For Kyuu too.
You'll see then, the game is not getting ANYWHERE close to Horizon, God of War and Uncharted 4, you guys are vastly overstimating it I don't know why. Those three games, are something on a complete different level, and really, there isn't a fraction of the hype for Spidey that we had for those.
I honestly don't see where are you coming from to think an Insomniac Spidey game will sell 10M copies out of the blue, it's like expecting Detroit to go and do it because it looks AAA...
Where is the appeal for this game to compare it to 4/5 years project from Guerilla, Santa Monica and Naughty Dog?
5M+ is where it'll land if it goes extremely well.
Maaan.. you're fighting another losing battle.
Just to be clear though, I didn't say it'll hit 10 million. 8-9 million is more realistic, maybe slightly less (Again, this assumes it's received extremely well, so don't go "Ha! Told you so!" on me if the game turns out nothing special!) We have plenty of indicators around showing the anticipation for Spider-Man is easily up there with pre-reviews God of War.
"I honestly don't see where are you coming from to think an Insomniac Spidey game will sell 10M copies out of the blue"
Really? Haven't Horizon, Splatoon, and Monster Hunter World taught you anything? Guerrilla Games's reputation and popularity were on a constant decline. Their best selling title (Killzone 2) barely cracked 3 million, its sequels sold and reviewed worse... Yet none of those problems stopped Horizon -which is a new IP- from hitting 7.6 million within a single year. GG wasn't anywhere near the level of Santa Monica, let alone Naughty Dog, so I don't understand why you're grouping them as though they were equals.
The bottom line is: If it can happen with Horizon, then it might happen again with Spider-Man. Sony not owning the IP is more irrelevant than them not owning Spyro or Crash Bandicoot. Be sure to necrobump this or quote me some time in September
You keep talking about the series past sales and somehow just ignore that the only thing this game and teh series before it has in common are the name of the IP and the name of the lead character.
There is nothing else that is like the previous games about this one.
And the previous games did not sell anywhere near as much as this one ddi in its first 3 days or even first week. So I really don't know why you are harping on series past sales at all.
If we apply GoW3's proportional growth on GoW-PS4, we'd end up with over 12 million lifetime sales. After all, GoW3's lifetime sales are 4x those of the first week.
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Or does he intend to measure things by adding GoW3's exact sales from week-2 onwards on top of GoW-PS4's first week? With this (rather ridiculous) method, it should sell close to 7 million if we give it the benefit of the doubt. Yeah...