By Cramsy 12 Comments
Hey guys, this is a bit of a guilt blog because I just got the '1000 profile views' quest done from some guy (who actually was very efficient and helped out a bunch of people) who worked some magic. So I figured that I'll give something (through my exhilarating blogs) back to the site rather then exploit and pump it with spam. <3 you Giantbomb.
Back to the original title, that being that Naughty Bear was a system seller the other day and it made me think a lot about the different mentality between 'hardcore' and casual gamers.
So I'm working 5-9 shift last Thursday and a guy and his girlfriend come in looking for a copy of "dangerous bear" so I explain to them that it might be Naughty Bear they are looking for, which it was. The customer service ego gained 100 experience points. They said they were looking for the Wii version of the game which I explained that the game only came out on the 360 and PS3 and I saw dreams crash. crash and burn right before me.
Disappointed couple pull a fast one on me and say "well, we'll just have to get one of those then, wont we?" So here's a couple who evidently only casually game on their Wii looking to spend upwards of $400 (AUD) on a new console JUST TO PLAY NAUGHTY BEAR. Sensing their ignorance I say the game didn't receive rave reviews which they didn't care about and just wanted to play something "that reminds me of conkers bad fur day"
So I do the whole;
"are you going online"
"do you have a blu ray player or TVR?"
Nah, dvd works just fine but it sounds interesting.
So I lean them toward the PS3 mainly because they aren't going online and the guy was keen on GT5 (He had only played untill number 3 I think and was super excited from the trailers running in store)
So bla bla bla I talk them through the PS3 and it turns out we didn't have a copy of fucking Naughty Bear for PS3, only 360. Thank god they weren't kids or there would have been tears all over the place.
"ah, that's a shame, just have to get one of those Xbox's then"
Bam. There it is. Naughty Bear sells a system over Blu Ray and Gran Turismo 5.
I get the guy to pick up Forza 3 telling him that it's a fantastic driving game and he should really enjoy bla bla similar to Gran Turismo bla bla. The couple pay for their things and leave the store, happy as Larry.
Now to you Duders. I pose these questions;
What Multi-platform game would sell you on a system?
Do you think advertising of games to a wide stream audience actually gets more stuff sold to non-gamers or was this just a rare occurrence?