Originally Posted by iHaveOCd
how come that takes over a year/couple years?
LOL... Stop and think about it.
If you were the Korean game developer, would you contract for manufacturing and world wide distribution for, say, 20 million copies right off the bat?
No, you'd do a "roll out"
You'd do 10-100 thousand copies, and if sales justified it, put some of the profits back into expanding manufacturing and distribution instead of risking all your money on a product that may flop.
Spending "profits" is a lot safer / cheaper than spending your own money or , even worse, borrowed money.
The "big guys", like Microsoft or Sony have deep enough pockets that the failure of a "world wide roll out" won't bankrupt them and if successful, they make a lot of money really fast and can move on to the next big thing right away. If it doesn't work, they would still have enough money to try again with another product, while a smaller company may have to go belly up with a worldwide failure.
This is basic Economics 101. Everybody knows this........Edited by billbartuska - 7/8/14 at 6:17am