Neoseeker : News : Ubisoft reports Splinter Cell: Blacklist, Rayman Legends sales fell short of sales expectations
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Tommy Vercetti Oct 16, 13
I'd be surprised if they make 1 billion off of Watch Dogs. Everything looks fun and very detailed, but I can't help but feel that the retail version will be watered down graphics wise. I hope it gives GTA a little competition though, had the same hopes for Saints Row, then SRTT happened.
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THM Oct 17, 13
Seriously???

P.S. Hmm...I guess as the U.S. government suffers about its budget bills, so are the gamers in the public sector???
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S-I-E Oct 17, 13
well, games are a luxury item. why should ubisoft have it any better than everyone else in this crater we like to call economy? it's one of those times again where everyone has to make the right financial decisions :/

and to be honest what kind of irresponsible guy buys new releases these days in the first place? as much as i love splinter cell and rayman, these days i'm always shopping games a few months after the releases when the prices have dropped. it's saving me hundreds on a yearly base this way, ubisoft ol' pal sorry but better you than me.
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THM Oct 17, 13
quote S-I-E
well, games are a luxury item. why should ubisoft have it any better than everyone else in this crater we like to call economy? it's one of those times again where everyone has to make the right financial decisions :/

and to be honest what kind of irresponsible guy buys new releases these days in the first place? as much as i love splinter cell and rayman, these days i'm always shopping games a few months after the releases when the prices have dropped. it's saving me hundreds on a yearly base this way, ubisoft ol' pal sorry but better you than me.
There is still a significant number of folks who pre-ordered games and/or buy on the first day of release...Maybe cronies of Ubisoft or Activision or Rockstar?
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AznLiquid Oct 17, 13
quote Tommy Vercetti
I'd be surprised if they make 1 billion off of Watch Dogs. Everything looks fun and very detailed, but I can't help but feel that the retail version will be watered down graphics wise. I hope it gives GTA a little competition though, had the same hopes for Saints Row, then SRTT happened.
The PC requirements for Watch Dogs are quite high so I doubt the graphics will be watered down. The 360/PS3/WiiU versions might look nothing like the E3 footage though.
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dvrocc Oct 18, 13
countdown to incomming mass layoffs in 10....9.....8....! Well the game series fell short long ago when Splintercell: Double Agent kinda killed the line that the previous games followed, I own two games Chaon Theory & Double Agent, I can't stand Double Agent and tried three or four times to get into it and I just keep failing to find a spot to add that game to my favorites, it failed from the start.

I am looking forward to trying blacklist out and i hear they pushed to keep the playstyle at the roots when Splintercell first emerged many years ago xD
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Mishtram Oct 21, 13
quote Tommy Vercetti
I'd be surprised if they make 1 billion off of Watch Dogs. Everything looks fun and very detailed, but I can't help but feel that the retail version will be watered down graphics wise. I hope it gives GTA a little competition though, had the same hopes for Saints Row, then SRTT happened.
I'm still surprised companies are making expectations of managing that amount of money off of titles that don't have a triple A history; very few games are going to ever make that amount in a sufficient period of time to have an impact to the tune of a billion dollars in a quarter. One of the problems with gaming company management these days is that they throw out sales projections which are blue sky rather than terra firma, and are shocked when they come up short at the end of the year and have to explain to investors.

Blizzard made $242.5 Million off of Starcraft II: WoL, and $401.2 million off of Diablo III. It took until GoW3 for the revenue of the franchise to pass one billion dollars. This isn't profit or net income, just revenue. I doubt that they'll see billion dollar sales because very few games, or their franchises, ever make it to the billion dollar mark. The sales expectations for Ubisoft titles currently on the market were way out of whack from the get-go, because there's too much impetus to inflate how well a company will do to get investment rolling.

Only the Wii has managed some games that everyone buys (Wii Sports through Wii Fit), and only Sony really has the third party games that manage billion dollar sales... and those are a select few. Most of them are GTA titles. I doubt Ubisoft's titles will be able to make up the gap, and I doubt Watch Dogs would have gotten them the half billion they need to have made those sales figures.
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shayne Nov 1, 13
my god... a billion estimate on watchdogs?

is one billion really that little of a number to them?
or do they just have that much faith in their game ._.

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