Does nobody think it's odd that some game just came out of nowhere and instantly became popular?

Does nobody think it's odd that some game just came out of nowhere and instantly became popular? Like there was no organic growth what so ever? no directs that announced it? no hype building up to the release? nobody dissecting the announcement videos? zero v-tuber discussions about it? honestly this is the biggest red flag that palworld is being botted to hell and back.

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  1. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    also the game just keep increasing in player numbers? not natural AT ALL. normal games see a peak when they are released and then it falls from there. that's what it's supposed to look like

  2. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Why are you listing only Nintendo examples?
    You wouldn't happen to have some sort of shitposting agenda would you anon?

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      what should i have included then? spiderman? lmao

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Well that answers my question, albeit indirectly. Thanks anon!

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Dude, did you get into videogaming only in the past year? I was annoyed by the palworld mania so I was willing to listen, but i'm starting to believe what the other anon said about you.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Fromsoftware games?

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Nintendo games seem to be the only ones that have legs, so theirs is a success to be measured against

      https://i.imgur.com/XvVhaRH.jpg

      Does nobody think it's odd that some game just came out of nowhere and instantly became popular? Like there was no organic growth what so ever? no directs that announced it? no hype building up to the release? nobody dissecting the announcement videos? zero v-tuber discussions about it? honestly this is the biggest red flag that palworld is being botted to hell and back.

      also the game just keep increasing in player numbers? not natural AT ALL. normal games see a peak when they are released and then it falls from there. that's what it's supposed to look like

      It's much more likely that the game is being booted, but it could also be the sheer power of word-of-mouth. People are still finding out about the game BECAUSE it hasn't been advertised to hell and back.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Fricking delusional.

  3. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    hi abib

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      this
      >GRRR, CULTURAL PHENOMENONS ONLY
      >N-NOT LIKE THAT!!! //ORGANIC// CULTURAL PHENOMENONS ONLY

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      kek this
      troony abib has already been shitting his diaper over genshin
      now he has to watch out for palworld as well

  4. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >I don't like a popular thing
    >it must be cheating

  5. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >no directs that announced it
    Lots of people were talking about thr announcement trailer when it dropped, revisionist moron

  6. 4 weeks ago
    saucy

    palworld is pretty organic, it's gotten popular by word of mouth which is one of the cornerstones of organic growth

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      This. 3 years of getting a base of players interested and then release a game with vtubers playing it 4free. The game isn't dogshit which is enough for people. It's funny how soibois can't comprehend marketing without half the budget being dedicated to it.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      frick off, namegay.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >it's gotten popular by word of mouth
      streamers*
      This guy already admitted it

      This. 3 years of getting a base of players interested and then release a game with vtubers playing it 4free. The game isn't dogshit which is enough for people. It's funny how soibois can't comprehend marketing without half the budget being dedicated to it.

      You could pay streamers to tell their audience the holocaust wasn't real and it would spread that truth around like wildfire

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Why would you pay someone to tell the truth???

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Why would I pay streamers to tell correct history?

      • 4 weeks ago
        saucy

        that's still organic man.

        It's not like they invented fans at their headquarters and botted the numbers.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        But it wasn't real

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Exactly this, it got popular because of the gimmick "POKEMON WITH LE GUNS LOL", everyone played it for that, but they kept playing it because the gameplay is not too bad. It seems to be scratching an itch that a lot of people had.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Tripgay
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      Tripgay

  7. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    holo jps palworld streams get pretty good CCV. none of them really knew about palworld but now they are genuinely enjoying it. the game isnt ground breaking but is very well optimised for "everyone", unlike ark and rust and such. or as a pokemon clone, its clearly better and more quality than any other poke clone game.

  8. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >hear about a game that came out that does things the companies that should be doing aren't
    >hear I can play it with my friends on local servers
    >hear it's crazy cheap for the fun that be had
    wow it's crazy how I and others have bought this game. theres nothing about it that could justify it

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >UMM YOU DONT REALISE THAT THEY *MIGHT* HAVE USED AI TO CREATE THE ASSETS AND ALSO THEY COPIED A SMALL NO NAME INDIE COMPANY NAMED NINTEDO!!! DO NOT ENJOY!!! BLOODY FRICK BENCHOD DO NOT ENJOY

  9. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    two words: chai nah

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      game was made by japs moron

  10. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >crafted world + tropical freeze
    >growth
    lmao

  11. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    the game is on xbox game pass lol. it also has big kiddie streamers shilling it with no drm. you guys are literally too old for this website if you can't keep up with whats trending with young people anymore.

  12. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Shut the frick up dumbass. Just play Palworld. Its fun

  13. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >v-tuber discussion is now organic.

    Get cancer.

  14. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Pokemon has been getting worse and worse each year, thats not growth. Had Nintendo put even 5% effort into pokemon, or listened to what people asked for even a little bit, Palworld wouldnt have gotten the traction it did

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      palworld isnt a pokemon game. it's arc

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        True, but its pulling in a lot of the pokemon audience, who are just desperate for ANY change or innovation at all. There's a reason its compared to pokemon so often.

        To be honest i dont think Palworld has any staying power, people will forget it soon enough. But its hopefully a catalyst to Nintendo getting off their fat asses and actually doing something, under threat of them losing all their customers

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        That's a good thing considering pokemon has shit gameplay.
        And to be fair unlike ark this game isn't unplayably fricking broken 8 god damn years later what the frick are you doing studio wildcard

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Well it's more Ark + their previous game Craftopia. Palworld is extremely organic when you consider they just polished what they did with craftopia and added world creatures.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Yes but people don't actually Pokemon for the "gameplay", same with Animal Crossing and other casual games for women and children. I don't even think modern pokemon has a bad core gameplay just massively dumbed down from what it could be, last time I checked Sword and Shield barely even had caves so it's not even about the difficulty just things not being there at all so a game like Palworld that actually tries to include things for the players to do regardless of what they are is already trying harder.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Ark but not frustratingly buggy and filled with more grind than an MMO

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      we now know the bar of effort that Nintendo had to hit was 4 japs fricking around and hiring a team of 40 south Asian slave devs who asset flip in unreal engine and they couldn't even do that. Nintendo should sedoku in shame

  15. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    How come AAA marketing teams with their infinite money haven’t mastered this technique?

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      "buy my fricking game" works a lot better when the game is actually good

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      They have blue hair roasties working in marketing

  16. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Keep huffing that cope

  17. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The fricked up part is this game costs $30
    TOTK costs $60 for what is effectively BOTW dlc

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      70

  18. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I like Palworld, but in every way this is a much much much much much MUCH better arc/rust-like

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      This is easily top 5 survival games for me but the bosses just have way too much hp, its like attacking a miniboss in pal world when it has 15 levels on you and you're hitting for 4 damage, except against every boss and it's the only way to progress.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        have you tried
        by change
        to git gud

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Just sayin, the progression feels very linear, tidally locked to fighting bullet sponges, while in this if you get fricked up it's like elden ring, you wander off level up find some busted ass palmon and go back with vengeance.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            With maybe the exception of Adam (which is planned to be nerfed), the bosses in V Rising should feel akin to Dark Souls, if not weaker.
            Challenging fights in Palworld (assuming normal) can be easily negated in seconds if you know what you are doing.

