Stellar Blade demo had over 690,000 daily players

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#1  Edited By SolidGame_basic
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Woah.. are we about to have a breakout hit here, SW? I still don't get the mass appeal of this game, other than the attractive female characters lol. Will you be supporting the game at launch? I may fall for the hype..

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#2  Edited By navyguy21
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I mean............Final Fantasy isn't being advertised with overt sexuality and skimpy outfits.

It would more impressive if they manage to actually SELL that many copies.

A lot of "mature" and "nsfw" games on steam have millions of downloads and they are priced under $5-10 for that reason.

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#3 R4gn4r0k
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How many were playing with one hand? Any stats on that?

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@R4gn4r0k said:

How many were playing with one hand? Any stats on that?

😂😂

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#5  Edited By SargentD
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People are comparing it to sekero combat.. if that's the case not going to enjoy it.

Hope it sells like hot cakes at this point tho. Just as a giant neon sign to game developers that people like hot chicks in games

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#6 DaVillain  Moderator
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This didn't need a thread😑 But whatever I suppose🤷🏼‍♂️

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#7 Gifford38  Online
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I predict game sites scores it low while players give it a high score

just like days gone.

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690,000 players shuffling their way to victory... Game designed by "team ambidextrous" from the Korean Studio Shaft up...

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#9 Archangel3371
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Didn’t care for the demo myself so I’ll be passing on this game. Bayonetta is still the Queen.

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WoWzA!!!

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#11  Edited By WitIsWisdom
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I tried the demo and it wasn't for me.. which is a good thing since there are so many other games I want to get. Always nice to cross one off the list. Perhaps when it's like 20 or 30 bucks, but for now it's a pass.

Not a bad game by any means. It's just the exact same thing you'd expect from a game like this, it's been done a thousand times before, and I passed on 98 percent of those as well.

I have still not played Sekiro and it's on sale for 30 right now so I might check it out instead.

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#12  Edited By Jag85
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Controversy sells.

Bad publicity is good publicity.

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#13  Edited By jaydan
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@Jag85 said:

Controversy sells.

Bad publicity is good publicity.

There was nothing controversial about the game in the first place.

A whiny group of people just looking for something new to be outraged about, and when they come without legitimacy, it tends to service the target more than not with free publicity.

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#14 hardwenzen  Online
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Next stat is the amount "playing" the game one handed.

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#15  Edited By Last_Lap
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All this proves is that PS5 has the most teenage boys and creepy men on its platform, congrats I guess.

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#16 SolidGame_basic
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@hardwenzen said:

Next stat is the amount "playing" the game one handed.

"Stellar Blade demo had over 690,000 daily fappers"

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#17 NoodleFighter
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So no one is gonna make a joke about the first two digits being 69? :(

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#18 timemasheen
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Maybe some people actually like the game and maybe some people just like p****.

Who knows?

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#19  Edited By Vaasman
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Demo players isn't a useful statistic in determining popularity.

I still remember when pretty much every game on PC or the early days of ps3/360 when most every game had a demo. Some demos were played very very often but don't really paint the full picture many times in sales.

In the tweeted comparison there they are comparing a game demo for a direct sequel with the same gameplay and engine as the first, to the demo of an entirely new IP. Not a good comparison, because FF Rebirth has no real need to play the demo to understand what it's about.

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#20 GameboyTroy
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People are playing this demo so much that people have spent over 50 hours playing this 1 hour demo. I'm surprised by how much time people are spending on the demo.

If people play the demo too much they might end up being overpowered in the main game because the stuff you get in the demo carries over to the main game.

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#21 Last_Lap
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Demo's are free, ganes are not, so it doesn't matter how many are playing it.

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#22 Nirgal
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Probably lots of people checking why the game is considered to be controversial.

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#23 Jag85
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@jaydan said:
@Jag85 said:

Controversy sells.

Bad publicity is good publicity.

There was nothing controversial about the game in the first place.

A whiny group of people just looking for something new to be outraged about, and when they come without legitimacy, it tends to service the target more than not with free publicity.

