- Jun 5, 2016
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Sorry, I didn’t mean it in a rude way, didn’t think “mental gymnastics” was a rude phrase. I apologise for the confusion, but it’s weird to me since, while the income is garnered at around the same time; they take twice the amount of investment in budget; development and marketing as well. And they have twice the content of other main series games.It isn’t “mental gymnastics” lol. I think that’s a bit rude. I’m just explaining that the revenue they are receiving from both sets of games will be garnered at around the same time, so it makes sense to also compare them as a whole to other games when it comes to marketing cycles. It’s nothing like BW and BW2 because those games were not marketed and released anywhere near each other.
If we consider games as an experience, BDSP and LA would be two separate experiences and entries, and as such I don’t think just because they released together they can be compared to a single game/experience like ORAS in a 2vs1. ORAS would lose just because it’s a single game and not two entries.
I guess they could be taken together as a metric of “How much can Pokémon earn if they continuously churn out games?” But any comparison of both games combined against a single remake doesn’t work at all for all the reasons I’ve illustrated. Twice the budget, twice the content, entirely different material and not to mention the people who bought both games. BW and BW2 are the closest examples I could think of, while not a perfect analogy it works. BW and BW2 are separate games and their sales cannot be taken together; same goes for BDSP and LA. The time of release has no bearing on the external factors like that. Just because two games are releasing in close proximity doesn’t mean they get to “gang up” and combine their sales against other individual games xD (just to prevent confusion, “ganging up” is used as a metaphor and I don’t mean it in a serious sense).