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I guess this is how I look at it: casuals bought a console for one game for $250. And casuals currently spend quite a lot more money on a tablet or a smartphone to play Candy Crush.

I think the market is there.

Casuals are currently enthralled with smartphones, but I don't see why they wouldn't jump back into a console. Dem casuals have purchased consoles in the past, haven't they? Don't people say PS2 sold so well because of the DVD player?...

897d ago 1 agree1 disagreeView comment

Even 3DS getting beat. Whoa!

Just wait when PS4 has more supply available. It's sold out nearly everywhere. I imagine the launch in Japan is going to cause a pretty big boost in sales.

897d ago 5 agree0 disagreeView comment

What's really interesting is to realize how close in proximity AUS is to New Zealand. I mean, we know NZ is stocked-to-the-hilt with PS4s...

897d ago 7 agree14 disagreeView comment

Wow. Pure flamebait. Console just launched and it needs to be saved?


And I'm saying this as someone who prefers PS over Xbox.

897d ago 5 agree7 disagreeView comment

What's even worse is that this game is using a modified Source engine. They've had plenty of time to tweak this game and build it to suit the X1's hardware.

Oh well. Trying it on PC anyway.

897d ago 13 agree2 disagreeView comment

For the first half of last gen, Wii had a ton of great games across all genres, some of the best-selling games of all time, etc. But then Nintendo just kinda...forgot that the Wii existed, and then they dropped support late 2010.

If anything, it was Nintendo's fault that the excitement for Wii died off. They stopped supporting it with the sort of games that made it popular!

898d ago 24 agree5 disagreeView comment

I have a sneaking suspicion we'll see a few Vita ports and maybe a new title:

Disgaea 4 and Danga Ronpan 2 (Vita)

Maybe a redux of one of their PS3 RPGs (like Fate Paradox or something like that)

And if my dreams come true: Disgaea D2 coming to Vita... ;_;

898d ago 1 agree0 disagreeView comment

To be honest, it's better to not believe the hype and be pleasantly surprised than to believe it and be disappointed.

I'm super hyped for the PS4 and yet I still don't own one (I have, however, played it quite a bit) because I want to have a few more games available.

Titanfall looks okay. Not the Second Coming, but it looks okay. I might end up really liking it.

Thing is, I'm getting it on PC, so - worst case scenario - I'...

898d ago 4 agree3 disagreeView comment

Already own a Vita, but if we look back at what sold well on the PSP:

- Monster Hunter (obviously)
- Gran Turismo
- God of War
- Grand Theft Auto
- Crisis Core (a FF game)

So...yeah, some of that might help.

I think if Sony does some advertising (c'mon, Sony) then Minecraft Vita could be a big seller.

898d ago 1 agree1 disagreeView comment

1080p is not the be-all-end-all. And the arguement that "this game should be 1080p. or bust" is silly because there are a ton of other things to take into account (texture quality, assets on screen, physics, etc). Arguing from that standpoint is a strawman.

BUT the reason why 1080p had become such a hot-button issue is because the cheaper console is pulling off 1080p and higher framerate with nearly all of its multiplats, while the more expensive console is struggli...

898d ago 74 agree10 disagreeView comment

It likely won't hit PS+ for a while. Sony typically does that with 1st party games, not third party.

While I do love the improved graphics (best graphics out of all the "monster hunting" games) I think the other mechanics are lacking. My problem with all of these Monster Hunter clones (I know that's harsh, but that's what they are) is that they think the only fun part about Monster Hunter is the part where you hunt the monsters. But there's a ton of ...

898d ago 3 agree1 disagreeView comment

Descent + Descent II already available on with more goodies and drm-free.

899d ago 0 agree0 disagreeView comment

I want both, actually, and if Minecraft is any indication, indies can drive sales and entertainment even better than AAA titles in many cases.

Sony has been talking quite a lot about Vita with a lot of excitement, but it's time to show the goods. I love my Vita. I'm satisfied with it, but all this talk needs know...actually bear fruit. I thought #VitaJRPG was supposed to have results. Where are those JRPGs? We'd better see them this year.

899d ago 12 agree3 disagreeView comment

And how much has Counter-Strike sold on consoles?

My point is valid.

899d ago 0 agree3 disagreeView comment

I don't see how it could classify as "genius marketing" when layaway has been around for decades.

Sounds like a way to clear out stock.

899d ago 46 agree4 disagreeView comment

I'm as puzzled as you are. I've never been one to think that people were going to buy a Vita as a PS4 accessory. Every step of the way, I have voiced my opinion that the strategy of selling Vita in that way is going to be a failure.

But based on these numbers, perhaps I was mistaken.

899d ago 5 agree1 disagreeView comment

I have 5 reasons:

- Brink
- Section 8
- Homefront
- Shadowrun

What do they have in common? They're all console shooters that put exclusive emphasis on multiplayer while providing little/no single-player. And they all failed.

I think this game will sell a surprising amount on PC and 360, but it's not going to be a game-changer for X1 like people hope.

899d ago 3 agree10 disagreeView comment

Nah, 360 was awesome right out of the gate. The first 4 years were the best. Best versions of multiplats. Terrific online. Achievements (this was before PSN got Trophies). Tons of exclusives, both 1st party and 3rd party. Creativity out the wazoo with games releasing that were never going to be huge sellers but Microsoft released them anyway (like Viva Pinata and Blue Dragon). And the emergence of PC-only devs finally bringing their talent to consoles (like Bioware, Bethesda, and Obsidian). N...

899d ago 295 agree45 disagreeView comment

Yeah, and Wii-U and PS3 had great launches too. Both were sold-out everywhere for a brief window. Both had popular launch titles. It was the months following launch that were miserable. Once again, funny that those two consoles make the list but X1 doesn't. How exactly does the reveal and the months leading up to launch not count if this article is including the first year after launch for the other consoles?

899d ago 14 agree8 disagreeView comment

Think about it this way:

Xbox 360 has sold about how many consoles? 85 million in over 8 years? Okay, let's go with that. And let's also ignore that people bought brand-new consoles during the heyday of RRoD instead of waiting for their consoles to be sent back. Maybe give it another 2-3 years and 360 will reach 100 million.

So, 85 million in 8 years, with all of the advantages that 360 had. Now, those advantages are gone. Xbox has lost its foothold i...

899d ago 7 agree3 disagreeView comment