Bringing the Thunder
- Mar 20, 2013
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Maybe the average Poke-gamer is depriving themselves and the rest of the fanbase of a much better game by not paying attention to those things.Maybe we all just live in a bubble and the things we complain about aren't on the average Poke-gamer's radar.
Just because 10 million people thought it was worth the price tag doesn't mean they're right. If 10 million people bought a pizza for $100 when everyone else is selling pizza for $10, would that be considered a good financial decision? Of course not. Majority rule isn't the only factor in whether or not a product is good value. Relative value to other products must be considered as well, and when compared to other Switch games or even previous Pokemon games LGPE falls far short. The issue is that the majority opinion isn't following those other factors and that's why it's considered a bad financial decision.Yeah I'm not going to quote anyone in particular because I don't want to start an argument about LGPE. I don't really have an interest in arguing about the actual content of the game with anyone who hasn't actually played the game. I'm not saying that makes your opinion invalid, you have every right to not spend money on things you don't like.
But what I was talking about is the numbers of games sold, 10 million is not a insignificant number, and I see a lot of people on here saying or implying that people bought the game because they are dumb and don't know how to make good financial decisions, or because it's Pokémon, so of course it did well because Pokémon is magic and is guaranteed strong sales (this isn't true and never will be people have said that about a lot of things that have gone belly up or are in danger of it). These are the thoughts and ideas that I'm pushing back against, 10 million units sold means that a lot of people did think the game was worth it's price tag, becomes if they didn't they wouldn't have bought it.
And that's not even bringing up the fact that in pure economic terms a game like LGPE should actually be closer to a $100 price tag because games are not sold for what they are actually worth economically. But that's a whole other bugaboo.