Michael Pachter, as a side note I find it incredibly weird that an analyst has now been elevated to virtually celebrity status purely because he keeps on making asinine statements which are purely based upon his personal opinion. Anyway where was Iâ€¦
Oh yeah he has been at it again and this time he is stating that Epic will most probably be regretting the fact that they signed an exclusivity deal with Microsoft as they could easily palm off another 3-4 million Gears of War copies on the PS3.
Now I personally don’t buy that, yeah they will be wondering how much they could have made on the PS3 and I have no doubt that they would have sold another 3-4 million copies on the PS3 but at the same time Gears of War was made famous with the help of Microsoft and it is possible that the game wouldn’t have been so popular if it was multiplatform.
Either way the only regret I can see Epic really having is that same regret you get when you want to sell your car for R5000 and someone asks how much you want for your car, and when you say R5000 they agree instantlyâ€¦ and you just know you could have gotten more than that.
Last Updated: January 22, 2010
January 22, 2010 at 10:38
Exclisives on the XBOX just sell so much more, and this is to do with the Marketing of Microsoft which is much better than Son, so If i have a new unproved Franchise
I will team up with Micorsoft to get it up and running, and then later on move to other consoles as well.
If I remember then COD 2 was also excliusive on XBOX, and was well recieved, and afterwards COD3 was release on all the systems to grow the brand and today is is massive. So a argument could be made for where to launch when you want to get the most exposure. I think games like Uncharted could have had massive following on Xbox 360 as well.