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Sequels Turning Off Consumers?

Wedbush Morgan Securities has a gloomy forcast for videogame sales, and they place part of the blame on “indifference” to the large number of sequels on the market.

I don’t agree. I only dislike sequels as far as they take away resources from new original content that could have been created instead. But that only applies to sequels I personally don’t like! 🙂 For example, I see Ridge Racer 6 and think that yeah, what a waste of money. They could have made the next Frequency or something else instead of this derivative stuff. But then I see PGR2 or Burnout Revenge and I’m like Bring it on! I want more!

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. And so some people will like the sequel to game Ridge Racer, while others will like the sequels to Burnout. If consumers keep buying the games, companies will continue to make them. So if you want to see fewer sequels, buy fewer sequels.

Me, I’m gonna get the next Champions of Norrath game, and I don’t care how derivative people say it is. I like the series. I just hope it’s on the PlayStation 3 (PS3).

Next Generation – Analyst Says Sequels Turning Off Consumers