When Pundits Attack: Game Sales vs Game Quality

"If you keep up on the gaming press, you've probably read about various industry figures arguing about next gen costs and quality. There's Midway marketing guy Steve Allison arguing that 93% of new IP games fail (followed by this retort), Blast Entertainment CEO Sean Brennan decrying next gen console development costs, and industry analysts divided over the amazing success of the Nintendo Wii in spite of its comparatively underpowered graphics hardware. Developers and marketers alike are struggling with the idea that the costs associated with next generation game development may make it unprofitable, which, as I've ranted about before. Next gen is a high-risk environment right now, and as previously discussed, risk means a dearth of innovative or niche games." writes

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