How come people on this board think X won't be a system seller?

#1stalmasterPosted 9/22/2013 6:34:25 PM
I've been checking some topics on this board, and I see some posts saying that X won't be a system seller. Can anybody explain to me why? I'm curious
#2Monkmaster79Posted 9/22/2013 6:36:04 PM
Because it's an RPG? Has there ever been an RPG that was a system seller?
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#3NerdimusPrimePosted 9/22/2013 6:36:30 PM
stalmaster posted...
I've been checking some topics on this board, and I see some posts saying that X won't be a system seller. Can anybody explain to me why? I'm curious


it looks to be an amazing game but it doesn't have mass appeal like a Mario, Halo, GoW, etc. great looking game but a niche title.
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#4a_fartn_SpartanPosted 9/22/2013 6:39:09 PM
NerdimusPrime posted...
stalmaster posted...
I've been checking some topics on this board, and I see some posts saying that X won't be a system seller. Can anybody explain to me why? I'm curious


it looks to be an amazing game but it doesn't have mass appeal like a Mario, Halo, GoW, etc. great looking game but a niche title.


Exactly. It doesn't cater to the masses like Smash Bros and Mario Kart do. Your average gamer probably doesn't even know about the Xeno series. Heck, your average gamer (at least in my peer group) didn't even boot up the Wii after 2008-ish.
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#5HorrorSindicatePosted 9/22/2013 6:39:12 PM
Did XB sell any? Is the name eyecatching? Have monolith's games had a history of being killer aps?

It could happen but so far gauging by the amount of hype thus far there's no reason to think it will.
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#6DarkAdonis123Posted 9/22/2013 6:41:06 PM
Because it's an RPG and one that we know next to nothing about at that. It'll be a niche title just like all the other RPGs that don't have Final Fantasy slapped in them.
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#7IokuaPosted 9/22/2013 6:41:31 PM
Well, Xenoblade wasn't, and neither was the Last Story, or any of the jRPGs on the Wii that got big hype last generation. The RPG genre is a niche.
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#8HorrorSindicatePosted 9/22/2013 6:42:21 PM
Monkmaster79 posted...
Because it's an RPG? Has there ever been an RPG that was a system seller?


FFVII sold PSXs. FFVII and GT were Sony's big console sellers for the PS1
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#9chris1001 the sequelPosted 9/22/2013 6:42:29 PM
How can people even call it anything let alone a system seller. All we have is the name and 15 seconds of gameplay from a Nintendo Direct.
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#10PedrotacopacoPosted 9/22/2013 6:45:46 PM
Monkmaster79 posted...
Because it's an RPG? Has there ever been an RPG that was a system seller?


Pokemon.....
Monster hunter...
Both RPGs.....
Your argument is invalid....