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Submitted by Filthcardia 664d ago | opinion piece

Despite Negative Reviews, Resident Evil 6 Will Still Sell

Holygrenade collects various reviews online in an attempt to determine whether Resident Evil 6 would be a hit this holiday season. (Industry, PC, PS3, Resident Evil 6, Xbox 360)

dedicatedtogamers  +   664d ago
I'm not so sure it will sell a lot. Dragon's Dogma didn't sell all that well. Lost Planet 2 didn't sell all that well. CAPCOM vs Tekken didn't sell that well. A lot of CAPCOM franchises are on the decline.

It makes sense that RE5 would sell because, despite its shortcomings, it was the first modern-gen RE game, so of COURSE it would sell. But a lot of people were burned by that game, and CAPCOM's reputation has only continued to suffer as time goes on.
Filthcardia  +   664d ago
The thing is, at least in the video game world, the Resident Evil brand is so ubiquitous it's hard to see it disappointing. Whether it lives up to the standards of games past isn't up to me, but the sales numbers will resonate with everyone. And it will sell well.
Dark11  +   663d ago
I agree it will sell good , and haters will suck it.
maniacmayhem  +   664d ago
RE is a very established IP. It has many fans that will buy it on name alone. I know a lot of folks who are going to purchase it just because it's a RE game and they have enjoyed past RE games a whole lot.

Capcom vs. Tekken didn't sell because that game was garbage.
wishingW3L  +   663d ago
Resident Evil franchise is huge! I was yesterday on Gamestop trying to buy the first Dead Space game and I couldn't believe how many people were in line pre-ordering RE6 to then go to the mid-night launch that same day.

The store had a line so long I ended up buying Dead Space on Amazon instead. XD

And SF vs Tekken didn't sell because what fans really want is Capcom vs SNK 3 but like always they just don't listen!
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smashcrashbash  +   664d ago
And people are proud of that which is the scary part. Many people just seem to buy something to prove a point these days rather then to buy a good game.
Filthcardia  +   664d ago
True. But Capcom doesn't care either way. Frankly, they could tarnish the good name of RE and the series would still sell into the millions.
Carl_Shocker  +   664d ago
It's not about sales, it's about if the game was good, if the good lived up to the franchises name, if the game managed to be a true RE sequel....as expected though it dosen't and thats what matters the most.

The game is terrible...sales or not it's only because it's got RE slapped on the box art.
Filthcardia  +   664d ago
You see, the reviews were categorically divided. Dtoid gave it a 30 while GameInformer gave it an 88. To be fair, the 30 came from Jim Sterling, known for his callousness. It's the staying power that RE has which Capcom is playing on.
Carl_Shocker  +   664d ago
Well to be fair mate I'm seeing more negative ones then possitve. I mean 8s arn't bad but this is RE were talking about, a game where in the past RE4 got nearly perfect scores and was criticaly acclaimed. If it was a new IP, which it should of been, then it would of gotten the benefit of the doubt but it's RE, it had it's own past to live up to and it failed.

I mean RE5 didn't sell more because it was good, it sold because how amazing RE4 was.
TheDivine  +   663d ago
Jim is a troll with horrible tastes. Gave Kid Icarus, The Last Story and many other games i adored very bad scores. Those two were two of my favorite games this year along with Xenoblade and RE Revelations. He hates to hate period.

Gameinformer i dont trust as theyre owned by Gamestop. Every big game gets good reviews (especially something they make buku bucks from ads with). Not saying theyre biased but i dont trust them.

The reviews are all over the place though. To me that means if your looking for this you'll love it and if your expecting that you'll hate it. I like a bit of this and a bit of that so im good!
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izumo_lee  +   664d ago
Just like with all the Call of Duty's, the latest Final Fantasies, & eventually this game it will sell cause of the brand name.

Developers can put out a garbage game but as long as there is brand recognition people will buy it nonetheless. A lot of people will be wasting $60 on this latest Resident Evil & that is actually pretty sad considering the legacy of this franchise.
ScytheX3  +   664d ago
ofcourse itll sell, bunch of sheep that buy anything with CoD or RE in front of it regardless of how good it is or isnt.
DivineAssault  +   664d ago
Good for them.. I wont be giving them my money for another action shooter.. Ill buy it used just to complete the series for a much cheaper price.. New games only get my money if i like the work performed.. I really disliked the demo so i wont be buying it new.. Not that it will be a terrible game, cuz the bosses look really cool & i finished all the others but im not into mindless shooting & it seems the Ada Wong missions are the only segments requiring actual thought..
Kyosuke_Sanada  +   664d ago
Operation Raccoon City already proved that.....
wastedcells  +   663d ago
A lot of gamers still purchase games based on the brand. RE is a huge brand so it will sell until the brands name is ruined by quality repeatedly. But that takes time. Hopefully the games bounce back next gen and the movies, well the movies are what they are.
Lucretia  +   663d ago
and despite that a lot of people still enjoy it and that there are more good reviews than bad, Haters will continue to pretend that only the bad reviews are the right ones.

people are entitled to dislike something, But i'm sure its wrong to Hate people who do actually enjoy it.
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Carl_Shocker  +   663d ago
"But i'm sure its wrong to Hate people who do actually enjoy it."

lol...how hypocritical of you because I'm pretty sure you were one of the people on here who was bashing peoples opinions down when they said RE6 looked crap or spoke negatively of it.

You even do it in your own comment..."haters", were not haters were just not blind and we can see how crap RE has become. You've been defending Capcom and the game for months...fact is theres been more avegerage to negative reviews then possitive ones.

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"I enjoy something and people are trying to tell me what i should like and why."

Don't lie Lucretia no one has ever commented on you and bashed down your opinion for liking the game, they may disagree with you but they don't do what you down to so called "haters". As for what I'm doing now, I'm just pointing out how much of a hypocrite you are.

When theres something where the majority of people agree with one another then they can't really be called haters can they, if it was a very small minority of people then fair enough but it's not and reviews support that.

Don't try and spin it that people bash your opinion down for liking it because we don't, the people who do like it like yourself are the ones who call us and bash our opinions down for not liking it even though we have valid, very well supported reasons
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Lucretia  +   663d ago
Is everything an attack from you dude?

yeah i hate haters, so what? I enjoy something and people are trying to tell me what i should like and why.

if they dont like it its completely fine, but there is no reason the haters should be on every article of a game they hate.

it just annoys the people who want to play it. if ur upset that the series has changed just play the old games or wait for mikami's new game.

I will play mikami's new game as well as resident evil 6.
Felonycarclub8  +   663d ago
My friend is a diehard resident evil fan and he is going to buy it no matter what just because he wants to see what happens in the story even if the game sucks
Bumpmapping  +   663d ago
I'm a hardcore RE fan I bought the game on that premise alone.I just finished the tutorial so far it's bad,if this is how the whole game is i could give two shits for the story.
Tetsujin  +   663d ago
My personal opinion RE's story ended at 4.....
Captain Qwark 9  +   663d ago
not to me, after the demos only being decent and the mixed reviews, ill be waiting for a price drop. instead ill be buying XCOM for full price :)
AnimeAvenger  +   663d ago
I don't think it will sell as much as RE5. A lot of big gaming reviewers gave this game bad scores so I'm sure many people have seen those.

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