Microsoft: Hardcore games easiest to sell

Microsoft has said that games aimed at the hardcore consumer are much easier to sell than those intended for a more casual and social player.

The company believes that next year's release of motion device Project Natal will appeal to both audiences, but the core titles for Natal will help it quickly find an audience while Microsoft markets to the more fickle casual consumer.

"The core are going to buy the games, we don't have to focus on marketing those -- well, we do, but those games in a lot of ways will sell themselves because they're such immersive and intense experiences that the core is going to buy, and buy disproportionally for the Xbox,"

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Sonyslave33205d ago (Edited 3205d ago )

LOL to Sony Hardcore games are the hardiest to sell look at UC2,Killzone 2,Infamous sales.

ssipmraw3205d ago

i agree look how well forza 3 sold

Hisiru3205d ago (Edited 3205d ago )

Yep, I saw and it will outsell Killzone 2. Very good job for a racing game.

ssipmraw3205d ago

great then get ready to watch as gt5 rapes every game in terms of sales on both ps3 and 360

TheDeadMetalhead3205d ago (Edited 3205d ago )

Halo is not hardcore.
Modern Warfare is not hardcore.
I haven't played Gears yet, so I can't say for sure.

360 fanboys don't buy anything else, so what is Microsoft referring to, exactly?

Shadow Man3205d ago

HARDCORE=Dead Island.
Games on Xbox360 are guarantee to sell more than a million copies.

Developers Jump In.

TheDeadMetalhead3205d ago

Banjo: Nuts & Bolts
Magnacarta 2
Ninja Blade

You were saying? :3

TheBand1t3205d ago

Use some better examples. All 4 of those games are total garbage.

TheDeadMetalhead3205d ago (Edited 3205d ago )

Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City
Ace Combat 6
Ninja Gaiden II (it got pretty close, though)
Lost Odyssey
Star Ocean 4

@Shadow Man - Dead Island is on PC as well. Do you REALLY want me to start listing 360/PC games along with the real exclusives? :/

Hisiru3205d ago (Edited 3205d ago )

Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City is a new game (but it sold almost 800k already) and you can download it because it's a DLC

Ninja Gaiden Sigma II isn't doing well on the PS3 (the x360 version sold almost 1 million and the ps3 version sold 400k).

Ace Combat 6- this franchise never sold well except for Ace Combat 4 but AC6 sold almost 800k, it's the second best seller on this franchise, right?

Lost Odyssey- New IP but it sold almost 900k, it's very respectable for a new IP, take a look at games like Valkyrie Chronicles and White Knight Chronicles, they did much worse.

TheBand1t3205d ago (Edited 3205d ago )

Ace Combat 04 sold 2.4 million, Ace Combat 5 sold roughly 1.4 million, Air Combat (The first) sold 1.74 million. So Ace Combat 6 would be the fourth biggest selling title.

Grand Theft Auto: EFLC is not a new game. It's what PC gamers would call an 'expansion pack.'

NGSII isn't doing well because it's a port of a game that's over a year old. Everyone who wanted the game, already got it.

900K is a respectable number for a new IP, now if only every gamer shared that mentality instead of labeling those kind of sales a flop. Though do try to keep in mind White Knight Chronicles has not even been released to territories outside of Japan.

TheDeadMetalhead3205d ago (Edited 3205d ago )

So when InFamous sells 1.2 million on PS3, it's a flop, but when Lost Odyssey sells 900,000 on 360, it's good for a new IP (which it is, btw)?


@Band1t - Yes, the fourth a series of six games.

EDIT: Okay, seven. But AC6 still should've sold more than it did. It is a pretty well-known franchise.

TheBand1t3205d ago

7 games, actually. You forgot the PSP one, Skies of Deception.

Hisiru3205d ago

Infamous is a flop for fanboys, not for me. This game sold much more than I thought it would sell. It's not selling like Halo 3 or Gears of War but it probably made a big profit for the developers.

Oh, my bad. Thanks for the correction.

cereal_killa3205d ago (Edited 3205d ago )

It depends on how fast it took to sell TheDeadMetalhead you see the Hypocrites know that you owned them so they will run to there other defense on how long it took to sell the game to determine if it's a flop or not I've seen the Muppet's in here try and use that defense a few times.

TheBand1t3205d ago

I just wish Namco would hurry the F up and release Ace Combat 7 already. I'm dying for a proper flight game fix.

TheDeadMetalhead3205d ago (Edited 3205d ago )

@Hisiru - Okay, fair enough.

@Band1t - They haven't even announced ToV PS3 in North America, yet. :/

My point is, Shadow Man tries to act like EVERY 360 exclusive sells over 1 million, which is simply not true. And Microslave3 is just an idiotic, 0/10 troll (not that Shadow Man isn't).

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r0s3b0wl233205d ago (Edited 3205d ago )

If this was true then Wii wouldn't be the #1 console, the market wouldnt be flooded with Rock Band/Guitar Qeero type games, Gaylo wouldn't be a blockbuster hit every single time no matter how much of a rehash it is, etc.

RockmanII73205d ago

I see what he did their. You replaced the H in Halo and replaced it with Gay. That is the most original thing I have ever seen, hahaha.

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