"We recently had the opportunity to sit down and play two hours of Sunset Overdrive, Insomniac Games’ Xbox One exclusive. It was pretty damned fun, but is it a system seller?" NowGamer discusses the potential selling power of Insomniac's new I.P.
I think it will help sell a few units but I don't see it being a system seller. Yeah its very loud and colourful and looks like it'll be fun to play but I do question the title's longevity. For me, its the kind of game you either complete in one sitting and don't go back to, or dip in and out occasionally. But if the MP is really something unique and a lot of fun, then I can see this selling loads in the long run.
to me it could be fun for no more than hour.. seems to me a refreshing game and i like the crazy idea behind the game but i would definitely not buy a console for this game only.
i was on the edge of buying the bundle, so yeah, it could obviously boost sales but not that much, i decided to wait for a good xb1 price drop before getting it,(my gaming need will still be fullfiled with my pc and ps4 for a while)
The question should be, "Will it be a systems seller?", because I'm sure at least one person will be buying an X1/just for this game.
"The question should be, "Will it be a systems seller?", because I'm sure at least one person will be buying an X1/just for this game." http://replygif.net/i/586.g... [EDIT] I'm genuinely in tears here lmao.
Are you that depressed to were you need to find that extreme of humor were there isn't any? You're in tears right? Any explanation?
@Double Toasted Mate don't take it to heart. It's just that its so obvious what the term system seller denotes here. I actually facepalmed in real life when I read your comment that is all. Its funny how unnecessarily specific you were that's all. Look...its Monday so yeah, I need a pick me up! I don't mean anything by it by the way so sorry if I offended you.
I agree with this. It looks like a really fun game but like DR3, I wouldn't have bought the XB1 for it. At the same time though speculative consoles lead to speculative comments so who knows how well it will do!
No, it will be a great game, folks are always trying to pin extra labels on games. I mean truly the last time I genuinely knew alot of people brought a system to play A GAME was back in the Madden days, I know Halo3 sold the Xbox 360 to a lot of gamers but again generally its more talk than substance when using the "system seller" label. I think SSO will have good sales though but I can't think of any recent game on any platform that a significant amount of people bought that platform for that 1 game= Overused label that very, very rarely proves to be true.
I think the white console will be a Sunset Overdrive seller more so than the opposite.
Its the 1 game along with Scalebound id think about picking up an x1 for, so yeah its a system seller.
Sunset Overdrive looks fun to play but I don't think it will be a system seller.... besides Insomniac's latest track record hasn't been stellar. I'm still curious to know if Sunset Overdrive single player story is any good. Gameplay looks solid, but what about the single player story...
It doesn't have an appealing aspect to the game. It just seems like Dead Rising with aliens, and power ups, but is there actually a good story, underneath the gameplay?
SSOD + White X1 + MCC 2 weeks later = convinced me to buy it. So it will sell some units. Ori and the Blind Forest looks really good to me as well.
depends on if it is advertised and marketed to the consumer,
I'm going to say no. I've played Sunset Overdrive at both PAX East and E3 and while it is incredibly fun, the title doesn't have what it takes to sell consoles. It's a great addition to the Xbox One's library and it's a treat for current owners of the console. But it isn't enough to significantly boost sales.
With only 35,000 preorders and all of the new resolution issues this past week the XB1 cant get a break. This game is a breath of fresh air but alot of potential sales will be lost because of how many people just arent willing to get an XB1. I hope it does well so it can become a series maybe but who knows anymore. Wonder if it will eventually find its way to pc or ps4?
I think this game looks really fun and is one of the reasons i want an xbox one, so for me i think it is a system seller.
If Titanfall could not do it I doubt Sunset Overdrive can. Nice looking game but I don't think it has that casual COD, Battlefield, Halo, GTA kind of appeal that a game needs these days to sell millions of units of software and consoles to non-hardcore gamers.
Titanfall was a multiplatform title and it was a system seller for the X1... maybe not as big of a system seller as Microsoft hoped, but still a system seller. ... and I agree about Sunset Overdrive, I don't think it's a system seller.
