Yeah, you're probably right, I just speak about my own experienceProbably true for most hardcore fans, ill wait untill reviews this time around. It can hurt sales at release tho just as bad reviews or other factors. Depending on how good Starfield is too ofc. Competition from big game releases are rarely good.
If two good game are released at the same time, well, I'll buy both anyway... (but in my case, two "good" games released at the same time, it's rare, very rare^^)