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Submitted by leonHurley 775d ago | opinion piece

Female characters don't sell? 8 gaming heroines that could prove otherwise

OPM take a closer look at eight female characters we think have the ability to sell games and prove any nay-saying publishers wrong. (PS3, Tomb Raider 2013)

jaggernaut25  +   775d ago
I was surprised that Samus wasn't on this list. Otherwise, nice picks.

However, I will point out that roughly half of your picks were actually supporting/non-playable characters in "their" games that were shown alongside leading men...Food for thought.
koehler83   775d ago | Off topic | show | Replies(2)
Nerdmaster  +   775d ago
What koehler83 meant is that the source is a PlayStation site, so it probably won't put any Nintendo characters in their lists.
N0S3LFESTEEM  +   775d ago
If it's a first person shooter all it accounts for is a girly grunt every time you jump along with nice smooth hands with a manicure holding the gun... if it's 3rd person, breast/ass physics and or /nudity.
r21  +   775d ago
Like Jagger said, half of the chosen list dont have their own games. Also the first choice's game doesnt even have her game out yet. Btw, OPM, for a PS supportive site, kinda strange that you ignored Aveline from AC Liberation and Kat from Gravity Rush.
blackstrr411  +   775d ago
I know a lot of people that want a female protagonistgame. A friend of mine still plays ninja gaiden 2 just for the jiggle physics of the chick ninjas
timmyp53  +   775d ago
This list is pretty meh. Adding JRPGS would add a lot to the list. PS2 catalog included though.
kreate  +   775d ago
Atelier and neptune?
DigitalSmoke   775d ago | Trolling | show
dragonyght  +   775d ago
"Female characters don't sell? 8 gaming heroines that could prove otherwise"

8 out of how many? -_-
azshorty2003  +   775d ago
Wait, 3 of those games aren't even out yet. And Beyond Good and Evil didn't sell at all. Sure the HD release sold better, but it took near 10 years to earn better sales.

Not to mention, Wonder Woman isn't the Star of Injustice. She's just one of many characters. If that's the case then you should've thrown Sonya Blade on there for selling the MK series.
Ultr  +   775d ago
yeah where is Nariko?
KillrateOmega  +   775d ago
Female characters don't sell?
Well, that some bs.

Lara Croft, Lightning, Samus, Jill Valentine, Claire Redfield, Chun-Li, Cammy, Nariko, Alyx Vance, Bayonetta, Sonya Blade, Zelda, Yuna, Cortana, Peach, Tifa Lockhart, Elena Fisher, Rikku, etc. These women and more would like to have a word with anyone who believes that women don't sell.
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IcicleTrepan  +   775d ago
Nobody said they didn't sell. The original quote was that games with the main character being male sell much better than when the main character is female. They still sell, just not as much. But why use intelligence when you can just spout off like a bunch of retards frothing at the mouth based on an inaccurate title?
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Magnus  +   775d ago
Female characters do sell games if the story and the gameplay are there. A strong female character in a game I'll buy it. If the lead female chracter is a dumb blond with big boobs that bounce when she jumps and she talks with hald a brain. Im not into those games I find those games really stupid and annoying. Surprised Parasite Eve was not on that list I found Aya Brea to be a very good character in the game. I thaught the female counter part Trip was a very good character in Enslaved.
WorldGamer  +   775d ago
Hmm.... some of these characters are support characters rather than main characters. Plus, it's funny that you would have to point this out IMO, I don't think most people would say that a game with a female character would never be a seller, it's just the gaming world tends to be very male centered right now. I'm sure that will change in time.

Good article tho, just doesn't really address the nuance of the issue of gender in video games fully.
Zha1tan  +   775d ago
The recent news about female characters being shunned by publishers isn't a surprise because they think gamers are complete idiotic frat boys who can't appreciate good characters of any sex and well thought out complex plots.

They are in the same camp of producers that think every film needs to have an underlying love plot, lots of quick flash "cool" action shots to sell.
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ShaunCameron  +   774d ago
Unfortunately, that's nothing compared to the hundreds of male lead characters that sell (or used to sell). Besides, many the female names listed were supporting-cast NPC's and some fighting-game characters.

Mario
Link
Kratos
Nathan Drake
Master Chief
Marcus Fenix
C.J.
Tommy Vercetti
Niko Bellic
Mega Man
Kid Icarus
Cloud
Max Payne
Ryu Hayabusa
Leon Kennedy
Chris Redfield
Dante
Solid Snake
Isaac Clarke
Cole McGrath
John Marston
Raiden
Alex Mercer
Cody & Haggar
Simon Belmont
Duke Nukem
Travis Touchdown
Crash Bandicoot
Sonic
Ratchet & Clank
Jak & Daxter
Sackboy

....and a lot of others too many to name.
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