Question about Brand confidence

#21mrklarryd(Topic Creator)Posted 5/6/2013 10:46:00 PM
Rasukou posted...

You're right, I made that error in thinking.

So to answer your original question, Square Enix needs to go on a marketing blitz and convince people why Versus is worth buying. Of course, some of the purchases will be "blind buys," but I would think that some consumers who purchase Versus will make an informed choice to do so.


Fair enough, thanks.
#22Orange00Posted 5/6/2013 11:52:22 PM(edited)
fanofff6 posted...
lol @ the outrage in this thread.

Will Versus sell 5 million? Honestly, it might not. Not only did the popularity of Final Fantasy implode after XIII (2, LR, etc.) and XIV, but the popularity of JRPGs in general has waned. Square needs a few hits before they regain their luster.


^this. J-RPGs in general are in decline. Kids these days don't care about them. Actually this whole generation of gamers, who jumped on board during PS3/360, have gone without a proper huge Final Fantasy hit. so SE really needs to come up with a killer game to bounce back
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#23Seiko_NurashimaPosted 5/10/2013 1:10:46 AM
Or it could just be it hasnt had a recent new release? Unlesz ur Skyrim who has a semi permanent 1-2 spot on the top 10 if ur a decent new release ull get some time on the top 10 heck Ni No Kuni was fighting wirg Skyrim for #1 for 2-3 weeks I think when it released the top 10 is basex mostly on new games in my experience
#24mrklarryd(Topic Creator)Posted 5/14/2013 9:53:00 PM
Seiko_Nurashima posted...
Or it could just be it hasnt had a recent new release? Unlesz ur Skyrim who has a semi permanent 1-2 spot on the top 10 if ur a decent new release ull get some time on the top 10 heck Ni No Kuni was fighting wirg Skyrim for #1 for 2-3 weeks I think when it released the top 10 is basex mostly on new games in my experience


That Final Fantasy used to follow the same pattern as Skyrim and now doesn't is the only reason I created the topic in the first place.
#25grand_kaizerPosted 5/14/2013 10:43:53 PM
Seiko_Nurashima posted...
Or it could just be it hasnt had a recent new release? Unlesz ur Skyrim who has a semi permanent 1-2 spot on the top 10 if ur a decent new release ull get some time on the top 10 heck Ni No Kuni was fighting wirg Skyrim for #1 for 2-3 weeks I think when it released the top 10 is basex mostly on new games in my experience


Yeah but if you look back at the PS1 or PS2 boards you'll see that even if they released years before the end of the console's life, FFVII, FFVIII, and FFX will all have top ranking spots for their respective console boards, and consistently owned those spots for years.

GameFAQs might not be a good indication of brand awareness or trust, but it's one example of gamers' collective opinions, and it's not like it's the only place on the internet that indicates Square's brand reception has diminished in the past decade.
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#26Asd202Posted 5/15/2013 4:17:48 AM(edited)
Of course FF brand is exhausted with so many releases of remakes , mobile games not to mention games that have questionable quality. GF top 10 have nothing to do with it but the fact is FF as brand is not relevant in the west as it was back when Ps3 launched.
#27SteelCurtain17Posted 5/15/2013 5:19:18 AM
Asd202 posted...
Of course FF brand is exhausted with so many releases of remakes , mobile games not to mention games that have questionable quality. GF top 10 have nothing to do with it but the fact is FF as brand is not relevant in the west as it was back when Ps3 launched.


that tends to happen when you release games like ff xiii and 2 sequels to it
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#28fistpumplikemePosted 5/15/2013 6:52:11 AM
VersusXIIIonPS4 posted...
Lelouch71 posted...
Yes because the people of gamefaqs represent the entire population of the world. I guess that means we have a lot of idiots that have more fingers than brain cells while all the smart people are in the minority. Oh how I weep for humanity...



Who said anything about the entire population of the world? The entire population of the world doesn't play video games, nor does the entire population of the world play Final Fantasy, nor does the entire population of the world even have access to ****ing electricity. The TC brings up a great point. Here are the boards that have an FF game in their Top 10 in 2013:

http://www.gamefaqs.com/ps2

http://www.gamefaqs.com/ps

http://www.gamefaqs.com/ps4

http://www.gamefaqs.com/psp

http://www.gamefaqs.com/vita (A remake of an FF game than already came out has more interest FF13, FF13-2 or the newest upcoming console title - LR.)

http://www.gamefaqs.com/snes

http://www.gamefaqs.com/nes

http://www.gamefaqs.com/gba




Now let's look at:
http://www.gamefaqs.com/xbox360
http://www.gamefaqs.com/ps3


No final fantasy game in their top 10. Get over it and face the truth, the Final Fantasy brand is failing.


So true! Pls post this on the LR board.
#29Asd202Posted 5/15/2013 8:51:59 AM(edited)
To add. Something interesting came with Ubisoft's fiscal results. A list of top 20 best selling FRANCHISES this gen and guess what FF is not one of them.
http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=557976