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Tasuki

So the UK charts for game sales came out and WWE 2K20 made the list granted it's at the bottom but still a game that is broken unplayable made it which honestly made me chuckle.

I see from time to time people creating petitions to get broken games fixed. Remember Assassin's Creed Unity? People crying that we need to show devs and publishers that we won't accept this junk, yet WWE2K20 is on the list for best sellers? Yeah that's showing them devs.

So it's no wonder devs and publishers release broken unfinished games I mean if people are going to buy them why not?? I know I can say well because WWE2K20 sold so well in the state it's in people can't complain but people will. It just amuses me is all. We don't want broken games but we buy them anyway.

And we wonder why devs release broken games. Practice what you preach people practice what you preach.

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kyleforrester87

To be fair, I don’t think the people who are saying “don’t buy broken games” are the ones buying games with major technical problems.

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mookysam

The casual masses that buy the big annual franchises probably don't frequent gaming forums and likely aren't even aware of issues beforehand. With WWE2K20 its issues might cause sales of the next title to plummet. Didn't Assassin's Creed Syndicate have much lower sales than Unity?

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RogerRoger

@Tasuki Yeah, this isn't our fault. We (and by "we", I mean those of us who consider ourselves gamers and discuss our hobby in places like this) aren't the ones buying these games, it's the parents and grandparents buying on behalf of their children, who are most likely well below the PEGI age rating anyway. They'll grow up to know better, but by then a new generation of ankle-biters will have come along, happy to frustrate their families on brand recognition alone.

It's just been a major holiday season, and kids have just finished spending their Christmas money. I remain hopeful that WWE2K20 will plummet back out of the sales rankings in the coming weeks, when all the festive silliness has (finally!!) ended and normality resumes.

@mookysam is right, though. When we were doing the PS3 rankings earlier in the year, and I looked into a couple of the long-running annual sports franchises, I noticed that the buggy, rushed releases sold pretty well. It was always the next game in sequence which invariably took the hit. Of course, put a major brand on the box and it'll always sell to its base regardless, but I doubt we'll be able to measure the full extent of the damage caused by WWE2K20 for a while yet.

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Ryall

Even if that title sells well the damage caused by bad game in the series can be permanent.
My uncle bought every Tomb Raider game up to angel of darkness. But has not played another one since.

In my case angel of darkness and one other are of the only Tome Raider games that I have skipped.

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JohnnyShoulder

It was also heavily discounted in the UK, almost down to 20 quid in some places.

We are now in a world of people being offended for other people who they think should be offended, who arent offended.
Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and remove all doubt.

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Tasuki

Still it amuses me on how people are complaining on how broken the game is, heck Push Square alone has had several articles about it take into the fact there's alot of other sites and outlets that have mentioned it like YouTube channels and such. Even if some kids were unlucky enough to get a copy under the tree you can't say that all those sales are from uneducated grannies.

The point is this is why devs and publishers will continue to put out broken games cause people buy them. As I said people cry about it but then like sheep to the slaughter they buy it anyway.

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kyleforrester87

Who are we to say people have no right to buy and enjoy a game because it has technical problems though? I played tons of technically rubbish games when I was younger, I just enjoyed them for what they were. These days I’m more choosy but EDF, Evil Within, Skyrim on PS3 - a few technical messes that off the top of my head I have no regrets buying.

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Tasuki

@kyleforrester87 I am not saying that. I am just saying that it amuses me how people complain about a broken game start petitions for devs to fix games even call for a boycott of the said game or company yet people still buy these broken games as is evident of the sales chart with WWE 2K20 and wonder why it happens still.

RetiredPush Square Moderator and all around retro gamer.

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kyleforrester87

@Tasuki yeah but the people complaining are different to the ones who bought the game and are happy with it. I mean, you will get some people who get stung and learn to be more cautious, but I don’t think there are too many people who despise broken games yet go out and make blind purchases. And if they do they probably have enough money for it to not be a problem for them.

So what you really have is a bunch of people complaining about the state of broken games on behalf of a bunch of people who don’t care. Kind of like when people get offended on behalf of someone else who really doesn’t give a damn!

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JohnnyShoulder

@kyleforrester87 What have i told you about using my signature without my permission?

I know some people bought it out of morbid curiosity. As far as I know they did not complain about it on a forum or sign a petition.

We are now in a world of people being offended for other people who they think should be offended, who arent offended.
Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak and remove all doubt.

PSN: JohnnyShoulder

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