Spec Ops: The Line and Max Payne 3 were slight disappointments for Take-Two during the last financial quarter.
To many fps games that are similar and so many great games coming out in the next few month's or so,i guess people may be saving there money for them.
Spec ops and MP3 aren't FPS. They were great games with great stories. Also if you can't save up $60 every month. Than you have a really crappy job.
that is true but the average gamer has more things to spend there money on than games,just saying and for the fps thing iknow its not but fps have the most sales in the last few years and im sure that had a huge affect on this game, may they be great or very bad. These game's are great but it was released at a bad time where fps games seem to rule sales.
It's not the money. It's the games. Over the last 9 months I have played skyrim, kingdoms of amalur, mass effect 3, & dragons dogma, taking up all my time. Had 2 of these not released, I would have bought and played up to 6 more games. I still have Batman to finish and I want to get darksiders 2 & borderlands 2 before the fall rush. Now, I am someone that almost always buys new on release but have not had to or wanted to recently. I don't think it's so much a reflection of money but the sheer quantity, quality, and length of recent games.
just last week I got saints row 3 used for $15 and max payne 3 (brand new) for $30 at walmart:-D random sale that wasn't even advertised on the flyer so I lucked out! just gotta have a little patience boyz;-)
To many shooter period that's all they do is make shooters, so of course they going to save up for the best which is of course COD, MOH, but mainly COD most played shooter ever, that's all people do is play COD shame.
Both games are some of the best this year so far so it's sad to hear.
How is 3 million shipped bad for MP3? I think spec ops dragged it down too much it was announced to early so before the game launched the hype was long gone plus i heard it was a pretty short sp campaign and then 60% is just too much.
For a rockstar game, the fact it was their biggest marketing campaign yet, and it still sold less than LA Noire. They were hoping it would sell more than LA... but I bet you if they attached a demo to GTA5 for it... the game would have flown of store shelves Its still a very good game... but I guess a majority of people don't like Noir, or the fact the game is actually challenging
I actually enjoy the challenge in MP3: it feels like a very traditional game in the sense it doesn't walk you around every corner. It does have a bit of a learning curve, thankfully it's a very entertaining experience.
I never really expected The Line to do good sales. Great game though. I enjoyed Max Payne but it felt dated in the sense I'm just not used to run and gunning my way through a game anymore, which is kind of how Max Payne is meant to be be played. I ended up playing it like a cover shooter, which I like, but I kind of underused the shoot dodge and bullet time. Still a nice game, just not the draw card it used to be.
Money is tight now thanks to the economy. People just don't have the cash to buy games as much as they used to and will only wait for established games like GTA V or COD.
I have mixed feelings here. I really enjoyed Spec Ops' story, but there's no denying it was weak in the gameplay department. And Max Payne was in a very similar position. Hopefully Yager isn't closed down.
Haven't played spec ops, but MP3 was my favorite game so far this year. The soundtrack is excellent, fun gameplay, good story. With the price drop more people should be scooping this
I actually wanted to get both these games, but just can't afford it.. I feel bad for both developers, they worked hard.
and where are the numbers for spec ops? i supose he is just talking his talk...or had over the top expectations, to bad for him, game-market changed alot, time to catch up.
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