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Do you think Sleeping Dogs would have sold more with a caucasion protagonist?

#1HaloODSTDPosted 5/3/2013 3:24:25 PM(edited)
Choose one. - Results (169 votes)
Yes, the game would have sold more.
20.71% (35 votes)
35
I think the game wouldn't sell any more or less.
55.03% (93 votes)
93
No, I think the game would actually sell less.
15.38% (26 votes)
26
I'm not sure.
8.88% (15 votes)
15
This poll is now closed.
Games like Mirror's Edge, Stranglehold, Jade Empire, etc seem to also suffer from this: regarded as solid games, but not blockbuster successes
#2JKSonicPosted 5/3/2013 3:22:04 PM
Well I guess you could say with either a caucasian or black protagonist since GTA: SA sold really well...yeah probably would have.
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#3popping4itPosted 5/3/2013 3:24:42 PM(edited)
it would have sold better but it wouldnt really make sense in the setting.

it was a fanatsic game i bought it and was surprised it sold poorly despite very favorable reviews, excellent demo and good marketing (had tv commericials)

theres just inherit subconscious bias people tend to have.

JKSonic posted...
Well I guess you could say with either a caucasian or black protagonist since GTA: SA sold really well...yeah probably would have.


theres a big difference, GTA is already a known quantity, people had to break this bias for them to even try sleeping dogs.
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#4glassghost0Posted 5/3/2013 3:23:49 PM
I think you're lame and should have a topic limit placed on your account.
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#5EcotronPosted 5/3/2013 3:25:43 PM(edited)
Unfortunately it would. It's unlikely it would have made a HUGE difference (like Sleeping Dogs wouldn't have become GTA), but it would make one for sure. Just like Hollywood. How many movies set in Asia have we seen where the protag is white? Even in adaptations they have changed him from asian to white.
#6Ginsu VictimPosted 5/3/2013 3:26:08 PM
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#7popping4itPosted 5/3/2013 3:26:37 PM
glassghost0 posted...
I think you're lame and should have a topic limit placed on your account.


see even the hostility that someone would have because you're accusing them of having racial biases. its funny how people dont even realize the things that they subconsciously believe.
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#8glassghost0Posted 5/3/2013 3:28:31 PM
popping4it posted...
glassghost0 posted...
I think you're lame and should have a topic limit placed on your account.


see even the hostility that someone would have because you're accusing them of having racial biases. its funny how people dont even realize the things that they subconsciously believe.


We get it. You love Blood Dragon. Learn HaloODSTD and Solnot.
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#9popping4itPosted 5/3/2013 3:30:13 PM
glassghost0 posted...
popping4it posted...
glassghost0 posted...
I think you're lame and should have a topic limit placed on your account.


see even the hostility that someone would have because you're accusing them of having racial biases. its funny how people dont even realize the things that they subconsciously believe.


We get it. You love Blood Dragon. Learn HaloODSTD and Solnot.


damnit i still need to buy it :(
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#10FTWWholeFnShowPosted 5/3/2013 3:30:56 PM
I dont think it would matter. A good game is a good game
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