When we say Kojima is a bigger brand than Konami today
We obviously mean bigger in AAA gaming business
It's not rocket science to understand
Konami needed Kojima's name to even make franchises like Castlevania & Silent Hill afloat
They needed his fox engine for all their games,even PES
AAA domain Kojima rocked Konami
Never said they weren't . A lot of times the product ends up being the bigger brand than the company itself in that space , like how Mario Kart would outsell say Nintendo Kart. Because the Mario brand is stronger.
It also doesn't take rocket science to understand that if they are shifting business to Mobile , then why would they be spending money on AAA brand (Possibly why he wanted to leave , which i said in my post).
It was also quite clear in the post I quoted that he was referring to "$$$$" which is money. Konami isn't going to die or take a huge revenue hit if Kojima leaves.
Brands change based on trends in the industry , when you look at gaming the companies that have lasted many decades like Konami,Nintendo,Sega ... they adapted to different markets and products all the time from Arcade,Console,AAA,Mobile,Handheld.
Bigger revenue doesnt mean better brand. If thats the case TCS should be better brand than facebook
A title "from the makers of metel gear" is more powerful than konami in gaming community.
Him setting up an Indie studio will get more $$$$ than all of Conami's mobile sh*t
It was with respect to the context. I was trying to say Konami is much bigger outside of AAA space. Also you dont always need brand name to sell a product and make money. I hope that TCS Facebook thing was a joke , they dont even compete in the same space lol.
Mobile games like Clash of Clans and Game of War make millions every month and probably even more than many AAA franchises in their lifetime. Does anyone give a sh*t about the game company or their other products?
Brand name is all about how much money you invest into it. The Kojima brand has had millions of dollars injected into it and created many quality products. But would it make a difference in Mobile space (which is where Konami is moving to).
But anyway Kojima is his name , so literally any other publisher can pick him up and call the studio "Kojima Studios" or something , Sucks for Konami for building up that brand name and then throwing it out for any other publisher to use.
Edited by Shadoken, 16 July 2015 - 04:19 AM.