on 04-08-2011 12:16 AM
Im worried about Uncharted 3 with Modern Warfare 3 coming out a week later alot of people wont be able to afford both so it'll be a straight pick between UC3 or MW3 and everyone knows how big the call of duty games are
Did Naughty Dog choose to release UC3 so close to MW3 because they think they can compete with COD?
on 04-08-2011 12:19 AM
Dunno but it won't be COD for me fed up of generic FPS crap TBH.
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on 04-08-2011 12:24 AM
Yea i know alot of people who wont be going anywhere near MW3, if i do want a multiplayer FPS ill get Battlefield 3 but im sure call of duty is more popular than Uncharted around the world and its a shame because UC3 has the potential to be game of the year again and it deserves to sell more copies than a game like COD that has a new games every year
on 04-08-2011 12:55 AM
04-08-2011 09:06 AM - edited 04-08-2011 09:08 AM
I disagree with the summer release being a better time, in summer there is a whole host of other things going that can detract, at least your average gamer, from their console, for instance you have;
Holidays - people are using their hard earned to go on holiday meaning less money for games
Movies - summer is when all the major blockbusters are released and thusly there is an increase in cinema visits
It's SUMMER - people spend less time in doors and are thusly less concerned about games
The majority of games aren't released in winter for no reason, they do their research you know. Not only is winter a time when people spend more time indoors, but the majority of games are released in winter because you have Christmas, every year my brother gets about 10 games for Christmas. 10 brand new games that are at their original sale price. Had those games been released in Summer, they would probably be slightly reduced 6 months later once Christmas arrived.
Winter, as market research will have no doubt proved to the powers that be, is the optimum time to release games.
Unfortunately the hardcore gamer isn't really who the sales strategists are selling to, since you're a hardcore gamer you're going to buy the games regardless, they're selling to people like me, the average gamer, who is going to have the most money to spend on games during the winter when more of my funds are available for it.
on 04-08-2011 09:58 AM
I dont think it matters if release dates collide. People will pick whatever game they enjoy. Just because MW3 is coming out doesnt mean that UC3 will be left out. If MW3 gets a load of sales on its release, it just means that UC3 will get the sales the following month. And visa versa.
TBH, i want both but I'll be getting BF3 first. and the other 2 when I can afford it
on 04-08-2011 11:18 AM
The thing is even with release dates so close the developers no they will still make more sales during the Christmas period. Ultimately it is down to getting the most sales possible and no doubt they do research to determine the best period to maximise their profits.
04-08-2011 11:28 AM - edited 04-08-2011 11:29 AM
Its not like Uncharted 3 will be swallowed up and forgotten about then say like, the Split/Second and Blur fiasco.
I think most PS3 owners like myself will go for the exclusive any day. Especially Uncharted. But I don't own any other MW game so I'm excluded from this theory and will just be getting Uncharted 3
on 04-08-2011 11:28 AM
on 04-08-2011 11:41 AM
I'm not bothering getting it until a good while after it's release. I only got black ops this april becasue my boy wanted it for his birthday(aren't kids easily amused by crappest things).
Personally I want Space Marine and Uncharted3.
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