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Darwinianevolution said:
HoangNhatAnh said:

Like Lost Odyssey and Blue Dragon sales on 360? Agree

Those games pretty much sold one million copies each on the 360. Even if that seems to not be a good enough amount nowadays (which is worrying, one million copies sold is a really important amount) they did not lose money, they got a good chunk of profit from their investment, even if that money was not market changing. If they had gone multiplat, they would have done even better.

How much of those sales were made after those games were heavily discounted?



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The era of top notch third party exclusives is over.

Last edited by CuCabeludo - on 12 December 2018

CuCabeludo said:

The era of top notch third party exclusives is over.

On PS and Xbox maybe. 



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CuCabeludo said:

The era of top notch third party exclusives is over.

Yeah, Bayonetta 3, Shin Megmi Tensei V or Persona 5 are just some average games



HoangNhatAnh said:
CuCabeludo said:

The era of top notch third party exclusives is over.

Yeah, Bayonetta 3, Shin Megmi Tensei V or Persona 5 are just some average games

Review wise they may be critically acclaimed but sales wise are pretty average to below average.



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Darwinianevolution said:
HoangNhatAnh said:

Like Lost Odyssey and Blue Dragon sales on 360? Agree

Those games pretty much sold one million copies each on the 360. Even if that seems to not be a good enough amount nowadays (which is worrying, one million copies sold is a really important amount) they did not lose money, they got a good chunk of profit from their investment, even if that money was not market changing. If they had gone multiplat, they would have done even better.

So two big budget 3d games sold 1 million on it only, wonder how much a much smaller 2d game sold on it?  They are funding by MS, you would think MS fund them to see it come out on playstation? That is like expecting BloodBorne come out on Xbox 1 for better sales. Look at I Am Setsuna sales number on ps4/vita, combined them together and still much worse than Bravely Default on 3ds or Octopath Traveler on Switch. You don't think it them on Xbox would sell better than on ps4, right?



Train wreck said:
HoangNhatAnh said:

Yeah, Bayonetta 3, Shin Megmi Tensei V or Persona 5 are just some average games

Review wise they may be critically acclaimed but sales wise are pretty average to below average.

"top notch third party exclusives" is more about quality, not sales. If you want sales, just lock a Call of Duty game or a Fifa game is already enough



vivster said:

Exclusives are bad and you should feel bad.

I appreciate your Futurama reference.

 

OT: Switch 3rd party support in general is improving as it should given the userbase. But lets not exagerate how amazing Switch support has become.



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So now games skipping platforms is a good thing for the consumer?  Oddly, enough, I don't remember seeing much of that sentiment in Persona threads.  



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