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"The audience for those big story-driven games... I won’t say it isn’t as large, but they’re not as consistent,"
"You’ll have things like Zelda or Horizon Zero Dawn that’ll come out, and they’ll do really well, but they don’t have the same impact that they used to have" - Phil


God of War must be the expection to the rule then :P



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Relevant chart I posted in the NPD thread last night:



Seems like Sony strategy of spreading AAA outside of Holidays keeps working like a charm.



duduspace11 "Well, since we are estimating costs, Pokemon Red/Blue did cost Nintendo about $50m to make back in 1996"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8808363

Mr Puggsly: "Hehe, I said good profit. You said big profit. Frankly, not losing money is what I meant by good. Don't get hung up on semantics"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=9008994

Azzanation: "PS5 wouldn't sold out at launch without scalpers."

PortisheadBiscuit said:
So XB1 and Switch didn't do as bad in April as people made it out to be, PS4 just did REALLY REALLY good. Good to see such gargantuan numbers, console gaming is alive.

XB1 and Switch did ok, although people were expecting more for Switch.



duduspace11 "Well, since we are estimating costs, Pokemon Red/Blue did cost Nintendo about $50m to make back in 1996"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8808363

Mr Puggsly: "Hehe, I said good profit. You said big profit. Frankly, not losing money is what I meant by good. Don't get hung up on semantics"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=9008994

Azzanation: "PS5 wouldn't sold out at launch without scalpers."

JRPGfan said:

"The audience for those big story-driven games... I won’t say it isn’t as large, but they’re not as consistent,"
"You’ll have things like Zelda or Horizon Zero Dawn that’ll come out, and they’ll do really well, but they don’t have the same impact that they used to have" - Phil


God of War must be the expection to the rule then :P

I can't remember an AAA 1st party SP focused game that bombed for PS4...

Knack 2 isn't AAA, KZ was a launch title expected to sell low... besides that? Don't remember.



duduspace11 "Well, since we are estimating costs, Pokemon Red/Blue did cost Nintendo about $50m to make back in 1996"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8808363

Mr Puggsly: "Hehe, I said good profit. You said big profit. Frankly, not losing money is what I meant by good. Don't get hung up on semantics"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=9008994

Azzanation: "PS5 wouldn't sold out at launch without scalpers."

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good news for the industry, and well deserved with great IPs.



 

DonFerrari said:
JRPGfan said:

"The audience for those big story-driven games... I won’t say it isn’t as large, but they’re not as consistent,"
"You’ll have things like Zelda or Horizon Zero Dawn that’ll come out, and they’ll do really well, but they don’t have the same impact that they used to have" - Phil


God of War must be the expection to the rule then :P

I can't remember an AAA 1st party SP focused game that bombed for PS4...

Knack 2 isn't AAA, KZ was a launch title expected to sell low... besides that? Don't remember.

The Order 1886, with 1.62m retail. Though for a new IP I wouldn't call that "bombing" necessarily, it's still over twice as much as Quantum Break on XBO.



DonFerrari said:
JRPGfan said:

"The audience for those big story-driven games... I won’t say it isn’t as large, but they’re not as consistent,"
"You’ll have things like Zelda or Horizon Zero Dawn that’ll come out, and they’ll do really well, but they don’t have the same impact that they used to have" - Phil


God of War must be the expection to the rule then :P

I can't remember an AAA 1st party SP focused game that bombed for PS4...

Knack 2 isn't AAA, KZ was a launch title expected to sell low... besides that? Don't remember.

I don't believe Shadowfall fell short of commercial expectations, however, selling more than 3 and exactly what 2 did.



                                                                                                                                                           

Shadow1980 said:

Relevant chart I posted in the NPD thread last night:

Thanks for posting this chart.  Wow, what happened to the Wii in 2008?  I wouldn't have even thought they would sell that much due to normal supply limitations.



DonFerrari said:
JRPGfan said:

"The audience for those big story-driven games... I won’t say it isn’t as large, but they’re not as consistent,"
"You’ll have things like Zelda or Horizon Zero Dawn that’ll come out, and they’ll do really well, but they don’t have the same impact that they used to have" - Phil


God of War must be the expection to the rule then :P

I can't remember an AAA 1st party SP focused game that bombed for PS4...

Knack 2 isn't AAA, KZ was a launch title expected to sell low... besides that? Don't remember.

Order 1886? A good, but short, game :)



Predicted 15+ million lifetime-sales for God of War:

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/thread.php?id=234612&page=1