it is by bundling it? That's what they did about 5 years ago when game sales were lagging badly.

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Hype. Many people on here thought it was going to do great because of the hype for it and that it was supposedly a SSB "clone."

I never thought it wold sell bundles of millions, however. Maybe a million.

Official Mario Kart 8 Thread:

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/thread.php?id=162055&page=1#

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