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The Theory Is That Bad Games Don't Sell Millions Any More

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"I don't think there's any garbage that's getting advertised on television that people are getting fooled into buying. " - Me on's Bonus Round, theorizing that millions of people don't get snookered into buying bad games any more.


Jump to the fifth minute of the latest installment of's Bonus Round for a discussion about whether bad games can sell big. I'm talking alongside host Geoff Keighley, Capcom's Seth Killian and financial analyst Michael Pachter.

The rest of this is about how games are marketed. It is the first of four weekly chapters. By the final quarter, if I remember how this all went down correctly, Pachter and I getting into some fun disagreements.

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Just Dance - aggregate rating 47% - sales - over 2 million.

Yes, bad games still sell.