The definition of irony? EA blaming sequels for poor Christmas sales, and they’re audacious enough to blame other people’s sequels. Still, at least they know how it feels to have their market share sucked up by a competitor’s franchise. I just wish it could have been mediocre franchise sequels to blame instead of actual good ones like Half-Life 2, Halo 2 (it was a great game!), and World of Warcraft. Those games actually took a lot of work and originality to develop, unlike Need For Speed Underground 2 and NFL Street 2. Maybe that NFL licence isn’t the licence to print money that they thought it was going to be, and it’s good that the NBA avoided the same fate.
It’s amazing that they can pour out their shit and treat it as the default outcome that it will be bought up by everyone, giving them millions more to spend on slave labour. How can someone be surprised when the same games they brought out last year don’t sell? Do I smell fresh acquisitions in EA’s future?
In other news, I really want a PSP. I don’t know if I’ll manage the wait until September for a superior Japanese model.