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Ka-pi96 said:
mZuzek said:

I predict there will be a FIFA release this year.

That's like predicting the sun will rise tomorrow

I predicted that too, and got it right.



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Nate4Drake said:
PS4 will sell 16M/16.5M units in 2019(thanks to a price cut in Sept), passing the 108M mark by end of 2019.
PS5 will be announced, and it will be a Monster.
X1 will sell slightly less, compared to 2018(like PS4); I'm not expecting a big decline.
XBox Scarlet won't be announced.
Switch will sell a bit more compared to 2018, but I'm not sure it will manage to beat PS4.


That's interesting. I personally think Switch will outsell PS4 with relative ease next year. Though lets see what happens.



Bet with Intrinsic:

The Switch will outsell 3DS (based on VGchartz numbers), according to me, while Intrinsic thinks the opposite will hold true. One month avatar control for the loser's avatar.

2019?

Switch does around 18-19m
PS4 does around 16-17m
XB1 does around 6-7m

I think in 2019 you will see official price cuts down to 199$ for both the PS4 & XB1.
Might be a reveal of PS5/XB2 as well (though they wont be sold until 2020)

Dreams, Days Gone, Death Stranding... and maybe Ghosts of Tsushima all release and review well.



Ka-pi96 said:
A bunch of piss poor indie games will release. Some of them people will go mad over, despite them being crap.

There will be a massively overhyped game that sells well due to its hype but which is a huge disappointment to everyone that buys it.

Either EA or Activision will cook up a new kind of microtransaction/monetisation policy that will piss people off. Maybe even both of them if we're especially unlucky.

Do you dislike indie games (in general)? And I'm inferring from your first point that it's happened before, but which games in particular?



RaptorChrist said:
Ka-pi96 said:
A bunch of piss poor indie games will release. Some of them people will go mad over, despite them being crap.

Do you dislike indie games (in general)?

Oh boy, here we go.



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Shadow1980 said:
zorg1000 said:
People will say console gaming is doomed because PS4/XBO start showing moderate decline in their 6th year.

That absolutely will not surprise me. A lot of people were saying the same thing back in 2010 to 2013 because console sales were in decline at the time. Of course, all the doomsayers completely forgot that the console market is cyclical:

Yeah I wouldn't say the Console market is doomed. It just needs to head toward Hybrid territory ala Nintendo. Cloud gaming will the next big thing. When that fully comes to fruition is unknown though. I do see a peak coming to the traditional console market coming and even Sony and Microsoft recognize it and are making adjustments accordingly.



RaptorChrist said:
Ka-pi96 said:
A bunch of piss poor indie games will release. Some of them people will go mad over, despite them being crap.

There will be a massively overhyped game that sells well due to its hype but which is a huge disappointment to everyone that buys it.

Either EA or Activision will cook up a new kind of microtransaction/monetisation policy that will piss people off. Maybe even both of them if we're especially unlucky.

Do you dislike indie games (in general)? And I'm inferring from your first point that it's happened before, but which games in particular?

Not necessarily. I dislike games that are hyped to death despite being pixelated 2d platformers that look like garbage though, and that makes up a pretty large chunk of indie games.

As for ones that it's happened with before... undertale, journey, flower, celeste, ori and many MANY more.



People will overhype a games-as-service multiplayer type game only for it to be a disappointing shell of a game



drinkandswim said:
Nate4Drake said:
PS4 will sell 16M/16.5M units in 2019(thanks to a price cut in Sept), passing the 108M mark by end of 2019.
PS5 will be announced, and it will be a Monster.
X1 will sell slightly less, compared to 2018(like PS4); I'm not expecting a big decline.
XBox Scarlet won't be announced.
Switch will sell a bit more compared to 2018, but I'm not sure it will manage to beat PS4.


Interesting that you think Switch won't outsell PS4 in 2019. Considering it still might beat PS4 for 2018 (Almost guaranteed to beat PS4 in the US based on Projections, and demolished them in Japan.)

It depends on price-cut and big AAA PS4 titles which might be released in 2019.   They could be more close than you expect.

 For 2018, PS4 should win in the Global. In US PS4 has been dominating all the year, apart for December, which is a very strong month for Nintendo. In Europe PS4 has dominated and litterally crushed Switch. About Japan, it is the smallest Market, and Sony seems to not care that much.  So what you have in a entire year, is Switch selling better in only one single month(December) in NA, better in Japan, the smallest market, and completely crushed in Europe.  Don't you agree ?



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Ka-pi96 said:
RaptorChrist said:

Do you dislike indie games (in general)? And I'm inferring from your first point that it's happened before, but which games in particular?

Not necessarily. I dislike games that are hyped to death despite being pixelated 2d platformers that look like garbage though, and that makes up a pretty large chunk of indie games.

As for ones that it's happened with before... undertale, journey, flower, celeste, ori and many MANY more.

Only two out of five games you mentioned is "pixelated", and one of them isn't a platformer. I can't speak for most of them because I haven't played them, but I can speak for Ori and it's a damn fine game, with beautiful art to boot. Everyone I know holds Celeste in very high esteem, too, and from what I saw it looked great.

It's only logical that indie games often go for a more basic, 2D approach, because it's cheaper to make and they don't have loads of budget. It's also logical that they tend to prioritize oldschool gaming values, because the people making these indie games grew up playing those and want to create something similar, of which there is very little, if any, in the current AAA market. I think you just have a problem with the past.