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Submitted by kube00 1314d ago | article

Why some IPs sell poorly

Year after year some publishers produce the same games. Sometimes if gamers are lucky they seen a new IP. Sometimes the new IPs sell well for example Bulletstorm, Dead Island, and LA Noire. But other games like Majin and Blur don't sell well at all. Is it because the gaming industry only wants the new Call of Duty, Gears of War, and Madden? (Blur, Bulletstorm, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3, Dead Island, Gears of War 3, L.A. Noire, Majin and the Forsaken Kingdom, PS3, Xbox 360)

puffkix  +   1314d ago
In the current economic state it isn't feasible to buy every game that looks cool. So why spend the money on a game that may not be worth it? Hence, sequels to already proven franchises or even new IPs by those same developers will sell much better.
BattleTorn  +   1314d ago
*cough* BRINK
jony_dols  +   1308d ago
Resistance 3 was an excellent game that sold poorly but massively improved upon the 2 previous games (both of which sold far better).

Sometimes a dev can just get unlucky with timing & publishers marketing ect.
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kube00  +   1314d ago
Good pt or wait till the price drops...
djcitizend  +   1314d ago
Enslaved was crap. Im sorry, I know I hold an unpopular opinion, but it wasn't very good. It played like a bad scroller and linear version of Assassins Creed.
Pintheshadows  +   1314d ago
I agree with you. I thought it was really poor. It felt cheap as I played and the platforming was risk free.

A lot of the time games are simply not worth 40 quid. It's a large amount of money to spend if you are unsure of your purchase.
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Auld  +   1314d ago
I agree with you. I purchased that game day 1 because I was expecting good things from the makers of heavenly sword; and I did enjoy the game but it was often too simplistic (come to a new area, view the problem and find a way out), repetitive, and not graphically appealing (somehow their first game seemed better). The final boss was a joke of sorts not to mention the ending which had my gf of all people complaining "wtf thats it?".
What saddened me about the game was that ninja theory didn't seem to have fixed any problems that occurred in heavenly sword and instead carried them over into enslaved.
And ot: I'm kinda worried with them handling the DmC remake...
Quagmire  +   1314d ago
Persnally I found Enslaved and Heavenly Sword to be awesome, and cant wait for DmC
brettyd  +   1314d ago
I try to only buy games at launch that i know are going to be good, after getting burned on games like Brink and Homefront i just can't risk it anymore..
CrzyFooL  +   1314d ago
lack of marketing. Did you see ANY ads for Majin or Shadows of the Damned? NOPE.
Venox2008  +   1314d ago
Oh man, I am very very sad and angry about Shadows of the damned.. that game deserves soooo much better and got nothing, except good reviews ...but not sales :/ same goes to Child of eden and Vanquish
trouble_bubble  +   1314d ago
Bulletstorm sold well?! Uhhhh...even Epic spokespeople said it underperformed and they didn't make any money off it, http://www.tomshardware.com... so no.
jetlian  +   1314d ago
yea
its more than 300k now and it wasn't 3-4 million like they wanted
RyanDJ  +   1314d ago
Brink was sad for me. I know I don't work in the genre much, but I just couldn't do that game. I do love hitting new IPs though, but I like reviews first ($60 game after all). That's why I like XBLA, as I can get new IPs on the cheap usually.

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