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#16 Houtei

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Posted 18 September 2013 - 20:14

The reason they dont sell on pc is because pc games dont sell compared to consoles.  I mean look at MW3 it sold 7.5 million copies on 360 and 5.38 million on ps3 and 477,971 on pc on opening day.




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Posted 18 September 2013 - 20:14

I wish I could make $800,000,000 in one day!



#18 Draconian Guppy

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Posted 18 September 2013 - 20:15

###### in one day!??!?!?1



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Posted 18 September 2013 - 20:20

Walter White made $80,000,000 for prospective after he was all set and left the meth business! I could only wonder what I'd use $800 million!



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Posted 18 September 2013 - 20:20

That's some serious money. And I haven't even bought it yet.



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Posted 18 September 2013 - 20:34

It's kind of disappointing to see things like this, tbh. Cause it goes to show devs and publishers that people will gladly shovel money into the same ol kind of thing over and over. Which will have the effect of reducing the number of actual new games(and creativity in gaming in general) even further than this generation already has.


If it shows devs that they need to produce a game as polished as GTAV then i'm all for it.

#22 CygnusOrion

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Posted 18 September 2013 - 20:40

What we really need is a Breaking Bad game where you get to cook up blue meth, go into business with Gus Fring, have BBQs with Hank and everything.



#23 madd-hatter

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Posted 18 September 2013 - 20:46

This is not surprising.



#24 Pupik

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Posted 18 September 2013 - 20:49

I mean look at MW3 it sold 7.5 million copies on 360 and 5.38 million on ps3 and 477,971 on pc on opening day.

You say it like an extra 28 million dollars to the profit is a bad thing.



#25 Houtei

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Posted 18 September 2013 - 21:23

You say it like an extra 28 million dollars to the profit is a bad thing.

No its not a bad thing but its also not 28 million profit since i am sure they don't just make the entire 59.99 as profit.  In fact last time i looked the developer only gets around 15% of the price which that number varies but never by much.  So basically they 9 dollars per sold. Don't hold me to that though lol.That also varies by how much they put into marketing which obviouslly gtav must of spent a fortune on because its all i see everywhere lol



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Posted 18 September 2013 - 21:30

I don't get why a PC version wasn't released simultaneously with the console version. I would have purchased it on Steam along with a few other games I want to play.



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Posted 18 September 2013 - 21:42

wow, so the game paid for it's development budget in a couple hours.  Crazy.  



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Posted 18 September 2013 - 22:04

It most likely wasn't released on PC because Sony/MS wanted (and most likely gave Rockstar a higher % of the cut) the "exclusive," and you can bet that the PC version will look a little better, but not as good as it should, compared to the 7-8 year old graphics in the PS3/Xbox360. Because Sony/MS doesn't want the game to look so much better than on the ###### consoles vs current generation graphics. What was the high spec cards in 2005-2006? Geforce 7800 GTX? Heck PCI-E cards were still pretty new back then.



#29 threetonesun

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Posted 18 September 2013 - 22:07

The reason they dont sell on pc is because pc games dont sell compared to consoles.  I mean look at MW3 it sold 7.5 million copies on 360 and 5.38 million on ps3 and 477,971 on pc on opening day.

 

This also has to do with the fact that there are a billion-ish better FPS on PC. Grand Theft Auto... not so much. Plus the modding community loves GTA games.



#30 Dinggus

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Posted 18 September 2013 - 22:28

$800 million is sales figures is not profit people. Sony, Microsoft, disc pressers, license holders, resellers and a LOT of other people get a cut before they get theirs. Out of that 800 million in sales they likley havn't even broke even for their $234M investiment, yet. For only being sold for 1 day figures are looking good for recouping their investiment by the end of tomorrow....


Where are you seeing this? You create a game that makes $800,000,000 in 1 day.