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Destiny, inFamous: Second Son and TitanFall system-selling potential discussed

Analyst Matt Matthews has commented on the potential system-selling prospects for “Destiny,” “inFamous: Second Son” and “TitanFall.”

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Thatguy-310907d ago

They really should release a special edition console to go with Destiny. The concept mock ups look amazing with the added PS4 light bar. Will honestly buy another PS4 just for that. Can't wait to get my hands on Both Infamous and Destiny.

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crxss907d ago

I'll be grabbing all three but titanfall for pc. probably not gonna get an Xbox one until halo or a revision comes out like the S

TomShoe907d ago

Heck, I could just find a used 360 on the cheap on Ebay. Titanfall looks like a fun game, but I'm not sure if I'm willing to shell out $500 for it.

b163o1907d ago

I'm really not impressed with TF, I thought the developers was working on something new, but mechs?! I'll pass, I will be picking up SS thou, Destiny looks promising as well.

mikeslemonade907d ago

I'm a huge fan of the previews for Infamous but it's not a system seller. Neither is Titanfall. MGS, FF, Halo, COD, BF are. They have to be really known franchises first. Remember, if it's a system seller it has to appeal to the critical mass.

AKS907d ago

I guess I'm missing something regarding Titanfall. I have an enthusiast PC, but nothing about it has grabbed me. It looks like fun, but I never saw it as a potential system seller. Maybe I'll change my mind down the road. I'll see how it's reviewed I guess.

I am interested in Destiny and inFamous, however.

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The_Devil_Hunter907d ago

I dont give two sh!ts if infamous is a top seller or not, but that games looks absolutely amazing. An absolute blast to play.

DeadMansHand907d ago

Agreed. Infamous is only series I have plats in all games (100% in festival of blood).

pyramidshead907d ago

Indeed. I enjoyed the first two so I can't wait to experience true next gen open world goodness, with awesome super powers. Plus SP are already tapping into some of the PS4s GPU compute goodness by compiling all the particle effects on it. n_n

otherZinc907d ago (Edited 907d ago )

Infamous...has never been a system seller, ever. Its totally ridiculous to think Second Son will sell PS4's.

TomShoe907d ago

I have to disagree with you there.

Even as a new IP, Infamous 1&2 sold 4.25 million copies combined.

Now that it's an established IP, and due to the PS4 riding high, and the large install base that is upcoming, I expect it to sell systems. Not that the PS4 will need it though, it sells itself.

CGI-Quality907d ago

Well come back and revisit your post if you end up correct. Somehow, I don't think you will be. Unlike the previous titles, this game is opening the gen for many.

moparful99907d ago (Edited 907d ago )

Dead Rising has never been a system selling franchise either but it managed to be that on the X1.. Your dismissal of Infamous is awfully pretentious..

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Jaqen_Hghar907d ago

Infamous is keeping up in preorders and I've added mine to both Destiny and Infamous (Infamous because of limited edition and Destiny because of Beta access)

psDrake907d ago (Edited 907d ago )

As a franchise Infamous has never been the system seller. I have played Infamous 2 and it's great. Loved it. Can't wait for the second son.

Destiny hasn't given me anything to be excited about, so I will wait and see.

I am excited about the Titanfall. The only problem might be the hype it's getting. The expectations are already set high for it and I hope it doesn't disappoint.

Same thing happened to Ryse and KZ Shadowfall and the results aren't pretty.

creatchee907d ago

@psDrake
Agree with the hype being perhaps a little too high about Titanfall. However, I think it may be justified, or at least more so than Ryse (can't speak for KZ because I haven't played it). Ryse got mostly mixed impressions coming out about its gameplay (but people loved the graphics), but a good portion of people who have played Titanfall loved it. Still, we'll have to see what the final product is.

inFamous, however, is a system seller for me because I'm buying the PS4 bundle when it comes out! ;)

cabbitwithscissors907d ago

hype can really kill a game if it doesn't live up to it. But unless they do something different about its's not going to survive. Games are becoming increasingly boring for me unless the storyline is good. my opinion.

dcj0524907d ago

You need to research then man. Here's 5 games with good story lines
Virtue's Last Reward
The Last of Us
Ys:Cecleta
Max Payne 3
Ni No Kuni:Wrath of The White Witch
5 recent AWESOME games.

wonderfulmonkeyman907d ago

Infamous will be worth getting a couple of years down the road, after the system has more games and a price drop to make it worth plunking down over $300 for.
I dunno if I want Destiny or not.
And I can just get Titanfall on PC.

solar907d ago

what ive seen from Destiny, doesnt look like a system seller. Infamous, sure i guess but the first 2 didn't grab me. Titanfall, yes, a system seller. only because of the MP element, the same way CoD:MW sold 360's. MP is what sells console hardware.

solar907d ago (Edited 907d ago )

care to elaborate? or is it just "no"?. the entire surge of consoles since Xbox and PS2 has been their online components. SP isn't a system seller anymore. and yes i know Destiny is a MP game, but nothing about it has been interesting to me.

