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Colorful Games On Consoles Aren't Selling Anymore

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That's actually sad but true. Kids nowdays ask for realism, blood and mature stories. Of course, what they get are just laughable games, but still, they get what they want.



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Pavolink said:
That's actually sad but true. Kids nowdays ask for realism, blood and mature stories. Of course, what they get are just laughable games, but still, they get what they want.

The average age of a gamer is 33 years.

Most games on non-Nintendo consoles are better than most Nintendo games.



GTAexpert said:
Pavolink said:
That's actually sad but true. Kids nowdays ask for realism, blood and mature stories. Of course, what they get are just laughable games, but still, they get what they want.

The average age of a gamer is 33 years.

Most games on non-Nintendo consoles are better than most Nintendo games.


33 is an old average for kids nowdays. How things have changed. Now they ask their parents for smarthphones, tablets and the next gritty game. Crazy.



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GTAexpert said:
Pavolink said:
That's actually sad but true. Kids nowdays ask for realism, blood and mature stories. Of course, what they get are just laughable games, but still, they get what they want.

The average age of a gamer is 33 years.

Most games on non-Nintendo consoles are better than most Nintendo games.

Agreed.



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Yes platformers don't do that well anymore unfortunately.



    

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This thread is yet another nice demonstration that critical thinking is something that is lost on most people in this community. Or maybe it's just that people are more interested in pushing certain narratives as soon as an opportunity arises, no matter how flawed a presented premise is. Now listen:

The type of games that were defined as selling well by the OP's guidelines is the same as the one that accounts for the vast majority of studio closures over the course of the last ten years. This means that that type of game is currently the most successful and least successful at the same time. Why is that? Because they are the most produced games by far. If you compile lists of AAA and A games (development and marketing budget is what matters here), then you'll find that non-colorful (as defined by the OP) games account for more than 80% of all titles. So at the end of the day there are more non-colorful games that succeed, because there are multiple times more of them than colorful games. At the same time non-colorful games are more numerous when it comes to flops too.

But instead of looking at the big picture, people are focusing only on the top end when it comes to sales. Naturally, the conclusions drawn from that are bound to be flawed, because large pieces of data are being omitted deliberately. The actual answer to this thread is as simple as "Games that do not exist cannot sell.", hence why successful colorful (as defined by the OP) games are in the minority in today's market.



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daredevil.shark said:
Nem said:

For the most part its the sad truth we live in today, and the reason why i have a Nintendo system. PS4/X1 are too geared towards the grey/brown games. While i do like some of that, i wouldnt be able to stomach only that.

When it released on the X1 Sunset probably doomed itself. The Xbox croud is the croud that reveals the "bro" characteristics the most because it was a console born of a shooter - Halo.
The game would probably have done much better on the PS4 i believe, probably on the Wii U aswell. It was a bad fit in target audience.


With bayonetta 2 and devils third Nintendo is slowly going to that direction. And lets not forget E3 2012. They wanted to have those grey third party games in Wii U.

Nintendo is going in that directIon?  Ha.

Why don't you list the upcoming Wii U games for me please.  I could do it, but you would just skim the list at best and learn nothing from it.  Better to do the work for you.  

FYI the only Dark game I can think of that Nintendo is doing is Majora's Mask for 3DS.  The rest are about as dark as Mario Kart 8.



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