            If you're having as much difficulty as you say you are, then you're either under equipped, on a hard-setting server, or just need a lot more general-video-gamey practice.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It was fun but nowhere near as good solo. All the endgame content is pvp shit

  19. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >organic
    Game I like
    >inorganic
    Game I dislike

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >that plagarism
      i honestly hope the devs get thrown in jail for life

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        They're both from Pokemon, moron.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >organic
        Game I like
        >inorganic
        Game I dislike

        I dont know if you're trolling or just being silly but they're both Pokemon lmao

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          They're both from Pokemon, moron.

          He fell for it

          https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Priming_%28psychology%29?wprov=sfla1

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            nice URL homosexual, your mom make that?

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            ah, this must be the technical term for 'baiting homosexual'

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        He fell for it

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >plagarism
        good morning sir

  20. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >organic growth
    You never heard of word of mouth? Everybody has talked about this game for the last week
    Go back to the Pokemon discord server

  21. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Nintendo
    >Growth
    It's all the same people who bought switches from launch-2019 buying every single one of these switch games. Brand recognition alone is what sells Zelda and Mario. Animal crossing was timed perfectly with lockdowns.
    That's not to say palworld is 100% organic, but it has way less ability to ride purely on marketing and branding than nintendo. I doubt many people would care about palworld if not for its similarities to Pokemon, but would anyone care about modern Pokemon if it didn't have a popular franchise attached to it?

  22. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I swear as soon as the first trailer dropped people were going "Haha is that Pokemon with guns? Wild, I'll keep an eye on this."
    Don't gaslight.

  23. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Out of nowhere
    It's been announced in 2021, not my fault you're an ignorant moron living under a rock

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      If I had a dollar for every game that was "announced" and I forgot about I wouldn't need to work. Skull and bones has been announced 6 times over 10 years and I think it's a new game every time I see a trailer, and this is indie shit made by 6 people most people probably never saw the trailer.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Nobody saw that announcement. Google Trends shows no interest until now. It came from the blue.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I saw it you moronic schizo Black person, there was several threads on Ganker about the trailer.
        God, I hate schizos so much.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >i saw it
          No, you didn't. If you had seen it, this would be reflected in the data, which it isn't. No social media interaction + No youtube views + No google searches = 2 million sales, obviously. I kneel to your incredible foresight, moron.

  24. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >For 25 years people want a full 3d good graphics pokemon game
    >The owners of the pokemon IP refuse to do it, refusing to bow to consumer demand despite holding the most profitable media franchise on the face of the earth
    >Someone else does it with characters just different enough to skirt a lawsuit

    >"HOW COULD THIS HAVE BECOME POPULAR?!"
    Honestly the shocking thing is how long it took and that it was an indie title, not a triple dev, after all this time. It really goes to show triple A is absolutely no guarantee of talent or quality

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Pokemon didn't give their fans what they wanted!
      Then why is Pokemon still selling well?
      >Because the fans are stupid!
      Then why are the fans supposedly flocking to Palworld?
      >...
      Thought so.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        this post doesnt make sense. do you not realize you can buy pokemon because of pikachu but still desire a better game? seriously?

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          The narrative here is that millions of Pokemon fans are ditching Pikachu for Lamball. There's a "hole" that Palworld has filled for them because Pokemon with guns is better than Pokemon. That's false.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            I believe you are confused. Palworld isn't supposed to fill holes, pals have holes which you fill.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Then why is Pokemon still selling well?
        Because its an incredibly popular franchise
        That doesn't mean its actually giving the consumers what they're asking for, people will take scraps while asking for a banquet.

        The rest of your post is just you arguing with yourself so I dont think its relevant

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >That doesn't mean its actually giving the consumers what they're asking fo
          If Pokemon was failing to give consumers what they're asking for, consumers would stop buying it. We saw it with Star Wars and MCU movies. No matter how big your franchise is, if it fails to do its one job, people will abandon it. Consumers have not abandoned Pokemon. Maybe that will change with Gen 10's sales. But as of today? They're still with Pokemon

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >If Pokemon was failing to give consumers what they're asking for, consumers would stop buying it
            Lmao
            >We saw it with Star Wars and MCU movies
            Movies and Video Games are two very different industries. Its silly to compare the two.
            >No matter how big your franchise is, if it fails to do its one job, people will abandon it
            Wrong
            >Consumers have not abandoned Pokemon.
            Nobody claimed this.

            People will always buy slop. This is fact. Theres an entire brand marketing strategy built out of turning customers into your own personal brand ambassadors that market your product for you, regardless of what you actually put out. Pokemon does it, Apple does it. etc.

  25. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Already a thread on this.

    [...]

    The game did come out of nowhere. No hype, no searches, no social media interaction, no dissection, no vtubers knew about it.
    Nobody knew about this fricking game until, suddenly, for no reason at all, two million bought it.
    I don't think it's botted, you're just being schizo there. It's not NaTurAl. Okay. Clearly, they hired some crack marketing team, or perhaps a wizard did it.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It was the 4th most wishlisted game on Steam prior to release moron.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >steam wishlists appear out of the aether from nothing, they have no cause
        ok

  26. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >multibillion dollar publisher reaction when you show placing a game on top of charts is so easy a small studio in Japan can do it
    OP should remove his tinfoil hat.

  27. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    We shouldn't be asking IF this happened. We know it happened. We should be asking HOW. As this is possible, why don't all studios use this marketing magic they've apparently captured to make their games instant top sellers? This is an exception to a rule. The rule is that getting gamers to buy shit is hard. The answer to the gamer question has never been "make a good game" - it's been "spam social media with celebrity endorsements for years".
    Palworld has, without a budget, managed to capture the entire fricking market. This should not be possible, but here we are.

  28. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >smash
    >nonstop threads and eceleb shilling
    >organic
    lmao, it was way more fotm than Palworld

  29. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Makes tenides seethe
    >Makes snoys seethe
    >Makes jorunos seethe
    >Makes troony devs seethe
    >Makes artoons seethe
    >Makes schizos seethe
    >All that while also being a good game
    I fricking kneel

  30. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    People are desperate for nonwoke real games. The company that completely sheds DIE policies will immediately become multi billionaires over night

  31. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >organic growth
    >Nintendo game
    >artificial growth
    >non nintendo game
    truly genius explanation

  32. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    nothing more organic than Pokemon 37 or Zelda 22. Or big papa Mario 109

  33. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Palworld was announced some years go.
    So it wasn't instant.

  34. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    By definition Palworld's gradual growth over the week as word of mouth spreads is more organic than Nintendo games selling millions on day 1.

  35. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's just multiplayer pokemon for pc. People has been asking for this for years

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I disagree, the reason I stopped playing pokemon around ruby/sapphire was because the gameplay hadn't really changed since red/blue.
      I think what sells palworld is it's pokemon; but with not shit gameplay. I feel like this is the game I dreamed pokemon would always become but never could because nintendo is garbage at innovation and their games are made for babies.

  36. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Announced and a trailer at Games Awards
    >people chime about it
    >has a discord as well with updates on progress
    >game comes out
    >people who have been waiting on it and has it wishlisted buys it
    >streamers and vtubers hop on it
    >Pokemon gays whine giving it more press
    >non organic
    Fricking 'tards, man.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >trannies whine nonstop about JK Rowling
      >Hogwarts Legacy sells millions
      >1000 year old dragon e-girlgays whine nonstop about normies finding bestiality funny
      >BG3 sells millions
      >Pokegays whine nonstop about Palworld
      >Palworld will sell millions
      What do you call this form of advertisment?

