Why the demo drought?

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User Info: Gunvalkyrie2

Gunvalkyrie2
2 years ago#1
Ps4 has trials fusion demo and we dont?? Thief a game from february is the newest demo??
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2 years ago#2
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7QM6LoaqEnY
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User Info: YumeOMiru

YumeOMiru
2 years ago#3
I guess MS donīt want direct comparison against Ps4 unless you paid for it.
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User Info: DoggiesLipstick

DoggiesLipstick
2 years ago#4
Sony write alot of big fat cheque's to secure these demos and early BETA's
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User Info: Gunvalkyrie2

Gunvalkyrie2
2 years ago#5
But the demo is just slice of the game being sold anyway , i dont see why theres not a demo for most any game sold? I will absolutely never buy a digital game especially that i cant try first.. Since there are no refunds and no way for me to recoupe at least some of my cash....They are just killing their sales in this house
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User Info: Reichmaster01

Reichmaster01
2 years ago#6
Gunvalkyrie2 posted...
But the demo is just slice of the game being sold anyway , i dont see why theres not a demo for most any game sold? I will absolutely never buy a digital game especially that i cant try first.. Since there are no refunds and no way for me to recoupe at least some of my cash....They are just killing their sales in this house


I agree. It will be a rare event that I buy a digital game without trying a demo first.

User Info: Tsukasa1891

Tsukasa1891
2 years ago#7
BilliePilgrim posted...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7QM6LoaqEnY


Yep. This is why we don't see many demos. Because why spend money and time on a demo when it's most likely going to hurt sales or not help enough to be noticeable do to it already being hyped enough for people to buy it.
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User Info: kennyynnoo

kennyynnoo
2 years ago#8
A demo is called watching twitch briefly imo. I never touch demos.
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User Info: Gunvalkyrie2

Gunvalkyrie2
2 years ago#9
kennyynnoo posted...
A demo is called watching twitch briefly imo. I never touch demos.


And before buying a car do u watch someone else drive by in it instead of driving it yourself..?

Watching a washed out 30 second clip of someone wiping out in a game sadly pales in comparison to playing it.

Why release ANY demos at all if u are going to have 1 a month if that? They shouldnt even have the section.
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User Info: Tenzhi

Tenzhi
2 years ago#10
Yeah, watching someone else play a game just isn't the same as a hands on experience. Without demos for digital-only titles, I'm unlikely to buy them unless they have a really good sale.
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