Play-mag: "If new hardware can only manage one million sales in a 30-day period, it’s clearly doomed to failure. Clearly. The internet told us so."
Read the article before reporting. It's stating the very state of the internet not just N4G mind you...
Ya, it's more of a satire piece that uses a provocative title to throw you off. However, some people just have a hard time getting it and will just comment based on the title.
that's truth. If they stick to sports champion type casual games then that'll be good. It WILL fail in the hardcore department tho. As I've said I love my move but playing a hardcore game with it.....dont make me lol. Trends and motion controls don't make me dumb and blind
No, they don't. You already are, it seams.
seams? lol better stitch up those seems, guys.
I, Sarcasm, hereby approve this article.
"Provocative title" as in DESPERATE FOR HITS. Obviously an article to counter the "Kinect Red Flag" article. From the article: "This is an abject failure, naturally." Author is highfaluting much? And to add to that: "I missed the European sales figures, but they only add 1.5 million to the overall number so it’s clearly nothing important. " 1.5 million is not important?? A highly opinionated piece downplaying Move's success just in time for Kinect's launch. Article fail. :) *Or am I missing the point of the whole article? It's hard to tell nowadays with these "journalists." :)
"One million units is a failure, because some people on the internet said so... Get a grip, internet." If that doesn't tell you its satire... well... I just don't know anymore :(
The sarcasm that is. This is by far one of the best bits of hardware out there and it will have legs and sell very well over the upcoming months. Anybody that says otherwise is an idiot.
I'm really surprised at those who just read the title and then start ranting. Read the article. It's sarcastic and in no way thinks that Move is a failure, quite the opposite.
Oh...I see....damn that was STUPID of me...got it. XD (shrinks in embarrassment...)
satyrical but not over done, and very true " One million units is a failure, because some people on the internet said so. One million units is a failure, because we all know things are incapable of sustaining – god forbid increasing – sales over a number of years. " lol =P
who started it. "This game didn't sold 4 million day one, clearly it's a flop". "This game console is in last place, it's doom".
+Bubbles Ilikegames Very true a certain group of people deemed 4+ mil in sales or a flop and now gaming has changed. LAst Gen so many Great games released to avg sales yet were fantastic titles. ICo, Shadow of the Colossus, GOW 1 - 2 (yes GOW was not a ps2 system seller), Okami, Viewtiful Joe, The Mark of Kri, Jade Empire, and Rouge Galaxy just to name a few..... Everygame wont be a sales monster like GTA , GT, or Halo
Most games are over hyped to sell like crazy, as only a select few get over hyped really crazy and makes people buy the game or they'll be left out of the crowd
I was wondering what you thought of MAG. Would you classify that as a Hardcore game. Not bashing just interested in what you consider a HCG to be. Also could you give me an example of what you would consider a HCG. *HCG=Hard Core Game
It really is a quick reference guide to how terrible the media plays into all of this. Many gamers read the headlines now and that's it. Many also just skip right to the score of a game review and that's it. They neglect the smaller details and instead get consumed with all of this pessimism and become that way themselves. It's like a pendulum that keeps swinging based on getting reactions.
State of the internet brought on by Microsoft. Always touting sales, sales, sales and using more money for advertising than research, development and smart investments. All so they can take your money and tout sales, sales, sales. It's a vicious cycle.
LOL at the M$ fanbots!
The article is total sarcasm and is basically mocking the internet idiots that try to spin the moves success into a failure. It's pretty easy to see that this is sarcasm just by reading the article but in case you are not smart enough to see that, read the tag at the bottom of the article just before the comments section. Also note that this site is a PS3 fan site.
Hot4Play: Nah, you mis-read is mean to be satire and full of sarcasm. Unfortunately, the Kinect Red Flag garbage was very real and of course taken as gospel which is the same thing this is poking fun at regarding Move. So really, it's a bunch of hypocrisy... I agree the bashing is stupid but then if I said this in another motion control article I don't think the response would be the same.
The sarcasm levels... THEY'RE OVER 9000!!!
I lol'd a little :D Funny piece and the same time so very spot on :P
its 2.5 Million not 1 Million
thus, many US centric articles.
