Here’s tough talk for ya: Pachter claims Sony will lose millions upon millions because of the latest GT5 Delay.
“Clearly games get a boost from releasing before the holidays, as around 35 – 40% of game sales happen in November and December,” he told Inc Gamers.
“The last announced launch date of November 2 was a perfect window for them, and thought that the game would sell around 5 million before the end of the year.
Over the very long run, they can make up most of the lost sales, but people who buy a racing game like Need for Speed instead may not be as likely to buy a second later.
So a slip out of holiday probably permanently costs them a million in overall unit sales. I think that the game will sell over 5 million regardless, probably close to 7 or 8 million, so it will be hard to quantify the effect of a potential slip out of the holiday.”
Christmas, Yamauchi, we’ll give you until Christmas of THIS year.