So its a fairly simple reason why halo 5 may com off as not sold as much or have much population to someone. So lets assume there’s 100 percent of a group called halo people that buy halo 5 or are interested in buying halo 5.
Lets say 40 percent of them are those still live with there folks and don’t bring in any income. Now these we will call the little gamers who depend on there parents income to purchase one copy of halo 5. so now lets say 30 percent of these young gamers run into a few of the following situations.
There folks say no to spending at least $64 on a video game.
they have financial strains and must cut back so no Halo 5 for the kid.
They cut back and sell the Xbox one
they get bad grades so no Halo 5 for you dumb dumb kid.
These actually happen quite a bit too not to mention the millions of other reasons a kid doesnt get one video game.
so now with this assumption Halo 5 basically loses 30 percent of its market.
now we are down to 70 percent of units being moved. still not bad right.
Ok now lets place the remaining 10 percent of those young gamers off to the side. so we have the remaining 60 percent of the targeted market gamers
These are your 16 and older group. they usually have small weekend jobs side jobs under the table jobs kinda stuff or full time jobs. lets say the max age is roughly 35 if we narrow it down to 50 percent of the group
So it looks like this remaining 10 percent young gamers still in the running to have HAlo 5 purchased day one. 50 percent are looking at buying it and 10 percent are older then 25 and still want to buy it.
So lets take the 16 through 25 group the 50 percent.
and we bring in these scenarios that happen in real life that affect finances.
Lost a job now you must be tight with money so no halo 5 for you.
you spent your halo money on lots of weed no halo 5 for you.
your behind on rent so yea no halo 5 for you or else no place to sleep.
your car needs to be registered yea that’s expensive no halo 5
and so on and so forth.
Basically we all have constant bills and responsibilities that overtake a video game in priority.
Now on top of the basic cost of purchasing halo 5 which usually averages $64.49ish depending on your state sales tax we all have those added expenses called DLC and expansion packs or season passes. Now this adds another roughly 45 bucks to the cost of the game in season passes alone. its like buying two video games.(reason i don’t mention the limited edition is this is an average gamer statistic). so now to get the full experience one must fork over close to $100 for one video game. that’s an insurance payment a cell phone bill a cheap car payment i mean yea that money that can be used for other things.
So lets say like 25 percent of the 50 percenters basically run into some financial issue so now theres the last 10 percent the first 10 percent and the remaining 25 percent making up 45 percent still actually going to buy this game day one.see how this is looking on a spreedsheet.
now lets take those 25 and older group the last 10 percent guys and gals. these people are more seasoned with money they have plenty of it right, well they didnt get there by spending it all all the time no they saved and saw each purchase as an investment. and a video game is almot like a car once it used it loses value. so what these older seasoned gamers do is simple they wait out for depreciation and this could be between 1 week to 1 year
lets say only like 4 percent of them do this. so we have now only 6 percent of this group buying day one halo 5.
Lets recap the numbers totaling buying halo 5 day one.
10 percent from the first group.
25 percent from the second group.
and 6 percent of the last group.
so on day one sales is looking like 41 percent success in retail value.
Now this would mean some kid will come on this post and place thread f how much halo 5 sucks because not everyone in the world bought it. though its this same narrow mindedness that does not allow someone to look at the bigger picture. the fact that there are a million other things more important then buying Halo 5 guardians on day one like bills or lack of a job or being fired form your job leaving you cuddling every freaking penny you have and spending only when needed to survive the daily grind.
See me i have 2 limited edition Halo 5 pre ordered and one im going to give away to someone perhaps or just keep it and never play that copy but i can afford such a thing. but what i cant afford is to spend my time playing hours of a video game no that means i don’t make more money in the end becaus emy time is being occupied by well the pimple of life which is video games. I have to bring in a massive income to keep the lifestyle i like to have i cant do this by sitting in front of the tv playing halo 5 all the time.
This brings me to my second part. population numbers, people have lives outside of halo 5 and in the first week numbers may be the high for the 41 percent of those bought it but after that week life must be gotten back to we have to go back to work we have to study for midterms and finals we have families to tend to. this doesn’t mean Halo 5 sucks it just means we actually have a freaking life. In the end the one who remain playing all the freaking time are those kids who really have no aspirations and expect things to come easy to them you know that guy who becomes the adult who hates on others success because he was to busy playing video games but wasn’t good enough to be pro at it, so he fell to the waistside and got passed up by all his buddies who are 6 figure salary types(This actaully happened to a friend of mine well nt friend anymore he just smokes weed and complains how we sold out and dint play halo all the time,) yes that guy still lives with mom, where as i bought my mom her own home. funny right?
Well to summarize this up in a not so short way. HAlo 5 as much as its being hyped up is actually not so important and a good 30 percent of the us Population alone could care less about halo and like 20 percent don’t even know what it is. So halo 5 may not do that well when it comes out but not because it sucks it could be amazing and im sure its going to be but man in the end its just some video game that’s it there’s no way around it its just a disk that has data that gives you something to do for a few hours and then you get back into life man that’s it.
I just hope before you go posting HAlo 5 sucks on day one because not everyone bought it, just take this thread into consideration,
And thank you all.