posted ago by Lethn ago by Lethn +23 / -2

I'm trying to work out the demographics of the top sellers list and one thing that really sticks out for me is EA sports. I'm sure that the battle royale crap is inevitably being astroturfed due to the fact that it's 'free' but it's baffling how that 'game' which really isn't a game let's be honest has consistently stuck in the top 20. As near as I can work out from youtube and the types of people that seem to be playing it, it seems to be football nerds that are giving it the main bump and normies on top of that.

I supposed I should be grateful that there are some somewhat gamer games popping up on the top seller list lately. I'm bringing it up because I'm deeply suspicious of a lot of these bland corporate titles given how much everybody even the people who used to like playing them is fed up now yet they still keep churning away making money which is very curious. If I had half their marketing skills and marketing team I'd be a billionaire already but I wouldn't be surprised if there was something more going on here because of how often Valve deliberately looks the other way when it comes to fake reviews especially.

I'm just amazed there are people out there who will spend $60+ on a game they don't even like and admit has gotten shit then clearly keep buying micro-transactions for that very same game.