|Dreamcast Success: The Self-Fulfilling Prophecy?|
Will the Dreamcast be successful?
That seems to be the question everyone is asking-- especially game developers. Some developers have decided to pull titles off the DC. Other major publishers like Square, EA, and Namco offer no or little DC support.
What I don't understand is their reasoning.
The reason they give for not developing fpr DC is that they want to make it for the PS2 sbecause more people will buy a PS2 than will a Dreamcast.
Here's where the self-fulfilling prophecy comes in.
If all these developers supported DC instead of PS2 they would sell just as well because MORE PEOPLE WOULD BUY A DREAMCAST.
Take all the Square, EA, and Namco products from the PS2 launch and what do you have?
Ridge Racer V
These are the games everyone wants... If these developers had put these games on the DC-- than they could say
"We feel DC is a more viable platfom than Playstation 2."
Instead of the other way around.