CGI-Quality907d ago

I'll elaborate: why would a game, on multiple systems, be a bigger system pusher than one on only one device?

moparful99907d ago

"SP isn't a system seller anymore"

Really? Because Metal Gear Solid 4 wants a word with you. How about Uncharted 2, Gran turismo 5, the Last of Us? All had online modes but were praised for their single player offerings..

dcj0524907d ago

Metal Gear Online was boss.

ssj27907d ago

Destiny is a system saler.. bungie have a huge fan base and activition is going to milk it and market it like they market cod.

Infamous seem to be a system saler because it looks amazing like a unique authentic fun experience, it has only got love from the media and fans.. same goes for titanfall everyoje seem to love it and it looks very fun to play.

Wachdog is another sytem saler and so is mgs5

Weird thibg is sony has exclusive content from mgs5/destiny/wd 3 system salers and m$ has a exclusive deal for titanfall 1.

Sony has a huge advantage plus the multiplata games looking better in the ps4 gives it a huge advantage.

H0RSE906d ago (Edited 906d ago )

"yes i know Destiny is a MP game, but nothing about it has been interesting to me. "

- possibly because you are more focused around competitive MP, and Destiny has shown to have a huge emphasis on co-op gaming - your mention of TF and COD as system sellers seems to strengthen this claim.

Destiny is one of my most anticipated games for next-gen right now, due to it's open world MMO nature. Many players love being able to create a character and build them and watch them grow, and being able to this with friends is that much better - look how well Borderlands did - that multiply that concept by like 1000. If players want competitive MP, there's only like 1 million others games they could play...

I used to be heavy into competitive gaming - clan matches, scrims, map analysis, league games, tournaments, the whole nine, but that was like 10+ yrs. ago. As I get older, I have found anxiety gets increasingly worse in competitive MP, and the more relaxed environment of PVE (or bot matches) becomes more and more satisfying. Knowing that I can just sit back and not have to worry about my opponents trash talking or sending me nasty PM's, or teabagging or greifing others, is such a burden off my chest.

The fact that Bungie is developing this game, already puts it on high agenda for many people, the same way many people anticipate Naughty Dog games. As for Destiny being a system seller, well, it's a multiplat game, the term "system seller" tends to be reserved for exclusive titles. That being said, anything can happen. If the game releases and is a hit, I see it falling into system seller territory after it releases and people get to play it and/or reviews are released.

KingDadXVI906d ago

There were a lot of fan boys here apparently from the disagrees. The biggest system seller this year will be TitanFall.

Infamous was good and will sell systems but is not a "System Seller". Like I said it will sell a few consoles but not "System Seller" console sales on the level of Halo or God of War.

Destiny looks like it could be a "System Seller" for two reasons:

1. It is Bungie and they are still riding on the credit rightly given to them for the Halo series.

2. It looks pretty fantastic so far.

The one caveat I would put in about Destiny is that it is available on both consoles. Yes, I know that there is exclusive content for the PS4 but it takes more than exclusive content to make the huge difference that would cause massive amounts of people to go to one console over another. In an established FPS like COD it may work but not on a game like this. It will just drive sales for both systems.

Now back to TitanFall. Is it overhyped? We don't really know but I have not read a single story from someone who actually got to play it that said it was not exceptional. Everyone that played this game has said that it is the next Big hit, the next step in the evolution that everyone who plays COD is looking for. That to me means it is going to sell systems initially and if it turns out to take off like COD or Halo it will sell systems for a long time. Sure you can get if for PC but to be honest I would not count PC gamers as few would go to a console even if it was not available on PC. They are a pretty small part of the console buying market (totally different demographic with PC gamers) The Hype about TitanFall is going to sell consoles as it has been and continues to be touted as the game to have in 2014. That does not mean that the other games aren't great, they are! What it means is that TitanFall above all the others is the game that is both highly anticipated and also hits the broadest audience in 2014.

solar905d ago

i agree mate. CoD:MW's MP sold a ton of Xbox's imo. and Titanfall will do the same.

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