Saturday, February 03, 2007

Lost Planet cost $40 million ?


It's being reported that the latest 360 release "Lost Planet" cost Capcom $20 million developing the game and will cost another $20 million to promote it. The Forbes article has some more interesting tidbits.

A game that sells 3 million units globally is generally considered a smash hit.
North America and Europe, account for 80% of the world's $16.3 billion game market

Forbes article

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14 comments:

fatherkrishna said...

Having been blown away by the graphic spleandour of GOW and Lost Planet, I must admit that Resident Evil 4 looks (to my eyes) almost as impressive. Still I have been playing the Saturn for a month...

gnome said...

Sooo... cant we have half a million? Who's gonna notice anyway?

The Elderly said...

hmmm Resident Evil 4, is most impressive, as is your dedication to it.... (bows to FK)

indeed Gnome, really gauling, considering i advertised the bloody game voluntarily and did I receive even a scintilla of a thank you, a t-shirt? a piece of potato skin from the Capcom canteen... no siree and they go and blow 20million on advertising campaign..

it's an injustice..... half a million would have been a just and complete settlement....

gnome said...

It would have also allowed you and Seamus to start a new life... A truly adventurous one at that too!

fatherkrishna said...

take legal action now Elderly, or shall we get all the cult members to storm Capcom? Can you storm a corporation with four people? lets get really drunk so were in our most fighting-iest of moods...

The Elderly said...

okay it seems we've got the makings of a plan here....

(opens tequila bottle......)

Seamus and myself aren't seeing eye to eye at the moment.... but enough of that.... lets get pissed.. then wander over to the Capcom Lost Planet site and leave saliva trails all over their front page......


what? it's a plan! €20 million though huh!!!

Blood n' Glory Possum said...

Wow! I hate to sound old, but I remember when it was so shocking that Wing Commander IV cost $4 million that it warranted a big story in Newsweek. It's not exactly news, but I guess that the days when a handful of people and a PC could make a game like Starflight are well and truly over.

The Elderly said...

I hate sounding old too, but you have reawakened my memory of wing commander, sad though it is you are of course quite correct, game development is now the domain of corporations,

sniff! (picks up a hankie, blows his nose....)

oh well.... those were the days...

gnome said...

Well, storming buildings aside, this brilliant freeware Wing Commander should have the old ladies crying tears of nostalgia in no time:

wcsaga.com/downloads/release.htm

The Elderly said...

(sits down in shock...) damn you even shine in your comments....

sniff!... freeware wing commander..

sniff!.. is there no end to your extraordinary abilities

(mingles with the weeping old ladies.....)

gnome said...

You should see me while performing in indy porn films. Ah, the grace, the pace...

The Elderly said...

..pace? what do you mean pace? I though there was only one pace..... you mean......

(rings ex wife to apologise......)

gnome said...

Haven't read much Indian scriptures, have we?

The Elderly said...

..erm not really into religion any pictures?