"Undoubtedly there is a lot of pressure on Sucker Punch to deliver with inFamous Second Son. Being the first AAA budget exclusive title post PS4 launch and competing directly against Xbox One's Titanfall can give rise to a lot of expectations."
not sure if its supposed to be "competing with Titanfall", after all, a twitch fps is way way WAAAAAYYYYYYYY more mainstream than super hero/vilain games, theyres blatantly no way InFamous:SS will sell more than Titanfall, its a no brainer and the fact that it will obviously sell less doesnt mean that its a bad thing, its just less mainstream.
it's definitely a smaller audience. However you do have to take into account that PS4 owners are now looking for their next title to quench their thirst, and Infamous is the next large scale AAA to release.
it will be closer than you think inFAMOUSSS had 600k pre-orders as of last week compared to 570k for Titanfal on XB1.
I have not bought a game for the PS4 since my first 3 on the first day, and now going to buy this. I think it will sell fine, not a lot of AAA games are out for choices anyways. Cant wait to play this.
It wont sell near as many being only on ps4. But it isnt about how many it sells but how impactful it is for the future of said console. I can see it selling 2-3 million and becoming a reason our faith in the ps4 grows even more. Titanfall will help xbone for sure. But many will buy on pc and 360, and comparisons will b made. Many will point to Titanfall as a reason why u should buy a ps4 and a PC.
@joab777 "it isnt about how many it sells but how impactful it is for the future of said console" that is a great point, inFAMOUS being a big beautiful sandbox game will actually show how great next gen can be.
sorry double post
I basically bought my PS4 day one for bragging rights and inFamous it's been a long wait but I keep busy with ffxiv on my big a$$ pc but that thing will be a 2k+ paperweight when I get iSS.
This would have been my point. PS4 users (including myself) haven't really gotten a huge next gen game (I think ACIV came close, and I've already beaten too so I'm fresh out of next gen) so I normally don't get into the genre that Infamous SS is in but it just looks too good with no real competition to pass up. I think a lot of other PS4 users are doing the same.
It's starvation versus life support. Starvation could win ... We'll see.
lmao, very good analogy
Technically I:SS could always have a considerably larger attach rate purely on the fact that it's an offline game. Think of all those people who are disapoint because they really wanted to buy into some TF but can't because of lame or unreliable connections. Devs limit their attach rate straight out of the gate if their games are online only.
Exclusive vs Multiplat case closed.I think I:SS will do good.
it depends if you're looking at titanfall sales only on xbone than infamous and titafall will be pretty close.
Only deciding between disc or digital for Infamous. If Titanfall had a legit campaign, i'd give it a shot.
Am I not deciding between disc or digital, or would I not give Titanfall a shot? Which do you disagree with?
Seriously, some people are crazy with those disagrees.
They disagreed because you don't consider Titanfall's "campaign" a legitimate one.
Ah. Lack of clarity disagrees. I meant a campaign I can play by myself or co-op, w/o needing real people on the opposition.
I agree/disagree based on if I am doing or feeling the same as original point. In this case it would be based on the campaign comment. I can see why many see it (and lack of singleplayer even more so) as a reason not to pick it up but it isn't enough of a reason for me personally to pass up on it as the game was designed solely for multiplayer. Holding it against them (as many reviews/opinions have) just seems like an excuse to hate it. If you (well reviewers not You) don't like it simply pass on it but don't complain when the game was touted as multiplayer only the entire time and if you are a reviewer either accept that and move on to actual mechanics/technical aspect of the game or just pass to someone else as otherwise you are just doing it for a check or clickbait. Trying to simply cash in on people's legitimate interests is a large part of why journalism as a whole isn't taken as seriously as it used to be. I would had loved a singleplayer/coop campaign myself as per a traditional FPS but I won't hold it against them as it wasn't what they wanted to make. I don't hate on great singleplayer games as no multiplayer is added (half the time I would rather they scrapped weak/bad multiplayer altogether but sometimes a "tacked on" multiplayer mode turns out great). The reverse goes for this game although I think a solid campaign could had worked well. Still, I bought it for what it is not what it could had been. I think Respawn did great and for those that don't like their vision I have one thing to say: there are other games out there. Most are like you (op) and have simple and legitimate (from your point of view) reason they don't want to pick it up but at least have the decency not to rant about it making it a bad game. It are haters (like metacritic trolls) that are the problem with the gaming community. They are thankfully a minority but also the most vocal which can get frustrating at times.
