Kinect Star Wars has sold very well in its first week on sale, but why the popularity for a game that's been regarded as under par?
Under par? This game sucks ass. I have no clue why it sells so well. Probably because its target audience doesnt know anything about the game other than commercials and have never seen a review. This game is udder trash and it's a shame, because the Star Wars 360 console is by far one of the coolest mods I have ever seen. Should of forgot about this and got something more hardcore like Battlefront 3 or something. Could of went the noncasual route to be honest.
I have absolutely no interest in Kinect Star Wars, but i want that R2-D2 360 badly!!
This is the real reason the game sold 350K in its first week.
Its of to a good start because MS understands the needs of the console gamers. Also MS understands the age group that buys consoles. The kids got bored of Wii mote, Sony just copies it and gives them more of it. MS dumbs it down further the kids enjoy the new gimmick.
have you played it?
"350,000" is all due to massive amounts of advertising from Microsoft.....
You say that like advertising your product is a bad thing.
No, but it has approximately zero word of mouth power, considering its faulty controls (as discussed by 99% of reviews). Take away the massive ad campaign and this sub par game wouldn't get anywhere. The same cannot be said of many games.
"You say that like advertising your product is a bad thing." No he didn't. He just said it. You and I know that it is a "bad" thing in this instance, but he didn't say it that way. The game blows. Advertising is the reason people are buying it. Simple.
@biggest or maybe their are actually people who find it fun. I know I know most people on N4G are to dumb to realize their are people out their who's opinion is different then theirs I know right hard to believe. It's like people who say Kinect is crap yet it has sold many millions so obviously their are people who find it fun.
I read somewhere that this is a sale and no return game. Not sure how that works out but from what I've read, out of all the kinect games this one is more desirable to keep. I do wonder how much money has been invested in KSW all things considered and whether it reaches 1 million sales it will make a profit or not. Could we even see a Kinect Star Wars 2 in a year's time if it does do well?
350,000 is more than I expected for this to be honest
Because there is a stark difference between whether a game is a critical success and whether a game is just fun and succeeds commercially. Many movies that the critics have loved, i have not, and vice versa. Same applies here.
It probably sold well because it had Star Wars slapped on it, the Xbox 360 SW edition looked sweet and just maybe people are not dictated by what some little forum called n4g say or think.
This is why Gaming is dying, fools who buy this and the company's that make this crap. if this keeps up as a trend I dont want to be part of gaming anymore. When I get old I will tell children stories of when games had depth, when games controlled well, when they looked gorgeous and were actually fun. When you didnt have to look like you were having a standing seizure while playing games. The End is coming
Why are people surprised ? Most casual and party games are under par , and no it's not because of their casual nature , but because devs see they can sell anything to the casual crowd , and sometimes well the public isnt proving them wrong . At the very least people should be glad Star wars kinect actually look ok graphically , and have good handling of motion controls ... it would have been very easy to shove casuals something far uglier with dodgy controls
very true....I guess we have to look at it as the Segregation of Gamers, there is not just the hardcore that buys most of the games, but the casual side that is easier to sell too, a simpler customer, simpler in demand and expectations. these simple gamers are the ones who think COD controls are too hard for them, so they need games for them. Games like this. we are part of a community that up until now was pretty Niche, but as time goes on and more people start to play games we have to accept the Simple gamers as another category. Still it sucks, but I guess we talk like old people did when Rock Music came out
...really? The mentality here is that critics are just being humbugs? I think those three or four years of the Wii thriving on shovelware prove that the casual crowd is not very discerning about what they buy, ESPECIALLY when that shovelware is heavily advertised AND involves a very, very high profile brand like Star Wars. You can slap a popular franchise name on anything and then run an obscene amount of commercials and the casual crowd would buy it, regardless. Whether they are generally liking it or not is anyone's guess. I know that many members of my family would buy games for the Wii (and Kinect, in fact), play it once, and then never touch it again. I'm relatively sure it's why Nintendo is now struggling to maintain their "fanbase." Because casual "fans" are fickle. They don't follow quality. They follow trends.
i will get strung up for this but w/e star wars excluding...a new hope/empire strikes/jedi returns they all suck!!! star wars is trendy cash flow. REDtails flopped so Lucas had 3D phantom ready
the reason it has sold 350,000 is because of the huge marketing campaign plus Americans love anything Star Wars plus kinect users are starving for games. ps feel free to disagree with this fact AGAIN!
Yeah, sold well...for a Kinect game. If you look at it as an Xbox 360 game, it sold horribly.
The R2-D2 Xbox 360 was a BIG reason this sold like it did. That and the name Star Wars on the side. All Star Wars hardcore fans get these days is utter crap, so they have to accumulate as much of it is possible in hopes that all this crap they collect will eventually meany something one day.
Watch the review at angryjoeshow.com
Yes, because Star Wars fans are sexless nerds and I hate them.
The reasons why it sold well are, the same reasons, why the Xbox 360 still sells well.
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