Author Topic: why are publishers allergic to releasing games in mid summer?  (Read 5089 times)

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Alisha

seriously i dont get it. is it a fiscal thing?

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Re: why are publishers allergic to releasing games in mid summer?
« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2013, 02:07:35 PM »
Probably the same reason the Friday night slot on TV is called the death slot.

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Re: why are publishers allergic to releasing games in mid summer?
« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2013, 02:07:49 PM »
Kids outdoors playin' games and shit.

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Re: why are publishers allergic to releasing games in mid summer?
« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2013, 02:54:13 PM »
i see so im at the mercy of sheep

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Re: why are publishers allergic to releasing games in mid summer?
« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2013, 04:16:23 PM »
Kids outdoors playin' games and shit.

People going outdoors.
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Re: why are publishers allergic to releasing games in mid summer?
« Reply #5 on: April 28, 2013, 04:21:01 PM »
Muramasa Rebirth, The Last of Us, Dragon's Crown, Tales of Xillia...

I don't know about you, but there are more games I want coming out this summer than in the oh-so-important "holiday season"...

Eusis

Re: why are publishers allergic to releasing games in mid summer?
« Reply #6 on: April 28, 2013, 04:40:46 PM »
Holiday seasons have been getting drier anyway, no doubt because of just how BIG games like CoD are.

Alisha

Re: why are publishers allergic to releasing games in mid summer?
« Reply #7 on: April 28, 2013, 08:51:57 PM »
i said mid summer i bet all those games kevadu listed are august releases. also these days those under 18 that are gamers are a minority.

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Re: why are publishers allergic to releasing games in mid summer?
« Reply #8 on: April 28, 2013, 09:02:45 PM »
Actually, no, half of them are in June.  I guess you're right that July is a slow month...but then so is April.

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Re: why are publishers allergic to releasing games in mid summer?
« Reply #9 on: April 28, 2013, 09:49:12 PM »
SMT4 July 16th, but that is the only one coming to mind.

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Re: why are publishers allergic to releasing games in mid summer?
« Reply #10 on: April 28, 2013, 09:56:54 PM »
also these days those under 18 that are gamers are a minority.

Can you elaborate more on this point?

Eusis

Re: why are publishers allergic to releasing games in mid summer?
« Reply #11 on: April 28, 2013, 10:25:08 PM »
also these days those under 18 that are gamers are a minority.

Can you elaborate more on this point?

I did a google and after going through a Kotaku story saw this. It's possible they're a minority on consoles, but in the grand scheme of things the age group most of us are probably in is the real minority.

And anyways as I recall July's historically THE worst month to release games. Or was it May? At any rate for whatever reason it's just an awful time to release games, probably because others are going on vacations or whatever without any significant non-outdoors shopping events hitting.

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Re: why are publishers allergic to releasing games in mid summer?
« Reply #12 on: April 28, 2013, 10:39:50 PM »
also these days those under 18 that are gamers are a minority.

Can you elaborate more on this point?

That's one hell of a grammar

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Re: why are publishers allergic to releasing games in mid summer?
« Reply #13 on: April 29, 2013, 02:17:29 PM »
Meanwhile, I for one, welcome my glorious backlog overlords.

Also, I need someway to replenish my coffers after the winter/spring and there isn't a better time to mow a few yards down than during the summer (plus garage/yard sales don't hunt themselves).
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Re: why are publishers allergic to releasing games in mid summer?
« Reply #14 on: April 29, 2013, 02:50:47 PM »
i see so im at the mercy of sheep