I think it will move some units. The white Xbox looks nice. I think a mcc themed console would have been a better choice. That would have definitely made an impact on sales.
So far this gen there aren't many reasons to get either console besides raw power. Neither of them have really solid exclusives out right now. Playstation has more that I'm interested in down the line and that's why I chose them this gen. Quantum Break looks awesome though.
Will it be a fun game to play? I hope so. White XO SO bundle for me.
That's not the question. And it's a subjective one, anyway. What's with you and trying to steer the conversation away from whatever question is asked? Anyway, I don't think the game will have enough pull to be a system seller, regardless of how fun it may be (and what's with people trying to change the definition of "system seller" now, too?).
I think it will sell great among the existing user-base similar to how exclusives sell on the Wii U, but I don't think this game has enough mainstream appeal to budge the needle. Of course Microsoft is going to advertise the hell out of it but i don't think it will make much of a difference. One good thing is that it will release in time for the holidays so that may help.
Yes, if they change the game name to Destiny/HALO/Call of Duty/Gears of/Assassin's Creed : Sunset Overdrive.
i will say maybe it alone wont but with the SSO bundle the call of duty bundle and halo MCC coming in quick succession. Microsoft has a chance to make the gap smaller.
If it was a PS4 exclusive the fans of that machine would be yelling "it is one of the biggest system seller games" but it is a XO exclusive so for that community this game is not as system seller eventhough got extreme high preview scores.(actually they see it nothing but trash) If it is a XO game they say " you think a racing game help to sales(FH2);you think an OW entertainment game help sales(SSO);you think a fps game help sales(MCC)" So Racing,Entetainment and FPS games are not the genres to boost the hardware sales so what is then? What about Quantum Break? enough to boost? Halo 5? or Scalebound ohh it is only an advanture game dont think will help:) Rise of the Tomb Raider will be usefull ohh I forgot it you were dreaming it on PS4:) As for this game one of the funniest game ever played.It is a festival for my eyes and for my fun.Insomniac deserves good sale numbers.I say every XO owner have to grab one!!!
I can tell you're going to get alot of hate for that post, but you do make some good points. Alot of double standards here on N4G! The game looks great, whether its a system seller only time will tell.
It will move some consoles, but not to the point of being considered a system seller. That being said, it looks refreshing and it's one of the few x1 games I'm excited for.
Game looks cool but what a wasted opportunity to make a unique bundle for this game. Yea the white looks cool but it would have been better if they went with a console that mimics the Overcharge drink. I would have purchased it immediately but sadly cod got the cool custom treatment. I picked up the cod bundle but have no intention of playing the game and will sell it that week.
Sold me a system.
I preordered my sunset over drive bundle , not for the game but for the white Xbox one . The game does not interest me at all . I'm just going to put it up for trade on Craigslist. But the white system is definitely a seller . Plus with the next gens only having 500gb stock hard drives having the ps4 & Xbox one will now help me even more .
