Why did Skyrim sell more than FFXIII?

#31TheGreatPotatoPosted 10/6/2012 9:52:48 PM
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#32TheBestGman2007Posted 10/6/2012 10:34:48 PM
DragoonGriffith posted...
This seems like the perfect topic for that kingmichael guy to return.


That guy annoys me, not only is he a XIII hater, but he's arrogant. I mean, who's egotistical enough to call themselves "king" in their username? /sarcasm.
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#33_Snowx_Posted 10/7/2012 1:34:23 AM
Because WRPGs are aimed at a far larger audience than JRPGs.
JRPG is an almost dead genre outside of Japan. Only FF and Pokemon manage to do well outside of their country.

Also, Skyrim is mainly a PC game (playing it on consoles is sheer masochism - good luck dealing with the million of glitches it's full of) and PCs are far more widespread than PS3 and Xbox360.
#34GalvanizationPosted 10/7/2012 1:43:26 AM
King_Shortt_IX posted...
Skyrim appeals to a broader demographic of gamers.

Thread should have ended with this. This guy is correct.
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#35jfielding95Posted 10/7/2012 2:29:29 AM
_Snowx_ posted...
Because WRPGs are aimed at a far larger audience than JRPGs.
JRPG is an almost dead genre outside of Japan. Only FF and Pokemon manage to do well outside of their country.

Also, Skyrim is mainly a PC game (playing it on consoles is sheer masochism - good luck dealing with the million of glitches it's full of) and PCs are far more widespread than PS3 and Xbox360.


But...Skyrim sold more on consoles...
#36meteor9898Posted 10/7/2012 2:41:21 AM(edited)
From: Galvanization | #034
King_Shortt_IX posted...
Skyrim appeals to a broader demographic of gamers.

Thread should have ended with this. This guy is correct.


But it didn't used to be this way. According to VGcharts FFX sold more than Oblivion, and sold four times more than Morrowind during the same period.

One more thing to thank FFXIII for.
#37OEIO999Posted 10/7/2012 2:41:49 AM
jfielding95 posted...
_Snowx_ posted...
Because WRPGs are aimed at a far larger audience than JRPGs.
JRPG is an almost dead genre outside of Japan. Only FF and Pokemon manage to do well outside of their country.

Also, Skyrim is mainly a PC game (playing it on consoles is sheer masochism - good luck dealing with the million of glitches it's full of) and PCs are far more widespread than PS3 and Xbox360.


But...Skyrim sold more on consoles...


Also theres literally zero glitches in the game as of now and this is coming from 12MB save file. FO:NV on the other hand....
#38Char_AznabIePosted 10/7/2012 2:42:40 AM
jfielding95 posted...
_Snowx_ posted...
Because WRPGs are aimed at a far larger audience than JRPGs.
JRPG is an almost dead genre outside of Japan. Only FF and Pokemon manage to do well outside of their country.

Also, Skyrim is mainly a PC game (playing it on consoles is sheer masochism - good luck dealing with the million of glitches it's full of) and PCs are far more widespread than PS3 and Xbox360.


But...Skyrim sold more on consoles...


That doesn't change the fact that it is a PC game. The game is a lacklustre shell of a game on the consoles, and needs that fan material to be great. Which is also why I consider the game crap.
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#39GalvanizationPosted 10/7/2012 2:42:54 AM
meteor9898 posted...
From: Galvanization | #034
King_Shortt_IX posted...
Skyrim appeals to a broader demographic of gamers.

Thread should have ended with this. This guy is correct.


But it didn't used to be this way. According to VGcharts FFX sold more than Oblivion, and sold four times more than Morrowind during the same period.

One more thing to thank FFXIII for.

Yeah, but as of this gen, WRPGs are more popular than JRPGs in NA and EU.
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#40meteor9898Posted 10/7/2012 2:43:33 AM
From: OEIO999 | #037
Also theres literally zero glitches in the game as of now and this is coming from 12MB save file.


Literally zero glitches? In a Bethesda game? Puh-leaze.