Originally Posted by Annelies
I hear a lot of you telling me that is unfair to compare a PS2 title to a PS3 title. These games are both on the same console. It hasn't changed it's core mechanics, but has made a notable jump from it's predecessor. This is what a sequel is. You can't say this could have just been DLC.
Comparing a game that isn't out yet to one that is is as ridiculous as comparing games from different generations. The fact is, publishers will pour money into things which will make them money back whether that happens to be "shoot the evil darkies 12," "hit the zombies with a hammer 9," "awful party game with a company mascot 4" or "score one more than them 2012". This is how it has always been and this is how it always will be.
I'm sure there are a load of games that, due to them being way out there, have been cancelled which would have been released years ago, likewise I'm sure there's a lot of games which are released which would never have been in previous years. You've also got to add in the digital download market to that, look at games like Limbo, Flower and the Pixeljunk games for e.g.