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Colorful Games On Consoles Aren't Selling Anymore

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This is one of the more interesting threads we've had in a while. Thanks to all the contributors and I hope many future ones as well.

 

AZWification said:

Times change, man. There's nothing that can be done about that sadly.

Except you. Bull. Of course it can. Even the little you can do is worth doing. The fact we're even talking about this now means a lot, and even if it means just a little, it means infinitely more than doing nothing.



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Ultravolt said:

You made some good points... but I honestly wouldn't blame it on the colorful style.

I'd blame it on the marketing mostly.

Sunset Overdrive had decent marketing, yet it sold 130K first week USA, while Watchdogs sold 440K first week USA on X1 only. Both new IPs, both on X1.



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In the OP you even have to add the addition of "Karting" to LBP because Little Big Planet itself defies the point you are attempting to make.

Bad games don't sell, as for how many colours are on screen at one time... I've not seen that being a selling point of games since the NES/SNES era

 

[this is so going to be answered with a "so that means cawadooty is the best game in the world because it sells loads" and I wuv that strawman everytime!]



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Could it possibly be because of the ageing demographic of gamers? When gamers were mostly under 20 then cartoons games sold well. Now there are as many over 30 gamers as under 20. Tastes and preferences changes with age.



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JazzB1987 said:

I would be for a gaming console.

And then make a mainstream box. where all the drones can play their cinematic quick time event grey/brown realistic visials>everything games with day1 dlc.

We should finally start to differentiate between gamers and mainstreamers etc.

Funny how you're advocating colorful games for people with an imagination and turn around and call people with a different taste than yours drones!



Mnementh said:
Ultravolt said:

You made some good points... but I honestly wouldn't blame it on the colorful style.

I'd blame it on the marketing mostly.

Sunset Overdrive had decent marketing, yet it sold 130K first week USA, while Watchdogs sold 440K first week USA on X1 only. Both new IPs, both on X1.

Sunset Overdrive had no where near the amount of hype or marketing as Watch Dogs did.



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I think its more to do with the games and their gameplay style then it is to do with how colourful it is.

Rayman wouldn't have sold more if it was unsaturated lol. Its the fact that it was heavily delayed (wii U) and a full priced 2D platformer (not common in this age)

Sunset overdrive never had the buzz some people on here made out and gameplay wise it falls into category similar to dead rising, ratchet and Clankk (loose 3rd person action games)- which aren't huge. So far its sold 320k, I think it will reach 1.5m LT.

Puppeteer would have sold Quadruble if it was a PS4 title instead of a late PS3 title.

Lots of different variables to take into account but I think the market for games that aren't Werstern RPGS or FPS's is just much smaller then it used to be.



bubblegamer said:
JazzB1987 said:

I would be for a gaming console.

And then make a mainstream box. where all the drones can play their cinematic quick time event grey/brown realistic visials>everything games with day1 dlc.

We should finally start to differentiate between gamers and mainstreamers etc.

Funny how you're advocating colorful games for people with an imagination and turn around and call people with a different taste than yours drones!

Its funnier that in probably your last 30 replies you always seem to jump to conclusions/ go into all defense mode.

Btw some of my favorite games are realistic or dont have cartoony visuals etc.  and NO what you are talking about is not taste its propaganda. its like saying eating a stone just because you can swallow it or drinking petroleum just because you can well drink it is having taste.

I also never said that everyone that touches a game like DarkSouls or MetroidPrime (or all the other okayish/good games) is a drone because I also play those games and I like/love them.

People that accept everything no matter how bad it is  unfinished games with locked content so it can be sold as DLC, that run with 20fps because they focus on visuals more than they focus on gameplay (its called GAME and gameplay for a reason) People that fall for all the hype and marketing are drones because they cant think for themselves. They dont have an own opinion. They buy stuff because people tell them to. 90% of humans are "simple".

Make a box for people like that and let the real gamers play their games. IF the others want to end up looking at dia shows that need 1 button press per minute let them. But dont call them "gamers playing games" because its an insult to everyone who has this hobby.

its like calling people "music enthusiast" when their favorite song is this:

or this


The more mainstream something gets the worse it is. Look at NSMB  its by far the worst Mario series ever.



Lot of bullshit supposition in this thread that's based on pretty much nothing.  No one likes colors?  All games have to be gritty and brown?  Sunset Overdrive would have been a hit if it were more serious?

Saint's Row the Third is up to, what, like six million copies by now?