I think people are underestimating the appeal of a franchise like Uncharted to casual audiences that were not as big a part for PS3 as they are to PS4, and the rise in popularity and reputation of Naughty Dog after The Last of Us
How about your check the quote I used. Those words are in that quote so if you can't figure out what is meant then you suck at the English language and I am not happy for you because that's essential on GAF.
I think The Division having the bigger opening month is the safe bet. UC4 will be the biggest Uncharted launch because of the remaster collection, the open beta, great reviews and a big marketing push from Sony.
hmm I know this is WW but It should do well in the US
As you know, Naughty Dog is wrapping up production on Uncharted 4: A Thiefs End with the game on track to go gold and into production later this month. In an effort to meet the considerable worldwide demand, and to ensure that all gamers worldwide have the opportunity to play the game on day one, we have chosen to postpone the launch of the game by two weeks to allow for extra manufacturing time.
Accepting that the stuff you're into is not what the market is into is hard.
We've had several years of seeing cool games not selling and the same franchises dominating the year end sales and the shrinking of importance of consoles to the overall video game industry.
For years I've said the only thing one can do is to hope that publishers agree that a diversified portfolio is worth it and to enjoy the ride until it ends soonish. (Used to be soon, but the PS4 has pushed it a bit out for traditional packaged games IMO.)
Envious are the people whose taste align with the games that are created based on the chosen strategy of the huge publishers.
That would be awful, my feeling is that 700k would be worst case scenario. More than anything, a marketing blitz can push any game as shown by the likes of Destiny that piece of shit. Sony have already pushed UC4 hard and it's only going to ramp up, not to Destiny levels of course but could easily see UC4 being the most money Sony have ever put into advertising a game.
If I'm honest, I think the game is going to ship 4 million by the end of month 1, this game has more going for it than any other title Sony have under their belt. Sony usually give PR for a game after about the first month so yep, 4 million month one shipped worldwide and 1 million sold during NPD launch month including bundles.
If the game ends up shit though, could not fucking care less then but I can't see that happening.
I don't think exclusives selling worse has anything to do with exclusives being less popular this gen, at least on PS and XB. It's just that there's a lot more third party games obviously, and a lot of the exclusives have their own individual issues. Halo was apparently in a franchise-wide rut, and Street Fighter's issues are well documented at this point. Street Fighter being exclusive wouldn't stop it from selling 500K. It being half-baked in a less popular genre kept it from selling well.
TLOU did outsell UC3 by more than 200k the first month it came out, and I'm pretty it has higher LTD sales as well (pretty positive about this, unless UC3 was massively bundled in the US)
As far as popularity and reputation - I don't know that there's any real way to quantify this, but for me seeing the reaction to TLOU with things like the very fast (and successful) remastered edition, quick movie announcement, One Night Live, the awards it won both as an individual game and for Neil Druckmann (and others involved in the making of the game) and the fame it brought Neil, as well how massively popular it is on YouTube and the the streaming community in general...
I have no doubt in my mind that TLOU is more popular and well regarded by both gamers and especially the more casual crowd than Uncharted ever was, and that Naughty Dog is more popular and highly regarded for it
Yeah. anecdotal I know, but many platstation gamers I know pretty much buy a handful of games a year, with a not insignificant number only owning less than 8 games the entire consoles lifetime.
Meanwhile Outside the obvious COD+FIFA(I supposed that would be NBA/Madden in the US) crowd, the majority of Xbox gamers I know really buy into the brand, picking up a new title almost every month.
I dont feel that the SW metrics will favour PS4 until if and when it has a significant userbase advantage. I would argue that wont be until the gap is 2-2.5 million. Tie ratio wise, the XB1 will probably have the highest the rest of the generation. So thats something for Microsoft ar least.
Will do. It is kinda fucking me up that there is not motions or cancels in the game. But footises and baiting mistakes kinda translates well. Shame about the 30FPS though.
mostly just playing story mode at the moment, not really ready for online.