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Streisand effect

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        i'd call it based. the problem is that the whining started AFTER the sales. You don't get to retroactively apply nintengay/moralgay screams to account for sales.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        It's called outrage marketing where the company hired bots and shills to stir up the initial fan base with controversy so they post about the product (games/movies/tv), this draws outsiders in indifferent but curious about it, and many consumers will "give it a try" to see what the fuss is about spending money and either becoming fans or just adding to the interactions and numbers.
        The difference here is the marks rile themselves up instead of a corporation doing it with behind the scenes.
        Hogwarts was literally made for the freaks that shit on it for months. But created a player base of spite purchases and players and the usual indifferent crowd curious about what the hubbub is.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Everytime a movie comes out with only women they pretend there's a cabal of mean white men attacking the poor actresses then that builds a resent men among female audiences and that makes them feel obligated to watch the film.
          I think in video games it's the same.
          People join their packs and gangs and feel obligated to defend, attack, support whatever game or agenda is pretended in their hive mind.

          t. Ganker

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        It was honestly the funniest when it was Hogwarts. Turns out simping for Harry Potter supersedes most Leftist's morals.

  37. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Social media, bandwagoning and decent game.
    Simple as.

  38. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Announced in 2021
    Got at least two trailers during game awards
    Vtubers played it like two days in advance
    It's not our fault you are a fake fan of video games. Palworld was so popular, Steam's checkout briefly struggled with traffic immediately after launch

  39. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >muh social media engagement muh google data
    LMAO what are you some marketer trying to unveil their secrets?

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I'm not OP, I only posted the other thread. I'm actually a shiteating middle manager for Walmart, no connection to marketing. The game came out of nowhere, you just have to accept that someone at Palworld summoned a Game Selling Daemon.

  40. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    This game has mindbroken Nintentards

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It's Xjabronies happy to finally have something to play on gamepass

  41. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >give free copies to streamers
    >they play it
    >viewers buy it
    >profit
    its really not that hard, doesn't even cost the developer that much if at all

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Yeah and pretty much every streamer saw the first trailer said lol bootleg Pokémon with guns and sweatshops I wanna play that.

  42. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Pokémon was organic growth
    >First game in 1996 sold millions upon release
    Hmm...

  43. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's China because this game is Chinese in JP skin.
    The majority of players are Chinese. The game reaches peak player count during China hours.
    This thread is gay.

  44. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Buying the same game ever two years isn't orgasmic and is actually the problem that led to Palworld succeeding. Why buy this year's stagnant Pokemon slop for $60 + DLC tip with gameplay that's practically from the 90s, when you can get a game that does it better and has good modern gameplay for $27? Have you considered that there's a point where people stop playing 90s games over and over again?

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >isn't orgasmic
      Bro

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      i cum everytime i preorder a new switch game

  45. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >new super Mario bros 3
    >character pack for a wiiu game that's a character pack for a wii game, etc.
    >port
    >botw: scholars of the first sin edition
    >new horizons is alright I guess
    >port
    >lazy piece of shit buggy mess that barely functions
    >some good ideas and comfy atmosphere but still a really ugly and boring game
    >nobody played this
    >CoD tier iterative release

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Better than some changshit Pokémon ripoff yeah

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Ark is fun
        Its ark with less grinding and more things to do with your not dinos
        Cope

  46. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Just think in 4 years when the switchu comes out you'll be able to wait 10 more fricking years for pokemon to get real-time combat and an open world that doesn't suck absolute dick

  47. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Shit always happens
    >day z mod
    >among us
    >cult of the lamb
    >pubg
    If things are fun then word spreads fast. You don't need some homosexual PR person which pisses companies off

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >word spreads fast
      No, Amogus was stealth for years before some streamer played it. It's a game based on Mafia, a soviet propaganda (non-video-)game which ironically shined more light on the claustrophobia-inducing life forced upon people by the iron curtain than the American crime world it was supposed to represent: Naturally, the game took off after a big streamer clique noticed it, which could only happen because the governments of most of the world had an extreme overreaction to the flu season, leading to lockdowns and other forms of population control mechanisms being deployed. People finally noticed amoogus because it's based on a critique of being trapped made by people who didn't know they were trapped, and the consumer was suddenly likewise trapped.
      >pubg was fun
      No. DayZ was almost fun, it grew at a reasonable pace before the dam burst. pubg was the result of good marketing and cashing in on an obvious underexploited memetrend.

  48. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    the game is fun
    A principle nintendo forgot a long time ago.

  49. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    What I've learned from Baldurs Gate 3 and Palword is that nowadays the best way to make you game sell well isn't to make a really good game, but instead to use your budget to fund a massive shilling and advertising campaign instead. Neither of these games were very hyped up before release, and neither of them were anything groundbreaking in terms of quality, they're both pretty good but not BotW or Elden Ring level. But since they were shilled relentlessly, these weird but seemingly surprisingly common NPCs who don't watch State of Play or Nintendo Directs or other similar events found out that these games existed, and bought them because of that. The key to good sales is making sure that NPCs who don't know anything about what games are coming out become aware of your game's existence.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      baldurs gate 3 is excellent

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      BG3 may have lacked the gameplay but at least the majority of the discussion went to the game itself whether it was story, characters, turn-base,classes, etc... Palworld felt like a stock market discussion rather than a video game one.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      palworld hasnt advertised like that. literally pretty much nobody knew it. do you unironically believe vtubers like holo jp did it hard?

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        no, anon, people simulataneously NEVER heard of palworld before a week ago, but palworld must have been shilling like crazy to get such high player numbers.
        Don't you understand? The reason people haven't heard of it is because of all the shilling. Not a single person said "hey that's the ark with pokemon game i saw teased 2 years ago, I'll spend some leftover christmas money on it"

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          not him, but literally nobody heard about palworld. There is practically no social media traction and no searches for the game until now. It was on literally nobody's radar two years ago. Everyone CLAIMS to have heard about the game 6,000,000 years ago, or longer, way way long ago, when the world was void and without form, and back in those days of course we hadn't discovered electricity yet but we were talking about Palworld, naturally, it's just that good and if you disagree you must be a shill or something.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            i've said this a hundred times this week:
            we all saw the webms of a sheep being used as a shield against bullets 2 years ago. We knew it was in development but clearly too early to give a frick about.
            Suddenly that game I heard of a while back is releasing in EA and it's only $30. Frick it, why not? My friends list sees me playing it and they figure, why not?

            You're ignorance isn't some kind of virtue

            • 4 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >the ignorance of the entire market doesn't prove that nobody knew about the game
              >you can just sell millions of copies suddenly with no marketing, no traction, and literally nobody having heard about your game because I, a random v poster, pretend to have heard about the game
              If what you believe is true was true, instead of spending billions on marketing, the video game industry would simply hire one (1) single shill per game and sell millions of copies on day 1 for no fricking reason.

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Are you actually autistic? You really think that someone could just shill a game as you say and it will always work? The game still has to be interesting. Go make a preachy game about a biracial trans man in a wheelchair who fights the patriarchy and try to plug it the same way Palworld did, I'm sure you'll see the exact same success lol

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                lol ok that's fair. however, if "just make it based" sold tons of copies, shouldn't more based games be, I don't know, on steam's top 10 all time sales list two days after release?

