Best games of PS3
@Lrdfancypants I have already said both consoles are pretty much on par when it comes to the number of games. Which brings me back to my point, that the consoles are not selling based on game library. If that was the case, since both have an equal game library, they should be selling equal numbers of consoles. They are not. It is roughly 2-1. That is a huge disparity for a console that has no more to offer than its direct competitor in games and that has been more expensive for much of the time.
As far as The Order is concerned, the fact that I do own a shop that has a used game section makes games like The Order that much more frustrating. I used to base the price I offer for used games on the review and overall perception and reception of said game. When a game such as The Order is given mediocre reception by most critics and is considered by many gamers to be a "rental", I assume the game will not sell well and adjust my offering price accordingly.
The problem is, this game is selling well yet, is considered a poor game. So, where does that leave me? I can't risk offering a higher price for the game and having it sit on the shelf. But, if I offer a lower price, people will not sell them to me. I can no longer rely on common sense such as Bad Review = Poor Sales = Lower Offer. Because lately, bad games are selling well.
I've had 3 people, if I remember correctly, come in with copies of The Order. I offered what I thought the game was worth vs. the risk of being stuck with a game that I have to reduce the price to sell. The first thing I ask is "How much are you looking to get for it?" The lowest price I was given was $50. That is what I would sell the game for at first, not what I would pay for it. So, none of them would sell it to me. There are copies for sale on Kijiji in my area and they are all asking $55 for it. They have been there since a week after release on average. None are selling. It has gotten impossible to predict what a game is worth these days because, no matter how bad a game seems to be - on the PS4 especially - it sells well. That is why I am so frustrated. Bad games should sell badly. That makes devs try harder to make a better game. That is not happening. Bad games are still making a fortune so, why bother spending money on production? The smart thing to do is to spend it on advertising and eye candy as, that's clearly what sells games.