Saturday, April 14, 2012

Game Sales Dropped 25% in March

Owie.

Not even a Mario Party could save March.

Though when you think about it, there really wasn't anything Earth shattering that released last month. There was Mass Effect 3 and another Fifa early on in the month, but overall, it was pretty quiet. As a whole, the industry has been relying way too much on "big games" to be the selling points. If you're not Call of Duty or World of Warcraft, most people don't care to promote your games. You get by with the few sales that you do, and call it a day.

That's probably not how we should be approaching the market. Big sellers are nice, but they're also the problem with the industry and why we're having a hard time releasing new creative products. If the companies can take the time to re-invest in their smaller products, market them accordingly, we could have some really cool stuff to look forward to in the future.

Creativity away!!!!

It also helps to keep in mind that this is a comparison to last March. Which had Rift, Pokemon Black & White, Dragon Age 2, Assassin's Creed Brotherhood, and Dissidia Duodecim. 2010 it was Final Fantasy 13 and Mass Effect 2. So on the whole, March 2012 was going to be screwed no matter what.

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