Skyrim Dawnguard PS3 not blamed for poor Dishonored sales
Just last week we discussed how Bethesda had a reprieve from all the negative comments they were receiving in regards to the whole Skyrim Dawnguard for PS3 fiasco, as many gamers seemed happy to give Dishonored a go because Bethesda were only the publisher and not the ones developing the game. However, there have been reports that Dishonored sales have been pretty poor, and our first thought was becasue of the DLC issue, but that would be wrong.
Okay, there are still a small percentage of gamers taking the high ground and still refusing to buy any Bethesda games in protest because of the lack of Skyrim DLC support for the PlayStation 3, but this is just cutting their nose off to spite their face. One reason has been suggested to us is because of the $60 price tag, but this cannot be the main reason because most other games retail at the same price.
Another reason is the fact that you’re paying $60 for a game that in may cases lasts anywhere from 10 to 20 hours, whereas you pay just $20 for a DLC that lasts about the same amount of time. However, we still don’t believe that this is the main issue.
Personally we feel that sales are not as low as we assume because it has just taken Dishonored a little while to build its momentum, that and the fact that the only sales chart so far is a week out of date and did not include digital sales, as well as the fact that these are only for pre-orders alone. In the week since the game has been released there has been a decent amount of coverage, along with some very positive reviews. While we’re waiting for gaming charts to update we can see that Dishonored will move up the charts significantly becasue it’s showing to be the number 2 most popular game.
It would be such a shame to miss out on a game like Dishonored just because of the actions of Bethesda and the Skyrim DLC for the PS3 issues. Again we need to point out that they did not develop the game and it doesn’t even use the same engine, as it uses Unreal Engine 3, which we know does not suffer with performance issues on the PS3.