what are some historical ''dropping the ball'' business decissions from vidya companies you remember

what are some historical ''dropping the ball'' business decissions from vidya companies you remember

heres one
>Sony losing all of Monster Hunter to Nintendo because they demanded Trophy implementation from Capcom

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  1. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Square Enix going with PS5 and EGS exclusivity.

    I always forget that Kingdom Hearts is on PC now

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Kingdom Hearts in on PC?
      I need to take a look on that.

  2. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Microsoft gave up on funding Insomniac developed Spider Man game.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      To think Insomniac went from making fricking Ratchet&Clank to this garbage
      How could this happen?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        It’s ok they still make a horrible watered down version of Ratchet and Clank where Ratchet may as well have suffered a lobotomy considering how hard his character has been butchered.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Have you seen the leaks? Those Disney licenses are so goddamn expensive it's still unclear whether Sony will end up making profit from all their Disney games

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      It wouldnt have sold well on xbox

  3. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Blizzard not doing anything about Dota

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      are you moronic? they tried everything they tried to sue valve and riot, but they got fricked over because nobody at Blizzard made Dota and the current wokies and lefties can't make a good game. Why you think Skeletonking or Windranger got a name change in dota?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        They should’ve gone full NOA and sent a DMCA when it first got popular

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          They did that. Blizzard was giga butthurt about Dota and probably still is if we look at all their current failures

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        They didn't try hiring icefrog

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          ???????? They tried to get icefrog and guinsoo they just didn't want to work in a woke lefty company even though 2012 wasn't as fricking disgusting woke as today.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Icefrog literally approached Blizzard and they laughed him out of the room.

          Anyway, there is no greater balldrop than Microsoft. And I'm not even talking about Xbox. They had ALL the opportunity in the world to make an appstore before Apple ever did and they didn't. And when they did try to gave us fricking Games for Windows Live. Valve APPROACHED Microsoft and asked them if they could make a Steam-like service to help them with Counter Strike back then and none of those morons thought ahead of time.

          A bonus ball drop but not as bad since they're still on top is Valve not taking advantage of the sheer dominance they had from late 2000s to the turn of the decade. There was a possibility where they wouldn't just have Steam, Source 2 would have been a game engine on the same level as Unity and Unreal and they would have had a Roblox equivalent too as early as the mid-10s but because they're run the way they are --- no one had the initiative to pull the trigger. Gaben lost the chance to be even more dominant than they were because he refused to tardwrangle.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >they tried everything they tried to sue valve and riot
        After 20 years of inactivity, you absolute fricking zoomer. I know you think every game that came out before you were born came out in the same year, but Warcraft 3 was a very long time ago, and DOTA stemmed from pre-Brood War Aeon Of Strife maps. Blizzard slept on it since '99.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I'm 34 you Black person kys I played Blizzard games before you. Blizzard was and is eternal butthurt over dota, and they could never turned dota into the same thing valve made dota into.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Also Blizzard turning into control freaks because they missed out on the Brood War competitive scene. That and Dota really mindfricked them.

  4. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Japan thinking they could compete with the USA in game development.

  5. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    everything Microsoft has ever done really, the only time they got ahead was when Nintendo dipped and Sony shot themselves in the face

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Microsoft really hates to compete on a level playing field.
      Unless they can corner a market they don't invest fully.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >was when Nintendo dipped
      Anon when that happened Sony took the lead.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Nintendo dipped
      I was having a hard time figuring out when this was until I realized you were talking about gen 7 when Nintendo completely trounced MS and Sony.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      This never happened. The Wii was a runaway success. Remove the Sony part and it could apply to 6th gen and the Gamecube when they finished dead last behind the original Xbox.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Wii was a success but it wasn't exactly for gamers. Alot of wii sales were just for the sport gimmick not much the actual video games. I'm glad Nintendo didn't actually try to capture the boomer market again and fixed their shit with the switch.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Wii was a success but it wasn't exactly for gamers.
          And any of the previous 3 iterations of the “Moviestation” were for gamers?

