Ratchet fails to break 100k sales mark
- Posted November 21st, 2007 at 11:01 EDT by
- 37 Comments
There are many ways to measure success. One must look at all factors in the given situation and then take a verdict from there. Given particular circumstances, success can either be achieved or not achieved. In this case, Insomniac games is taking the same approach.
Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction is a much-needed PlayStation 3 exclusive that couldn’t have come at a better time. Yet, despite its hype, the title failed to match up to initial sales forecasts.
The PS3 exclusive came in with 74,500 sales in its first two weeks on the market, shy of the projected 100,000-unit goal for the first three weeks. Despite missing the initial goal, Sony continues to be grateful of the success thus far.
"SCEA is very happy with the initial sales numbers of Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction," a Sony Computer Entertainment America representative commented.
"In a crowded market of mature content, Ratchet is a fun, sophisticated alternative that truly showcases the power of the PS3. Ratchet is the perfect gift for PlayStation fans of all ages and we expect sales to continue to remain strong."
There are two things that must be noted. R&C Future in its first two weeks sold more than the PS2 multiplayer driven, Ratchet & Clank Deadlocked sold (55,300 units) in its fifth month. The second thing to point out is that the PS3 is still establishing itself, trying to push more hardware units into consumer’s homes. So given the current situation for the PS3, selling 74,500 units in the first two weeks isn’t bad.
The holiday shopping season is about to commence so there is plenty room for more success, which is just around the corner.
- 6:07am EST - November 21st, 2007
i'm getting it for christmas as i expect lots of other people are. give it time, by christmas time i bet its in the charts
- 6:09am EST - November 21st, 2007
I have talked to a lot of people that have thought about getting it but where unsure of its gameplay. They also felt that the commercials where all CG, and not gameplay. Once I explained that it was gameplay, they were all very surprised.
- 6:10am EST - November 21st, 2007
psn id: gingo... plus remember this didn't come out in UK until 2 weeks after the US release so that would have increased sales a lot and i am gettin it for chritmas so i will be adding to that number
- 6:16am EST - November 21st, 2007
Am geting it when i get the ps3 ^_^
- 6:17am EST - November 21st, 2007
Umm, if the projected goal was 100k in the first 3 weeks and it has 74,500 in the first 2 weeks shouldn't they wait til the third week to see if they actually made their projected goal? Or am I reading that wrong?
- 6:26am EST - November 21st, 2007
yeah im with you scott333. people jump to conclusions to quickly
- 6:31am EST - November 21st, 2007
what are you going on about psu 74,500 sales in first TWO weeks shy of 100,000 in THREE weeks so they probabloy will me target as theyve still got a week left to find 25k of sales.
- 6:40am EST - November 21st, 2007
I've played it, it is a good game. The only thing is, there is a lot of competition for these developers and a lot of high-profile games have come out at the same time. I say wait til after Christmas.
- 6:45am EST - November 21st, 2007
Really? Didn`t even get to 100K..?
- 6:59am EST - November 21st, 2007
sometimes i don't get these PS3 owners...they complain about the PS3 lacking games yet...when a good one comes they hold back. there are more than 5million PS3 owners and not even 100k went out and bought R&C, if this goes on no wonder devs don't want to make games for the PS3, unlike 360 owners when they support a game they go all the way at the launch of that game
- 7:15am EST - November 21st, 2007
makes no since every ps3 owner should own R&C i will be picking this title up very soon come on guys we have to support our Devs
- 7:26am EST - November 21st, 2007
I'm one of those 74,500 that we're smart enough to buy this game. If you don't buy this game or Uncharted then you are wasting your 400-600 dollar investment. Both these games are by far the most visually beautiful games I've ever played. If you can't afford games right now, put them on your christmas wishlist!!!
- 7:52am EST - November 21st, 2007
Ahh, so these are the numbers in america only right? It would be a shame if this was worldwide numbers.
- 8:19am EST - November 21st, 2007
im getting it for christmas too
- 8:32am EST - November 21st, 2007
psn id: Limanima
I realy don't understand this. With the lacks of games in the PS3, it would be expected this game to sell well.
The game isn't out in Portugal yet.
I'm gonna get it for xmas. Maybe a lot of people is wating for Xmas.
Uncharted and R&C are mandatory games of any PS3 owner.
- 8:34am EST - November 21st, 2007
u can either buy this, or a rehash shooter with pretty graphics. cmon people open your eyes
- 8:45am EST - November 21st, 2007
I can give you three reasons why it didint sell 100k: Ucharted: Drakes Fortune, Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare and Assassins Creed
- 9:23am EST - November 21st, 2007
If you have the money why wait? this title is way worth the money! i have 26 games for my system so far, and ill have around like 34 or more by years end, im supporting my console and so should all of you. Buy Resistance, LAIR, Heavenly Sword, Ratchet and Clank and all other first party developer titles to show your support for a grand future ahead of us. Sony and their first party developers are spoiling us with so much, were getting KZ2 and GT5 which look to be the most grapically advanced games ever, same with Uncharted, Heavenly Sword, Lair, Ratchet and Clank....all of these titles are supreme. You should also support 3rd party developers so they dont feel like they should give us crappy ports.
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- 9:41am EST - November 21st, 2007
@Righteous: There is the fact that Christmas is approaching and most people like myself are waiting til then to get it
- 10:30am EST - November 21st, 2007
LoL @ Undying Darkness ... Love the enthusiasm and support your showing for the PS3, but I can't afford 26 games LoL. I wish I could then I would have a pretty sweet collection right now.
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