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Are Sony or MS capable of creating a cultural phenomenon like Pokemon Go?

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Are they?

No, only Nintendo with Pokemon. 328 78.47%
 
Yes, Sony with __________. 61 14.59%
 
Yes, Microsoft with____________. 29 6.94%
 
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Nogamez said:
Ck1x said:

Obviously you don't know what cultural phenomenon means! 

The news isn't reporting on Playstation and Xbox because of a single game being released... Minecraft is big but even it isn't on cultural phenomenon status. In all of Minecraft's success nobody has ever just stopped me on the street to ask if I've played Minecraft. Pokémon GO is getting people out of the house and talking to complete strangers, no game in recent memories has been on this level!

I'm sorry define " A cultural phenomenon" for me. 

Something that is so popular that it transcends the traditional bounds of its genre/subject/industry type and becomes tied to the broader popular culture of its time. 

I think there is some confusion here as to something being popular, but popular or successful alone doesn't mean it's a "cultural phenomenon". 

The Avengers is a popular/successful movie, but I wouldn't say it's a "cultural phenomenon". Titanic (1997) was a cultural phenomenon. 

The Macarena is a cultural phenomenon. Michael Jackson's Thriller is a cultural phenomenon. The Beatles are a cultural phenomenon. Pokemon is one for sure, it's actually now twice phenmeonon, which is exceptionally rare. 



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They probably can't. Since Microsoft and Sony focusing on the adult demographic while nintendo is focusing mainly to kids and everyone.Nintendo is like Disney, their franchise are huge while Sony is like Warner Bros and Microsoft is probably Universal.

Now as far as Pokemon. I still can't believe that people still giving all the credits to Nintendo for Pokemon GO.... Yes, i enjoyed the game greatly. But you guys should put the credits to all, not just Nintendo.
What about Nantic and Google ? Have you ever heard of them ? Or why i mention them ? Look it up guys. Let's be informative about this.



LOLOLOL!!! Anyone here that actually thinks yes should probably reevaluate.



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Uabit said:
Sony did with the first two PS.

Not even close.



I bet the Wii U would sell more than 15M LTD by the end of 2015. He bet it would sell less. I lost.

kyprime said:
Goodnightmoon said:
With their current Ips? Not even remotely close.

maybe not with their IPs, but they have a little thing called 3rd party, GTAV, COD BO3, nuff said, destroys everything nintendo


The fact that you even listed COD and GTA shows that you don't understand what's going on here. They aren't even in the same league as Pokemon. Lol.



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ohmylanta1003 said:
kyprime said:

maybe not with their IPs, but they have a little thing called 3rd party, GTAV, COD BO3, nuff said, destroys everything nintendo


The fact that you even listed COD and GTA shows that you don't understand what's going on here. They aren't even in the same league as Pokemon. Lol.

As I said earlier.  Bro gamers. An entire subculture was created.  That's bigger than this.



Ataraxias said:
ohmylanta1003 said:


The fact that you even listed COD and GTA shows that you don't understand what's going on here. They aren't even in the same league as Pokemon. Lol.

As I said earlier.  Bro gamers. An entire subculture was created.  That's bigger than this.

Bro gamers is not as big as Pokemon imo. While it was interesting when created...or made popular I should say.....it is nowhere near as big as Pokemon.....Mario as a gaming character yeah. And outside of that maybe Bugs Bunny and Mickey Mouse for non gaming but Bro gamers nah....



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TheBlackNaruto said:
Ataraxias said:

As I said earlier.  Bro gamers. An entire subculture was created.  That's bigger than this.

Bro gamers is not as big as Pokemon imo. While it was interesting when created...or made popular I should say.....it is nowhere near as big as Pokemon.....Mario as a gaming character yeah. And outside of that maybe Bugs Bunny and Mickey Mouse for non gaming but Bro gamers nah....

If they had been a fad that faded I would agree.  But they didn't and now they're a integral part of market.    Games like CoD, Destiny, Assassin's Creed, Madden etc would have half the sales if the bro gamer culture hadn't been cultivated with marketing blitzs like Mountain Dew Gamer Fuel 



Ataraxias said:
TheBlackNaruto said:

Bro gamers is not as big as Pokemon imo. While it was interesting when created...or made popular I should say.....it is nowhere near as big as Pokemon.....Mario as a gaming character yeah. And outside of that maybe Bugs Bunny and Mickey Mouse for non gaming but Bro gamers nah....

If they had been a fad that faded I would agree.  But they didn't and now they're a integral part of market.    Games like CoD, Destiny, Assassin's Creed, Madden etc would have half the sales if the bro gamer culture hadn't been cultivated with marketing blitzs like Mountain Dew Gamer Fuel 

3 out of 4 of those games are already on mobile.  Not even combined have they reached as far as Pokemon Go has.  Not even close.



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ohmylanta1003 said:
kyprime said:

maybe not with their IPs, but they have a little thing called 3rd party, GTAV, COD BO3, nuff said, destroys everything nintendo


The fact that you even listed COD and GTA shows that you don't understand what's going on here. They aren't even in the same league as Pokemon. Lol.

I think you don't understand GTA V. You do realize it sold upwards of 50 million copies right? Pokemon Go is absolutely massive and awesome and all that, but you are not giving GTA V its due credit.



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