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Yes? It was the only way to actually play video games. PC was still a niche choice for video games back then.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      the peak of xbox was the halo 2/3/reach era.
      it was like as soon as reach released, microsoft thought they were invincible and cranked up the "frick the consumers" dial as far as it would go. it just took a little while for the machine to reach it's full speed.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Actually, the 360 sold less units than both the Wii and the PS3. It only made more money than the PS3 and nearly as much as the Wii purely due to Xbox live.

      That's right, Microsoft's single console success was selling a console at a lower MSRP to poor people just so they could give them hundreds of dollars over the console's life via Xbox live. The industry is now much worse off because of it!

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        People mostly refer to the first 3-4 years when 360 sales massively outpaced PS3.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >you can't look at the generation as a whole, just the part that's convenient to me

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >They only got ahead this one time.
            >But in the end they failed!
            >Yeah, they just meant the short period where they were succeeding.
            >DUHHH ARE YOU TRYING TO DENY THEIR FAILURE?!
            Bitch, read.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              >>Yeah, they just meant the short period where they were succeeding.
              They were successful throughout the entire gen. Just not through selling consoles or games. They are the reason why nobody makes proper games and everyone is trying to get you in some gay live service subscription crap now.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        this is why i skipped the PS4/Xbone entirely
        i for my life cant fathom paying 60 bucks to use my own internet and still dealing with P2P connection

      • 2 weeks ago
        vintologi.com

        360 was always shit but dumb consumers bought it anyway.

        I have come across plenty of youtubers still praising xbox live in the 360 era as if that would be something great, not sure why.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          shills or morons

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          it was the wild west in terms of moderation. they're comparing it to nowadays where everything is recorded and leftoid morons will pounce on any wrongthink

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Everyone always praised the 360's online because with the earlier models of the console you were forced to be connected via LAN, the best way to play online games. I wish today's consoles only had LAN ports. Frick Wi-Fi. People playing over Wi-Fi are lazy Black folk.

  6. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Nintendo in general

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I am not understanding this post. are you saying capcom has nintendo beat or world has nintendo beat.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >my console better than your console

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Both.

          Tendies need a wake up call sometimes

          but doesn't make sense nintendo has multiple games that outsold capcom's library for decades.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Both.

        Tendies need a wake up call sometimes

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        He's saying Nintendo has capcom beat if you look at their sales now.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      What do the first month JP-only sales of 2 MH games have to do with the lifetime global sales of another MH game? Why does your graph have no consistent metric to measure against?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >jobs to mario kart
      >jobs to animal crossing
      >jobs to smash
      Nintendo is fine, also
      >counting expansion sales as games sold
      >Still jobs to the switch top sellers
      SAD

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I fricking love monster hunter world

  7. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    the xbone always online fiasco, I had 8 work buddies that played 360 with me all the time after work and 6 of us switched to ps4

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Yeah my friends were so keen to get the new Xbox. They all had 360’s and preferred the controllers and the brand and everything so much more. They all ended up getting PS4’s after that. They killed their own brand so hard.

  8. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Does everything Microsoft has ever done in vidya count

  9. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    remember when all EA games came packed with these?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      every game came with these

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      reminded of that one tech support conversation with "you will surely get the karkand" or whatever

  10. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Sony doing literally everything to kill the PSvita
    i still remember when the thing got anounced there being actual hype for it

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I have a original 64GB memory card for my Vita

      Ask me anything

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Stock recommendations Mr Moneybags?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        How? It took moar then 3 years for me just to find a psp memory card that wasn't ¥15,000. >-<;

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        How nervous are you about its impending corruption?

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Not at all

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        How's life as a billionaire?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Those are notorious for corrupting and I’d be fricking horrified.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Why haven't you transferred your saves?

