Makonuchi wrote:You obviously did not know what i mean when i i said konami cant be making mgs all the time. Rising was a big fail. I'll give you Ground zero since i am a huge fan and would probably be buying myslef...What happens after that though? revive snake again..lol.. While Mobile Marketing is an increasing market, it is not big enough to sustain future cost. They are doing fine on their other projects but they earn most of their buck in the video gaming industry. An 8-11 billion industry wont save your ass konami..Their recent increase in revenue is not fooling me either..
Firstly: You don't know if Rising will fail. It's being made by Bayonetta's developer in a style that rivals it. With the humongous backlash that came from Bayonetta 2 being exclusive to the Wii U, that might have pushed Rising into the spot of surrogate B2 for 360 and PS3 owners. That's a non-negligible market of people who want the game.
Secondly: Konami might be outsourcing their games, but they're still making headway (amazingly) with Silent Hill and Castlevania. MGS is Konami's Final Fantasy, but they obviously have other franchises that are still major releases on consoles. To say that they're only doing Metal Gear stuff is funny, since the last numbered MGS game was released in 2008.
Thirdly: Mobile gaming is still
expanding. From ports of PS2 era games (and earlier) to brand new social and mobile games in franchises, it could very well be the first place a new Suikoden title could pop up in the future. To ignore it because you're blindly loyal to consoles and portables is to ignore a platform that is poised to eventually be the next big player in the field. Mobile gaming has been around for well over a decade in Asia and Europe and is finally breaking heavily into the American market.
Finally: I can't figure out how you can say "their recent increase in revenue is not fooling me" when Konami hasn't even spread outside of Southeast Asia with mobile gaming yet. If they're successful in doing so, expect way more social and mobile games from them in the future.