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Forums - Sales Discussion - PS5 Reveal breaks nearly all social media records (Twitch, Youtube streaming, Youtube, Instagram, Twitter)

LGBTDBZBBQ said:
kirby007 said:

because it strengthens the feeling of being right to support the team

Pokemon Sword and Shield revealed trailer - 4.9M views and Sold over 18M units 

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe revealed trailer - 11M viewsaviews sold over 26M units

Zelda BOTW official trailer - 16M views and sold over 20M units

Smash Ultimate announcement trailer - 5.8M views and sold 19.9M units

Super Mario Odyssey announcement trailer - 42M(holy shit) and sold only 18M units(lol)

Labo announcement trailer - 15M and sold ..... Flopped

Kinda pointless metric to use social media as the primary indicator of game sales. 

Just FYI if a video gets put as an advertisement before other Youtube videos, which is something Nintendo Sony and everone else does, the views of the ad count to the trailer views.

So high view counts can just mean it got pushed a lot as ad.



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Its also incredibly easy to spot ad inflated videos by tracking views to likes ratio over time. So one can easily remove said examples form their data set.



Marth said:
LGBTDBZBBQ said:

Pokemon Sword and Shield revealed trailer - 4.9M views and Sold over 18M units 

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe revealed trailer - 11M viewsaviews sold over 26M units

Zelda BOTW official trailer - 16M views and sold over 20M units

Smash Ultimate announcement trailer - 5.8M views and sold 19.9M units

Super Mario Odyssey announcement trailer - 42M(holy shit) and sold only 18M units(lol)

Labo announcement trailer - 15M and sold ..... Flopped

Kinda pointless metric to use social media as the primary indicator of game sales. 

Just FYI if a video gets put as an advertisement before other Youtube videos, which is something Nintendo Sony and everone else does, the views of the ad count to the trailer views.

So high view counts can just mean it got pushed a lot as ad.

Labo has nearly the same amount of like as BOTW Indicated both were sharing the same amount of users engagement and yet BOTW outsold Labo greatly. 

Still, using YouTube and social media views to say game A will sell more than game B based on that is ridiculous. 

Only sales is the absolute metric to measure the users engagement and definitely not the free social media like and view.



Why are we denying that having a strong social media response can help sales?



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."

DonFerrari said:
Why are we denying that having a strong social media response can help sales?

Because one post doesn't like the idea that PS5 is looking to have a record breaking launch.



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Despite the fact both MS and Sony have had a really weak reveal.



Bite my shiny metal cockpit!

Leynos said:
Despite the fact both MS and Sony have had a really weak reveal.

Sony's reveal has been the very opposite of weak. Its broken every record there is.



src said:
Leynos said:
Despite the fact both MS and Sony have had a really weak reveal.

Sony's reveal has been the very opposite of weak. Its broken every record there is.

IDGAF. It was boring. MS was boring. Sony was boring. Mediocrity is often rewarded in society anyway. Both had a mediocre showing.



Bite my shiny metal cockpit!

Leynos said:
src said:

Sony's reveal has been the very opposite of weak. Its broken every record there is.

IDGAF. It was boring. MS was boring. Sony was boring. Mediocrity is often rewarded in society anyway. Both had a mediocre showing.

Excellence is often rewarded even more in society. Seems like your perception simply does not line up with reality.

By an measurable objective metric, ratings post conference, views, likes, consumer sentiment, PS5's event was a slam dunk.



src said:
Leynos said:

IDGAF. It was boring. MS was boring. Sony was boring. Mediocrity is often rewarded in society anyway. Both had a mediocre showing.

Excellence is often rewarded even more in society. Seems like your perception simply does not line up with reality.

By an measurable objective metric, ratings post conference, views, likes, consumer sentiment, PS5's event was a slam dunk.

Yeah with a Playstation avatar I'm sure you have no bias. Yes, that's why modern music is so shit yet so popular and why people reward terrible Star Wars films. Awful Transformers films. Why Fartnite is such a hit is it's such an excellent well crafted POS. Why AAAAAAA industry is doing so well despite most AAAAAAAA games being a money-grubbing pile of shit. People follow brands, not quality. Otherwise, FFXV would be a failure. TLOUII would tank for its trash writing and laughable attempt at morality. Why Skyward Sword and Mario Kart Wii sold well or people buying those terrible NSMB games. Why modern WWE gets 2 million people to watch per week even tho it's trash. Why reality shows exist. Why people pay high prices to buy Supreme garbage. People follow brands.

Once again both Sony and MS were



Bite my shiny metal cockpit!