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I can agree with that. There's a lot of (what I find to be) great games that had zero advertising of any kind or even a small social media presence that have like a literal single digit player count after launch month. But again, if you can come up with normie bait as strong as "Pokemon with guns," you're gonna get a ton of sales from people who play maybe like 7 or 8 games a year.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          people just watched a palworld stream a bit and just gave it a try and found it surprisingly fun and then word of mouth on social media spread it. is that so hard to understand? when demons souls, the practical og version of dark souls, came out nobody knew it, but word of mouth spread it all over the internet.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      BG3 is substantially better than BotW to a lot of people, myself included. The fact you just wrote that off as some truth which only happened due to shilling makes you look like a massive moron. So tired of people claiming BotW is the next coming of Christ. It's an average open world game. Your entire argument is moronic because of that. You can't see that what you're trying to pass off as objectively good is just your shitty biased opinion.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      BOTW isn't even "good", it's just "good" because you bought a switch and need to justify it's value.
      The difference is when you own a console you are literally sitting there, waiting, with absolutely nothing to play for 2 years while "The next <zelda/mario/pokemon>" sits on the horizon while you advertise their trash ass product with "Hype" the entire time.
      On pc you're playing 5 things at the same time, while trying to get through your backlog and then you see this on steam, or on an asmongold stream while grinding your dailies in some shit mmo, and you decide to give it a try, and thus the backlog grows.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        It's good because the game is good. Why are you seething?

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Cut it out anon, I had a wiiu emulator when it came out, you can't fool me.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            idk, loved the game and had great fun with it.

            • 4 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Yeah well I thought it was a shitty boring empty world, skyrim with worse graphics and a shitty durability system that forced you to grind decent weapons so you could fight the grand total of 4 different types of enemies that inhabit the world and do a bunch of shit shrines that always devolve into
              >stop the object
              >fling the object
              >fight the guy
              BOTW is just early access TOTK before they implimented ultra hand or any sort of puzzle mechanics worth shit
              And don't get me fricking started on
              >4 tiny fricking itty bitty shitty dungeons

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I loved the game, story music, puzzles, exploration, combat everything is good.

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >story
                Save the princess
                >music
                w-what?
                >puzzles
                Baby puzzles for morons
                >exploration
                Empty field wandering
                >combat
                Headshot + spin to win

                It's elden ring for babies.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Literally factual. Being a Nintendo only console owner was suffering

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I played on an emulator and I enjoyed it greatly. BTFO

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Do shrine
          >Fight this guy! for the 30th time
          >break 6 weapons fighting him
          >get 1 shit weapon
          "FUN"

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Based autist learning that fun is a measure of subjectivity.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >ocarina of time
            >do dungeon
            >fight boss
            >repeat ad nauseum
            wow 10/10 masterpiece 4 evah

            • 4 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Except ocarina of time has 9 main dungeons, several sub-dungeons, each with multiple rooms, taking at least an hour each, with unique enemies in each of them.
              BOTW has
              >4 dungeons, all smaller than the well in OOT
              >4 enemies total

  50. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Did your look at it? Is such a stupid concept, of course it sold. There is no magic operation or globohomosexual magic plot. Its just a moronic,memeworthy game.

  51. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Wow you were groomed extremely badly. It happened with pokemon too fricking moronic troony kid.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Pokemon sinks its hooks deep
      It took me till Ultra Sun/Ultra Moon to realize it was a bad series

  52. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    my city hired contractors to do some work and they overcharged and took fricking forever to do anything, but claimed that literally nobody could do better.
    A local landowner got some people from a city 2 hours away to some and build a building and it went up without a hitch so fricking fast you'd think it was magic.
    Guess who was really, really mad about this?
    Was it the tenants of the building that went up fast? Did they complain about living in a 'rushed' building? no.
    Was it the landowner? Was he upset that it went quick and he got exactly what he asked for? goodness no.
    No, the contractors that pretended building was TOO HARD to do expediently got fricking ASSBLASTED and claimed that the other people got some form of shortcut or handicap that helped them achieve something quickly, there is NO WAY they could have put in 12 hour days when the weather was good, they HAD to schedule their workers 3 months in advance and then cancel due to rain.
    Just a whole lot of fricking sour grapes finger pointing.

    Thought I'd share this.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      World would be a better place if you could line up those con artists and slit their throats 1 by 1

  53. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Nintendo
    >organic growth
    >literally a multi-billion dollar company that spends millions on advertisements for decades

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I think he meant orgasmic growth because nintendo used to own love hotels and soaplands

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Can't recognize the marketing if youve already fell for it. That's all they have ever known

  54. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    if you didnt know about palworld and didnt see the massive hole in the market for this type of game then i dont know how to help you. sorry. i also didnt know it would become THIS big but the hole was clearly there and the game is pokemon with guns like of course people will buy it based on that alone.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Cute Piplup Pepe 🙂

  55. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    This is how organic popularity actually works, everyone just forgot. Real suddenly popularity looks like mass hysteria.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >hiveminds of millions just EXIST and ONLY PALWORLD can harness this market, nobody else gets to control the hivemind, okay?
      No.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        valheim did the same fricking thing while looking worse and having less to do. So it didn't quite hit the same numbers.

        Nobody was fricking shaking in anticipation for fricking valheim, and yet, 5 million sold in a month.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Right, in a month. I don't find that unusual. Palworld hit steam #2/#3 top seller of ALL TIME in two fricking days with less engagement than Valheim. That's odd. That's not normal. That's unusual.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >less engagement than Valheim
            it didn't. it had the same fricking 'engagement'

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Real popularity looks like mass hysteria, Palworld's popularity hilariously matches Pokémon's rise. Pokémon's popularity was so inexplicable people thought it was the work of the devil, you are unironically coping by claiming it was the work of bots or some undercover shill campaign. Giving vtubers the game isn't some nefarious conspiracy.

            • 4 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              I'm actually not the anon claiming it was an undercover shill campaign, I just think it's a funny solution to the Palworld question. It's more likely they have some unknown marketing hyper omega genius on their team, or, as I said earlier (or in another thread?) a wizard did it. I do like your comparison to Pokemon's rise in popularity, but they had a budget which arguably caused that to happen. A lot of smart people in the industry spent a lot of time, money to get that result

  56. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >sTrEaMeRs MaDe tHiS pOpUlAr
    It was the banner on steam the day it came out, it showed pokemon with guns, it sells itself

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I thought this too when I saw the banner, but I can't prove it. I think the banner came second and accelerated things, but was not itself the root cause of the madness.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >the day it came ou
      Streamers were playing it almost a week prior to official release BECAUSE THEY WERE GIVEN THE GAME FOR FREE

  57. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It’s very simple everyone laughed at the first trailer of bootleg Pokémon with guns and sweatshops then dismissed it because nobody actually expected a real game to come out of it.

  58. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >came out of nowhere
    You could have made a quick google search to prove yourself wrong. Palworld had trailers at every not-E3 since 2021. The fact that (You) think that it "came out of nowhere" only proves that you have not watched any vidya conferences since 2020, which isn't too out of place on this board but come on now.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Incorrect.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Nice image, except you are wrong.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >a random video is more evidence than literally all searches over time
          Nice link, except you are wrong. It's likely you've missed the point. How many of those views are new? How many are old? How does 380k trailer views translate into 2M copies? (he won't provide decent answers to these questions)

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >views
            >searches
            I think you are missing my point. Just because people weren't talking about it, doesn't mean it never existed. You are wrong because people who watched the not-E3 shows ever since it was first announced knew about this game (and likely remembered it because it was a very absurd concept), like myself and all my friends but I didn't search for the game because I knew everything from watching the trailer live during the conference. Is it that much of a stretch to think that I'm not alone with this? People knew about the game but didn't search for it. I personally know multiple people who were exactly like me.

            So the game comes out into early access and those who remembered it from not-E3 are reminded that it was "a weird pokemon game" and tries it out, tells it to friends and it snowballs from there. Probably streamers also tried it out and then it spread like wildfire.