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      This is why I didn't buy the vita and I was a huge PSP gay.

      the xbone always online fiasco, I had 8 work buddies that played 360 with me all the time after work and 6 of us switched to ps4

      This too

      >give Nintendo a sound chip no charge
      >make for them a CD add on with its own hardware
      >ask for a cut of the sales for the games of the add on YOU made
      >Nintendo:SHAMEFUR DISPRAY HOW DARE YOU WE GO TO PHILLIPS NOW
      whatever you say man

      Wasn't sony demanding they own licenses to all games published or something ridiculous like that. I don't remember the full story

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        no matter how you cut it, Nintendo should have tried renegotiating instead of jumping on Phillips dick behind Sonys back
        its simply unprofessional

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          This is why I fricking hate Nintendo. They are unprofessional and cringe, just like their fans.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Well yeah they're both at fault

          This is why I fricking hate Nintendo. They are unprofessional and cringe, just like their fans.

          Don't act all high and mighty, snoy. Sony fans are equally as bad

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            let's not forget, while the YLOD wasn't as disastrous, when it was coming to light, sony just ignored it and told fans to get fricked. Also getting hacked 5 times. I have sony to thank for getting me off consoles entirely. Corporations are not your friend.

            • 2 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              yeah the 360's downgrades chased me away from xbox and the one-two punch of the ps3/ps4 had me done with them

              got a switch for cheap for my kids though, and i've played plenty of smash and rune factory 4 on it so i can't say i'm 100% free of consoles

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          You don't negotiate with scum.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      People actually interested in the Vita dipped because of this shit. What the frick were they thinking?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        This a million times. As a teen for celebrations such as Christmas I had the choice between getting a game or getting a fricking SD card. And I think it was the same for most children, you know, the main consumer base you're selling your product to? Imagine waiting 6 months to have the opportunity to get a new game and you must use it to get an overpriced memory card instead because snoy HQ is populated by out of touch greedy yellow israelites. As baffling as Xbox suits when they tried to sell an always online cucksole and they didn't understand the bad reactions from fans.

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Memory cards were at least tolerated on early 3D consoles because they were relatively cheap. Vita memory was ridiculous even compared to the PSP's overpriced shit, and the PSP already took a massive hit compared to DS BECAUSE of memory costs among other things.

          And then Sony had the gall to pretend players just weren't interested in good handhelds and have continued to stick their heads in the sand and pretend there was NO WAY they could have ever succeeded the way the Switch has.

          Bunch of fricking idiots.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I have heard it was primarily an anti-piracy attempt, Sony wanted to avoid the easy piracy that the psp had

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Yeah, instead nobody bought the system.
          Brilliant play.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Sony doing literally everything to kill the PSvita
      I just wanted a better PSP. Not some frickenstein with a back ticklepad, front ticklepad, front camera, back camera, microphone, some fricking port they never used that could apparently be used to dock it to a TV, a battery that couldn't be removed (probably because of the pandora battery fiasco), or 3G or whatever the frick cell connection.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Well, I hope they have learned their lesson and stopped to treat their paying customer as a fricking pirate, right?

  11. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >anounce console
    >be extra vague about it being a new console
    >dont even show the new console, instead showing a vague silhouette wich looks like the old console
    >name it almost the same as the old console
    >entire reveal dedicate to the tablet controller
    >act fricking surprised when most of the world thinks its a controller add on for the Wii instead of a new console
    i really want to be the fly in Nintendos office the moment they read the reactions to the WiiU reveal

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Honestly, the iwata era was just fricking weird. They went through a very stupid and very anti-consumer phase between amiibo and not being able to buy game pads separately.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Reggie's body covering up the U in the logo

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous
    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      and hot off the heels of the uDraw tablet for the wii.
      i liked my wii u but nintendo flat out deserved the low response it got overall

  12. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Haven't done this in a while, but you do know that they announced MH3G and MH4 just a few weeks after MHP3rd HD was released right? And MH3G came out only 2 months after that?

