Please watch my video on this very topic- /watch?v=3n7fs6peZVI
So yesterday, a Youtube critic said Sonic Worlds flopped in response to a thread made here on how the game received bad ratings by Gamespot. He made this argument citing this website and its users on what determined if the game flopped or not.
I am here to dispel the notion of a game, or any product flopping based on quality, hype and a few reviews by bias critics.
First off, Sonic Lost Worlds is not a flop. It has not been on the market long enough to determine if it is a flop.
A Flop is determined by 2 factors. The amount of consumers buying the product, and the the revenue gained off of product. This is how ALL businesses determine what is a successful product and what isn't. This is why there are many great movies and VIDEO GAMES that will not have sequels. Those movies and VIDEO GAMES flopped, and the production company is not interested in investing in a product that has already cost them money.
So to reiterate the point, the people who BUY the product are ultimately the ones who determine if a product flops or not. Not a review website, Not a critic, Not the quality of the game, not the hype. Regardless of how bad the reception of a particular product is, if it made enough money, it will have a successor. That successor may promise to correct whatever flaws were in the original product, but if it sold, it was NOT a flop.
Now with that said, I am interested in hearing what you all have to say regarding this topic.