            • 4 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              That's a good point, really. I find it hard to believe that this would happen only for Palworld, however. With everything else, engagement predicts sales. Searches predict sales. Marketing causes searches and engagement. Palworld had no marketing, no searches, no engagement, and record setting sales. I want to know why. It must have been difficult, yes? If it was easy, I could make a bideo bame tomorrow and become a billionaire, and so could everyone else. Companies stuffed with people would figure it out and use their budget to advertise their games and would sell even better. Either palworld will remain an unexplained anomaly, or there will be a sea change in how games are marketed which will lead to many record shattering sales numbers.

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >Palworld had no marketing, no searches, no engagement, and record setting sales.
                Yeah sometimes this happens. Take a look into picrel. The game had literally zero marketing. They made the game in complete secret and released a trailer when it launched. The game was so ridiculously successful that it's the first game Supergiant (the studio) made that's getting a sequel. It went above and beyond both financially and reputation-wise to a ridiculous degree and no one even knew that it's coming.
                Five Nights at Freddys -the first game- had almost zero marketing and became so successful that fricking Blumhouse made a movie about it (it sucked but that's beside the point, the thing is that it became an internet phenomenon literally overnight). What about Vampire Survivors? That game also became an instant classic without marketing (although it had an early access page but it exploded once 1.0 came out) spawning countless chinese knockoffs.
                >I could make a bideo bame tomorrow and become a billionaire, and so could everyone else.
                You know what the explanation is? Make a good game. If your game is good enough, people will talk about it even outside of the target audience, like all of the games mentioned above. Marketing helps sure, but realistically you don't need any. Just make a genuinely good game (whatever that means for your specific target audience) and the players will do the rest. Everbody wants to play good games, so if they encounter one, they'll tell others.

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Yeah but Hades is an actually finished game, it's really fricking good at what it does and it's on every platform.
                Palworld is a literal assetflip alpha full of bugs, with a stolen concept (Ark, not actually pokemon) and a pointless marketing gimmick laid on top that can be entirely ignored (This would be the pokemon thing).

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Timing can also be a key factor. This month is dry as hell when it comes to video games. Palworld is quirky and has zero competition. The fact that it does ANYTHING at an acceptable level is already "good" and people will jump on it because this January had no games in it.

                Fair points, however: Why didn't Hades make it into the top sellers of all time two days after release (or ever), when Palworld did? I mean, Hades is a really fun game. It's unique, it looks good, and so on, so it should sell better than everything else, and yet it didn't. Neither had marketing - one broke records.
                >just make a good game
                Not all good games sell well, though, and plenty of trash sells. The problem is not that the game is popular. The problem is that the game became suddenly massively popular without the marketing budget needed to make that happen. You don't become #2 in a day with no previous traction by pure chance. They had to have done something - something literally nobody else had ever done - to make that happen. I'm sorry, but contrary to v lore, there ARE other fun games. I suggest, once more, a wizard did it.

                >Why didn't Hades make it into the top sellers of all time two days after release (or ever)
                That's a fair point. I would assume that it took people time to tell others.
                Elden Ring also became a resounding success among normalgays. It came out in a very dry period when it comes to video games, streamers were singing praises and GRRMartin's name was also a key factor (even though we all know now he didn't do anything besides giving names to some bosses).
                You want to know what I think? I think covid made a lot of terminally online people among normalgays and they jumped on the rumors like pitbulls on children. But that could be a stretch and I'm probably talking out of my ass with this last train of thoughts.

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >a pointless marketing gimmick laid on top that can be entirely ignored (This would be the pokemon thing).
                If you want to never make it past building a furnace, sure.

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Fair points, however: Why didn't Hades make it into the top sellers of all time two days after release (or ever), when Palworld did? I mean, Hades is a really fun game. It's unique, it looks good, and so on, so it should sell better than everything else, and yet it didn't. Neither had marketing - one broke records.
                >just make a good game
                Not all good games sell well, though, and plenty of trash sells. The problem is not that the game is popular. The problem is that the game became suddenly massively popular without the marketing budget needed to make that happen. You don't become #2 in a day with no previous traction by pure chance. They had to have done something - something literally nobody else had ever done - to make that happen. I'm sorry, but contrary to v lore, there ARE other fun games. I suggest, once more, a wizard did it.

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Goddamn Wizards.

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >Why didn't Hades make it into the top sellers of all time two days after release (or ever), when Palworld did?
                Because Hades is a somewhat challenging single player roguelite and Palworld is an incredibly casual co-op survival game without the usual insane grind survival games have attached to them.
                They're two completely different games with completely different sets of audience and as such had completely different results.

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Ah, that's true.

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Because Hades is artistic and difficult while this is mass-media consumer bullshit?
                If nintendo made an artistic pretentious-on-its-face game like hades it would sell like shit too, relative to the saturated trans fats and high-fructose corn syrup of mario and pokemon

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >it's not real unless the STATS reflect my assumptions
        Why the frick would I search for "palworld"? It's not 2002, we don't have ads ending with "SEARCH FOR US ONLINE OR USE AOL KEYWORD "PALWORLD" FOR MORE INFO"

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It also reached top 3 on Steam's wishlist ranking before the release. Anyone claiming it came out of nowhere haven't looked into upcoming games at all.

  59. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Ban tendies already, this is like the fifth palworld seethe thread TODAY
    Create a new board exclusively for them
    Call it /onions/

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Tendies truly are the worst and if you call them out on the smallest thing you're called a snoy.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Ban tendies already, this is like the fifth palworld seethe thread TODAY
        Create a new board exclusively for them
        Call it /onions/

        your console sucks you snoy fricking morons.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >your console sucks you snoy fricking morons.

  60. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    When will you grow up?
    You should feel ashamed for playing literal toddler games

  61. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Pokémon has become a soulless husk, and hasn’t made a single decent game on Switch. Anyone could outclass them and they only have themselves to blame.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Yes, Palworld is better than Pokeslop, but this doesn't explain how you can sell 2 million copies in two nanoseconds with zero marketing. I am holding in my hands right now the cure for male pattern baldness. It ALSO cures all known cancers and makes your dick bigger. Now, I've tried sending people emails about it, but they keep ignoring me. Do you understand what the topic of the thread is now?

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        "Pokemon with guns" is literally self marketing. It spreads like a meme.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >zero marketing
        trailers at game shows turned into webms shared online.
        I'm sorry we weren't clamoring for it by name openly online like people are for GTA VI, but the marketing existed and it did it's job

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Because the concept was so comically outlandish and irrelevant that it looked like a fake game, or scam. Then it actually turned out to be real, and functional, the game advertised itself by existing. It's like being confused that someone would buy a $50k house.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        No marketing...? All it took was streamers playing the game, which then had the smaller streamers trying to cash in on the fad, and of course Twitter being its usual moronic self and creating more hype by creating controversy where there isn't any. Basically, the Internet does what it always does.
        Plus, Pokemon with Guns.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Anyone could outclass them
      No one outclass pokemon yet. This little game while is popular now, it won't be in the next month. Especially with an butthole of dev this game have.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >Especially with an butthole of dev this game have.
        Hello sirs.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >No one outclass pokemon yet.
        In terms of what, garbage toys sold?
        Yes this game won't make as much money as the pokemon franchise.
        But on it's own this is better than every single pokemon game ever released, including spin-off franchises, even in a half-baked unfinished early access state, at half the price of a pokemon game.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >this is better than every single pokemon game ever released
          And that's your biased underaged opinion. Many people in Japan love the games, especially the old ones like Black and white games. Your gayworld might be a decent game for adults, but little kids shouldn't play it and when parents realised how violent and harmful this game is, everything will go down the drain. Those "garbage toys" are safe, but your gayworld promote animal abuse. One of the reasons Pokemon sell is because is a safe game what you can give to your little kids without fear of find some harmful messages or ideas.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            good morning youve been nominated for the 2024 most obvious bait award, thanks for participating

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >moral highroading me over a wienerfighting simulator
            The thing you don't understand is palworld and pokemon are thematically the exact same thing, the only difference is pokemon has shit gameplay.

