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As a Consumer Would You Rather?

Traditional Console + Everything Exclusive 20 42.55%
 
Xbox/PC Hybrid + Access t... 27 57.45%
 
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VersusEvil said:

Careful guys you don’t want to get called out for bullying another dev into porting to Xbox.

Who I am bullying is none of your business.



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It is truly sad how many devs now have us port begging for games on Xbox. It shouldn't be this way, as a developer or publisher you are supposed to be capable of doing your own darn market analysis to see if a port is viable. Spoiler alert, most ports will turn a profit on Xbox unless it's either a very small indie dev with very limited development resources or a super niche genre JP game like visual novel or schmup, basically everything else is capable of making a profit these days due to the reduced porting costs brought about by Xbox and Playstation switching to PC based consoles starting with XB1/PS4, and moving even closer to PC with XS/PS5. On a small indie it probably only takes a 2-4k sales to turn a profit on the port, a bigger indie more like 10-30k sales, a AA probably 40-60k sales, and a AAA probably 150k sales at most in most cases, the more it sells over those rough break even margins the bigger the profit on the port.

A double-A Souls-like such as Phantom Blade Zero should easily be able to clear that break even point, as popular as the Souls-like genre has become, pretty much all of these Souls-likes that have reviewed even decently have sold alot of copies. 

Last edited by shikamaru317 - on 26 May 2023

Really interesting seeing a lot of game ads in London.

Saw Starfield on a bus in London

Saw Diablo IV in London Underground while waiting

And though not Xbox related - I did see Zelda ToTK in I think it was Trafalgar Square.





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BasilZero said:

Really interesting seeing a lot of game ads in London.

Saw Starfield on a bus in London

Saw Diablo IV in London Underground while waiting

And though not Xbox related - I did see Zelda ToTK in I think it was Trafalgar Square.

I'm starting to think you were recently in London

I wonder what kind of games ads you would've seen post-June 11th lol. Good to see marketing is already starting, then kick it into overdrive after the showcase.



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Ryuu96 said:

This seems a bit late lol welcome change regardless though 



Time for my monthly vote begging for Most Wanted. Last call to vote for Street Fighter VI, We Love Katamari Reroll, Diablo IV, Sonic Origins Plus and more....

https://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/thread/247355/most-wanted-june/1/



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Ryuu96 said:

OOOF. F in the chat for our boi Barozi

lol I'm all for it.

There've been so many of these 5min 1000G games lately that I can't buy and play them all. Getting a 1 million Gamerscore isn't all that special nowadays (around 1200 members on TA have more than a million) due to these games. Denying those game the necessary certification will prevent people from overtaking me which is nice.



Ryuu96 said:
VersusEvil said:

Sooooo…. Who’s taking one for the team and playing through the new Gollum game???

Probably Barozi

There's a huge difference between buying, playing and completing a game.

Will I buy the Gollum game? Yeah, eventually for a buck or two.

Will I play it? Maybe....maybe not.

Will I complete it? Unlikely...



100% the sentiment I have towards the showcase. Xbox has the confidence that Starfield is going to be such a massive impact on the gaming industry that they're dedicating its own time to it. Almost down to 2 weeks away!