- Oct 25, 2017
I guess people have had enough Dark Souls.
Is it normal for games to chart on the YTD list the very first month they release? Especially for a game that's considered a budget title?
It's a wildly misleading comparison. Obviously GoW is the bigger game but you're taking 2 months of $60 revenue vs 1 month of $30 revenue. The result to that is going to be super obvious.
Well I don't get the question then. The top 10 YTD is by its nature an exclusive list. Add to that a game would have to do exceptionally well to crack that list in one month when others have multiple. Was your question rhetorical or were you asking it for demonstrative purposes?
Don't see it happening this year, but would be happy to be wrong. FC5 is open world, multiplatform, has more content drops coming and Ubisoft are masters of timing promotional pricing. I still see GoW making the annual top 10. Guess we shall see.
Bundle sales are excluded from the SW charts. People buy bundles for the hardware, not the game. The game in a bundle is more a GWP.
I'd in fact say it's a good thing people are now seeing this game in such a positive light
If that ps4 bundle comes to the US, it might dethrone the red+blue switch as highest hardware sku. I think it'll be interesting to watch the performance of a f2p game bundle (with some not-free items) of a game as big as fortnite. I wonder if sony can make enough of those to satisfy demand at the end of the day.
Yeah I think that Fortnite bundle is an answer to Fortnite coming to Switch.If that ps4 bundle comes to the US, it might dethrone the red+blue switch as highest hardware sku. I think it'll be interesting to watch the performance of a f2p game bundle (with some not-free items) of a game as big as fortnite. I wonder if sony can make enough of those to satisfy demand at the end of the day.
Just for fun: which big PS4 exclusive game do you predict will chart higher YTD at year's end - God of War or Spider-Man?
I'll say this. Spidey has a better shot of topping GoW than I thought a month or so ago.
Haha not sure what you mean? Was really just curious what you think, as you do seem to make predictions from time time. And I enjoy reading your take on things.
Interesting. Thanks for your perspective. I agree and still predict that God of War will come out on top, but Spidey does seem to be building some pretty huge momentum and hype. It could be quite close, which is super awesome considering how well God of War has sold.
Possibly, but I think this particular remaster has a lot of issues. It was not advertised heavily, impressions were also mixed and PC players saw little reason to pay for a version that offered little over the community mod based patched original version.
Jorge Luis Borges said that theres no such thing like a complete book, its always a snapshot of a current, in progress state. I think that perfectly applies for games as well.
Pre-order / reserve data.
Main thing is God of War is one of the highest reviewed games of the generation and got an enormous last minute surge. It always tracked well but reviews sent it to a different level.
Guess pre orders are getting up there .
I got an interesting survey from EA. Asking me what I thought of EA Access, Gamepass and some other subscription services.
If Spider-Man reviews 92 or north I expect it to be bigger or at the very least move more consoles among those who never considered a PlayStation before. It will be advertised by Marvel as well as Sony.Main thing is God of War is one of the highest reviewed games of the generation and got an enormous last minute surge. It always tracked well but reviews sent it to a different level.
But....yeah I mean Spidey is tracking favorably against GoW in the same time frame from launch
If I had to bet on it though I still see GoW ahead in the end. Probably not by a small margin either.
I'm also curious to see if Sony will capitalize on the launch of Spider-Verse in December for a 2nd round of marketing for the game.