Will PS4 Dayz outsell pc?

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Posted by uninspiredcup (24990 posts) 3 years, 3 months ago

Poll: Will PS4 Dayz outsell pc? (64 votes)

Yes, PS4 is a magical box of power 22%
Pc sell more 50%
Requires both consoles to outsell pc 28%

My friends, given the recent announcement of consoles outselling the popular lego ripoff game Minecraft, would it be logical to assume when Dayz hits consoles, they will also outsell the pc version?

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#2 Posted by LegatoSkyheart (29584 posts) -

DayZ is STILL in the TOP 10 sold items on Steam. Doubt PS4 will take over it anytime soon.

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#3 Posted by speedfreak48t5p (12622 posts) -

Refer to us as friends one more time, and you'll be reported.

And no.

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#4 Posted by Gue1 (12171 posts) -

is there a legit way to know PC game sales?

I heard Crysis is one of the best selling PC games with only 3 millions. lol

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#5 Posted by Shewgenja (19001 posts) -

The answer is definitely Xenu.

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#6 Posted by MonsieurX (36776 posts) -

Next question : will OP stop creating threads?

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#7 Posted by clone01 (26996 posts) -

I like waffles better than pancakes. Pancakes make my tummy ache.

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#8 Posted by HaloinventedFPS (4738 posts) -

Minecraft on Consoles vs PC sales isn't fair, Console versions have retail copies, PC doesn't, this is something everyone forgot to mention when they gloated it sold more on consoles

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#9 Edited by byhzyy (48 posts) -

@Gue1 said:

is there a legit way to know PC game sales?

I heard Crysis is one of the best selling PC games with only 3 millions. lol

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_best-selling_PC_games

google is so hard right?

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#10 Posted by Shewgenja (19001 posts) -

@clone01 said:

I like waffles better than pancakes. Pancakes make my tummy ache.

I like waffles better, too. The butter stays on the waffle better, especially when you put the syrup on.

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#11 Posted by MBirdy88 (12135 posts) -

Will it ever release on consoles even? the game is a mess.... its still not as good as the free mod.... at this rate it will NEVER be finished let alone Console ready.

A Cash grab.

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#12 Edited by MlauTheDaft (5189 posts) -

@byhzyy said:

@Gue1 said:

is there a legit way to know PC game sales?

I heard Crysis is one of the best selling PC games with only 3 millions. lol

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_best-selling_PC_games

google is so hard right?

Blizzard seems to be doing fairly well ;)

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#13 Posted by GamingElite021 (89 posts) -

I doubt it

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#14 Posted by lostrib (49999 posts) -

Well the PC already has a lead

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#15 Posted by NFJSupreme (6491 posts) -

Probably not. Console players don't really know about it and online multiplayer only games don't do well on console usually.

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#16 Posted by speedfreak48t5p (12622 posts) -

@MonsieurX said:

Next question : will OP stop creating threads?

Nope.

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#17 Posted by mikhail (2697 posts) -

Your threads and poll options are the worst. I mean, are you actively trolling or just screwing up because you're bad at this?

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#18 Posted by uninspiredcup (24990 posts) -

@lostrib said:

Well the PC already has a lead

Minecraft had head-start.

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#19 Posted by DEadliNE-Zero0 (6607 posts) -

@speedfreak48t5p said:

@MonsieurX said:

Next question : will OP stop creating threads?

Nope.

Sadly

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#20 Posted by Cloud_imperium (14291 posts) -

Nope . Anyone who says otherwise is in delusion . DayZ has already made ton of money and it is not even finished yet . Online games are more successful on PC anyway .

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#21 Posted by intotheminx (2579 posts) -

@Gue1 said:

is there a legit way to know PC game sales?

I heard Crysis is one of the best selling PC games with only 3 millions. lol

I highly doubt that. The fastest selling PC game is actually Diablo 3. It sold 3.5 million in the first 24 hours alone. I don't think Crysis sells that well.

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#22 Posted by gago-gago (12009 posts) -

Do they even count digital sales?

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#23 Posted by clyde46 (49048 posts) -

I doubt it, there is no mass market campaign.

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#24 Posted by Cloud_imperium (14291 posts) -
@Gue1 said:

is there a legit way to know PC game sales?

I heard Crysis is one of the best selling PC games with only 3 millions. lol

Doubt it . May be back then , but not now . Diablo 3 sales are over 15 million ATM , while Starcraft 2 sits at (at least) 8 million . Half Life 2 sales are over 12 million , while Portal 2 is over 5 million . The best thing I can think of on Playstation is GT series . Sales of 6 GT games are between 60-70 million , while on PC Sims 1-3 have sold over 150 million copies . Please check your facts , and google everything I've mentioned here . Everything is fact .

@MlauTheDaft said:

@byhzyy said:

@Gue1 said:

is there a legit way to know PC game sales?

I heard Crysis is one of the best selling PC games with only 3 millions. lol

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_best-selling_PC_games

google is so hard right?

Blizzard seems to be doing fairly well ;)

Blizzard and Valve have built a loyal fanbase by releasing their every title on PC for over a decade .

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#25 Posted by PapaTrop (1792 posts) -

@uninspiredcup said:

@lostrib said:

Well the PC already has a lead

Minecraft had head-start.

Minecraft is hurt by not being sold through any digital retailer considering the biggest market for Minecraft is kids.

Parents/Kids see advertisements for Minecraft on the Xbox, retail copies of it, or "themed" Xbox cards and accessories at any store that sells games. I wouldn't be surprised if most people who own it on Xbox don't realize it can even be found elsewhere.

DayZ has sold millions of copies so far though thanks to being on Steam. It wouldn't be anywhere near as popular if it was sold the same way Minecraft is.