I don't hate it, or rate it low for a lack of single player. I just personally only play campaign or co-op campaign with friends. I knew going in it was MP only, thus why i'm not buying it.
Let's ALL agreed to Disagreed
Both games will sell well.
I've never understood why this matters though. As if i'll have less enjoyment playing either because the other sold more.
I feel it's more so people feel good that a franchise they like is doing well? I mean if it were to outsell TF I'm sure that would mean many great things to come from Sucker Punch. and then obviously if it sells like 5 copies(I know I'm exaggerating) then we know the franchise is doomed. and then we just have fanboys who want to beat the other system :p
TitanFall is a bigger genre & also on 3 platforms If you think TF will sell more on XBone Then ISS will sell on PS4,then it's hilarious PS4 has 6m+ install base & XBone has 3.5 But that said.....TF will sell a lot more XBone's then infamous will sell PS4's M$ are basically using TitanFall to break in big that has been eclipsed so far by PS4 They aren't even marketing the Windows & 360 version & delayed the 360 on purpose The adds say "only on Xbox" ,not even mentioning which! one & 360 version not there Plus on top of that giving it away for free in the bundles It will definitely sell a Lot!! of consoles this month I have pre-ordered both But TF on 360.......don't wona waist money for frame rate & textures
shooter vs super hero game yup that says it all..
afterall i Think infamous is a game thats replayable much. Titanfall too. Both is good
I think it will be close, thanks in part to the ps4 install base, but Titan fall on xb1 will sell a few more copies than Infamous SS. If you look at AAA shooter sales and compare them to the sales of the infamous games, you'd see that the shooter has the larger audience. At the end of the the day, none of this really matters. I don't feel like the games are direct competitors, it's not like most folks have a choice to make between the two. They are just going to buy the one that's available on their system of choice.
Can't wait to see some review scores.
I hope it does well, first 2 were not very thrilling after a while.. Just go to spot, clear spot, more story. But it was fun for a bit.
i have the worst first world problem right now - playing thief, dead nation is on the go, just started dark souls II last night, and infamous is coming out in a little less than 2 weeks... too many games that need to be played
Thief i cleared out in 8 hours. It was ok. Dark souls 2 im playing right now. Titanfall too. I agree to many games to go. But infamous is a game that i wont play to much beacuse i dont want to clear it to fast hehe. May month is a good lookout month too. Both Watch dogs and wolfeinstein new order is coming
I'm iffy on watch dogs now.. Definitely waiting for user reviews on that.
Both of these games are the first major AAA titles to release with considerable hype post launch. The launch games have long since lost their hype, fanfare and novelty! Both of these consoles are in need of a big quality AAA exclusive and they both have them this month! People will buy them and in droves, given how well the PS4 is doing, Infamous:Second Son has had hype since Feb 2013 and the competitive comparisons the media have dragged TF and I:SS into has made both these game the big ones to get in March, and believe it or not I:SS on PS4 will outsell Titan Fall on XBO... And that's gonna surprise people. They'll both perform well.
Not really. KILLZONE was hyped to the heavens since being show at the PS4 revealed. It actually sold quite well too.
I'm worried about Infamous.Finished the previous two, and concerned about the lack of marketing for a supposedly AAA title. It would seem that the hype is more for 1886 which has no release date! I have already purchased Infamous and for some strange reason it seems to quiet for a AAA release.. I hope the game will speak for itself!
I think the marketing is good. I see the ps4 commercials all over tv and they always have second son in them. Also all store adverts have the game in the ps4 section looking good. My gamestop has posters and a life size cut out. All I've seen this month has ben second son actually and titanfall obviously.
Even at work non gamers know of TitanFall, when you mention I:SS, they have no clue as to what I am talking about..
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