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Call of Duty: World at War for the Wii

Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Chat' started by Godwind, Mar 31, 2009.

  1. Godwind

    Godwind WiiChat Member

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    It has finally reach the 1 million mark.
    http://www.vgchartz.com/games/game.php?id=23991&region=All
    Each game costs $50 and that is over $50,000,000 in profit for Activision. Perhaps we might get the new Modern war game coming out.

    It was last updated on March 09th. Took us about 5 months to get there.
     
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    Cap'n Crunch WiiChat Member

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    how good is this game on wii?
     
  3. rukus

    rukus WiiChat Member

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    umm... minor economics. 40% of cost probably goes to retailer, 30% porbably goes to orogramming, 15% may go to taxes. leaving you with 15% remaining as possible profit.

    1,000,000 copies @ $50/copy = 50,000,000
    50,000,000 * 0.15(possible profit) = $7,500,000.
     
  4. Godwind

    Godwind WiiChat Member

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    I think that was an aimless statement. I doubt Publishers are selling games at nearly half the mark-up price. It probably isn't that profitable for the retailer. Keep in mind that there are companies that are pushing out games with 10 million budgets, mostly pushing even higher. Some games are profitable by selling only a small number of games.

    Let's say you for one game to be made there is a team of 50 making $90,000 a year. Most games require one to two years in production. Each year, programming costs are $4,500,000 and over two years of development, there is $9,000,000. For a company to break even, a company would need to sell 180,000 copies at $50. If the retailers are getting 40%, that would mean the publisher is only to get $30 per a game. That would force a company to try to sell at least 300,000 copies just to break even. You may say "see, they only need to sell 300,000 copies", however, who ever is the cost for game development staff. What about other overall costs in a game? What about shipping the game? Advertisements? I just think your method of analysis is not very in-depth, like throwing darts and hopping it lands somewhere.
     
  5. romaash

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    hey, u guys are intresteed come join my clan for cod 5 for the wii it can be real fun :D
    check us out at
    wkclan.weebly.com
     

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