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jimshaco 8 posts  |  Last Activity: Feb 6, 2014 10:42 AM Member since: Jan 20, 2014
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    Shorting More??

    by mojojo1254 Feb 5, 2014 10:40 AM
    jimshaco jimshaco Feb 6, 2014 10:42 AM Flag

    People are going to wait and see if Titanfall is a decent game before they get it. I suspect Titanfall will only get 30% or less of a typical Call of Duty's sales. So in that respect, I don't think Gamestop will be selling a lot of Titanfall copies. Also, Planetside 2 is going to be a big game on PS4 but it will be a free-to-play game, probably download only.

    This year will probably be a bad year for Gamestop's business, but I think it will pick up greatly afterwards. There's no one else who is trading used games at their level. And core gamers who buy PS4/Xbone are not going to abandon their consoles for a mom-friendly candy game on their phone.

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    Shorting More??

    by mojojo1254 Feb 5, 2014 10:40 AM
    jimshaco jimshaco Feb 6, 2014 10:33 AM Flag

    Low preorders for Titanfall makes sense since it's a brand new IP from a brand new company, even if the designers are veterans. Parkour game + robots is a unique and thus risky game concept.

    I don't think you understand video games. You just see games as a commodity like beef or steel, it seems. The 99 cent games you can get on an phone or tablet are completely different than what you can play on a $400-500 console. The control scheme is different, the demographic is different. Women and grandparents are playing Candy Crush on phones, not the core gamers who want to play 64-2000 player cutting-edge sci-fi shooters.

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    US Console Sales - January 2014

    by mojojo1254 Feb 5, 2014 11:20 PM
    jimshaco jimshaco Feb 6, 2014 10:22 AM Flag

    *shakes head*

    You're still assuming that the Xbone's failure is bad news for Gamestop. Doesn't make sense. The Xbone is more expensive and yet inferior to the PS4 as a gaming machine. Of course it will do poorly. This is good news for PS4 though.

    Wii U is dead on arrival and the Wii is extremely old. It still outputs 640x480 resolution when 4K TVs are waiting for 3840 × 2160!

    In regards to your other posts, you're thinking too short term. Launch consoles never have a good lineup of games. The PS4 has almost nothing to play besides Battlefield 4 and Tomb Raider. It takes 1-2 years at least before a new gen of consoles really picks up steam. It's always been like this.

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    Recent News

    by mojojo1254 Jan 23, 2014 9:31 PM
    jimshaco jimshaco Jan 29, 2014 10:31 AM Flag

    Xbone not doing well is a problem for Microsoft, not necessarily for Sony or Gamestop. PS4 price is still $450 or so on Ebay. If the people who don't buy an Xbone don't go over to the PS4, then you have a point.

    Xbone is not able to match the PS4 performance in BF4 and Tomb Raider, so it makes sense people don't want to buy a $100 more expensive system than the PS4, when they get less in return

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    Recent News

    by mojojo1254 Jan 23, 2014 9:31 PM
    jimshaco jimshaco Jan 29, 2014 10:17 AM Flag

    Titanfall is a brand new IP. It's developers have a good track record but I don't think pre-orders can be compared to existing franchises.

    The new consoles are 8 years ahead of the old tech, but your'e judging them just 3 months after they release. No one who played Battlefield 3 on PS3 thinks Battlefield 4 PS4 is "not much different". Gameplay is similar, of course, but the visual upgrade is immense.

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    Latest Nails in GME Coffin.....

    by mojojo1254 Jan 28, 2014 5:29 PM
    jimshaco jimshaco Jan 29, 2014 10:10 AM Flag

    I doubt Apple will be a direct competitor to Sony/Microsoft. If you look at XBL/PSN's games, they are quite different than anything you'd find on the Apple store. Apple has had gaming desktop computers for a while, but they aren't even remotely popular. The extreme cost is one problem. And then few companies will develop for the Mac OS. Most Mac gamers end up installing Windows to their Macs through bootcamp just to play PC games.

    The Nintendo Wii U is a big failure, but can't be compared to Xbone/PS4. The price is too high due to the expensive Game Pad that no one cares about. The system specs are WAY behind the level of the PS4. In some cases, the Wii U is just a step ahead of Xbox 360/PS3.. 8 year old systems. Nintendo has been a generation behind everyone else. It was fine with the Wii since the Wiimote lured in all the casuals.

    The new gen of consoles has been out for a while now, and I don't think many people are buying Battlefield 4 or other big games (Assassin's Creed 4, Killzone Shadow Fall, Dead Rising 3, etc) digitally.

    All this being said, perhaps large scale, large file size games are not where all the sales are at anyway. Personally I wouldn't buy a PS4 or XBONE so I can play a casual game that is 500 megs or so, like Tetris or Angry Birds. It doesn't make sense. If I have a 1080p HDTV, I expect to play 1080p games that really wow me.

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    Simple question about digital downloads

    by scooterbundy Jan 21, 2014 11:20 PM
    jimshaco jimshaco Jan 23, 2014 10:56 AM Flag

    Redbox rents games but it doesn't let you buy/sell. I would think a machine could suck in a disc, verify the disc is in working condition, and then spit out some cash or deposit to your account or something like that..

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    Simple question about digital downloads

    by scooterbundy Jan 21, 2014 11:20 PM
    jimshaco jimshaco Jan 22, 2014 9:35 AM Flag

    My 8 year old nephew knows how to download games, but of course his parents don't trust him to buy games online.

    Physical games are great but I do wonder what's taking so long for someone to make a Redbox for games AND game trading. THere must be a way for a machine to automatically suck in a disc, verify it's contents/playability, then just wait for a buyer to come along..

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