not a chance, with call of duty, halo collection, and horizons 2 it definable won't
Didnt play it at Eurogamer as I was only there for a day and there was other games taking priority for me. However I had a good view from the COD queue and it looked crazy! So bright and colourful - reminded me of that Xbox Original game *Heads to google as forgot the name* Jet Set Radio Future! Its nice to see this kind of game as I dont feel there is much variety in games anymore. As for a system seller, I'm really not sure. The average "mainstream" gamer only seems to be interested in Call of Duty and/or Fifa! Oh and one last thing, even though I didnt get to play it I did get 4 free cans of the Overdrive energy drink from GAME, they were good!! :P
It's difficult to find sources on sales figures but Jet Set Radio Future on the Xbox sold 0.21 million copies according to: http://www.vgchartz.com/gam... Which is an abysmal figure. Even the original Dreamcast game (Jet Grind Radio / Jet Set Radio) could have sold better considering it's such an important game for that console. I once read that it sold 1 million. So, even though I am one of those who'd be interested in buying it for the Jet Set Radio feel, it appalls me that only such a small number of people ever bought those games. The Dreamcast game was hard though. But JSRF deserved a lot more sales - it was different enough from the Dreamcast game. For mass popularity, it will be dependent on people buying Sunset Overdrive because of the Insomniac name (for the crazy guns), for looking kind of Dead Rising 3-ish etc, for being a fun multiplayer game. There's a lot of ifs. Dead Rising 3, as a launch game has sold at least 1.11m (later articles say that it has now sold 1.2m): http://www.vgchartz.com/gam... And that game had previous Dead Rising fans. Sunset Overdrive might have to be pleased to sell 1 million to be honest. Then I think about Alan Wake which was slow to sell but ended up selling 3 million according to Sam Lake (although VGZ still claims half that: http://www.vgchartz.com/gam... and most sites stopped counting at 2 million. Alan Wake was lucky to sell that. It had up to 3 million Max Payne 2 buyers waiting to buy it (down from the number who'd bought Max Payne) but that had been scattered across more platforms. So new Remedy fans probably helped who'd been hyped up for 5 years. Insomniac's fans don't necessarily already own an XboxOne. It all adds up to anything that Sunset Overdrive sells over 1 million being a bonus. With a strong marketing push it could maybe sell up to 2 million tops. And then hopefully be a slow burner of a game that sells more copies as the years go by- if and when more people buy an Xbox One. Unless it also gets a PC release. If it gets astonishingly high reviews maybe it could sell up to 3 million but it's a fairly arcadey-looking game so no matter how well it does that and no matter much of a story there is to it so that will put a limit on who buys it. "Then you think about all of those Dreamcast games of the early nineties" they mean late nineties/ early 00s.
i don't think so but along with halo MCC, they'll help big time
I'm considering the white x one bundle with this one. I really want sunset overdrive
I've been a long time fan of Insomniac, but I don't consider their games as big 'system sellers'. They are just hugely fun and very solid (except for Fuse) Hopefully Sunset Overdrive will show a few Xbox fans what they've been missing all these years with Ratchet and Clank and The Resistance. No other dev does ridiculously crazy and cool weapons like Insomniac. I'll be picking it up for sure.
It won't sell consoles on its own but Xbox has got a good lineup this holiday with this, horizon 2 and MCC coming very soon.
Defo a system seller this game will make sure loads of ps4's sell :-/
Sunset Overdrive may not be a system seller but when the reviews come out and gamers still on the fence see all the great games coming out this fall on Xbox One they are going to glance over and be like damn Xbox One has a lot more heat this fall than the PS4. According to die hard PS4 fans there is no system seller on Xbox One because they hate Microsoft and never planned on buying an Xbox One.
Ii will push as much as Second Sun did for the PS4.
The games for me personally both have a comparison effect so I agree in some sense!
I used to absolutely love Insomniac and I really hope this turns out to be a great game. I think I'm 100% their target audience and I don't see myself buying an XBone to play it. I would "probably" pick it up on PS4 based on reviews. I'm HYPED however about the Ratchet & Clank remake for PS4!
Probably not even though personally I can't wait for this title. I bet the halo releases will though
Hard to say. On one hand its colourful and vibrant and clearly a lot of fun to play. Its the right kind of the game to turn up under a christmas tree. But on the other hand..maybe it is "niche" as some have pointed out? CoD is still a thing..And Halo:MCC will be THE system seller for sure. And MS have bundles for both of those too. So I would be surprised if they didnt have a good holiday season. But I do hope SSO turns out to be a success for MS and insomniac. Its a good game and its a new IP. If it sells well, that will be an encouraging message to MS to invest in more new IP.
I don't care, I'm buying it!
I don't think so I tried to convince 3 of my friends who have X1's to buy it I don't think they care for it.
Looks like a great game and will definitely sell, but it's not a title that much of the Xbox fan base will be interested in.
No. But it's better than anything the competition has for the holidays.
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