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Euphoria14 said:

*Use of the word "Pathetic" meaning the idea that even though Sony are happy with sales the game is still disappointing because "some" users expected very high sales. It is not saying the users saying this are "pathetic"*

After four years of some of the most substantial hyping of this generation, did you expect anything other than "we are happy with the games sales?"

 



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Euphoria14 said:
reask said:
Euphoria14 said:

 

It has rumble now so why complain about it?

People keep bitching and moaning and Sony gives them what they want. People bitched about rumble, they got it.

People bitched about all those features on PSN that were lacking as opposed to LIVE, they got it.

People bitched about a lack of games, Sony really gave it.

So what does Sony get for it? More bitching and moaning.

 

If Sony dropped the price to $300 tomorrow I guarantee we would still have people complaining that it is too expensive.

Whilst I agree in part with your post, the fact is the PS3 would still be too expensive at that price.  Three years (by the time they actually drop it) a console should not still cost $300 for its cheapest rendition unless it is selling out.

 

Period.

 



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CGI-Quality said:
So selling 1mill within 8 days WW on a console not known to push many shooters, FROM A COMPANY NOT EXACTLY KNOWN FOR GREAT SHOOTERS, is disappointing.....mmmmkay.....no.

The FACT is, this game is the fastest selling SCEA game since GT4. Tell us, where are the disappointing elements there? Also tell us, since when did internet hype = real world hype?

Without answers to those questions, there is nothing to say...period.

Are you kidding?  Sony fans were the first to tell us how great the PS3 is at pushing shooters after the last two Call of Duty's.  Just last week there was a popular thread about the ever decreasing gap versus Xbox 360 sales.

I agree that internet hype does not equal world hype.  But then he didnt say that it is the real world to whom the sales are disappointing.  Ironically, the internet hypers are disappointed because not enough real-worlders even know about the game to be disappointed by its sales.

 

Show me where I said that starcraft....show me. Otherwise, you're not exactly known for ANYTHING positive being said in regards to sony. Knowing this, there's nothing for me to argue with you about....period.

 



                                                                                                                                            

CGI-Quality said:
starcraft said:
CGI-Quality said:
So selling 1mill within 8 days WW on a console not known to push many shooters, FROM A COMPANY NOT EXACTLY KNOWN FOR GREAT SHOOTERS, is disappointing.....mmmmkay.....no.

The FACT is, this game is the fastest selling SCEA game since GT4. Tell us, where are the disappointing elements there? Also tell us, since when did internet hype = real world hype?

Without answers to those questions, there is nothing to say...period.

Are you kidding?  Sony fans were the first to tell us how great the PS3 is at pushing shooters after the last two Call of Duty's.  Just last week there was a popular thread about the ever decreasing gap versus Xbox 360 sales.

I agree that internet hype does not equal world hype.  But then he didnt say that it is the real world to whom the sales are disappointing.  Ironically, the internet hypers are disappointed because not enough real-worlders even know about the game to be disappointed by its sales.

Show me where I said that starcraft....show me. Otherwise, you're not exactly known for ANYTHING positive being said in regards to sony. Knowing this, there's nothing for me to argue with you about....period.

Wow.  Defensive much?

I didnt say ANYWHERE that YOU said that.  You just make up silly excuses to ignore posts from people like me that disagree with your own so that you dont have to engage with the content.

Fans of the PS3 such as myself want it to do well.  And of course people like me want price drops so that we can afford one.  But that doesn't mean we buy into the ridiculous fanfare surrounding some games for the system.

 



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cgi - you saying stracraft's opinion is bias, therefore not worthy of discussion is laughable.

You are the biggest ps3 pimp/defender/protector/positive spin machine there is.

Petty insults don't lead to a fruitful discussion.



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CMoney said:
cgi - you saying stracraft's opinion is bias, therefore not worthy of discussion is laughable.

You are the biggest ps3 pimp/defender/protector/positive spin machine there is.

Petty insults don't lead to a fruitful discussion.

This.

 



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CMoney said:
cgi - you saying stracraft's opinion is bias, therefore not worthy of discussion is laughable.

You are the biggest ps3 pimp/defender/protector/positive spin machine there is.

Petty insults don't lead to a fruitful discussion.

WoW...flattering, yet useless here. And where did I insult him? Exactly...no where, nice try though.

@ starcraft: I could careless if you disagree with me. However, I know the result of arguing with you is always the same. Beyond that, you don't have that much of an argument to begin with.

 



                                                                                                                                            

haha im glad that people in this thread is getting along haha keep the love going guys



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reask said:
Euphoria14 said:
reask said:
makingmusic476 said:
kowenicki said:
@euphoria

i could use the same arguement in reverse...

how many sony fans predicted lower first week sales than they really belived likely or possible.

fact is... it isnt exactly setting the world on fire with extraordinary sales and isnt it obvious that THE most hyped game on the PS3 that is also a shooter is going to be the biggest selling title in america so far... whats the big deal?

So what's so disappointing?

 

You would have to admit that this game was hyped to hell on this site.

So you could say that sales are dissapointing compared to say H3 or Gears2.

 

Not at all.

Halo 3 came off a franchise where each game averaged 6-7M+ sold.

Gears2 came off a game with a 6M+ userbase.

Killzone 2 came off a game with a 2M+ userbase.


Halo 3 launched in the holiday season along with a price cut.

Gears 2 launched in the holiday season along with a price cut.

Killzone 2 launched in February with a $400 price tag that hadn't dropped for more than 14 months.

 

How easy it is to ignore everything isn't it. Not to mention that Killzone 2 internet hype has no relevance to real world hype so basing success or disappointment off that is already a mistake.

 

Funny that really I remember last year the PS3 was going to be pwning 360 without a price cut.

Now there most hyped games are not selling because of no price cut,.

I also remember gears one came off a similar install base as PS3.

Still no doubt I am incorrect.

 

good point

 



starcraft said:
Euphoria14 said:

Mass Effect is a success though...

Ooo Ooo Ooo!!!

Also don't forget, 2M+ is a disappointment for LBP as well because it didn't cost much to develop.

I agree that for what it was LBP sold quite well. 

The issue many people take with it is that many (not all) Sony fans hyped it as something more than what it was (sales wise) ESPECIALLY as a system seller.

The fact that it was not to any significant degree is where the disappointment comes from.

The same can be said for a lot of PS3 exclusive titles, and this hype is the reason we regularly run into this problem with Sony exclusives but not MS or Ninty ones.

 

 

The hype generated here has nothing to do with whether a game is a disappointment sales wise. The reason you see Sony exclusives getting attacked as much as we do isn't to do with people being excited for their games while release approaches (even though that is such a stupid reason, what, they can't be excited for games?) I think people just get a kick out of attacking anything said or done by Sony.

Take this thread for example, we have many Sony attacks here and majority are completely off the topic at hand.



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