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Economic priorities
« on: May 07, 2008, 02:10:46 PM »

Just a little different view of the doom and gloom. Seems a lot of people have enough money to buy a video game.


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NEW YORK - Take-Two Interactive Software scored more than $500 million in global sales of criminal action game "Grand Theft Auto IV" in its first week, marking what it said on Wednesday is one of the most lucrative entertainment events in history.

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Re: Economic priorities
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2008, 02:30:28 PM »

Just a little different view of the doom and gloom. Seems a lot of people have enough money to buy a video game.


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NEW YORK - Take-Two Interactive Software scored more than $500 million in global sales of criminal action game "Grand Theft Auto IV" in its first week, marking what it said on Wednesday is one of the most lucrative entertainment events in history.

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and to be fair, thats a total of 6 million copies sold worldwide,  probably 1 million of which were sold at least 6 months ago on prebuys  Wink
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Re: Economic priorities
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2008, 02:38:34 PM »

What do you think? People are using their economic stimulus money they just got?
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« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2008, 02:47:40 PM »

What do you think? People are using their economic stimulus money they just got?

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Re: Economic priorities
« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2008, 02:53:12 PM »

What do you think? People are using their economic stimulus money they just got?

Stimulus schmimulus

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« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2008, 03:00:06 PM »

Just a little different view of the doom and gloom. Seems a lot of people have enough money to buy a video game.


http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/24502383/

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NEW YORK - Take-Two Interactive Software scored more than $500 million in global sales of criminal action game "Grand Theft Auto IV" in its first week, marking what it said on Wednesday is one of the most lucrative entertainment events in history.

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and to be fair, thats a total of 6 million copies sold worldwide,  probably 1 million of which were sold at least 6 months ago on prebuys  Wink

$500M is a big, big number no matter how you slice it. And I'd bet most of that number is U.S. sales.  Wink
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« Reply #6 on: May 07, 2008, 03:28:04 PM »

and a lot of people don't. out of 350 million people 5 million can buy a game. what was your point again?
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« Reply #7 on: May 07, 2008, 03:56:10 PM »

and a lot of people don't. out of 350 million people 5 million can buy a game. what was your point again?

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Sorry. I should have known better than to post something that is contrary to the half dozen daily 'everything sucks' threads.

My point was a lot of people, and 5 million is a lot, dropped a bunch of money on a video game. Nothing more.


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« Reply #8 on: May 07, 2008, 06:31:05 PM »

and a lot of people don't. out of 350 million people 5 million can buy a game. what was your point again?
Carve it up by household, not per capita, and subtract out the babies, toddlers, and other young children, and the elderly, who aren't buying video games, then get back to us with a more relevant number.
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« Reply #9 on: May 07, 2008, 06:37:03 PM »

and a lot of people don't. out of 350 million people 5 million can buy a game. what was your point again?

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Sorry. I should have known better than to post something that is contrary to the half dozen daily 'everything sucks' threads.

My point was a lot of people, and 5 million is a lot, dropped a bunch of money on a video game. Nothing more.




fuzz, the thing is the game costs $60 in the usa.   they claim 6 million titles sold.  $500/6 M ~=  $83 each.       2i told me the game costs over $100 in aussieland, for example.  i'm guessing sales are about 1/2 U$A, 1/2 world .... so about 4M in the usa, and 2M to the rest of the world.    about 1M copies presold anywhere from 6-12 months ago,...  3M copies sold on impulse... about  3% of households...    yeh, it is a big #, but it's also already been given hte award for game of the year in just about every major magazine.  it's expected to give 40hours of single player gameplay and 100+ hours of online play.  certainly a better value than $60 of primetime movie theatre tickets+ popcorn......  but you're right, dropping $60 is still a sign there's some $ out there to spend at least for the crowd with next-gen game consoles.
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« Reply #10 on: May 07, 2008, 07:27:50 PM »

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Just a little different view of the doom and gloom. Seems a lot of people have enough money to buy a video game.
what that says to me is that people are spending money on video games that they should be spending on other things in fuzz's opinion. another holier than thou attitude. i'm sorry if thats not how you meant it. but thats how it reads.

my point is if 5mil people have 60.00 to blow on a game it means nothing. my son and virtually everyone of his friends bought it as soon as it came out or before. the majority of them have jobs and paid for it themselves.  it doesn't mean the country isn't going down the *feces*ter. to say that it does is something i would expect from bushco. Wink
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« Reply #11 on: May 07, 2008, 07:28:37 PM »

and a lot of people don't. out of 350 million people 5 million can buy a game. what was your point again?
Carve it up by household, not per capita, and subtract out the babies, toddlers, and other young children, and the elderly, who aren't buying video games, then get back to us with a more relevant number.

go *fudge* yourself. Wink
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« Reply #12 on: May 07, 2008, 07:30:39 PM »

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Just a little different view of the doom and gloom. Seems a lot of people have enough money to buy a video game.
what that says to me is that people are spending money on video games that they should be spending on other things in fuzz's opinion. another holier than thou attitude. i'm sorry if thats not how you meant it. but thats how it reads.

my point is if 5mil people have 60.00 to blow on a game it means nothing. my son and virtually everyone of his friends bought it as soon as it came out or before. the majority of them have jobs and paid for it themselves.  it doesn't mean the country isn't going down the *feces*ter. to say that it does is something i would expect from bushco. Wink


That's bull*feces*. You did read it wrong. My comment was that $500M dollars were spent on a stupid *goshdarn* video game. And I don't care how anyone wants to slice it up and rationalize it away.

You can read into whatever you want. I made no judgement on how anyone, including your sons and friends, choose to spend their money. You spun it that way.  Wink Wink

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sounds like a judgment being passed to me. priorities? as in what context? Devil

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