Discussion in 'Video Games' started by DriftingSpirit, Aug 10, 2018.
Here's what it would have looked like favouring TR.
"SotTR will easily outsell Spider-Man. Can't wait to play this beast. I'll buy Spider-Man whenever its heavily discounted, which considering previous entries shouldn't take too long. Exciting times for multiplatform gamers."
Obviously that doesn't quite work as well since there haven't been previous entries of Spider-Man to base heavy discounts on, but he's not wrong about past TR games being heavily discounted early on. And sales wise, I'd imagine few people, if any, think SotTR will easily outsell Spider-Man, whilst the same is not necessarily true for the opposite.
It's definitely gonna do some damage as in people not buying it or delaying their purchase until later at a discounted price since their money and time is going to Spiderman, but how much remains to be seen. Despite the fact Spiderman is exclusive, there's an overlap between platforms and PS is where a huge fanbase for the franchise exists.
saying right now?
On the topic of being angry, you are:
Ignoring me saying 3-4 times you are entitled to your opinion and agreeing to disagree
Posting things I never said at all and changing goalposts when called out on it
Attacking my job productivity without knowing where I work or what I do
It's not really a farfetched assumption to see that you seem ticked off here.
It's all down to reviews now and the overall quality of your game. If tomb raider comes in with absolutely glowing reviews 9s and 10s across the board, Spider-Man hits 8s and 8.5s tomb raider is gravy. If they land around the same. Super high or really decent. I see the pendulum swing in favour of spiderman. Its an exclusive for a franchisese thats been dorment for a while and on the most hyped console with the largest install base.
September is too packed so some titles are going to suffer. Spider-Man is quite hyped and seems to have a fair bit of marketing/brand awareness going for it. It’s also the first Spidey game in a while (and one that seems to have some good pedigree behind it) and it should turn out as a quality title. Tomb Raider has had a few games over the last few years and while they’ve been good, theyve not really been standout titles where people necessarily rush out at full price to buy in their droves. And this TR seems no different. I’m not really feeling any excitement and hype towards it, it kind of just feels like another TR title, where Spidey feels more exciting and a fresher feeling towards. Both will sell well enough at the very least, but TR will be discounted long before Spiderman methinks. And that’s what I’ll be waiting for. If the quality is there again that is.
But I wouldn’t say that Spiderman will adversely affect TR sales that much, I simply don’t think TR even on its own would be getting any more interest if Spidey wasn’t there.
Shadow is an easy pass until it hits a very, very deep sale, not just because Spider-Man looks like a much better and fun game, but also because of the shit they pulled with the Rise delay on PS4.
I don’t really understand the point of this thread.
i have no interest in Spider Man, but I'm going to get Shadow. I really liked TR2013 and Rise.
Much more interested in Lara than Spidey tbh.
I'll be buying both!
Spider-Man looks great but the new TR has been one of my fav series of the gen and Shadows, with the recent previews, has been looking even better despite the team change
I agree. He shouldn’t.
I’m buying Tomb Taider only. Not interested in Spiderman.
The latest Tomb Raider games have been dull so I’ll probably find myself playing Spider Man and other games than this, like Valkyria 4.
I think people are overestimating Spider-Man. There have been plenty of good Spider-Man games. This is not like the Arkham series which was groudbreaking for Batman in terms of video games. Or the upcoming Avengers games. Or Black Panther: The Game lol. Spider Man will be successful of course, but nothing to get out of the way of. Maybe if your a Lego game, or something else that appeals largely to children, with no real replay value.
I can't believe that I'm reading Spiderman is not really a big deal on here.
It's a PS exclisive which is likely to review very well...it will be marketed the shit out of.
Also everyone is aware how big Marvel is right now yeah? Comparing it to past games is not really fair. Calling the upcoming game niche is absolutely ludicrous. It will sell 5 times what Tomb Raider sells.
That's not me putting down TR either as I think it looks great.
I don't think he is saying anything controversial.
TR will find their audience, just like Spider-Man and Spyro.
Plus October is way more packed.
The last two TR games have been great. Therefore, I am buying Tomb Raider. That simple.
I think the difference is:
-We are very clear we are going to get the BEST Spider-Man game.
-You are not sure if SotTR will be the best TR game.
With Dragon Quest XI, Spider-Man and Xenoblade Chronicles 2 Torna: The Golden Country coming out in September it's already packed for me.
So Tomb Raider will have to wait.
Like, if both Spiderman and SotTR land very similar Metacritics, the NPD for that month is going to be a slobberknocker.
I'm definitely getting Spiderman because it looks like genuine fun, and I'm on the fence about Tomb Raider because, to me, the reboot TR games have been mechanically good, but lacking personality.
Sales threads are gonna be fun
Dunno about Spider-Man outselling SoTR but it can happen if it reviews well enough.
I have no doubt the game will have legs but this feels like another shit decision following Rise's launch debacle.
But for context, Smash will completely blow Spiderman away on a much smaller install base. Let's just stop pretending a "Sony exclusive sales record" is anything earth shattering.
Spider-Man will most likely be another breakout hit for Sony, don't see why not. So by virtue, I think it is extremely likely it will outsell Shadow.
It's not a competition though, stop caring about that shit.
On topic I think spiderman will hurt the tomb raider ps4 sales many are underestimate the appeal of spidey
Yup, I'm ignoring TR because of Spider-Man, while TR normally would be a day one purchase for me.
Edit: To your edit: lol
Only getting Spiderman next month. Way too excited to play it. Lara will definitely do better on other platforms than PS4.
Yea, I also edited my post to provide context. And?
Do you have actual things to say?
I'm sure LIS2 won't find any trouble, But I hope DQ11 doesn't bomb.
People need to stop holding grudge on Tomb Raider. I don't understand why some want to see it fail so much.
So, no. Thanks :)