I can't comprehend why a company would overlook there biggest audience, the ones that keep buying there product. I sat through E3 this year with very low expectations and it wasn't a surprised that it was a boring, drawn out event that is supposed to be the biggest year of gaming. It was a complete farce of an event. Don't even start on the "big announcements" this year. Sony pushed the play station move more then a failure of a device should have, Nintendo had a solid opening then went down hill, and finally Microsoft pushed games that were ashamed to be a fourth in installment and kinect was as pitiful as ever. Why are video game company's biting the hand that feeds them? Excuse the wall of text as my keyboard is busted.
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[quote][b]Posted by:[/b] colbyrules8 [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] mike120593 [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] giraff95 I can't comprehend why a company would overlook there biggest audience [...] Why are video game company's biting the hand that feeds them?[/quote] Casual gamers are a far larger audience than the hardcore crowd, and appealing to them is much more profitable. Look at Angry Birds, which has sold [url=http://thenextweb.com/mobile/2012/05/09/rovios-angry-birds-titles-hit-1-billion-cumulative-downloads/]over 1 billion copies[/url], while the best selling "hardcore" game, Modern Warfare 3, has only solde [url=http://www.vgchartz.com/article/250163/call-of-duty-a-sales-history/]around 26 million copies[/url]. Even more telling is the success of Nintendo compared to its "hardcore" counterparts, Microsoft and Sony. The Wii, which emphasizes casual games to be enjoyed among family members, has [url=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_video_game_consoles_%28seventh_generation%29#Sales_standings]done remarkably better sales-wise than both the PS3 and 360[/url]. You can't deny that the casual audience is much larger than its hardcore counterpart, and will likely continue to have its influence grow in the years to come. [quote]Excuse the wall of text as my keyboard is busted. [/quote] Sorry for nitpicking, but I don't understand the logic of, "My keyboard is broken, so I typed more than I usually do." [/quote] Wow, did you just compare a game that has many editions and is only one dollar to a single game that costs 60 dollars along with the price of playing online? Are you kidding me? [/quote] I did just compare the two. Even with the price of Call of Duty being 60x that of Angry Birds, it has barely made the same amount of money for its developers as Angry Birds once you consider the massive amount of money poured into making Call of Duty, as well as the amount spent on advertising. Meanwhile, Angry Birds was made with a miniscule budget (something that is very appealing to devs), and actually got paid for advertising rights (i.e. Phone/Tablet adds advertising how you could play angry birds on them).
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