GamerZines writes: Nintendo's CEO and President Satoru Iwata has revealed his thoughts regarding piracy during a meeting with investors, stating that he doesn't feel that so much blame can be placed upon it in relation to bad software sales.
below mediocre games have to do with it too
I dunno about that. Modern warfare 2 did fairly well.
That shows that 'shit' can be marketed as 'gold'. And people will buy it.
Pretty sure Activi$ion bought out a lot of reviewers.
High reviews can explain big initial sales and preorders, but how do you explain incredible continued sales? I myself haven't bought it, but reviews alone cannot explain its sales success.
@hesido That's because the next thing after reviews, is "I'm playing it cause my friends/co-workers got it, so it must be good". And then about a week or so later we get 'umpteen copies traded back in.
@radphill somebody buy this guy a beer.
If it's a good game then yes, there is a chance that a downloaded game could have been a purchase. But if it's crap, then it most definitely would not have been purchased so no loss there.
GoW2 for PS2.
". But if it's crap, then it most definitely would not have been purchased so no loss there." Actually there is a loss. The point is to sell your games not hand them out for free(unless its intended that way).
Oh, that's nice, someone who shows my opinion on it (I have that opinion... for no particular reason whatsoever) and they're in Japan. Fantastic.
im glad someone with some clout is publicly making this clear piracy is a problem yes, but the good games sell well whether they have been heavily pirated or not
Define well. Demon`s Soul`s and Little King`s Story are top notch games as games, taste or not. But did they sell well compared to mediocre games like halo, gears, gta, cod, killzone etc?
Yeah and a little game like Sins of a Solar Empire sold over half a mil and that was from a smaller developer with NO copy protection. Besides piracy has a good side too. Imagine getting a chance to play a game that normally you would never play and absolutely fall in love with it and then be a loyal customer for their next titles? Piracy although a problem, does give smaller games the exposure they need.
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