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NPD Sales Results for February 2016 [Up1: Fire Emblem]

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are you kidding? just look at the user reviews on metracritiic and steam, not to mention the low metracritic score, this is a game for the niche hardcore gamer, and things like this really hurt it's sales. now look at games like blood borne, witcher 3, and MK cause the amazing reviews and user reviews, they were able to sell great, the fact that such a niche game has such low user scores on metracritic is unheard of.
I think you're kidding me aren't you. User-scores on Metacritic?! Plus the possibility that a lot of those reviews are scorned XB1 owners.

If you look at the actual Metacritic score, it's reviewed well. Reviews is what the average consumer looks at when purchasing a game, no user-scores on MC.
 

Memory

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Wow, people actually happy and thrilled to see SFV failed? Butthurt because of exclusive deal or something? Never in my life have I’ve seen so many people happy about sad news for a developer. Capcom has some of the greatest franchises in gaming, is mismanaged, and deserves some criticism, but wishing bad on anyone shows an ill-hearted individual. Just like the TR thread, or The Order. Why are people happy when things bombs? Don’t get the logic.

And SFV is a great game, I’ve already saved posts to come back next year and see what the landscape looks like. I’ll happily eat crow if I’m wrong, but no way I think SFV doesn’t turn into a fantastic fighting game over the next few years and sell 3 or 4 million over it’s lifetime.
People are not happy the game bombed because they don't like street fighter, its the opposite. if the game had sold millions by shipping a bare bones product with online issues and phoned in artwork what kind of message would that send Capcom?

The fact that it has not lit the charts on fire will force Capcom to take a look at how they handled the release and make them work even harder to make the game better over the next 5 or so years.
 

BruceLeeRoy

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Bummer about SFV. It is an amazing fighter. First fighter since SF3 I can feel myself investing a ton of time in.

What Starcraft does for the RTS genre Street Fighter does for fighters.

Capcom really screwed up on that release though. Should have delayed.
 

olimpia84

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Fantastic performance by Fire Emblem, goes to show that only about 5 people on internet message boards were upset in that whole censorship thing.

GTA V never ceases to amaze me, you'd think that everybody that wants the game already owns it but the damn game keeps selling like hot cakes.

SFV failed miserably and I'm not surprised. The lack of arcade mode from the get go is something that I will never understand.
 

Genio88

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Only month i see them winning even with a price cut is tge month whre gears drops and even than that depends on what month that is and what third party and first party exclusive sony has during that time
Yes besides price drops, i think at this point Xbox One will only win in the Gears 4 month, though even next month will be interesting with Quantum Break release
 

gundamkyoukai

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I think you're kidding me aren't you. User-scores on Metacritic?! Plus the possibility that a lot of those reviews are scorned XB1 owners.

If you look at the actual Metacritic score, it's reviewed well. Reviews is what the average consumer looks at when purchasing a game, no user-scores on MC.
This game does not have good WOM .
I tell all my friends the same thing the game play is great but the game lack content .
Then they hold off from buying it and i am sure that is what others are doing .
Plus it rather easy to get info on how the game is lacking content for eg angry joe vid on it has over 900k views.
 

Elandyll

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ROFL what nonsense, completely barren? Compared to who? Did you see PS4's lineup this year? Consumers decided what is the best system, it's not rocket science. Can't believe the PS4 has no games is a thing some salty people are posting. PS4 has more games then the competition. Sony's worst selling console sold as much as MS best selling...ps4 would have sold well regardless. Brand is a thing. Your saying no one would be buying ps4 if MS didn't try DRM?
What a load of drivel, it's more than just MS making the error with all the DRM stuff at the start of the gen. The Playstation brand itself is much more popular in regards to consoles, always has been.

The PS4 has had some good exclusives as well, especially in the indie territory. This year see's some even bigger exclusives coming as well, just at the right time in my opinion to really strengthen the PS4 even more.

Third party and indie support has been excellent on the PS4 as well, so not sure why you mention that??
Guys... He was just being sarcastic after Bishbosh's grear Nacl contribution earlier.
 

AncientDiety

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Don't know about that, i mean it's a great game and they're marketing it well, also is not like PS4 has a better line up in April to fight that
It's a great game? You played it? Many great games don't sell or move hardware. It won't make up the sizeable gap that ps4 has had this year at price parity . SP only game on x1. Will sell like Alan wake on xbox
 
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Don't know about that, i mean it's a great game and they're marketing it well, also it's not like PS4 has a better line up in April to fight that, unless i'm missing something
Well they have ratchet and clank and alienation and i guess mlb could cross into april npd since its march 31st. Donf see quantum pushing hardware at all.
 

ninjablade

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I think you're kidding me aren't you. User-scores on Metacritic?! Plus the possibility that a lot of those reviews are scorned XB1 owners.

