kino1337 wrote:the numbers don't lie
and reliability is a major factor when deciding to publish
Fortunately, SquareTrade found that Xbox 360 quality has improved dramatically since the third quarter of 2008, shortly before the 65nm CPU/GPU "Jasper" model was introduced. Since then, first-year failure rates have plummeted to below the 4 percent the company projected. Looking at 500 units purchased in 2009, SquareTrade found that less than 1 percent had suffered the Red Ring of Death.
kino1337 wrote:I honestly hope they stay with sony and nintendo...i just don't like 360's mostly for their well known fault of red rings of death that happen after warranty expires...i think the reason 360 is doing well is because people that trusted 360 (like a few of my friends) is that they had to purchase a whole new one or pay for repairs and were unable to convert to a ps3 because of all the excessive spending that would have gone to waste...games,internet service cards, and various accessories.
lopez wrote:...when the 360 market is niche unfriendly territory
Eelcire wrote:lopez wrote:...when the 360 market is niche unfriendly territory
Because the Xbox 360 is all FPSs, right? Or did you forget the rather large presence of SHMUPS and visual novel games, two other rather niche genres. Developing for any HD console is a larger drain on resources, though with the visual fidelity of Disgaea 3 I kind of wonder where those resources went.
No matter the case, NIS had posted their earnings, the president has stepped down and it looks like some internal restructuring is taking place. If NIS focuses solely on the Japanese market then I can understand the lack of Xbox 360 support (though I may be disappointed), but to grow sales they will have to look to the rest of the market outside of Japan, and in that case the Xbox 360 has a rather large and healthy untapped market.
zatrox wrote:Uhh actually, most of the 360 owners I know don't like RPGs because they're not "cool". X360 market is mostly based on shooters, and I doubt anyone can deny that. That's why niche companies don't bother porting on the 360 and make things PS3 exclusives, their games just don't sell on 360.
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