THQ have revealed that the new South Park game, South Park: The Stick Of Truth will require the sale of 2 million copies to break even.
It's doubtful that South Park will move 2 million copies without price cuts
but its south park, its so well know, it could be possible even in a short amount of time.
But is anyone really gonna wanna spend money on a South Park game?
I will. Anyone who styles themselves a South Park fan should. Come on, a South Park game overseen by the Trey Parker and Matt Stone themselves? What's not to love? It will sell 2 mil.
I am huge South Park fan and obsidian makes pretty good rpgs so I will be getting this day 1.
Well the Simpsons game did sell over 4 million.
I'll be purchasing day1. I love Matt Stone and Trey Parker's comedy!
WTF - How is this even possible, it not like this game has top notch graphics, voice acting, motion cap, physics. The maker said it at E3 that they wanted the same cardboard cut out look from the cartoon. I think Minecraft is more advance than this game.
They also said a lot of time and R&D went into actually pulling that look off.
The game itself doesn't need 2 million to break even, it needs 2 million to pay for THQ's other mistakes, most likely.
no way this is true.......but it will sell 2 million.
btw selling two million to break even means this game has the same budget as killzone 2
THQ is just trying to assign recoupment of the UFC losses onto this Southpark game. Whatever I guess. If it's good and worth my $60, I'll get it.....if not, then I'll wait. I don't really care about THQ's Udraw and UFC ills. Sorry.
SoyjPark is well known so two millions could be possible, as more plataforms this game get the better chances.
I agree but i find it very disturbing that game deveopment cost have shot so high. Look at what happened to 38studios. Means no new ips...
38 was developing a MMO based on the WoW model and absolutely nothing else. Development costs aren't REALLY what did it in.
The cake is a lie! This is a BS article design to drum up the belief that development costs are that high. That way when next gen hits they can charge us $80 for a game and $30 for dlc thats already on the disc. Then these bastards will be running around screaming BLA-BLAH-BLAH development cost are through the roof! And people will agree because they remember how insane it was that a self-admitted shitty looking show had to sell 2 million copies of its game to "Break even". It'll sell 2mil easy
Get the feeling that much of the cost was just pulling Matt and Trey in.
Other way around. Matt and Trey approached Obsidian to do it. http://www.gameinformer.com...
Does anyone know how much profits are made from renting? That's what I plan on doing but I'm not a huge fan of south park but I feel like it'll get real close, if not break the 2 mil mark
Then they better hope it gets good reviews. I know I'll buy it day 1 if I have the money to spare, but 2 million is quite a feat for the best games, never mind a franchise as controversial as South Park
It will hit that mark.
Let's hope so.
It's not coming out till mid 2013, if they're going to sell that many they may want to do it before the next generation craze starts up.
Well i am getting it. I love south park and obsidian can make some good rpgs.
The huge dedicated fan base that south park now has..I have no doubt it can reach 2 million. I am going to get this day 1.
The one concern I have about this game is whether the gameplay they are going for can appeal as a retail title while Castle Crashers and similar games are XBLA and PSN titles. I'm also wondering how long this will be, you can't really stretch the average south park episode out beyond 90 min (Dreamland) so it will be interesting how they pace this story over several hours.
Must have had a pretty hefty budget, then.
So UFC was a flop from them? What an interesting turn of events. I mean 1st EA turn down UFC but then THQ and UFC 2009 did well forcing EA to make their own MMA game. And now EA and Dana White are on the same boat. Also if THQ wants to sell a license, they should sell WWE.
It will sell 2million look for the game to be bundle with systems .
if they are smart, they will sell it in july/august, when there is absolutely nothing in the gaming markets.
i think it will be 3 or 4mil lifetime sales, but that's me just guessing =)
So THQ is already bordering on the edge of collapse and they publish a game that needs to sell 2 million just to break even? I hope they succeed: Company of Heroes, Metro and the Warhammer franchises are great, and South Park looks good too.
Southpark has a huge fan base so hitting 2 million won't be a problem.
2 million in the first week.
south park will break even no doubt. However, I have a feeling that to break even is to pay for the cost of UFC development. idk. Im buying it day one
Wow, bit of a gamble. 2 mil is a lot!
Trey and Matt must want a big cut
this need 9/10 then from popular sites like ign or gamespot or whatever
this is why THQ is in problems for picking up a stupid game 2 do, south park has been in decline long time now and 2 million copies wnt be easy for them to get IMO atleast.
Well, the number is 1,999,999 now.
i thought this was going to be a downloadable game...
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