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People who believe that hardware sells software be...

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"Good thing they didn't put it on the Vita!"

I keep seeing this awful comparison of software sales to hardware sales, but I'm not sure I understand the logic behind it. Every time I attempt to, my brain tries to eat itself. So please, if you are you someone who believes that install bases are finite things or if you live in an alternate universe where hardware sales drive software sales rather than the other way around, tell me why you believe this utter madness.



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I do not known why I was drawn to this thread, but I was.

I do not think about anything you said in the OP. Games sell hardware. 3D sells games.

 Bananaking was right, I was wrong. Like he always is. About the 3DS not selling at least 19.999 million in 2013...

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It's kind of a mutual relationship though. They both affect each other, in the case of NSMB for instance it's clear that software drove hardware but at the same time the hardware base had a huge effect on the software sales.

 


badgenome said:

"Good thing they didn't put it on the Vita!"

I keep seeing this awful comparison of software sales to hardware sales, but I'm not sure I understand the logic behind it. Every time I attempt to, my brain tries to eat itself. So please, if you are you someone who believes that install bases are finite things or if you live in an alternate universe where hardware sales drive software sales rather than the other way around, tell me why you believe this utter madness.

I think I remember seeing a few people on this site who hailed from that universe.

That said, I don't think MH would have sold quite as well on the Vita. The MH faithful would have bought one, but it clearly has a larger market to attract on the 3DS.



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badgenome said:

"Good thing they didn't put it on the Vita!"

I keep seeing this awful comparison of software sales to hardware sales, but I'm not sure I understand the logic behind it. Every time I attempt to, my brain tries to eat itself. So please, if you are you someone who believes that install bases are finite things or if you live in an alternate universe where hardware sales drive software sales rather than the other way around, tell me why you believe this utter madness.


it's easy, if it was a Vita game, there would now be more copies of the game then consoles, which is bad, because you need a Vita to play it.



“It appeared that there had even been demonstrations to thank Big Brother for raising the chocolate ration to twenty grams a week. And only yesterday, he reflected, it had been announced that the ration was to be reduced to twenty grams a week. Was it possible that they could swallow that, after only twenty-four hours? Yes, they swallowed it.”

- George Orwell, ‘1984’

it also outsold the wii u

Would have sold just as well had it been on Vita. Vita HW sales would also be a lot higher due to the game coming to Vita. Its that simple. I know people that bought a 3DS last year purely of the basis that MonHun 4 was coming to it eventually. 1 had never cared for Nintendo titles and tbh only owns like 2 Nintendo games on it (MK7 for MP and KI:U)

Yes, like Wii Sports outsold every platform !

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the_dengle said:

That said, I don't think MH would have sold quite as well on the Vita. The MH faithful would have bought one, but it clearly has a larger market to attract on the 3DS.

I do think you can find that, sometimes, a game's target audience is resistant to buying a certain platform or a particular console's user base is more receptive to certain games. Certainly JRPGs didn't move the needle much for the 360, and there have been late Wii->PS3 ports that sold better than the original releases despite the much smaller user base.

While the 3DS does offer a potentially larger audience, jumping platforms didn't seem to do much to Monster Hunter's sales one way or the other. Of course we still have to see how the legs turn out, and there are other advantages to the 3DS - like the fact that Nintendo is willing to help push the series in the west, as futile an effort as that may be. But I suspect that at this point, you are either interested in MonHun... or you aren't. So I don't think that the size of the user base means much. I mean, if Capcom had jumped ship mid-generation from the PSP to the DS, Monster Hunter likely wouldn't have sold any better than it already did.