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Re: the stadia excrement thread

Post by DaikatunaRevengeance (?) » Thu Nov 28, 2019 1:54 pm

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Re: the stadia excrement thread

Post by Madeline (?) » Fri Nov 29, 2019 5:15 am

Aria Genisi wrote:
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From a few days ago: https://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/ ... 175k-times

The Google Stadia App is required for setting up the service to begin with, and buying games. Also, yeah, you can only get one kind of Stadia via the $130 "Founders Pack", as the other options for signing up with Stadia aren't available until 2020

So while keeping in mind that there is the $130 buy-in limitation, as well as that everyone is required to use the Stadia app (and unless they have an activation code from buying the pack, the Stadia app can't do anything), we can look that as of a week ago, November 21st, the Stadia app has been downloaded about 175,000 times.

Even considering the $130 buy-in that limits the amount of people who theoretically would be using Stadia, and assuming that all of the recorded downloads accounts for people who bought the "Founders Pack", 175,000 players for a console launch (because this is the closest thing we can compare Stadia's launch to) is extremely dire.

To help put it in perspective, I looked up some sales numbers for consoles that are notable for being commercial failures. I'll list them below, alongside the estimated numbers for Stadia.
  • Playstation Vita - about 16 million units sold
  • Sega Saturn - 9.5 million units sold worldwide
  • Sega Dreamcast - 9.13 million units sold worldwide
  • Nokia N-Gauge - about 3 million units sold
  • 3DO Interactive Multiplayer (3DO) - 2 million units sold
  • Atari 5200 - about 1 million units sold
  • Nintendo Virtual Boy - 770,000 total units sold worldwide
  • Tiger Electronics Game.com - less than 300,000 units sold
  • Atari Jaguar - less than 250,000 units sold
  • Google Stadia - over 175,000 app downloads
Granted, this is only Stadia downloads from the first week of the service's launch, and I'm comparing them to lifetime sales of actual console hardware. Once more options to run Stadia besides the $130 "Founders Pack" start showing up, we can expect the numbers for Stadia to increase by some measure.

But even still, *just* 175,000 is dire numbers for something that's aiming to become a major video games platform, even for a limited launch like this.
Vita got to 300,000 sales in its launch week in Japan alone :-I this really doesn’t look good for Stadia

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Re: the stadia excrement thread

Post by DaikatunaRevengeance (?) » Fri Nov 29, 2019 7:00 am

waiting for that sweet sweet moment when they pull the plug
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Re: the stadia excrement thread

Post by Madeline (?) » Fri Nov 29, 2019 7:10 am

Just keep an eye on this space

https://killedbygoogle.com/

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Re: the stadia excrement thread

Post by DaikatunaRevengeance (?) » Fri Nov 29, 2019 7:39 am

holy shit that's a lot
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Re: the stadia excrement thread

Post by diribigal (?) » Fri Nov 29, 2019 4:00 pm

Aria Genisi wrote:
Thu Nov 28, 2019 11:24 am
But the pictured controller doesn't have a button labeled "Start". This is just like "remember something about a competitor?"
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Re: the stadia excrement thread

Post by DaikatunaRevengeance (?) » Fri Nov 29, 2019 4:04 pm

hey remember VIDEO GAMES
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Re: the stadia excrement thread

Post by Gloomy Rube (?) » Fri Nov 29, 2019 4:18 pm

Hello, VIDEO GAME YOUTH, we too, are HIP and know the CHEAT CODES, we know all about getting EXTRA LIVES, and don't you hate it when your MOM tells you to turn the nintendo off?
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Re: the stadia excrement thread

Post by Fizzbuzz (?) » Fri Nov 29, 2019 5:46 pm

Meanwhile, Nintendo is sincere with the hidden "THX2 ALLGAMEFANS!" hidden message on the Switch Pro Controller.
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Re: the stadia excrement thread

Post by DaikatunaRevengeance (?) » Fri Nov 29, 2019 5:50 pm

nintendo also has a console with games on it, so they're already ahead
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Re: the stadia excrement thread

Post by Gloomy Rube (?) » Fri Nov 29, 2019 5:54 pm

It feels like Stadia is entirely directed at the 90s kids market.

I don't mean people who grew up in the 90s, I mean they are marketing to people they need a time machine to reach
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Re: the stadia excrement thread

Post by Madeline (?) » Fri Nov 29, 2019 6:55 pm

Stadia does what Nintendon’t*

*get cancelled within 3 years

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Re: the stadia excrement thread

Post by Pocket (?) » Fri Nov 29, 2019 8:34 pm

Madeline wrote:
Fri Nov 29, 2019 7:10 am
Just keep an eye on this space

https://killedbygoogle.com/
I'm disappointed that the description for Wave wasn't something like "We still have no clue what this thing was supposed to be."
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Re: the stadia excrement thread

Post by Fizzbuzz (?) » Fri Nov 29, 2019 9:31 pm

Wave was mostly lofty ideas and technobabble, but Google did incorporate what they learned about collaborative editing via Wave into Docs and the rest of the G Suite.
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Re: the stadia excrement thread

Post by Pocket (?) » Sun Oct 02, 2022 2:59 am

Madeline wrote:
Fri Nov 29, 2019 6:55 pm
Stadia does what Nintendon’t*

*get cancelled within 3 years
I guess you technically win the betting pool for not saying less than two.

Also, as a perfect end to this shit story, the cancellation came without any warning to the developers working on games for it, and that went over exactly how you'd expect.
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Re: the stadia excrement thread

Post by Madeline (?) » Sun Oct 09, 2022 12:38 am

Pocket wrote:
Sun Oct 02, 2022 2:59 am

I guess you technically win the betting pool for not saying less than two.

Also, as a perfect end to this shit story, the cancellation came without any warning to the developers working on games for it, and that went over exactly how you'd expect.
They couldn’t even be bothered to do the bare minimum for their business partners. Why would anyone buy into their ecosystem when hey either kill everything ASAP or actively make it worse (Chrome, YouTube, Mail, etc)?

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Re: the stadia excrement thread

Post by Pocket (?) » Sun Oct 09, 2022 5:25 pm

They do seem to have reached the point of being persona non grata even among tech nerds. I swear I know more Linux people who have iPhones than Android at this point.
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Re: the stadia excrement thread

Post by DaikatunaRevengeance (?) » Thu Oct 20, 2022 3:35 pm

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