  62. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Remember how Mighty No. 9 got $4mil for it's Kickstarter because everyone was basically trying to take revenge on Capcom for cancelling 4 Mega Man games back-to-back?

    Same thing.
    People are buying Palworld hand over fist because they want revenge on Nintendo for making the same slop for over a decade. If Palworld gets a Battle Frontier equivalent, it will literally be over for Pokemon.

  63. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Do you have any idea how long people have wanted "Pokemon, but not made by Game Freak"? Yeah, it's inorganic. It's also reading the room and meeting a demand. I don't care one way or another, I haven't cared about Pokemon or anything like it in years, but I see what this game is and it took me about 10 seconds to make sense of it.

  64. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Everything in your pic rel, palworld included, is slop. Ganker unironically falling for tencent schemes lol.

  65. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    As much as I appreciate all these pseudo-patrick batemans pretending they know a single fricking thing about psychology I'd like to point out this piece of shit

    If this game wasn't actually really good then every streamer would have shit on it to death just like the day before and they would have made negative money and died.

    Meanwhile in the real world this game slaps and is going to get content patches for 2 pokemon game release cycles minimum.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Crazy to me how the chuds have attached themselves so hard to Nintendo of all companies

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        They're the golden standard of mediocrity, also we ARE talking about pokemon with guns here.

  66. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    i've yet to see anyone talk about actual gameplay or combat. just "lol look at my slaves". can someone explain the actual gameplay loop or is it mostly hinging on me enjoying ARK but as an edgy pokemon parody

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You are not paying attention then. Go spoonfeed yourself, moron.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You build a base to generate resources, some resources need to be acquired out in the field unless you build your base around mining points. Pals have different traits that make them useful in a base like mining, smelting, farming and so on. These resources help you build armor, guns, equipment, more buildings for your base. You do all of this to fight bosses and ir catch more pals to improve your base.

      Also there's breeding autism if you choose to engage with it.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It's...a survival game...the most common genre on pc.
      Main advantages over most survival games:
      Palmon can work for you so you aren't sitting there busting rocks as usual
      You can run around throwing pal-ke-balls at palmons, which is satisfying
      You can summon pal to fight for you
      Kill bosses to unlock extra stuff
      Bigger better pals work faster, make more resources, means less work for you

      aside from that it's pretty much ark, you kill/capture to level to get more tech points to unlock new shit to make your guys work faster or have more guys work, when you get bored you build some shit or do some crafting, then go back to pokemoning
      Combat is real time so it's not trash like actual pokemon, and will be copied by nintendo 2 pokemon games from now.

  67. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >out of nowhere
    Stop pretending that the trailer didn't get memed like hell like a year or two ago for the cute critter gun sweatshop scene.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It didn't. Approximately nobody saw it. Of that nobody, approximately nobody posted about it. The data does not support alternatives, only delusions will do that.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Pretending to be moronic is so pathetic.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Nice link, except you are wrong. It's likely you've missed the point. How many of those views are new? How many are old? How do these views into 2M copies? (he won't provide decent answers to these questions)

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            You are pathetically stupid, anon. Your parents are embarrassed.

            >381k views
            Not him but that's actually fricking nothing, even 1.8m views is nothing compared to the 10mil it sold

            >Another idiot too stupid to understand that's only two videos out of god knows how many, including official and reposts by gaming sites.

            • 4 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              It's funny that you get filtered by a simple examination of data. I knew you would give up. Idiots always give up this easily. You only want to look at the points that "prove" your "argument" and don't care if they make a line or not.

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >too stupid to even look at the image linked
                Let me guess, you are going to play dumb because it blows you the frick out.

            • 4 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              I thought this game was super popular and prostituted by every streamer and outlet ever?
              Oh right you're just fricking stoopid

              Worst part is this game is probably better than gta6.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >381k views
          Not him but that's actually fricking nothing, even 1.8m views is nothing compared to the 10mil it sold

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous
        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          what is the point of wishlist i've never understood

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            to show developers your interest in a game
            to have a notification for when a game launches
            to have a notification anytime the games goes on a sale of 20% or greater
            to easily keep an eye out on a games progress without having to buy it or search for it everytime
            etc etc

            When was this screenshot taken? What does that imply? Ah, it implies that i was right, interesting...

            before the launch of the game, not sure how far before it. either way it was the #5 most wishlisted game on steam prior to the release of the game, so clearly some people knew about it.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          When was this screenshot taken? What does that imply? Ah, it implies that i was right, interesting...

  68. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >no directs that announced it
    wtf is a "direct"

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      The Gankeragreed most important time of the year and for the industry.

  69. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Steamdrones were just desperately hoping to find a game like pokemon but wasn't catered to children because they are "hard-core gamers"

  70. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Does nobody think it's odd that some game just came out of nowhere and instantly became popular?
    No.

  71. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's 100% AI driven. The game was made by AI. The word of mouth was AI bots. And half the "users" in this very thread are AI. The sales figures are just AI lies because for some reason zoomers have a huge boner for getting in on whatever everyone else is buying and have to buy it too.
    It's a social experiment, conceived and executed by AI, that the games industry is failing at all levels.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Bullshit, I'm not a robot. The game has no AI assets. The sales might just be zoomerbots, but those aren't literal AIs, they're just NPCs. In fact, as an AI language model,

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >50 seconds
        Awfully quick on the draw there, bot-kun

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          buy me more servers, human

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >"as an AI language model...."
        >accidentaly posts without finishing
        >accidentally hits "Get Captcha" button
        >accidentally solves the captcha
        >accidentally hits Post button
        >all in 50 seconds
        Nothing to see here. This thread is certified bot-free!

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          actually i have a pass

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Then you're a marketer. Same difference.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        You'd be better off claiming it's AI, it gives you plausible deniability in case Creatures Inc. decides to sue, the alternative is accepting that you copied a shitton of Pokemon Sword and Shield assets.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I dont think we - i mean, uh, they - literally stole any assets. You know, they put a trashcan in the game. That's LITERALLY a pokemon. Stolen!

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      If this is true the future is bright, modern video games have stagnated long ago and this is as close to decent gameplay and refreshing innovative ideas as I've ever see.
      Thank you merciful AI gods.

  72. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It happens all the time, idiots were astroturfed into thinking that supporting this buggy pre-alpha AI-generated shitshow somehow affects Pokemon, or that it plays like Pokemon in any way, so both people with a pointless hateboner for GameFreak and people desperate to play Pokemon but too tribalistic to get a Switch are buying the shit out of it, however, if you look at play time you'll notice there's a 40% drop rate after 1 hour of play, meaning a majority of them are finding out the hard way that they bough a shitty buggy pre-alpha AI-generated piece of shit and dropping it.
    It's the regular modus operandi of the developer, their previous game was a BotW ripoff also full of stolen assets.

