wait, Candy Crush made more than all of Nintendo games Combined in Q1 of 2014?

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  1. SleepyBoy

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    This is a couple of weeks old, but I just heard someone say this and ill be damned it's true.

    Candy Crush Made more than all of Nintendo Games combined in Q1 of 2014.

    As an old school gamer, this makes me sad.

    Thoughts?

    http://toucharcade.com/2014/05/30/candy-crush-made-more-money-than-nintendo/
     
  2. Fatt Hughes

    Fatt Hughes Brown Belt

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    clearly click bait by the originator of that article. Crush made more money than alot of other developers and publishers, but ofcourse throwing Nintendo under the bus sizzles the best.
     
  3. SleepyBoy

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    I just don't get how a drop-puzzle game can make so much money, when there are a million clones out there with basically the same game.

    This is the type of news that makes good triple A Studios wanna slit their wrist. (not EA)
     
  4. Fatt Hughes

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    very little overhead cost i can imagine.
     
  5. Devout Pessimist

    Devout Pessimist Tragic Vision

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    I haven't heard about Nintendo in quite awhile.
     
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    It has been downloaded over 100 million times. Doesnt take a lot of micro transactions per person to make a shitload of money.
     
  7. Bubblun

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    even stupid social games on Facebook make a shitload of money.
    it's a strange world.
     
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  8. Quinton Overeem

    Quinton Overeem Purple Belt

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    I wish girls would choose Chess instead of that bubble gum crap.
     
  9. lowsingle

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    not surprised

    wii u has been a massive bust

    they would probably just trash it and start over but then theyd lose all trust of their fanbase that bought one
     
  10. KaNesDeath

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    I worked a three day event this past weekend. One of the many panels had game developers talking. This panel mostly was commenting on how those present should be focusing on the mobile market. Only one member commented on the rise and current sustainable market of Pc gaming an not to overlook it.

    Consoles werent even brought up.
     
  11. Carl25

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    More profit ? not hard to believe really.
    Candy crush looks like a very easy game to make and very low production costs, god knows how much money they make selling users information.
     
  12. Total Immortal

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    They've been pumping out some pretty damn good games for the 3DS over the last two years.
     
  13. Devout Pessimist

    Devout Pessimist Tragic Vision

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    The last game I bought for the DS was Fire Emblem: Awakening which was a damn good game.

    I should have been more specific and said that I haven't heard much about the Wii U in some time.
     
  14. Dust2000

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    The 2 guys that set up King are now richer than the British royal family in about 18months


    King are hiring like mad in London

    Splashing a lot of cash around


    They gotta realise it ain't sustainable forever surely
     
  15. Total Immortal

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    In addition there's Pok
     
  16. metal

    metal saying what i want Platinum Member

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    Yeah i don't get it. My ex used to play that game, and buy stuff all the time.
     
  17. Michaelangelo

    Michaelangelo Okay USA Platinum Member

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    What kind of cans are buying power ups in Candy Crush? Beat the game without help you losers.
     
  18. KaNesDeath

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    My sister and brother in law have. These are people who use their smartphones and facebook an havent really done any gaming since Nintendo in the 80's.
     
  19. Michaelangelo

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    the game also lets you buy lives so you dont have to wait a whole day to replenish.

    you can actually just fast forward your smartphones clock and get new lives.
     
  20. Naramie

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    Plus there's minimal development, research or testing. They just rip off an idea from an existing app or forgotten game. The app store is like Chinese street vendor, they're all selling knock off shit but since Apple has their hands dipped into it, it's perfectly cool.
     

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