The way that games are reported on is vastly different in the world as a whole compared to just the USA. The 1,000,000 figure is a great example as is the assertion that the 360 is selling vastly more than the PS3 month in month out.
The internet tells us a lot of stuff...has been since this gen started especially against 'them' if you know what i mean. The worst thing about the fud is that Move actually works, very well in fact and has a wider range of game types covered than any other motion control. The fud wont stop reality. We'll just sit and laugh at the pushers. Fud/Hype no matter what console or peripheral its aimed at doesnt change reality. Move is selling just fine but MORE IMPORTANTLY it WORKS VERY WELL..
That im wise enough not to believe anything, everything I read on the net; and that I can use my own brain to see that 2.5 mil sold is a pretty damn good start. I don't want to hear about this shipped crap I paid off my preorder and the only piece I could take home was the Nav because the Moves are sold out. The north american region is pretty large so making sure it was evenly distributed so even places like small towns got in on the action. So no I don't want to hear about they have them in the warehouses.
Yeah that pretty much sums up the dumb attitudes of so many people these days! Good article!
very well done Play, very well done.
but the whole sales comparison thing, didn't start until xbox came into the gaming space.in the era of the nes, snes/sega, n64/ps1 etc.you never heard anyone talking about how this game sold more then this game, or my console of choice sales more software then yours and so forth.
well no but in fairness its not really the fault of the xbox. Back in the 16 bit days we didnt have the internet to check on sales figures if we were so inclined, it just so happens that the xbox appeared as the internet became a tool for everybody rather than just computer nerds. That said it does appear to be xbox fans who love them sales figures.
I would say that this kind of stupidity beggan back with the PS2 vs Dreamcast. It was still little, it was a kiddys game/fight because PS2 was such a moster back then...but with the advent of the X360....with the viral MS marketing, their own high execs being more fanboys than their consumers and such + the internet becoming more available world wide = what we have today. Stupid fanboys that think they know better than the people who actually works in this industry since even before some of then are even alive, blogging about what they think is right and wrong and so on. Interesting post, for its quite right.
haha I must of imagined all that 120mil install base talk.. I think just the opposite. Console "wars" have always been measured by hardware sales and suddenly this gen it seems a group is trying to pretend it isn't the case or never was the case.. It's very difficult to re-write history my friend. I can still remember the harsh words about the Xbox brand right before launch and how it didn't stand a chance in SALES against the competition. The internet has also changed things dramatically.
if the internet , the trolls and patcher tells me my console of choice and its hardware are doomed to FAILZ then who am i to disagree lmfao . away to buy mma, new vegas and vanquish for my DOOMED ps3 hahaha.
It failed because its not selling to new owners which is what Sony wanted, if it was the casual titles would easily hit the charts if it sold 1ml.
We can definitely tell YOU didn't read the article. Idiot.
You clearly are one of the fan boys who started these "It didn't sell 4 million day one like Halo, it's a flop" stupidity.
What happened Zir0, you walk in on Kevin Butler making your mom breakfast in bed or what? Why so much hate for Sony? You bash them every chance you get. STFU already
Lulz at the Kevin Butler joke! Bubbles for you! :D
Then you can say the same thing about Kinect. On the Amazon best sellers you can find the standalone Kinect somewhere in the top 10, the console bundle is down in the 40s, just ahead of the move console bundle. So if Amazon is any indication then the majority of sales are going to existing owners. And why would you expect anything else? Neither company has made a big marketing push yet, most people don't even know these are on the market.
LOL @ americans who don't understand satire
Some people have had trouble understanding, but not "Americans" as a whole. Don't say dumb shit like that, its kind of hateful. I'm sure you'll keep your home country a secret.
I didn't mean all Americans, just the ones who don't get satire, no offence meant. I'm English btw x
The casual titles did hit the charts, sports champs was up there in the charts on release silly.
It's not just Internet. It's also Pachter. Or... Maybe he's just another troll.
lol the last sentence was funny " EDIT: I missed the European sales figures, but they only add 1.5 million to the overall number so it’s clearly nothing important. " LMAO!!! xD
he already made an apology for his mess up on his figures lol, have humble pie Pachter
longevity is KEY as play site says the ps3 was a slow burner at 1st coz its price but look at it now and thats with it still being more expensive than the competition , wait till it hits that 199 sweet spot then you will see how a console is ment to sell when its that affordable .
this article wins,
2.5 million sales for hardware that has no software screams success to me ;)
N4G thrives on misleading titles.
this piece was hilarious. thats all i can say. except the comment on the page were just as funny. some people actually took it serious. thats even funnier.
