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Capcom report says Marvel vs. Capcom 3 will launch by end of March

Posted in Gaming with tags , , , , on September 20, 2010 by parasomia

by Griffin McElroy on Sep 18th 2010 4:30PM

The “Games Software Sales Forecast” included in Capcom’s latest financial report includes launch windows for a handful of the company’s upcoming titles — the most intriguing of which is Marvel vs. Capcom 3: Fate of Two Worlds. According to the report, the game is set to launch sometime during the fourth quarter of the current fiscal year, meaning Capcom’s planning to release it some time between January 1 and March 31, 2011.

Capcom’s no stranger to releasing its blockbusters during the first few months of the year — however, this strategy became riskier with the arrival of this year’s first-quarter “second Christmas.” As such, the report states that Capcom “will further refine our long-term portfolio by deploying major titles in each quarter of the fiscal year.” If only every other game company would be so prudent, we might be able to avoid the crushing load of games we have to wade through during the year’s occasional busy release months. How about it, gaming industry?

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Sony not expecting a huge launch day for Move

Posted in Gaming with tags , on August 26, 2010 by parasomia

Speaking at this year’s Edinburgh Interactive Festival, Sony Computer Entertainment senior vice president Ray Maguire has stated that he expects Playstation Move will succeed through word of mouth rather than massive sales during its first days on the market. Ray Maguire believes that PS Move’s sales will be boosted by friend to friend recommendations, saying:

“Am I expecting a massive day one? Not particularly. We didn’t with EyeToy, either. It went on to be massively successful. As people saw the value when they tried it they told their friends. Their friends bought it. They told their friends. Word of mouth grew the marketplace. That’s what I expect from Move as well.”

To read the full interview, head over to EuroGamer.

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