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#26 Posted by monstersfa (398 posts) -

@Gue1: only way to know is when the dev/pub announces sales info. Console games typically sell better than pc games. PS 4 will eventually outsell pc version.

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#27 Posted by Daious (2315 posts) -

@uninspiredcup said:

@lostrib said:

Well the PC already has a lead

Minecraft had head-start.

which console has more minecraft units sold than PC?

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#28 Posted by lostrib (49999 posts) -

@daious said:

@uninspiredcup said:

@lostrib said:

Well the PC already has a lead

Minecraft had head-start.

which console has more minecraft units sold than PC?

I believe he is referring to combined console sales exceeding PC

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#29 Posted by monstersfa (398 posts) -

@daious: they have to combine consoles to win lol

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#30 Edited by Daious (2315 posts) -

@lostrib said:

@daious said:

@uninspiredcup said:

@lostrib said:

Well the PC already has a lead

Minecraft had head-start.

which console has more minecraft units sold than PC?

I believe he is referring to combined console sales exceeding PC

Isn't that a tad unfair?

Anyways, I don't see PS4's version of Dayz outselling PC.

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#31 Posted by lostrib (49999 posts) -

@daious said:

@lostrib said:

@daious said:

@uninspiredcup said:

@lostrib said:

Well the PC already has a lead

Minecraft had head-start.

which console has more minecraft units sold than PC?

I believe he is referring to combined console sales exceeding PC

Isn't that a tad unfair?

Anyways, I don't see PS4's version of Dayz outselling PC.

Yes, but don't worry Cranler is suspended atm so we're safe for now

So no one console has outsold PC as far as I know

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#32 Posted by lostrib (49999 posts) -

Wow, I hadn't realized that DayZ standalone had already surpassed 2 Million copies, and that was a few months ago

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#33 Posted by FoxbatAlpha (10669 posts) -

For it to outsell PC it has to be released on the PS4 first. This is going to be awhile going by DayZ's history.

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#34 Posted by UnbiasedPoster (1134 posts) -

The real question is: will Day-Z PS4 be finished, unlike the PC version?

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#35 Posted by harry_james_pot (11398 posts) -

Nope. I doubt it'll be even popular on consoles at all.

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#36 Posted by monstersfa (398 posts) -

@daious: comparing two consoles to pc is totally unfair.

Just wait for the whiners to come in and cry:" bbbbut console gamers are split up by brand competition." Or even more silly:"consolites have 2 versions of the game to choose from while hermits only have one"

Lol! What dumb excuses will they come up with next?

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#37 Edited by lawlessx (48753 posts) -

Im sure the game will sell very well. Its a type of game that is very new to consoles and could have the same affect minecraft made when it was first ported.

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#38 Edited by Kinthalis (5502 posts) -

Usually these comparisons are flawed becaus eof the lopsided marketing games get when they go consoles.

The way this usually goes is developer X makes lots of money on PC with basically zero marketing. Basically word of mouth and at best, and this is rare, some web ads on PC-centric websites.

Then they go to port their game over to consoles and one of two things happen:

1. Since they were succesful on PC, the console manufacturer helps in the marketing and promition of the title, even though they would have never given the title the time opf day before it found success on PC.

2. The developer invests some of the money it made from PC into marketing the console version.

Either way, marketing makes a big difference, and naturally the title may sell more units on console, eventually. Minecraft for example, sold an enourmous amount of units on PC direclty through notch in most cases, which means every unit makes him almost 3 times as much as every console retail sale. However, the big marketing push for that game didn't start to really take off until AFTER it came out on consoles, and the marketing pretty much made it seem like it was some sort of console exclusive game. Your average person on the street probably thought it was only on Xbox.

Couple of other things to consider: in order to match the PROFIT from PC sales, devs typically need ot sell almost twice as many console retail units. So even if the console version eventually outsells it, it might still not bring in as much profit as the PC version.

Also, this game is STILL janky as hell. It's been a year or more? IF this game does come out on PS4, expect it in 2016, when it will be irrelevant. Also, this game is pretty much oinly popular on PC thanks ot mods. It will die a slow gurgling death on consoles.

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#39 Posted by KHAndAnime (17565 posts) -

DayZ probably won't come to the XB1.

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#40 Posted by monstersfa (398 posts) -

@Kinthalis: How were the console versions of minecraft marketed? Were there tv ads?

360 version of minecraft was digital only for the first year. Is there a digital vs retail sales breakdown?

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#41 Posted by Mr_Huggles_dog (7805 posts) -

PC will out sell everything now that "PC" includes Mac, Linux, the microwave, the toaster and my dogs electronic invisible fence.

I keed, I keed.

I dunno....DayZ is a borken p.o.s. so I just don't care.

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#42 Posted by Jebus213 (10010 posts) -
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#43 Posted by clr84651 (5634 posts) -

Will the world end by asteroid? Lame topic! Too speculative.

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#44 Posted by wis3boi (32507 posts) -

by the time it actually arrives on ps4, no one will care, and i bet many will be too frustrated by the game anyways

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#45 Posted by glez13 (9750 posts) -

Of course it will. Games hardly sell on PC.

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#46 Posted by comptonst88 (348 posts) -

The best question is: Who cares?

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#47 Posted by PannicAtack (21040 posts) -

@lostrib said:

@daious said:

@uninspiredcup said:

@lostrib said:

Well the PC already has a lead

Minecraft had head-start.

which console has more minecraft units sold than PC?

I believe he is referring to combined console sales exceeding PC

Which really comes down to marketing more than anything else.

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#48 Edited by Gaming-Planet (18653 posts) -

Casual gamers would get bored.