|Mr Puggsly said:
Exclusives, Move much more hardware than Multiplataform games, if a game is avaliable on PC, so the game will not sell hardware like a Exclusive, and who play on PC, or on Console, only want to play Games, if the games are avaliable only on a Console, so the PC Owner, will purchase the console.
And Left 4 Dead, is one of the most ridiculous comparison, look at hal much the game sold on Xbox, and how much sold on Steam, Left 4 dead 1 + 2 Xbox 360 = 7.5 Millions of units, Left 4 dead 1 + 2 Steam = 18 Millions Units, do you really thing that Left 4 Dead, would not move Much more hardware if was exclusive for Xbox 360 ?, even if 10% of the owners purchased the Xbox 360, already would be good for the Hardware, more 1.8 Millions on Sales.
Look at BloodBorne, the game sold more than 2 Millions, and also sold a lot of bundles, i have no doubt that atleast 500 Thousands of Hardwares was because of BloodBorne's Bundles, this is a number that you cannot throw away, the Owners will make more people purchase, is much more profit than releasing the game on PC, but Xbox One, is not selling, because of That, Microsoft, don't want to push the Hardware, over the Software, because they don't have faith that those games will push the hardware.
Xbox One, sold under 150k on USA, last month, this is a YOY Drop, on their biggest country, so is not something good, lets wait for the next NPD, and see if Xbox One, will have other YOY Drop.
Again, you think in black and white. Call of Duty moves more units than any exclusive. Losing CoD would be a bigger blow than any exclusive. Understand the logic? Multiplat are also important for moving hardware.
Why does CoD sell so shitty on PC but great on consoles? Why does some games sell great on PC but not consoles? Why did Alan find success on PC even though it was over a year late? Because they arent the same audience.
There is an article I saw where Gabe said L4D dod better on Xbox while Portal 2 did better on PC. Hence, many PC users likely waited for big price cuts. That game is like a few dollars during a sale with free DLC. Again, L4D did better than most exclusives even though it was on PC. That kills your argument.
You dont really know how many consoles Bloodborne moved. Certainly not more than multiplat Destiny.
I dont follow month to month sales. Xbox does its best numbers during the holiday.
It Moved toons of Consoles.
Call of Duty, is not more important than any other exclusive, if was one game to rule them all, would be GTA, Say for me how Left 4 Dead "Did better than most exclusives", You know how much games have on each console that sold more than Left 4 Dead ?.
Call of Duty, sell more on Consoles because Activision, make the biggest Markets, and Deals with the consoles, Activision, is the Console division of Blizzard, and Blizzard, is the PC Division of Activision, PC Gaming, was not a thing when Call of Duty, first started, (Black ops series started when Steam, had 30 Millions of users) so most of the users are from the Consoles, and all the consoles have Exclusives, if majority had a Console last gen, this means that they like the Exclusives of the console, so they got another console this Gen, and their friends already are with the consoles, so to play Multiplayer, they want to play with friends.
Call of Duty, have a 15-20 Millions Loyal Fan-base, even if they purchase 1-2 Exclusives during the Life-cicle of the console, already is enought to make them chose wich machine will run their games.
The Last of US Bundle, moved many console Sales, was one of the Top Bundles of the Playstation 4, for the year of 2014, and this year we will have a lot of Bundles of Exclusive games, that will move Hardware.
You also don't think that Halo 3, or Splatoon, also moved Sales for Xbox 360, and Splatoon ?, when Playstation 3, got LittleBigPlanet, KIllzone 2, and Demon Souls, the console had a great increase on Sales, a Price Drop, isn't everything.
Playstation 3, started at 499US$, Xbox One, at 499US$, Playstation 3, droped to 300US$ on the third year, Xbox One, might do the same, but Xbox One, is behind Playstation 3, because don't had enought exclusives.
For a game that sold more than 2 Millions, is silly to think that the game did not sold atleast 500 Thousands of Bundles, Exclusives sell consoles, much more than Multimidia Features, or Price-cuts.