1) This.halcyon wrote: ↑Oct 18th, 2018 10:55 amIt's a reflection of how poorly this game is selling compared to everything else on the market now. A great game is no longer good enough and tomb raider In particular should have released on another day. Between Spiderman, Cod and RDR2, the game doesn't stand a chance to do well.
2) Plus an over-saturation of the market in general. Not just new games, but an abundance of AAA gold from the last 3 years that can be had for next to nothing if you are a shrewd shopper. (Old school gamers like myself will recall this is what caused the video game crash of '82 - the only difference now is that the overall quality of games is higher, but there are still plenty of stinkers - Note: Im not calling TR a stinker, not this specific one anyhow)
3) Single player driven games are on the decline. Yes, God of War did very well but that was the exception, not the rule. If we get 2 or 3 great campaigns a year, that's all there's room for in today's market. GOW and RDR2 crowds out TR. Even COD dumped the campaign this year in favor of battle royale. Maybe the next Tomb Raider will be battle royale (lol - I'm kidding - I hate this trend - I'm old school)
4) Are we still in a global recession? That may have something to do with it also. People just don't want to shell out $80 + tax for a new game when they can play fortnite for free (the rise of console free to play? I hope not. Again Old School)