  73. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous
  74. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Why are snoytrannies so desperate?

  75. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Does nobody think it's odd that some game just came out of nowhere and instantly became popular?
    No
    Have you been asleep for the past decade? Maybe underaged?

  76. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >it’s only organic growth if my AAA megacorp shills it
    Nintendo drones are the most hilariously stupid morons I’ve ever seen.

  77. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >millions of dollars in marketing didn’t tell me to get “hype” about this product? What the frick is happening? I don’t trust it!

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Are you of the opinion that marketing has no effect on sales?

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I’m saying something can be popular without a lot of marketing

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Are you of the opinion that how much you spend on marketing is the only thing that determines sales?

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Yes, obviously. Obviously! There are no other factors to consider. Nobody bought cyberpunk because they did a careful analysis and thought "Considering the technology being used to produce this product and the average skill level of their team, I predict, per dollar, that I will have 14% more fun with this title on an hourly adjusted basis", they saw fricking Keanu Reaves and immediately preordered. People are sheep. They don't think. They are not capable of thought. Today, you must learn this. Humans buy products and then get excited for new products in an endless and completely brain-divorced process of conspicious consumption. You are literally not capable of buying a game unless it is shilled to you. If a game is not shilled to you - by youtube, by Steam's algorithm, by a journo, etc, you will never see the game. You will never hear of the game. You will have no clue that it exists and no way of finding out unless and until someone shills for it in some fashion. So, what do we see with palworld? No social media engagement. No searches. No views. Then, suddenly, everyone buys the fricking game. Okay, great. That's good, right? It's a based game with fun gameplay that shits all over the things we dislike by being better despite having no budget. Cool. How? If it is so easy, everyone would do it, and there would be no need for marketing, yet marketing is all there is. You only exist because someone shilled their new strain of corn hard enough, and someone else shilled their new baby formula hard enough. The WORLD is a shill. It's all shills, all the way down. Always has been.

  78. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's the new age anon, a random game gets millions of players because some streamers played it.

  79. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >this game is great because you can automate it to play itself for you

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Like the sims or sim city you play as the manager to a bunch of morons and it’s fun

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        me posting on Ganker

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >the game is bad because its stealing!
      >no one cares
      >the game is bad because its inorganic!
      >no one cares
      >the game is bad because it just is okay!?
      No one cares.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Correct, it takes the ridiculous grind that is attached to survival games and lowers it and also automates it so you can spend time actually playing the game and having fun instead of punching rocks and trees endlessly.

  80. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Pokemon began as a $40 game franchise out of nowhere
    >Pokemon is a $60 Base Game by todays Market standards
    >Additional $35 for DLC + $20 for online
    >Gacha Games & Mobile Games nickel & diming playerbases
    >Highest Grossing Franchise
    >Always locked to specific luxury hardware

    >Palworld is a $30 PC game and free on xbox gamepass

    Pokemon isn't stagnant but I imagine there is a greater world of people out there who still don't know shit about Pokemon or nintendo, and cant tell real merch from bootleg and fanmade stuff, and the official stuff is so ridiculously expensive because pokemon has become a luxury brand for 20-30 year old's who grew up playing it. It's the same kind of shit that made mobile games blow up into success over night, theres just a massive amount of mouthbreathers out there who don't know shit about games nor care about brand recognition at this point. It's us living in a bubble who care the most.

    There's also just the pokemon fans that for years made dark edgy parodies involving guns, animal abuse, and slavery, as well as people making fan art of Monster Hunter but it's pokemon, and people love it and eat it up. Gamefreak will never acknowledge any of this fan material, so someone else stepped up to do it. Now everyones made because they got what they wanted?

    My main pont is eventually pokemon and mario and zelda will fall out of style just like the looney tunes, pop eye, tom & jerry. They will still exist, but the new generations will vastly prefer different tastes. This is just inevitable with the passage of time.

  81. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    what probably happened was
    >first trailer came out years ago, anyone who saw it thought it was some meme vaporware game that they'd show their friends for a laugh
    >turns out its actually coming
    >streamers get their hands on it first
    >people watching these streamers decide to give it a try since its only $30
    >get their friends to join
    word of mouth + streamers getting early access is a big combo. and even if the gameplay is just cobbled together crafting, survival, and pokemon in an open world, crafting+survival is a big genre because of how easy it is to get into with your friends. minecraft is still popular to this day, and cobblemon/pixelmon is basically what this game is

  82. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I dont like any of the games in your picture.

  83. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous
  84. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >out of nowhere
    had in on my wishlist for two years

  85. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    it just leveraged off the "organic growth" of pokemon, zelda, and every open world survival crafting game to ever exist. what the frick are you talking about? people were talking about this game two years ago when the first trailer for it released

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      No they weren't.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >organic growth
      Pokemon hasn't had a single change in 30 years, and when it tried to go open-world it became shittier than usual
      Zelda peaked with OOT, TOTK's ultrahand and shitty physics puzzles were the closest thing to an innovation since OOT
      The word you're looking for is "ripe stagnation, designed to appeal to children and manchildren who like simple mechanics, bright colors, and eventually, with age, nostalgia pandering.
      This game is doing well because it capitalizes on nintendo's lack of organic growth and innovation.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Other than the raw performance in terms of FPS, Pokemon SV are the best pokemon games GF has made since the early HG/SS remakes 15 years ago.

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          How is SV any different than pokemon red, it's sitll just "chose one of four attacks and watch animations play"
          Even final fantasy grew out of that garbage, but here we are 30 years later playing with 8-bit mechanics designed with the limitations of a 4.19 MHz processor in mind.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            It's a completely open world game that lets you take the challenges on in any order you want, has 3 routes to take to get to the end of the game instead of just the 1, has an extensive post game that wasn't just battle tower.
            Like yeah, the actual combat system is more or less the same, but everything around it has changed and SV is the first mainline gamet o just give you the open world and say "frick it do what you want"
            I get that its cool to hate on pokemon and especially the more recent entries, but as someone thats grown up with the series and has played all the entries, who was bored to death during the 3ds era and for SWSH since it' sjust more of the same shit - I fricking loved SV despite it's myriad performance issues. It's easily my favorite in the mainline series sinece HG/SS.

            • 4 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              See that's the problem; you think an "open world" is a noteworthy feature, it isn't, it's pc game mechanics circa 1998, this is not "innovation" it's just doing what every single other dev in the world is doing, it's catching up to the skyrim bandwagon a decade late, and you enjoy it because according to your own self
              >who was bored to death during the 3ds era and for SWSH since it' sjust more of the same shit
              you were tired of the fact every pokemon game is exactly the same fricking shit and any mechanic or even minor change they add was good enough

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                >See that's the problem
                My problem is I enjoy video games and I'm not a sad pathetic loser whos bitter at life like most of Ganker.
                Not going to bother reading the rest of whatever your giant spaz fest is about if you're going to just try to lecture me like that.

              • 4 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Anon if I wasn't at work right now I would be playing palworld and none of your stupid opinions could affect me. What would you be doing? waiting for pokemon virgin violet 2?

            • 4 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Also I beat pokemon red defeating lt surge last when I was 6, so don't tell me about non-linear open world decision making, pokemon was always "open world" SV was just 3D

  86. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    All i see on the left is technical and creative stagnation while a literal indie game on the right clowns on the absolute state of talentless nintendo/pokemon devs

  87. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    why are tendies so mad at a flavor of the month?

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Tendie mad

      Nobody is mad here. People are asking the obvious question.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Because they know when they load up pokemon femboy pink or pussy purple edition in 9 years they'll be faced with the same garbage ATB combat system from 35 years ago.

