Prototype to top Infamous by "90%"

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But Infamous will sell more on PS3, claims analyst

Prototype will outsell PS3-exclusive rival Infamous by 90 percent because of its multiplatform set-up, claims EEDAR analyst Jesse Divnich.... read more

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Prototype to top Infamous by "90%"

Postby 360_Fan » 15 Jul 2009, 07:52

So if I am reading this correctly, Infamous will outsell prototype on the ps3 but overall, prototype will out sell infamous by 90%
Why the f**k would you bother bringing out a game on ps3 then?
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Postby voodoo341 » 15 Jul 2009, 07:57

Actual sales figures say no.
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Postby dannybuoy » 15 Jul 2009, 07:59

... and today in the world of non-news
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Re: Prototype to top Infamous by "90%"

Postby joe » 15 Jul 2009, 08:35

360_Fan wrote:Why the f**k would you bother bringing out a game on ps3 then?

I'm not sure you're understanding the numbers. Assuming Infamous sold 100 copies on PS3, and this prediction is spot on, then Prototype would sell 190 copies over the PS3, 360 and PC.

This is news? You would have expected at least a 100% difference because of the substantial difference in install bases.
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Postby jazzy_p » 15 Jul 2009, 09:05

and its the better game, but this is all hardly relevant
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Postby Shin_Kojima » 15 Jul 2009, 09:08

You can't spell analyst without anal.
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Postby pishers » 15 Jul 2009, 09:15

wasnt infamous a game published by sony and it had quite a bit of marketing and included as a bundle for the ps3? i am sure that would aid sales of it.

it would be interesting to know the cost of producing the 2 games to see the benefits of going multi platform or sticking to 1, it could give an insight into why valve dont support the ps3 directly yet.
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Postby Slacher007 » 15 Jul 2009, 09:21

i wanna meet someone who actually pays attention to what an analyst says, then BAM, curbstomp
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Postby Dajmin » 15 Jul 2009, 09:24

Cost is hardly relevant. You either have a studio to develop for PS3 or you don't. Valve don't, so obviously creating one would cost money. But a studio that already has that team doesn't spend any extra releasing a multiplatform game since they're paying wages either way.

I just can't believe CVG are still posting analyst stories, they're so utterly pointless. State the obvious, why don't you. Multiplat games sell more than exclusives, big shock.
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Postby Mark240473 » 15 Jul 2009, 09:27

I bought Infamous.

I played Infamous.

I enjoyed Infamous.

And now that I know the proposed sales stats, my life is complete.
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Postby RandyChimp » 15 Jul 2009, 09:36

I may have lost the will to live. Or maybe care. Either way, I think its pretty obvious that a game that is multi plat is going to outsell a single plat game. However, this is prototype, which is a stinking pile of rancid old-gen crap.
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Postby starsail » 15 Jul 2009, 09:43

Probably more interesting if it had of been a PS3 exclusive vs an Xbox 360 exclusive.

But I still prefer the exclusive arguement rather than the multi platform one. Exclusives add reasons to own a particular machine and creates competition. Without competition, there'd be more kak flooding the market. Competition is good for us gamers. Sure more money can be made from multi platform but this would create a stagnent market in the long run. Mario exclusivity still shines as the best in platforming, Sonic multi platform is stagnant.

I think CVG have posted an interesting item here actually, I was waiting for these 2 titles to go head to head and looking at research, it shows how well recieved an exclusive can perform on a platform given its similarity to another game released around the same time.

I also prefer Infamous with its more atuned platform elements, tighter controls, more restrained gameplay and of course in most parts better graphics.
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Postby wildhook2 » 15 Jul 2009, 09:45

Mr CVG <Face palms.GIF>

You are getting more and more embarrassing everyday!

Of course multiplatform games sell better.
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Postby DeFantom » 15 Jul 2009, 10:09

Whilst I agree that is hardly 'news', I would like to comment on the fact that 'Prototype' is anything but. Anyone who had played 'Hulk-Ultimate Destruction' would know that it is almost identical. All they did was replace the jolly green giant with Wesker. Tosh.
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Re: Prototype to top Infamous by "90%"

Postby stonecold77 » 15 Jul 2009, 10:22

360_Fan wrote:So if I am reading this correctly, Infamous will outsell prototype on the ps3 but overall, prototype will out sell infamous by 90%
Why the f**k would you bother bringing out a game on ps3 then?

Your forum name alone is enough reason to disregard any comment you make about ps3 or anything not xbox related so why the f**k would you bother hmm?
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