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Gamespot Giving Away a PS3

If you guys watch/read gaming site gamespot, then you would know that last night they had their yearly gaming event called After Hours, Which was a 6hr event with Xbox 360 and PS3 games to play and demoed games of Wii as well as a whole bunch of previews of games such as Bioshock, The Darkness, Super Monkey Balls, Battlefield 2142, etc. But just merely after the event, gamespot updated its page and had this to say

"Still basking in the afterglow of After Hours? Play the GameSpot After Hours Trivia Challenge. All the answers can be found within our video coverage highlights, so bone up on what happened, and you could win a PlayStation 3.

Contest Begins this Tuesday!
Contest runs forom 10/17/06 - 10/19/06 at 12 noon (pacific). The winner will be announced on On The Spot Thursday 10/19/06 at 4:00 p.m. (pacific).

On Monday gamespot will be putting up video coverage of everything that happend last night, and what will be on the trivia. SO get studying if you dont want to pay 600 bucks for the PS3. BTW, it comes with 2 controllers, not 1.

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TheMART6391d ago

Is it because no one wants it they give it away for free?

Lionel Hutz6390d ago

My God, Mart, that is the most profound comment I have ever heard in my life! Please, indulge me in your secrets of being so wise and witty.

Antan6390d ago

Aw, he just lost a bubble, thats what you get for writing absolutley nothing meaningful on this site whatsoever, take your over zealous comments and cult followers with you. Let the real gamers on here talk and discuss in a normal manor without been knocked down by your constant moronic outbursts of utter garbage!

TheMART6390d ago

Aha like all the articles I submit? Man if you can't stand sarcastic humor... Well you're a sad man then. Are you posting news articles yourself or only typing messages?

Why I loose bubbles is because I get spammed by Sony fanboys that are spamming me for anything they don't like. I really don't mind guys. Four bubbles, five. I'll just make my posts a bit longer to tell all I have to say

Antan6390d ago

Im all for sarcasm, lowest form of wit people say! i post the ood bit of news, but im too busy working to do much more im afraid. Ill just be sticking to typing the odd comment here and there on things that are in need of a little unbiased help. The majority of people on here do just fine diggin round the various websites to bring everything together.

Lionel Hutz6390d ago

"Four bubbles, five. I'll just make my posts a bit longer to tell all I have to say"

You're right. In fact, you only need one bubble to say all you have to say:
"PS3 sux."

We don't spam you for disliking something. We argue with you because you dislike anything and everything related to the PS3 without making any useful contribution to the conversation on the topic at hand. If you are going to hate a system and then come over to that console's area on the site, please at least provide insightful comments as to why you do not like the PS3.

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PAX East 2024: Suda51 Talks Shadow of the Damned, More

Grasshopper Manufacture's Shadows of the Damned returns this year with a remaster, and Hardcore Gamer got to talk with Suda51 about it, among other things...

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What the game industry must do to prevent occupational burnout

Game industry working conditions are improving, but occupational burnout still runs amok. Studios and workers have the power to slow it down.

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anast8h ago(Edited 8h ago)

Quite being abusive to the workers and hold management accountable.

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Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth Has Reportedly Sold About Half of What FF7 Remake Did in the Same Timeframe

The acclaimed open world action RPG is "underperforming" where its sales are concerned, according to industry analyst Daniel Ahmad.

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raWfodog1d 13h ago

“Final Fantasy 7 Rebirth Has Reportedly Sold About Half of What FF7 Remake Did in the Same Timeframe”

Makes sense to me since the current PS5 base is about half of what the PS4 base was when FFVII Remake released.

There were about 113 million PS4’s in consumers hands worldwide in 2020 when FFVII Remake was released (towards the beginning of COVID lockdown no less).

PS5 sales currently sits at about half of that (50-something million. We are not in COVID lockdown so many people are not as bored as they were 4 years ago and not in a rush to buy every video game coming out at release. Some PS4 owners may not have upgraded to PS5 yet and therefore can’t buy the sequel yet. And, of course, some who played Remake just might not be interested in Rebirth.

It just seems pretty disingenuous for an analyst to ‘analyze’ a situation when there are so many mitigating and unequal factors involved.