  13. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Heres on for the oldgays still among us

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Anon, your gif isn't animated. Here's what you meant to post.

  14. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Nintendo backstabbing Sony resulting in the birth of Playstation

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You mean Sony backstabbing Nintendo?

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        No, Nintendo signed the contract meaning Nintendo backstabbed Sony.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        >give Nintendo a sound chip no charge
        >make for them a CD add on with its own hardware
        >ask for a cut of the sales for the games of the add on YOU made
        >Nintendo:SHAMEFUR DISPRAY HOW DARE YOU WE GO TO PHILLIPS NOW
        whatever you say man

        • 2 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Maybe Sony shouldnt try to scam Nintendo in the first place...

          • 2 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            >asking for a cut of the hardware YOU made is a scam
            lol

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      You mean Sony backstabbing Nintendo?

      No, Nintendo signed the contract meaning Nintendo backstabbed Sony.

      Sony is a patent troll. All they cared about was licencing fee for CDs. Meanwhile Nintendo was making $30 from every cartridge on their system.

      They are both trash. At least Nintendo makes games. Sony is why we have movie garbage.

      • 2 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Animal Crossing and Mario are not real games. They're candy crush tier

  15. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Nintendo 64's 3 prong controller.
    Gamecube controller
    Wii mote

  16. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Fricking up so hard people who payed thousands of dollars to watch your advertisements openly mock you.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I think quin69 was recently payed to play the new d4 league release. He played one day and was trashing the game the entire time he was playing.
      It was pretty funny.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >payed

  17. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >10 years to then make diablo 4

    >xbox one releasing at $500 and the always online and used games shit. remember that one white guy that was the lead xbox guy now erased from existence?

    >going from the wii to the wii U (sales wise)

    >Ps3 $599 US dollars after the PS2 (where halo and 360 took the crown for many years till they fricked it up)

    >battlefield after bf3

    >3ds and "3d" which amounted to nothing, just a glorified ds

    >playstation...whatever those fricking glow sticks were called

    >playstation getting rid of playstation home

    >playstation not making bloodborne two

    >poe right now with new league, going from one of the best leagues they've had player wise to one of, if not the worse leagues they had in 10 years player retention wise

  18. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    biggest "dropped the ball" was neither xbox nor playstation trying to make a pokemon rip off in 15+ years, then you have a shitty game like palworld sell 40 million by literal who devs by doing the laziest chinese rip off i've ever seen and getting away with billions of profit

  19. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    EA should be mentioned considering how many studios they bought only to destroy them and their games not long after

  20. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Everything Halo post Halo 3
    Its honestly sad how the series went from being the trendsetter to the one desperately chasing trends
    343 should have hung after Halo CE anniversary

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      ODST and Reach were fine though. Everything after was terrible

  21. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >could have been the world dominating BR game
    >refused to ban chinese hackers
    >lower prices
    >refused to fix the preformance on PC and console
    >wasted recources on a fricking mobile port instead
    >sold its console exclusivity to the fricking Xbone
    this game could have had it all, but refusing to listen to the community gave Fortnite all the leeway to take over

  22. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >>Sony losing all of Monster Hunter to Nintendo because they demanded Trophy implementation from Capcom
    Why would you spread lies on the internet?

  23. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Entire thread could be nothing but blizzard frickups

  24. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Bethesda not letting Obsidian make an Elder Scrolls game. Imagine, it could’ve been Skyrim’s New Vegas.

  25. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >demanded Trophy implementation

    Haha what?? Is that real? Source me up please.

  26. 2 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >because they demanded Trophy implementation from Capcom
    MH4 was revealed at Nintendo's TGS conference two (2) weeks after P3HD dropped in Japan. Capcom were already in bed with Nintendo on an exclusive title before any alleged trophy drama happened.

    • 2 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      forgot MH3U was also announced at the same conference

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