Agreed. Stellar Blade did nothing wrong. If anything, the Soulslike genre is usually dominated by male heroes, making Stellar Blade the first major Soulslike with a female heroine. This could've been something worth celebrating, but instead a certain loud minority of Internet liberals chose to get outraged over the heroine being *gasp* attractive!

Stellar Blade has now basically become the Hogwarts Legacy of 2024. Not that it would sell anywhere near as much (since Harry Potter is a huge IP), but it's benefitting from the same type of controversy.

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#24  Edited By SolidGame_basic
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wow… I love Nier Automata, so this is interesting!

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#25 Yams1980
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Great graphics, gameplay and a sexy main character. That is how you get players into the game. Not overcharging for the game and making purposely unappealing characters like Starwars Outlaws.

Fable 4 isn't out yet but Microsoft may as well just cancel it because it hasn't a chance if your main character looks like a joke. And Fable series never had amazing enough gameplay to have a main character this bad. Horizon was able to get away with it because the gameplay is above the average.

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#26 omegaMaster
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Hot body sells. Think of Playboy magazine lol

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#27 Jag85
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@SolidGame_basic said:

wow… I love Nier Automata, so this is interesting!

I wouldn't take that at face value... It's a Japanese cultural thing to be polite and humble.

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#28 Upd0g
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Nice.

I can't believe no one else said that (well, @NoodleFighter commented on the lack of it).

Also, First.

Maybe this is just too much of a low hanging fruit.

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#29 faponte13
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The people who are marketing this game are geniuses.

Developers: The gameplay of this game is mediocre. what should we do?

Marketing: Let say the woke mob does not want you to play this game because of hot ladies and that the west doesn't like making games with hot women anymore.

Developers: Will that work? BG3 came out just last year and won all the awards and sold like hot cakes.

Marketing: Conservatives have the memory of a goldfish.

I tried the demo just to see what this was all about. The combat feels stiff. Girls are hot but I can jerk off to pornhub if I wanted to. I'm surprised the right isn't having a civil war over this game since the lead is a strong women.

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@Jag85 said:

Controversy sells.

Bad publicity is good publicity.

"No such thing as bad publicity" - PT Barnum

@jaydan said:

There was nothing controversial about the game in the first place.

A whiny group of people just looking for something new to be outraged about, and when they come without legitimacy, it tends to service the target more than not with free publicity.

While I don't personally have a problem with it because I view it as an artistic choice, if you cant understand why the design and portrayal of the female lead is controversial to some folks, then I'm not sure what to say lol.

In either case, time to move on lol. The demo is out, the hot woman was ogled by the horny teens, now it's either going to be a good game or not.

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#31 judaspete
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@faponte13: The marketing really does come off like they are using sex to sell a mediocre product.

That said, I do hope this game turns out to be fun and sells well. I know I'm constantly defending "ugly" game chicks, but that's because people usually overreact to a female character's appearance. Folks should calm down and let the devs design what they want.

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@faponte13 said:

I tried the demo just to see what this was all about. The combat feels stiff. Girls are hot but I can jerk off to pornhub if I wanted to. I'm surprised the right isn't having a civil war over this game since the lead is a strong women.

Those in the ideological Right have more pressing issues of greater importance than getting involved (and distracted) in the silly culture wars.

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#33 faponte13
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@onesiphorus said:
@faponte13 said:

I tried the demo just to see what this was all about. The combat feels stiff. Girls are hot but I can jerk off to pornhub if I wanted to. I'm surprised the right isn't having a civil war over this game since the lead is a strong women.

Those in the ideological Right have more pressing issues of greater importance than getting involved (and distracted) in the silly culture wars.

Are you missing your /s.

Please tell me are?

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#34 Robertos
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two BIG reasons to play this

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New ip. Hope it's great.

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#36 Miquella
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Good

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I mean ... nice!!!

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@robertos said:

two BIG reasons to play this

Stick to Aloy, this one is exclusive to PS5, hermit.

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