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As a Consumer Would You Rather?

Traditional Console + Everything Exclusive 21 42.86%
 
Xbox/PC Hybrid + Access t... 28 57.14%
 
Total:49


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shikamaru317 said:

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. 

I think the big problem with this is that when it comes to porting costs, everyone assumes it doesn't require a lot of resources simply based on development resources. That's a big mistake. Yes, development work on creating an Xbox port from existing PC version doesn't require a lot of dev resources most likely. But as someone who works in software development (not gaming related tho), let me tell you that QA efforts quite often take half of what is estimated for development and maybe sometimes even more. When we take ports in consideration, QA efforts don't decrease for Xbox port and in realistic scenario they should be the same for every platform. So, my guess is that the problem here is investing in QA for Xbox port, not development. Maybe you'll be fine if devs will just throw out Xbox ports without any testing at all, but I surely won't. We have enough of broken mess games already.

P.S. Not sure what your calculations are based on, but to be honest I have some doubts that any game can be worth investments just to sell 2-4k copies



 

Spade said:

FF 16, Diablo 4, Loop8, and SF 6... 

All DAY ONES for me.  

Let me know if I'm missing any. 

Raincode on Switch (my first priority for June). Well, it's coming out on June 30, so this is gonna be a July game



 

gtotheunit91 said:
rapsuperstar31 said:

Is she even on team Sony, I used to follow IGN more than I do now, but I thought she was mainly on the Nintendo podcast.

Hmm, good question. Her twitter account appears to be locked lol. I haven't followed much of IGN either for years now. She's definitely not a fan of Xbox for sure lol.

Well Ign:







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konnichiwa said:

Well Ign:


Yikes lol



Lol, those orcs walking in the background



NobleTeam360 said:
Spade said:

FF 16, Diablo 4, Loop8, and SF 6... 

All DAY ONES for me.  

Let me know if I'm missing any. 

Are you picking those all up day one? Lemme get some bread.  

Edit: just realized you said in that post that you're getting them all day one. Dent head moment hype. 

It's not my money going into any of these games; haven't bought a game with my own money in years. Feelsgoodenough



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derpysquirtle64 said:
Spade said:

FF 16, Diablo 4, Loop8, and SF 6... 

All DAY ONES for me.  

Let me know if I'm missing any. 

Raincode on Switch (my first priority for June). Well, it's coming out on June 30, so this is gonna be a July game

Oh yes this one too, only good game that someone replied with. Some other dent user here was posting trash minecraft and eso shit. 

Sucks that game is switch exclusive, gross. 

Hopefully it comes to Xbox, not buying 3rd parties on Switch if I don't have to. 



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