12-03-2012 08:32 AM
12-03-2012 08:46 AM - edited 12-03-2012 08:48 AM
I am arguing with a wall. And we seem to agree...... but fighting is our nature.
Tekn0, great. I see we also have similar tastes in games, this is the second forum I see you in......... Will you be upset if in fact they were doing 'worse than expected,' and ended up cutting support for the game? I would. THAT sounds a bit too familiar.
The statement "worse than expected" is not going to happen, but cutting support for the game might.
Even when Starhawk died they simply cancelled LBI's contract and silently the LBI president Jobe tweeted about it hinting at winding up the studio. Even today Sony has not released official sales figures for Starhawk and we all know it bombed in sales. They are not going to say 'worse than expected' either. They did not say that for Starhawk they just did not renew the contract and stop development funding.
All I'm saying is, believing "official" Sony statements regarding sales unless there is some credible facts or figures to back it up is just building or dampening a false sense of security.
12-03-2012 08:51 AM
12-03-2012 09:01 AM
12-03-2012 09:15 AM
1 million overall by New Years, including digital, preorder & Vita sales - that's the likely outcome.
I doubt it. I think it will hit 1 million with the Japanese launch, though.
12-03-2012 09:25 AM
12-03-2012 09:44 AM
12-03-2012 09:50 AM
I'm just basing it off the approx numbers pre-digital & preorder sales count. If it manages to hit home during the Christmas week, I don't see why it won't reach 1 million in total, or something along those lines.
I guess it depends if this is the type of game that gets consistent sales over time, or if the launch has a good number more than the reguar amount it sells in the month afterward.