The Co-op Podcast 95: Destiny Sells More on Xbox One, But Why?

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Another week, another podcast. As many of you loyal listeners know, you’ll never know what to expect on an episode of The Co-op Podcast, and this week is no different. One of our biggest topics was a spur of the moment topic at the end of the show, and it was about the NPD sales. First of all, Michael Pachter was proved wrong about the Xbox One outselling the PS4 in September. PS4 has again come out on top for the month of September. The strange thing however, is the fact that Destiny sold better on the Xbox One despite it being marketed like a PS4 title. These sales of course exclude bundle sales, and they might include the Xbox One free game offer sales of Destiny, so those variables may have affected the numbers, but it’s still surprising. What does this tell us? We discuss it on the show.


Other topics:

– Polygon has received much attention over their Bayonetta 2 review, which aims to paint Bayonetta as a product of sexism rather than describe the game itself. Do they have some agenda with their approach? Is it taking away from the fact that it’s actually an awesome game? We share our thoughts.

– Dual Shockers pull their Evil Within review after it has already been published because of lack of depth and the reviewer needing to spend “more time” with the game. As editors ourselves, we chime in on this.

– EA/Bioware reveal that they’re maxing each systems potential for Dragon Age Inquisition. Which means 1080p on PS4 and 900p on Xbox. How does this reflect on Ubisoft?

– There was a Shadow of Mordor contract out providing some publishers with an earlier copy of the game and paid promo if they didn’t highlight anything negative about the game in reviews. How much does this go on in the industry and what are the effects?

– Gran Turismo 7 is coming to PS4 in 2015 or 2016 says developer. PS3 was harder to develop for, hence the long development cycle. Could Gran Turismo make a big comeback this generation?

– PSTV has rocky North American launch. Some of the games advertised to work aren’t compatible, and Netflix wasn’t working.

This week’s panel
: Gary Swaby (Host), Richard Bailey Jr. Edward Velazquez, Michael A.


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