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sergiodaly said:
WolfpackN64 said:
You know Sony, there are other ways to gauge interest than Kickstarter.

yes, but people when its time to ask (specialy on the internet), everybody is IN, when the thing finaly arrives, lots look away and whistle, in kickstarter is "put your money where your mouth is" this is real demand...

i have no problem with this, no one is pointing a gun at ones head.


This still has the potential to happen. Yes it reached it's funding goals. but not everybody just donated to the $29 tier, and not everyone is also going to choose the PS4 version since it only shows that version as a digital release, and the PC version instead releasing as the physical version.

Looking at the number of backers is another way to look at preorder numbers, while offering some of the worse stretch goals at the amount donated.

$120 for one of 4 capsule toys in the game?

I still think it has a chance to do well, by being a $29 game instead of full price might cause more people to give it a try early on.

If this was a full price game, how well do you think it would do? 



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Kelzus said:
Azerth said:
And so it begins.

What begins?

that now instead of people using kickstarter to get funding for a game to be made its going to now be getting funding so sony will fund this game



Azerth said:
Kelzus said:

What begins?

that now instead of people using kickstarter to get funding for a game to be made its going to now be getting funding so sony will fund this game

lol, you know what didn't just begin?  People not following the conversation.  Sega agreed to allow Yu to take Shenmue III to kickstarter, this was independant of Sony.  Sony may have made a deal with Yu regarding funding after passing the initial goal on Kickstarter, but kickstarter was all Yu and Sega.  This, of course, is per Shu Yoshida, but he's on record as having said that...so.  Until someone involved refutes that, your angst is misplaced.

Plus, are you honestly suggesting that Kickstarter won't continue to be used for kickstarting a new game AND for situations such as Shenmue III? 



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mornelithe said:
WolfpackN64 said:
You know Sony, there are other ways to gauge interest than Kickstarter.

So you missed the part where he said Yu and Sega had worked out a deal to kickstart it, prior to any Sony involvement, I'm guessing?


I'm sure that's being ignored. Its more juicer when theres a bad guy in place xD



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To Sony credit at least the game is coming to PC seem like this game is open to go on other console. Shenmue III while being a fan favorite isn't guarantee commercial success and risky.

If you look at the current kick starter for Shenmue $3,200,000 supported by 40.753 backers. That's almost $78/backer for unknown products that won't release for at least 2-3 years.

 

I can't really blame Sony if people are blindly throwing their money in this project but I don't think Sony should be praised for this move.

 



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tiffac said:
mornelithe said:

So you missed the part where he said Yu and Sega had worked out a deal to kickstart it, prior to any Sony involvement, I'm guessing?


I'm sure that's being ignored. Its more juicer when theres a bad guy in place xD

Oh it's definitely being ignored, have had to correct a few people thus far.  Granted, the clarification on the kickstarter's start came from a Shu interview that was posted when I woke up this morning, but still, it's located in both of the threads that this is being discussed in.



yvanjean said:
To Sony credit at least the game is coming to PC seem like this game is open to go on other console. Shenmue III while being a fan favorite isn't guarantee commercial success and risky.

Sony funded games don't come on other consoles.



Also, don't forget Sony going bankrupt and doom and all that. They found a way to fund great games and not go bankrupt. Not their fault they are in competition with a company that throws Windows money at them.



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BreedinBull said:
Also, don't forget Sony going bankrupt and doom and all that. They found a way to fund great games and not go bankrupt. Not their fault they are in competition with a company that throws Windows money at them.

Hahaha you're a really funny guy :D

But I agree as long as its not done with their own franchise.