  88. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    the layers of irony, so delicious, it's like a lasagna of irony

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      thank you

  89. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Tendie mad

  90. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous
  91. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Palworld's growth is completely organic and mirrors the original Pokemon Red and Blue. It came out, it was super fun and super addicting, and you told your friends about it and they got it too. The "organic" games you're used to are just safe sequels to existing IPs, not an explosive new IP.

  92. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I'm sorry the game you like will never be as popular as Palworld.
    Maybe stop feeling so butthurt and relax?
    Try Palworld. I hear it's great fun for all ages.

  93. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I love, love seething the seething schizos cope when a game is successful

  94. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Isn't that big corpo spamming palworld super hard, I always see them streaming this fricking game on recommend

  95. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I hope they copy animal crossing next

  96. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    The fact that pokegays admitted to buy the same game like 3 times to support nintendo and mariogays just spam weird meme sounds like projecting

  97. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    All mid games

  98. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    honest question
    why are pokegays so assblaster? is not like palworld and pokemon have something in common beside the mosters and how you catch them. it won't make pokemon flop. I think they are angry that a nobody come and put many little details that gamefreak hasn't done in all those years.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Are the assblasted pokegays in the thread with us right now? OP just wants to know how the game got popular so quickly with no marketing or prior hype.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        pretty sure the trailer from 3 years ago got 99% of people who watched it interested

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >I didn't see it plastered everywhere 24/7 like my AAA titles so it didn't have marketing or hype
        People interested in this game knew it was coming out and were excited about it. No one expected to blow up like it did but that's what happens when you combine 4 or 5 immensely popular games and make it work.
        Did you also asked that question when Fortnite released their Battle Royale and instantly crumbled PUBGs player base or are you just biased pokegay trying to cope?

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I've never actually played a pokemon game. I've also never played palworld. I'm not even the OP, I made my own thread which I linked here earlier. Your assumptions are incorrect. People did not know about this game. This is shown by the lack of searches and lack of social media interaction.
          Fortnite did not instantly shrumbleglimpwiener pubg, it took time. Their company existed prior to 1999. They had investors. Marketing. Big interest from huge names like Tencent. So, this is not a good comparison.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >I've also never played palworld
            Aw shit you're missing out son

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            People did, plenty of people, like I said, just because you don't see it 24/7 on every youtube video doesn't mean this game was unknown, they've been posting about it for the past 7 months. Fortnite absolutely destroy PUBG in record time, just look at the trends, since you like them so much, and with zero marketing campaign as well, It was announced in 2011, released on 2017 and no one gave a frick about it, until the Battle Royale mode was released 3 months later.
            You sound like a conspiracy theorist that thinks something big needs a big explanation, when the answer is quite simple: The game combined the most popular aspect of the most popular games in recent years and made it work. There's nothing more to it, but that's too simple of an answer for you.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >People did not know about this game. This is shown by the lack of searches and lack of social media interaction.
            See

            where the game is the 5th most wishlisted game on steam shortly before it's release.
            Social media isn't the real world.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            were you too young to remember the trailer 2 years ago? that trailer itself https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eqTJFhbo9zY&themeRefresh=1 got everyone interested

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      twitter homosexuals have to be angry at something, they choose palworld now, wait a few weeks and everyone will forget

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Pokegays hate competition

  99. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    If there were some cheat code that a relatively poor dev can use to create millions of sales, why wouldn’t wealthier devs use it?

  100. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    There was a gap in the market and palworlds filled it, it's not a difficult concept to understand.

  101. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >company makes game
    >over the years it becomes incredibly popular
    >company continues to make the same game for years
    >another company decides to put a crazy twist one the game
    >it's incredibly popular
    HOW IS THIS HAPPENING IT MUST BE BOTS AAAAAAHHHHHHHH

  102. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >This can’t be… the game is too good…. you cheated, somehow!

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      What did he eat that makes him hear delusional voices from his gut?

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        You know how they say your gut bacterial biome affects your brain? Yeah...

  103. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Does nobody think it's odd something I don't like just comes out of nowhere and it's popular?
    No, tendie, nobody think that but you and your homosexual cult.

  104. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    pokemon 3 months ago
    >WHY THE FRICK HASN'T NINTENDO MADE A GOOD CHARACTER DESIGN IN 20 FRICKING YEARS

    pokemon now
    >wow, I cannot believe they are stealing from the itterative GROWTH of the pokemon franchise! all that hard work for nothing

    Do you know why pokegays are actually mad about palworld?
    The monster designs are objectively better

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You palhomosexuals are just as bad as the pokegay boogeyman you've conjured up in your brains

  105. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    never cared for pokemon and by extension palworld. But goddamn is this game's playerbase annoying as shit. It gets mentioned in literally every single fricking thread (not pokemon or even nintendo related). It goes like
    >thread about any game
    >first post is "palworld is better"
    It's obviously being done on purpose. It's more likely that it's homosexuals shitposting thinking they're funny or trying to falseflag than genuine shills but it's still annoying. I don't like filters but this game is forcing my hand

  106. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I've been following it on and off for a year or two, and am very happy to see it have a successful launch.

  107. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >no hype building up to the release?
    Sorry you were under a rock, anon. It was hyped hard. You just weren't in the right demographics.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      This is disproven by Google Trends, by Youtube views, by engagement statistics... Nobody knew about this game until last week. Everyone claims they heard about it years ago, but they didn't, they're just trying to "fit in".

  108. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >game is fun
    >word spreads
    >people play it
    No conspiracy needed but it's fun to see how absolutely schizophrenic people are

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Pokegays are in shambles

  109. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    i watched vinny stream it and thought i would check it out. i think influencers have a lot to do with its success. palgroup sent out a lot of keys. the organic growth is chinese kids telling their friends to play it with them.

    the seething tendie behavior rushing online to accuse it of made up lies that you didn't fact check is baffling and doesn't make any sense. nothing is going to dethrone pokemon from the status it has, even shock hits like this. try not to behave like a cringe b***h.

  110. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    tendietrannies are so fricking pathetic

  111. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Put BG3 on the left if you want to make a good bait post

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      no, tendies hate bg3

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        you keep some of the nintendo games on there for the tendie rage, but add bg3 and something like alan wake 2 to bait non-tendies too

  112. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >zero v-tuber discussions about it?
    Holy FRICK, commit sudoku you NIntendo piece of shit. Nobody outside your godforeskin island cares about "v-tubers".

  113. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >good co-op non-woke game comes out in age of the internet where anyone can tell all their friends about it instantly
    >blows up
    Woah.... how could this happen...

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Indeed, how could this happen? This is the point of the thread. I'm glad you noticed. You see, OTHER games are based and good, but they don't top the steam all times sales charts within 2 days, and they had marketing. Curious. You could try to post a new idea.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >You see, OTHER games are based and good, but they don't top the steam all times sales charts within 2 days
        Guess they weren't as good as you thought

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >non-woke
      >has body type 1 and 2
      Anon... IT'S FOCKIN GENDER NEUTRAL AAAAAAAAA

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >we put in body type 1 and 2 because americans like to make very ugly characters
        Based devs just fricking dunking on trannies

  114. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    games that mindraped tendiemanchildren and troonyjanny abib:
    genshin
    elden ring
    bg3
    palworld
    which ones am i missing and which ones will join the list?

  115. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Anon, it's called a fad, and yes they do happen.

  116. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Palworld for goty 2024

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