(Phantom) Thief wrote:
Yeah umm. Link still cost $72 from PlayAsia and that is after the price drop from $130. Then there were also Zetti Houi Pack and the DVD versions that were released. If it were not on PSP the best or sold through alternative retailers then god know how much it would be. The $60 dollar standard is what an indivudial recieved for the game alone but not for what they were selling, since the DVD versions were only version sold for the first few weeks.
As for the next series The World could be on another server, revision or for a different platform similar to Phantasy Star Online.
However, I think a more interesting question is what will happen to Aura. Come on every one speak up, we are taking all bets.
You know that PlayAsia bumps up the prices, right? Also, I have never seen LINK go for $130. I will admit, that the Zetti Houi Pack did slip my mind, but even then it wouldn't account for such a large amount of income. You also fail to acknowledge that retailers buy these items in bulk, and therefore at much lower prices. So even if LINK did go for $85 at a normal retailer in Japan, CC2 wouldn't see much of that. For every game CC2 makes, Bandai Namco takes their cut, the store which sells the game takes their cut, and finally CC2 gets their piece of the revenue. Though, as simply a game developer (and not publisher) they most likely get paid right up-front by Bandai to develop the game, so they do not really get affected by the sales (except of course when they want to develop another title).
BUT, that is all off topic, and just me being a jerk about numbers. :p
On topic though...
What do you mean by 'The World could be on another server'? They have already stated through the trailers that the movie will take place in the 4th version of "The World", and from the sounds of it CC may not even be in the picture anymore (I know they have mentioned another company which makes the FMDs).
I do find Aura's new look to be interesting. She is finally grown up! Although, as to what her roll will be, what state she is in, etc... there is not enough information to make any calls yet, in my opinion.