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speculawyer9 130 posts  |  Last Activity: Oct 18, 2014 9:45 PM Member since: Jul 22, 1999
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    GTA V PS4 exclusive bundle!

    by peteeee2002 Oct 18, 2014 7:00 PM
    speculawyer9 speculawyer9 Oct 18, 2014 9:45 PM Flag

    Yeah . . . probably with both black and white PS4s. And I wouldn't be surprised if xbone did another Buy an Xbone and get a game free deal on black friday. There are going to be a ton of PS4s and Xbones sold with GTA V. Some website has started claiming that there would be extra side missions in addition to all the already-known new content. GTA V is gonna be big again this xmas season.

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    Not enough GTA V marketing

    by himanshu6969 Oct 16, 2014 4:12 PM
    speculawyer9 speculawyer9 Oct 17, 2014 1:41 PM Flag

    Take a look at the sales of GTA V and Far Cry 4 on Amazon. They would be wise to move Far Cry away from GTA because Far Cry is not going to get much attention.

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    September NPD Results (Nothing for TTWO)

    by speculawyer9 Oct 16, 2014 6:40 PM
    speculawyer9 speculawyer9 Oct 16, 2014 7:06 PM Flag

    TTWO did a funny mention in some NPD commentary the software sales:

    Gamers also spent more than twice as much on buying new consoles compared to August. That’s likely thanks to the release of publisher Activision’s massively successful sci-fi shooter Destiny.

    As well as Destiny might have sold, it wasn’t enough to match last year’s gigantic September. Consumers only spent $481.2 million on new games at retail, which is down 36 percent from $754 million in September last year. That tough comparison is largely due to Rockstar Games releasing Grand Theft Auto V in September 2013.

  • Software
    Destiny (Xbox One, PS4, 360, PS3)
    Madden NFL 15 (360, PS4, PS3, Xbox One)
    FIFA 15 (PS4, 360, PS3, Xbox One, Wii, Vita, 3DS)
    Super Smash Bros. for 3DS (3DS)
    Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor (PS4, Xbox One, PC)
    NHL 15 (PS4, Xbox One, 360, PS3)
    Minecraft (360, PS3)
    The Sims 4 (PC)
    Disney Infinity 2.0 (360, PS3, Wii U, PS4, Xbox One)
    Diablo III: Reaper of Souls (PS4, 360, PS3, Xbox One, PC)

    October should be good for TTWO though.

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    anyone follow GLUU

    by whasupwhasdown Oct 15, 2014 12:43 PM
    speculawyer9 speculawyer9 Oct 16, 2014 4:58 PM Flag

    Oh . . . and speaking of nonsense analyst stuff. Pachter said that Xbone will win tonight's NPD numbers. He's gonna look like a bonehead for that prediction. He thinks the Xbox buy an xbox and get a free game promotion sold lots of them. I'm sure it helped (I'm one of the people that bought one!) but I doubt it was near enough to beat the PS4's steady sales.

  • Reply to

    anyone follow GLUU

    by whasupwhasdown Oct 15, 2014 12:43 PM
    speculawyer9 speculawyer9 Oct 16, 2014 4:54 PM Flag

    CoD: AW will do great if the game is great. But after CoD: Ghosts and Destiny, few are willing to give Activision the benefit of the doubt. A lot of people feel burned by two titles. Especially people that bought the expensive editions that come with a season pass which they are now not so interested in. So I suspect pre-sales will be a bit weak and a lot of people will wait for reviews.

    King may be another flash in the pan. If Candy Crush dies down and they have no replacement, they can crash & burn. And so far, their attempts at additional products haven't panned out. And I think people may eventually wise up and stop wasting so much money on those pay-to-win games like they did with the Zynga facebook games. I can't get a good grip to make predictions on those companies, so I stay away.

    Speaking of Zynga, the last remaining non-Pincus previous management person just left. I still think Mattrick was brought in to helm the Titanic while the previous management bailed out and dumped their shares. And Pincus is selling his big fancy house. He already made a lot of profit by selling stock before they went IPO so he's set for life already. It could just fade into oblivion now.

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    Not enough GTA V marketing

    by himanshu6969 Oct 16, 2014 4:12 PM
    speculawyer9 speculawyer9 Oct 16, 2014 4:43 PM Flag

    You gotta be kidding. Far Cry 4 will bomb compared to GTA V. No need to advertise GTA V . . . everyone knows about it and the next gen version isn't on sale yet. Focus for now is on Borderlands and NBA 2K15.

  • Reply to

    anyone follow GLUU

    by whasupwhasdown Oct 15, 2014 12:43 PM
    speculawyer9 speculawyer9 Oct 16, 2014 2:55 PM Flag

    Ice cold. But yeah, lots of analysts that stuck to blue-chip Activision are suffering. I saw that Destiny sales went up a little today . . . then I noticed that the price got cut to $48. Activision burns out their franchises too fast.

  • speculawyer9 speculawyer9 Oct 16, 2014 1:40 AM Flag

    I don't know if they'll port Borderlands Prequel to the new consoles. Maybe if it is not too hard. I'd rather see them port Red Dead Redemption to PS4 and Xbox one. I think a remaster of that with better textures and running on the current GTA V would be a BIG seller. Especially because it was never made available on PC.

    Right now on Steam Borderlands is #1 and Civilization: Beyond Earth is #2 best sellers. BL PQ season pass is also in the Top 10 best sellers. TTWO seems to be moving a lot of product . . . nothing are duds right now like The Bureau was. I hope WWE 2K15 gets some decent reviews.