If you look at the actual Metacritic score, it's reviewed well. Reviews is what the average consumer looks at when purchasing a game, no user-scores on MC.
i wouldn't call 77 impressive on metracritic considering below 75 is average, and i doubt its scorned xbox owners, there's way more playstation fans online, just look at rise of tomb raider user reviews, which are 8.1, also check the steam user reviews mostly are negative as well. if you read the reviews these sound like fans that are very unhappy about the lack of content, doesn't feel like a finished game.
 

Silent Chief

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There's nothing terrible about removing a weird petting game that is just downright weird and wrong for western tastes (considering how sensitive we are nowadays).

Nintendo did the right move.
What's terrible is having it there in the first place. That's not the Nintendo I knew.
 

OléGunner

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QB is an SP only game.
Honestly if Remedy even just threw in some MP modes with some time powers, that'd appeal more to X1 demographic who I think love multiplayer in everything.

Also wouldn't be too surprised if MLB>QB.
Game looked good on Giant Bomb's video in any case.

Edit: I'm dumb, MLB is March apparently.
 
Jul 19, 2015
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Unlike RoTTR, The exclusivity has nothing to do with why SFV is bombing.
Even now people still insist on comparing the two.

RoTTR-great gameplay but xbox timed exclusive,bad messaging,stuffed in a holiday packed with games,sent to die against fallout 4. Thats why Tr bombed

Sfv-great messaging,great gameplay but bad word of mouth,low single player content and failure to appeal to casuals.
 

gregor7777

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What a bomb by Street Fighter. I haven't been paying much attention to it but I didn't expect such a shitty performance.

Nice to hear it's a good game though. It will go in my cab one day.

SF V: Bomba
 

Primethius

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I continue to disagree with the idea that SFV sales are low only due to user reception or content. Much of that info was received to the consumer the day before in the form of reviews or the day of or after.

The initial baseline of sales is simply too low to chalk up SFV sales to simply that set of factors.
 

Chobel

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LOL! I just noticed it now, this is the worst February for XBO, even less than Feb 2014.

I continue to disagree with the idea that SFV sales are low only due to user reception or content. Much of that info was received to the consumer the day before in the form of reviews or the day of or after.

The initial baseline of sales is simply too low to chalk up SFV sales to simply that set of factors.
It looks like they didn't advertise it too.
 

Primethius

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LOL! I just notice it now, this is the worst February for XBO, even less than Feb 2014.



It looks like they didn't advertise it too.
Right, not a lot of marketing either that I could see.

I'm not saying the user reception didn't hurt it, but SFV sales aren't only a result of that. It had more stuff against it that paints the whole picture.
 

Diffense

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SF is their flagship fighter.

If SF doesn't sell, they're not making any other fighters. No versus games. Nothing.

This is why appealing to bigger audience other than tournament players is important.
I guess this kind of justifies Sakurai's whole, (paraphrased) "If I make Smash for competitive players only the series will have no future" quote that had so many people upset.
 

Fleet_of_Foot

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I was one of the rare people who bought an XBox in February. I feel a little bad about it now, but I'm having enough fun with Halos 1-5, Tomb Raider, Gears Ultimate, and Forza 6 to get past it. Also have Ori and Rare Replay which I've never even touched yet.

I do agree that QB might bomb. I am not planning to buy it anytime soon.
 
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Not talking about the censorship, talking about the translation. Shit like this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jA6A-ySMHYI and all the memes.
Omg why did treehouse do that? That is literal trash!



Praying the European localisation has a better translation... With the long wait to release it seems likely they've redone the translation.

But tbh it doesn't bother me that much... For me it's no big deal. Got other things to get upset over anyway
 

fernoca

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Not talking about the censorship, talking about the translation. Shit like this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jA6A-ySMHYI and all the memes.
Well your original post was:
Nintendo getting that message that terrible localizations wont affect sales.
The localization per se was great.

That some choices in the translation weren't well received, some characters and dialogues are better or worse written; is part of it.


Omg why did treehouse do that? That is literal trash!

Praying the European localisation has a better translation... With the long wait to release it seems likely they've redone the translation.
Context.
Same way a dog-like characters had dog-like dialog in dome support converdations and a child was made to sound like a ...child.
 

blakep267

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I mean if QB is amazing I could see it kinda helping. Not like April is gonna be ridiculous month sales wise anyway. The QB bundle is $349 and white so it should sell ok anyway.