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User Info: Shinobi120

5 years ago#31
Terotrous posted...
DelsinRowe posted...
Not including DLC, it will have to sell a little over 3 million to make up for that. Take into account people buying after price drop, maybe more than 4 million. That really shouldn't be hard to do with all the platforms it is releasing on (not Wii U lol). Then DLC should really ease up on all that too.

It's actually more like 6.5 million, actually. The publisher only sees about $30 of each $60 sale, the rest goes to licensing fees and retailer markup.

Also, that assumes all copies are sold at full price, the amount earned per copy sold goes down as the price falls. Realistically, the break even point for a $200mil game is probably around 8 million copies sold.

You're pretty close, it's $27 that publishers receive at the very most.

User Info: LAGswitchLARRY

5 years ago#32
crazyman32 posted...
LAGswitchLARRY posted...
100 mill for a paagg a 3rd game that really wasn't necessary

Sad gen is sad

I have orange scented troll spray for special clown trolls like you.

i'm a troll cuz i think 100 mill for a single player only game with dated graphics is way too much money?

clueless much bro?
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User Info: Raycon

5 years ago#33
LAGswitchLARRY posted...
mogar002 posted...
Come on flop!
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User Info: regsantotomas

5 years ago#34
This shouldn't be that surprising.

If you look at the sheer number of individuals on the credits, it should be pretty obvious that making games of the calibre is going to cost a lot of money.

If the early buzz and press are accurate, they should more than make their money back.

I'm looking forward to this game.
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User Info: DevilTears604

5 years ago#35
It's a symptom of the mindset gamers have nowadays. I can remember back to the Super Nintendo days where we spent $50 on a game that could be completed in an afternoon. Twenty years later, gamers demand the most high-res graphics, production costs on par with Hollywood, and a hundred hours of gameplay. And how much has the cost for us to purchase the games gone up? $10. That's it. THAT'S why developers are going out of business left and right. The cost to make games has skyrocketed and the cost to purchase said games has barely gone up at all. That structure just does not work in a capitalistic world.
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User Info: JoveHack

5 years ago#36
megamatics posted...
danny_S_06 posted...
No wonder devs are going out of business with costs this huge.

The cost being Huge is all their own fault. The Eggs can only be in 1 basket until it eventually topples over. Good grounded and cost effective games will always be more sustainable.

Shamus Young wrote that this kind of budget overrun is the result of quadrupling staff to get a 4-year development quality game out in 1 year. It doesn't work that way, for the same reason nine women working together can't produce a baby in one month.

His previous column is also apropos.

The result is wildly uneven quality.

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User Info: The_Djoker

5 years ago#37
that's insaely high for a game that won't even sell that much. I mean sure Infinite will do 2-3 Million+ but that sort of budget it should be looking at half of COD sales. COD games usually sell 12-15 Million. No way is bioshock going to sell 7-8 Million.

User Info: AssaultMonkey9

5 years ago#38
So assuming they make 50 bucks a pop on new games being sold (probably less) they will need to sell 4 million just to break even

Thats insanity
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User Info: ZidaneTribal93

5 years ago#39
Mother of god.


5 years ago#40
this board is full of self proclaimed market analysts, it's ridiculous.

Seriously, lol, who cares about this stuff? I mean, I know the game on Steam has already reached, well, A CRAP TON of preorders/prepaid in full. Flop? Well, they can certainly TRY to make the game flop....

Did Bioshock kill your mothers or something? Or do yuou honestly think you know the "industry" so well that it gives you some bizarre sense of accomplishment to predict this flopping?

Either way this topic is pretty pathetic. - If you played Mystical Ninja 64, you need to click this.
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