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96% of Games Unprofitable?

Cooking Up A Blockbuster Game on Forbes.com reports some data from Electronic Entertainment Design and Research (EEDAR), who do market research on games for clients like Electronic Arts and Activision. They offer a shocking tidbit, saying only 4% of released games are profitable: "Only 4% of games that make it to market actually make a profit, he says. About 60% of a game's budget is spent reworking or redesigning a game. Armed with all this data, companies can make those tough calls early in the development process." Thanks GameDaily.

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28. Re: Dumbasses... Nov 22, 2008, 17:02 4D-Boxing
 
You are 100% correct about the lack of gameplay depth but forcing 80% of consumers to upgrade...that a bit to much... unless people game on 5 year old PCs they should not have to upgrade anything...

3 year old hardwarw will play anything on the maket today no problem...let's not forget that the 8800 series is 3 years old now...I know plenty of people who game no issues on 24" diplays with 7800 series cards.
 
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