OtterX1d 11h ago (Edited 1d 11h ago )

Yes, this and also finishing part 1 of the Final Fantasy Remake trilogy weighs heavily on it too. There's always a huge percentage of gamers who never finish the games they purchase. It's not always due to lack of enjoyment, but also life priorities etc. But factor that into the knowledge that Rebirth is a straight continuation of the story, and enjoyment lies heavily on having finished the first, you can begin to understand why not as many players jumped in. But absolutely too, the lesser install base of the PS5 played a huge role!

jjb198114h ago

I started the game when it came out, played about 2/3 of the way through and finished the rest in the last month before rebirth came out. There are just too many games and too much adulting to do.

Eonjay1h ago

It sold about half... with about half as many PS5s available as PS4 had when it launched in 2020. So... the tie ratio is about the same. As PS5s continue to sale it should eventually match Remake. It's a really good game.

jambola1d 4h ago

Excuse me sir
Industry analyst Daniel Ahmad said this 🙄

Obscure_Observer16h ago

"Industry analyst Daniel Ahmad said this 🙄"

That guy is director of research & insights at Niko Partners.

https://nikopartners.com/

But he shouldn´t be trusted according to some "trust me bro" N4G random. Smh

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Barlos12h ago(Edited 12h ago)

Obscure Observer, so by your logic, we should also trust Pachter? Come on, it's like you're not even trying any more.

MrNinosan4h ago

@Obscure
"We cover China, Chinese Taipei, Egypt, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, South Korea, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, and Vietnam."

Yepp, very trusted and the biggest areas for videogame sales.

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Tody_ZA12h ago(Edited 12h ago)

@raWfodog You'd think an analyst would catch these facts, but just goes to show what gaming analysts are made of. We've only in the last year moved to PS5 only games, in addition to the install base cross-gen has been around for years. There are a lot of PS4 players still over there. It's amazing when people compare things whilst isolating all the significant facts.

And Rebirth being a direct sequel is also valid: anecdotally, I've just started FF7 Remake a week ago and I'm loving it, on Chapter 8, but I'm obviously not going to buy Rebirth until I complete the story which will take time.

Ironmike1h ago

But it's hasn't sold as much the articles om Google stating bit so what if it hasn't the game is still great better than remake which tailed of in middle-of-the- game

TheEroica6h ago(Edited 6h ago)

Apologists always know what to say... 👍
Is it possible to squeeze in one more excuses for FF7 sales? Go for it!

Tody_ZA2h ago(Edited 2h ago)

@TheEroica Understand the meaning of the words you use or don't use them. An apologist argues in defense of something controversial or problematic. Pointing out relevant facts that an analysis or article did not take into account is constructive feedback and discussion. There are great movies, games and other forms of art that don't sell as expected, but later gain financial success.

Example? The Godfather Part 2 underperformed financially compared to its predecessor but is widely hailed as one of the greatest films and sequels of all time and is still influential to this day. And no, I'm not comparing Final Fantasy 7 to the Godfather, before you draw that strawman. There is one loose similarity however in that Rebirth is also overwhelmingly acclaimed and considered superior to the first.

Given the decision to split Final Fantasy VII into three separate games, of which Rebirth released exclusively for PS5 leaving the PS4 install base behind, and the final installment due in 2027, the sales performance is a bit more of a conversation than you're trying to make it out to be.

Crows904h ago

Didn't even mention price increases across the board for all games...this causes all people to be more picky and limit game purchases

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GoodGuy091d 12h ago

Unfortunate but it's the reality of sequels. And I simply just don't hear much people talk about rebirth and even remake as these titles just seem too hard to get into with many newcomers and old fans that are upset with the many changes.

Eonjay1h ago

The games are really good and both acclaimed and Rebirth is even better than Remake with a 90+ metascore but if you don't want to 'hear' the praise... you probably wont.

TheProfessional46m ago(Edited 44m ago)

It's kind of ridiculous how some people here are just making stuff up to explain the low sales. Just because you bought the game and you like it doesn't mean it sold better than it did. Same with FFXVI.

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gold_drake1d 7h ago

well, according to some other reports, it had 2.1 mio. players in the first week.

so, who to believe now.

ZeekQuattro1d 1h ago

It's safe to say if it sold that Square would of made a sales milestone announcement like they did with past FF entries or other IPs in general. They did a FF16 sales update within 2 weeks after it launched for instance.