Quite short but it made me smile XD " I missed the European sales figures, but they only add 1.5 million to the overall number so it’s clearly nothing important."
I'ts funny how 60% of people around the world think that the US is a country in decline, however ask a gamer and you will find that they think the US is still the only game retail area in the world that matters...
Whats with all this US bashing? It is the largest and most lucrative market, of course it gets more exposure. What STANDALONE country, and not a whole damn continent, can compare?
misleading tittle still gay
the title does not an article make....try reading
Yes it is true. It was the Xbox generation that started this aggressive behavior.Before the Sega/Nintendo was just minor comparisons. I didn't like Sega and my friend didn't like Nintendo but we still got along. Sony came and took down Dreamcast and shoved Nintendo to third place. No one took it personally, there were just minor disagreements. then the Xbox came into being. Suddenly it's flame wars, threats, name calling, quantity sold became more relevant then quality.Suddenly great games like Okami, Psychonauts and Viewtiful Joe were bad because they sold less copies and the cookie cutter game generation began,every game was just a expansion of the last. Only Sony and a few other developers remain trying to make new IPs instead of making the same thing over and over again because it's safe.And they get attacked for it all the time. Any attempt to try anything that leads of the mainstream is criticized, dumped on and shoved aside for stupid tedious,cut and paste,cookie cutter crap that developers make. Gaming would be better off without the Xbox or 360. They are an infection and anything that they did that might have advanced gaming in any way would have been thought of by either Sony or Microsoft eventually.Sorry to rant like this but I have known this for the longest while and just had to say my piece.
are kids that are still burned from last gen by being raped by PS2 sales. The only comfort they had is that Halo sold a truckload and ever since then they came up with this stupid mentality that sales and how much it sells in day one = cool or great. It's what kept them warm all these days.
WOW your post has to be one of the best post I have ever read. So very true. I have used the phrase "Cookie Cutter" so many times to describes video games that it has become tragic. The SEGA/ Nintendo days were so beautiful as each console tried to make the best innovative exclusive possible and event though I didn't like Nintendo I never called anyone a bad name cause I had a Genesis sales numbers are only meaningful to publishers but gamers should focus on GAME QUALITY and INNOVATION cause TV ads and Paid reviewers are convincing gamers to waste a lot of money.
I know its satire, but I can't help but feel that they could have used a less flaimbaity title instead... this feels like an obvious xbox fan/ playstation hater hit-generator. Furthermore they have done this a lot in the past with other such pieces. The site instead could have added a few words and in so doing made their intentions much clearer. Here is an example, "The Never EVER Biased Internet Declares Playstation Move an Abject Failure" See, who says sarcasm can't ever be detected in writing. PS. I love the article itself, brilliant.
'would have been thought of by either Sony or Microsoft' Sorry meant to say Sony or Nintendo. Just correcting myself.
he was clearly being sarcastic dipshits
apparently according to some 2.5m in one month is a failure, what a total fail considering some people think it has no games and may be expensive(even though it's not), this will work out just like ps3 did, it will have plenty of sales and is in no way doomed. also they just rumoured last guardian with move support, there is your second killer app, and sorcery was the first
lol the article fooled a couple of the 360 fanboys there already two in the comment section (360nps3rthesame,zir0) but i guess these two idiots didn't read it's a satire article, but anyway 2.5 million is great the ones who are getting their panties in a bunch are the 360 fantards. how did it fail exactly? hmm? because if it so called failed why is getting more support next year from titles like killzone 3,socom 4,sorcery & more? it didn't fail just because it didn't hit the 4 million mark it's all of the sudden a failure? lol.
yeah people thut was really fail article but everyone knows 360 fangurl dnt read they just troll all over our precious internet while im writing this post on my ps3 useing move ha ha ha it burns dosent it. dnt worry kinect will sell well very well btu when people find out the truth its over