  • speculawyer9 speculawyer9 Oct 15, 2014 5:10 PM Flag

    Borderlands PreSequel continues to move lots of copies. #1 on Steam and doing well on Amazon. NBA 2K15 and GTA V also doing well. I'm glad they delayed Evolve because it would be competing with lots of other TTWO products in addition to the products of other companies. Metacritic scores for Borderlands are pretty much equal to Destiny and it is known game, so people seem to be accepting it for what it is. Good job 2K Australia. I'm expecting a huge GTA V deal on black friday that will move a big number of GTA V copies that day. And some Bundle deal.

  • Borderlands Presequel is outselling outselling Bethesda's hyped The Evil Within on both Steam and on Amazon. This is despite The Evil Within being available on the PS4. Borderlands is certainly not going to be a money-loser. Now let's hope the network-effects of its co-op play brings in a lot more customers to play with their friends. The PC version seems to be doing very well and Season Passes are also selling.

    Activision is STILL trying to sell off Limited Editions of last year's CoD. They are going to take a hit to their reserve account for price protection. I've picked up two copies of the Prestige edition just to get the little GoPro-like HD camera. I might pick up a third just have those to play with while skiing, biking, use as a Dash-cam, etc.

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    Borderlands Pre-Sequel selling some copies.

    by speculawyer9 Oct 9, 2014 8:40 PM
    speculawyer9 speculawyer9 Oct 13, 2014 2:44 PM Flag

    Metacritic is a little disappointing but I think it will go up because it is largely pulled down by one 50/100 right now. The game is doing OK considering the lack of a PS4 & Xbone version.

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    Any guesses for the Q??

    by twochiefdukee Oct 3, 2014 1:05 PM
    speculawyer9 speculawyer9 Oct 11, 2014 11:07 PM Flag

    I don't know about that $45 price but TTWO is certainly moving some product on Amazon right now between NBA 2K15, Borderlands Pre-Sequel, and GTA V (which is still selling pretty well for the Xbox 360 and PS3! . . . much to my amazement.) I don't mind that Evolve was delayed . . . I think polishing it more and moving it away from other competition was a good move to help launch it as a new IP. But it really sucks that there is no PS4 & Xbone version of the Borderlands Pre-Sequel. Ah well.

    On the PC front, Borderlands Pre-sequel is the #1 selling title on Steam right now. Civ: BE is also on the best-sellers list. And NBA 2K15 is also on the Steam PC bestsellers list right now . . . . and here is the amazing part . . at $59.99. In previous years, the NBA 2K15 for the PC was a port of the previous year's console game and thus they sold it for $29.99. This year, NBA 2K15 for the PC is the same version as the NBA 2K15 console game so they are selling it at the same price . . . and it is selling!

    And again . . . please, please, please be working on a new wrestling engine for WWE 2Kn. It really needs a reboot.

  • speculawyer9 speculawyer9 Oct 11, 2014 3:34 AM Flag

    Sorry your investment in ATVI is flailing

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    Borderlands Pre-Sequel selling some copies.

    by speculawyer9 Oct 9, 2014 8:40 PM
    speculawyer9 speculawyer9 Oct 10, 2014 4:00 PM Flag

    ATVI is getting slammed. I can't say I'm surprised . . . too many things going wrong at the same time. And conversely, TTWO seems to be in good shape. NBA 2K15 reviews are good, Borderlands looks to being doing better than I expected, GTA V looks big of course. OK, WWE 2K15 doesn't look so hot. :-/

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    Borderlands Pre-Sequel selling some copies.

    by speculawyer9 Oct 9, 2014 8:40 PM
    speculawyer9 speculawyer9 Oct 10, 2014 1:39 PM Flag

    Borderlands/x360 is now the #2 best-selling title . . . ahead of NBA 2K15. PS3 version is up in the top 10 too. I'm cautiously optimistic. If it gets good reviews, it could definitely move some copies. I hope they are busy porting the PC version to the PS4 and Xbone . . . it can't be that hard considering the architectures of both those machines is very PC like. Apparently the game includes some jokes against Destiny within it. LOL.

  • It is a week before launch and the Borderlands pre-Sequel is the #3 best-selling game on Amazon. Right behind NBA 2K 15 at #2. (Nintendo Smash Bros. is #1). The pre-sequel has also been selling well on Steam. Between NBA 2K15, Borderlands pre-sequel, and GTA V, TTWO is moving a lot of games on Amazon. Disappointing that WWE 2K15 doesn't seem to be moving though. I'll say it again, 2K really need to fire Yukes. A WWE 2Kn reboot made by some of the fine folks at Visual Concepts could do really well.

    Evolve even showed up on the charts but that is because they started offering a free Alpha test access to people who preorder.

    Destiny has had its legs cut off by weak reviews and lots of used copies available.

  • He's really done great at his job. He is an industry pro that has kept the sinking ship afloat for long enough for all the previous management to bail-out and sell their stock. And he's been well paid as the fall guy. Salute.

  • speculawyer9 speculawyer9 Oct 8, 2014 5:25 PM Flag

    Perhaps he wanted to show that the GTA V IP is so strong that TTWO doesn't need to give away like ATVI needs to give their games away? ;-)

  • speculawyer9 speculawyer9 Oct 8, 2014 12:41 PM Flag

    Yeah, ATVI seems pretty desperate these days. Destiny got weak reviews, Titan cancelled, Skylander's flopped at launch, WoW still bleeding subscribers, CoD pre-orders down heavily . . . . I'm not surprised to see them doing desperate things to try to protect their last big game of the season.

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