02-25-2010 08:12 AM #1
Top 10 most expensive video games budgets ever
Not sure of the validity of the claims for each and every one of the titles listed, but it's worth a quick look. Yes, KZ2 is on the list...no, it is not number 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5. According to the article, the numbers do not include the budgets used for advertising, which would certainly change the order of appearance for a few of these.
02-25-2010 08:14 AM #2
Holy shit... Too Human wasn't even very good for that 60+ million!Lucifer! We are here for your praise, evil one.
02-25-2010 08:17 AM #3
And then you have Ken Imaizumi, MGS4 producer, already disputing his part of the list.
"It's being written in recent news that MGS4's budget was over 50 million or 70 million," Imaizumi tweeted. "It didn't cost that that much." If it cost that much, Imaizumi added, the game would've become multi-platform.
02-25-2010 08:17 AM #4
02-25-2010 08:51 AM #5
it's all about the nectar
02-25-2010 08:53 AM #6
This is what I found really fucking crazy:
Halo 3, $55 million
The Halo franchise has been so successful for Bungie and Microsoft that they virtually had an unlimited budget on Halo 3, as it had to be the best and most impressive game in almost all aspects when it was released. It pretty much was, at a price of $55 million, which excludes over $200 million Microsoft spent promoting the game.
What the fuck??? How the fuck??? Why the fuck??? Didn't they already have a built-in audience?Lucifer! We are here for your praise, evil one.
02-25-2010 08:58 AM #7
yeah but they needed that shitty blue mt dew campaign
02-25-2010 09:15 AM #8
02-25-2010 09:18 AM #9Lucifer! We are here for your praise, evil one.
02-25-2010 09:50 AM #10
I already knew Shenmue was expensive when it was released.....but It was expensive enough to still remain near the top of list like this? Above Halo 3?! If I were drinking coffee right now, I would spit it out.
02-25-2010 09:57 AM #11
02-25-2010 09:59 AM #12
02-25-2010 10:02 AM #13Online name for 360, PSN and Steam - Snadinator
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02-25-2010 10:13 AM #14
Point being, Halo 3 wasn't launched in a vacuum. It was the catalyst to get a boat load of people to buy into the Xbox as a brand. It's like a drug dealer selling that first gram of meth for cheap - they know they'll get their profit on the come-back.
02-25-2010 10:15 AM #15
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