|Chris Hu said:
A game that manages to sell 3 million copies within months of release is disappointing sales. This means they spent way more than they should have making the game.
It is also another example where a new IP like Red Dead Redemption carries less risk and has more financial success, than trying to revive and keep relevant some old IP by spending shit tons of money while not creating shit tons of value for the gamer.
They have worked years on this game. It was supposed to release in 2009. And just imagine if Max Payne 3 dissapointed what will happen to games like The Last Guardian or Final Fantasy Versus.
I doubt they will do any better then Max Payne 3. Its still doubtful if they will even be released this generation.
They wont maybe FF can sell 5 million copies and break even. But the Last Guardian will die a horrible death. It will be a sensation if it manages to sell 2 million copies.
Two million for a team Ico game would actually be great and five million for a end of the generation FF game would be decent. If they did those numbers that would be better then Max Payne 3 which will sell better then the second game but will come nowhere close to the first came but seeing how much Max Payne 3 cost they where hoping it would have sold more then 1&2 combined.