Do Zero Punctuation Reviews Affect Game Sales?

Charismatic stallion Ben "Yahtzee" Croshaw skyrocketed to fame with his hilariously degrading reviews of some of the most industry's most popular games, which tend to unknowingly provide him crappy gameplay joke material. NewTeeVee, intrigued by the Yahtzee's popularity, studied sales data for both Painkiller and Xbox Live Arcade's Braid, two titles reviewed positively by Yahtzee, to see if his videos affected game sales.

"I don't see any real case for Zero Punctuation increasing sales by a lot," stated Braid creator Jonathan Blow on the lack of a Yahtzee-created increase in sales of his downloadable game. "There definitely isn't a visible sales spike or anything like that."

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Timesplitter143623d ago (Edited 3623d ago )

I hope not. At first he was funny but now it seems like he's trying to hate every game as much as he can and talk only about the bad stuff.

I think it's ok to do this with games like MoH or Turok or Heavenly Sword or Army of Two, but hating on games like MGS4 is just wrong

poopsack3623d ago (Edited 3623d ago )

i thought he was doing that from day one. the guy doesnt enjoy games, why play them?, more importantly, why review them?

Timesplitter143623d ago (Edited 3623d ago )

Well... yeah you're right, actually.

The only games he didn't hate were Half-Life 2, SotC and Bioshock. They're great games, absolutely great, but his hatred towards ANYTHING ELSE is getting annoying

DreamcastFanboy3623d ago

you might as well ask does bad reviews of wii music affect the game sales also.

Surviver3623d ago

personally no.

just because it is for entertainment, and is really really awesome.
and it makes it even better when you own or have played the game ha

he is actually..

anybody who takes it as anything more than a funny negative opinion,
is a c*nt.