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Thoughts?

I hate them a bit :) 44 16.79%
 
I hate them a lot :D 36 13.74%
 
Nah, just a bunch of liars 66 25.19%
 
Project Liar 115 43.89%
 
Total:261
Shinobi-san said:
padib said:

You forgot to add


Nope i didnt forget about him. I didnt see Hynad continuing down that discussion so i left him out. The back and fourth was mostly between you and Arctutus, i felt like that was enough to get the discussion back on track. That is the last I will post on that. Please get back to the topic at hand.

No, you did. Hynad was ad-hominem.



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Goodnightmoon said:

I´m on the forum where the head of the team is talking, and he said that the game is"already profitable", also he said VGChartz is a joke where people just take the data out of their asses, that with better words, but I guess that is another story.

Could you share a link to these comments?

Skullwaker said:
... they don't feel like they can make any sort of profit on Wii U either so they're just giving up.

This is probably closer to the real reason. The cost of the extra effort required to get the game to an acceptable level of quality outweighs the profit they could make from the Wii U version.



Arcturus said:
Goodnightmoon said:
 

I´m on the forum where the head of the team is talking, and he said that the game is"already profitable", also he said VGChartz is a joke where people just take the data out of their asses, that with better words, but I guess that is another story.

Could you share a link to these comments?

Yes my good sir

http://forum.projectcarsgame.com/showthread.php?27584-Project-Cars-Sales-figures&p=939935&viewfull=1#post939935

http://forum.projectcarsgame.com/showthread.php?27584-Project-Cars-Sales-figures&p=939947&viewfull=1#post939947

http://forum.projectcarsgame.com/showthread.php?27584-Project-Cars-Sales-figures&p=939965&viewfull=1#post939965




http://forum.projectcarsgame.com/showthread.php?27584-Project-Cars-Sales-figures&p=939947&viewfull=1#post939947
"I'm not sure, but I could do better with toothpicks and a basket."

Haha, that is hilarious.



Goodnightmoon said:
Arcturus said:
Goodnightmoon said:
 

I´m on the forum where the head of the team is talking, and he said that the game is"already profitable", also he said VGChartz is a joke where people just take the data out of their asses, that with better words, but I guess that is another story.

Could you share a link to these comments?

Yes my good sir

http://forum.projectcarsgame.com/showthread.php?27584-Project-Cars-Sales-figures&p=939935&viewfull=1#post939935

http://forum.projectcarsgame.com/showthread.php?27584-Project-Cars-Sales-figures&p=939947&viewfull=1#post939947

http://forum.projectcarsgame.com/showthread.php?27584-Project-Cars-Sales-figures&p=939965&viewfull=1#post939965


Thanks.

Haha, that's quite the discrepancy. The head of the studio is saying Shift 2 sold "multiple millions of copies" while VGChartz shows just 180k in sales.



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Arcturus said:
Goodnightmoon said:

Yes my good sir

http://forum.projectcarsgame.com/showthread.php?27584-Project-Cars-Sales-figures&p=939935&viewfull=1#post939935

http://forum.projectcarsgame.com/showthread.php?27584-Project-Cars-Sales-figures&p=939947&viewfull=1#post939947

http://forum.projectcarsgame.com/showthread.php?27584-Project-Cars-Sales-figures&p=939965&viewfull=1#post939965


Thanks.

Haha, that's quite the discrepancy. The head of the studio is saying Shift 2 sold "multiple millions of copies" while VGChartz shows just 180k in sales.

Not now, VGC has more than a milion sold, and that without counting digital and PC.



Awful. They lied to us, and, what's worse, they lied to the people who gave their money to see the game running on their WiiU. And they told us all the time that it was running on the WiiU well. What? They deserve tons of criticisms for this. And a lawsuit. I don't know it that's legal but it's morally questionable.



I don't think that the folks at project cars were necessarily lying, at least not blatantly, it's more just a case of time making fools of us all. At the time the comments were made in the op they may well have been completely honest, at the time the wii u version may well have been a higher priority over the ps3 and 360 versions, but that was before the ps4 and xb1 launch. Really, look at the change in tone just in the second comment, it went from, "Holy shit the wii u version is fucking insane," to, "well, it can still deliver the core experience, I guess," just after new hardware hit the shelves. It was just bad timing.

One thing that never changed is that project cars, at its core, is more of a pc benchmark game than anything, console versions were always secondary at best.



I don't hate them. I'm just slightly mad at them.

Sorry if that pun has already been used a dozen times



Bets:

1. If the Wii U sells closer to 10 million LTD by 1/3/2015 I win. If it sells closer to 9.5 million LTD by 1/3/2015 OfficerRaichu15 wins (winner gets 2 weeks of avatar control)--Lost.

Seems like they saw how much effort a good version would need, plus the gap it would have with other versions, Plus limited sales, plus new console and decided it had bad return of investiment.

It isn't a Lie unless you prove that when they said it they knew it wasn't their intention to meet. Seems like no one here ever missed a goal.



duduspace11 "Well, since we are estimating costs, Pokemon Red/Blue did cost Nintendo about $50m to make back in 1996"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8808363

Mr Puggsly: "Hehe, I said good profit. You said big profit. Frankly, not losing money is what I meant by good. Don't get hung up on semantics"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=9008994