Tiger Woods franchise 'permanently damaged'

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Posted 9:43am on Tue 20 July 2010
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Tiger Woods franchise 'permanently damaged'
Declining sales blamed on sex scandal.

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Posted 9:43am on Tue 20 July 2010
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oh i'm very happy cause every year they make this game with a little update hope EA will learn from this
Posted 9:49am on Tue 20 July 2010
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Did EA consider that people might not be happy with their online pass system? I know it doesn't effect people who buy new copies but I usually buy Tigers game every year but I'm passing on all EA games because of that.
Posted 9:49am on Tue 20 July 2010
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Will it not just be repackaged as Rory Mcillroy PGA TOUR
Posted 9:54am on Tue 20 July 2010
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There not going near him - he's a right dirty bugger.
Posted 9:57am on Tue 20 July 2010
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Sex scandal was free publicity , EA ever think that the less content in game & the £50 worth of day1 DLC might be a bit of a pisstake? Oh & the fact the Online Pass Fee has scared a few folk off . EA i think will see a massive drop of in its sports titles due to these factors in its 2011 series.
I believe that a 2 yr cycle & real improvements made not just a quick team colour & roster change rut they are in would see them sell better & save em some server fees .
Glad i fell out of love with these games in '06 & looks like the other games like BFBC2 & MoH with daft ViP codes will be next . Surely a constant $600mil loss a yr is saying somethings not working & 2011 sports titles will mean $1billion this yr due to the above reasons.
Posted 10:03am on Tue 20 July 2010
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I hope they do the south park take on it next year.
Posted 10:15am on Tue 20 July 2010
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To be honest I'm not bothered about his personal life. I'm not a fan of golf, because I do find it very boring. I somewhat Unsure as to why would his personal life effect a video game. Its like saying Ashley Cole was the face of FIFA, and him sending pictures of his Sir John Studd to other women will effect sales of FIFA? I personally don't buy a game because its has the 'name' or the face of the person who is going through a bumpy ride at the moment. To put me off from purchasing a game I know I will get my satisfaction out of it.

I don't buy FIFA to play as Wayne Rooney or select Manchester United. I play with the team I support and I guess you got people who are fans of different golfers than Woods.
Posted 10:20am on Tue 20 July 2010
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Quote:
"Although this is probably due in part to the fact that last year's version shipped bundled with Nintendo's new Motion Plus controller, we are concerned that Woods' scandal woes may have permanently damaged the sales potential of what we believe to be EA's third most important sports franchise, behind Madden and FIFA," explained Creutz.

He kinda answers the question as to why Tiger Woods didn't do as well but then randomly jumps on the "it must be Tiger Woods fault for playing around" bandwagon. I don't like Golf games because I suck at them but I do know people who buy them year after year...maybe there have been lot's of other good games that they have bought instead this year?
Posted 10:26am on Tue 20 July 2010
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It's simply due to any lack of real progress since the last game.

Surely online passes and VIP codes only encourage new sales over second hand?
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