- Oct 31, 2018
Spiderman, god of war, ghost of tsutshima, Horizon. I'm sorry but they didn't all have big drops. Excellent legs in fact.If you look at the sales patterns for those games you will understand why they go on sale when they do.
Really strong sales at launch then a severe drop off.
TLOU2, for example, had an 80% drop off after the first week. Putting a game on sale is a way to try and shift some extra units once the hype is gone.
I don't know why games like Mario Kart 8 don't suffer from this.
It can't just be fanboys. What fanboy is waiting months before buying the game at full price?
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe released in 2017 and is still selling millions of copies at full price in 2020. Are fanboys really sitting and waiting for years before deciding to buy.
People make the same arguments that "Nintendo Fans" are buying the same games over and over but looking at sales figures this makes no sense. What Nintendo fan has waited until Q4 2020 to eagerly pick up a Switch and a bunch of games that have also been out for ages.
If your game is still selling millions of copies months or even years after launch then that's not "fans lapping up the same stuff over and over". That's new customers or returning customers.
You cant have it both ways. Hardcore fans are the ones preordering and buying stuff at launch. So you can't then say its them who are driving sales of the console and the big selling games. years later.