Titanfall - Sales expectations and overblown hype discussed

Titanfall has been subject to unprecedented hype. This is in part due to the fact of the lack of exclusives around for the ‘next-gen’ consoles. It’s also due to people getting increasingly tired of the current king of the FPS world (I’ll mention no names). Will Titanfall live up to the hype? What type of sales figures are realistic? I’ll try and answer these questions in this post.

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MorePowerOfGreen1614d ago

Not really hype. All the buzz comes from gamers that actually played it, praising the gameplay and all the awards the game has won by impressed media.

Visiblemarc1614d ago

The buzz is, indeed, good -but this game is way overhyped, also.

The two things can happen at once.

I hope this game is as awesome as it looks, but when I see people predicting that it will surpass COD numbers in it's first year....there is no logic to those kinds of predictions.

Anything can happen, but predicting -with certainty- things which are extremely unlikely to happen is pure hype.

TomShoe1614d ago

The game definitely does deserve all of the hype it gets from the media. It's a fun, frantic game that appeals to the casual and hardcore gamer, and it's sure to sell a lot of units. The hyperbole has to stop though.

"This game is going go redefine the FPS"

"Future CoD Killer"

"Game of the Generation of the Generation"

It's a great game, but let's keep our expectations in check.

alexkoepp1614d ago

Sony is gonna be taking a big ol' xbone right in their poopers in March, this game is a beast! Loved the alpha can't wait to get my hands on the final product

3-4-51614d ago

The Game isn't overhyped.....

It's overhoped...

People HOPE it's something more than just another FPS game, so we can finally move FPS games forward and show people that creativity and not just "the norm" works with FPS.

ezop1614d ago

"All the buzz comes from gamers that actually played it" ... all the buzz came from media/gamers that played it at a convention like E3/gamescom where its was all run on top end PC's ..

I will put my 10p worth in though and say its a XB360 game graphicaly and with it being ONLY 6v6, it should easily reach 1080p on 360 never mind XB1.

DeathOfTheFanBoy1614d ago

Its going to be the highest selling new ip in a long while, that's not just hype😊

porkChop1614d ago

I do think the game is going to sell very well, but we don't know if it's going to be "the highest selling ip in a long while".

ezop1614d ago

Nope Desitny will be.

DevilishSix1613d ago (Edited 1613d ago )

Not a chance my bet is Titanfall is a shallow game for some online shooting fun. After Titanfall launchs and the smoke clears, E3 will be here and it will be all about Destiny until launch day early September. Destiny is going to be a rich experience that will also have a compelling story which Titanfall won't. Another thing is Activision is going to market the hell out of Destiny, it's their new baby.

ThePope1614d ago (Edited 1614d ago )

Why can't the hype be about the quality of the game, and not because of ancillary things like COD overload, and lack of next gen AAA games?

Hicken1613d ago

Because those other things are also a factor.

ThePope1613d ago

So if Thief sells well is it because of dishonored? Because the truth is a game needs to stand and fall on its own merits not based on what's going on in the market.

That's why games will get poor review scores, because its compared to EVERY game to EVER come out in the genre and if it doesn't innovate or misses the mark, even slightly, in an area its considered not as good. When the truth its a wonderful game.

TheFallenAngel1614d ago (Edited 1614d ago )

Hyped like the second coming of Jesus. I bet Destiny will outsell it on xbone alone. I don't buy into this media hype anymore. Last time I did I wind up with GTA 4 and GTA 5. Played them like an hour and left it alone.

dansdooz1614d ago

5 was an amazing game, im not a fan of gta but 5 was a masterpiece, excellent game period

TheTowelBoy1614d ago

Sounds like you should play demos first instead of buying the games.

thecastroregime1614d ago

Yeah the hype on this game is incredible. I haven't seen this much hype since like...when FFXIII was announced multiplatform so many years ago. I'm a fan, but we can see where that went.

I'd prefer to not get my hopes too high for Titanfall. I'm assuming it will be good, but I won't be going crazy for it. I can be pleasantly surprised if I go in assuming it's "good." But once I'm set that it's "amazing," the only way from there is down.

TheTowelBoy1614d ago

Bubs for well said. That's the way a lot of gamers should set their bar for games. There are a few exceptions for me like Pokemon games and the GTA series, because I always enjoy them so much lol

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