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you don't really buy these games unless you love them and it's very hard not to love DS. don't think anyone is expecting big numbers, but like poster above 1.5m seems about right which is good for this niche.



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i think it will do really poor if they don't port it to ps4/xbone.

dark souls = a very hardcore game.

hardcore gamers = the most likely to be early adopters (ps4).


...listen, i'm a huuuge demon/dark souls fan. HUGE. but by march i'll have a ps4. by march i'll have a ps4 backlog 5-6 games deep with several more just around the corner. i'll play a next gen port of DS2 (even a late one) but i don't think i'll be turning my ps3 on anymore by march.



kitler53 said:


...listen, i'm a huuuge demon/dark souls fan. HUGE. but by march i'll have a ps4. by march i'll have a ps4 backlog 5-6 games deep with several more just around the corner. i'll play a next gen port of DS2 (even a late one) but i don't think i'll be turning my ps3 on anymore by march.


That's the kind of mentality that could potentially hurt Dark Souls II; and the one I'm expecting even from some of the DS fanbase. I can understand not all people will have time and money by the time DS2 arrives, but the fact that there's no next-gen port makes it even less bearable now.



allblue said:
It will sell less than dark souls, but will easily break 1.5 million copies within 3 month of release :) I will get mine on PC day one.

And anyone who plays dark souls is a friend in my book! Love you Wright.


I love you too



Most of the fan base is pretty serious and extremely passionate, the souls series has a very vocal and passionate fan base. So, yes I think it'll do fine.



           

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Less than Dark Souls. Releasing after PS4/One is gonna hurt it somewhat.



Late in gen release hurts, but should still sell quite well.



Wright said:
kitler53 said:


...listen, i'm a huuuge demon/dark souls fan. HUGE. but by march i'll have a ps4. by march i'll have a ps4 backlog 5-6 games deep with several more just around the corner. i'll play a next gen port of DS2 (even a late one) but i don't think i'll be turning my ps3 on anymore by march.


That's the kind of mentality that could potentially hurt Dark Souls II; and the one I'm expecting even from some of the DS fanbase. I can understand not all people will have time and money by the time DS2 arrives, but the fact that there's no next-gen port makes it even less bearable now.

yeah, and i'm pretty sure i won't be the only one.   ...thing is, with DS i played it exclusively for about 8 months straight.  that kind of "commitment" right after getting a ps4 is just not appealing.   had it hit this holiday i would have been there but that delay to 2014 killed it for me.   that late and a next gen port is manditory if they want to retain their audience.



Wright said:
Soriku said:

There's a large fanbase and they should be sticking around. I don't know if it'll sell as much as or more than the first game but it should do fine.


What range of sales do you expect? Because I was glad the Dark Souls Ps3 version made the same amount of sales of Demon's Souls, and that the 360 version made it around 800.000 units, but I can't picture those numbers again for this game. I wish, of course.



1.5 mil+




I still don't know why from software won't do a port to next gen consoles considering the similar architecture that the PS4 and the X1 have compared to PC.