Chart Track uk combined sales chart at 38.
i'm begining to understand why MS don't waste millions on exclusives that 360 users don't want to buy and why Sony are in a bit of a state.
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11-26-2012 #152Soldier 95BGuest
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Didn't PASBR come out on Friday, the 23rd, of that week?...
That's like...one day of sales, bruh...
I can't imagine anyone expecting it to do MIND-BLOWING day one numbers...
EDIT: ROFL @ doing worse than Family Guy: Back to the Multiverse, tho...there should be a trophy for that...
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And Sony are definitely not in a state because of a few exclusives here and there - if the games don't break even then there is a problem, but there is other divisions that are more responsible for Sony being in a state.
As for PSABR I think the game just lacked that killer charactar. Whether it be Snake or Cloud, etc. May not have made much of a difference in the end but it could have helped
Be interesting to see how Beyond and TLoU will chart in the UK next year. New IPs at this end of the generation may not sell that well despite the big install bases
UK chart probably mirrors the US chart. Just replace Fifa with Madden, I guess
Last edited by Nitey; 11-27-2012 at 14:23.
Microsoft's exclusives sell better than Sony's exclusives because there are far less of them and they're marketed to the moon. Every time a 360 exclusive is released it's like Christmas for Xbox owners. Big launch parties, lots of sales in 24 hours. I hear so much about Sony hyping their games and then every time a 360 exclusive is being released i turn around and there's a Times Square party or something.
If i didn't own a PS3 and all i had to look forward to each year was 2-3 solid retail exclusives i'd run out on day one and buy whatever they released too because i'd be starved for content.
PS3 gamers get options. We can argue all day what exclusives are quality and what aren't. I'd rather have options then be force fed the same franchises over and over. And for the record i'm a huge Gears of War fan, that one franchise is my main reason for loving the 360. The franchise has given me tons of enjoyment this generation.
Halo, Gears, Fable, and Forza are all great franchises but i can find an equal to better exclusive franchise that i enjoy on the PS3 just as much for all of those and then some.
Halo and Killzone are a toss up for me. Gears and Uncharted, same deal. Fable? Nothing that remarkable but solid, i'd rather play Demon's Souls for a 12th time than Fable III for a 3rd time though. Forza? Solid racing franchise but Gran Turismo 5 owns it for me.
What else is left? The random exclusive here and there like Alan Wake? Good game, but for every Alan Wake there's 2-3 games i can point to on the PS3 that have satisfied me. Like Heavy Rain. Like Valkyria Chronicles.
Sometimes less is better. Some people are satisfied with a yearly Halo, Gears, Fable, and Forza. I'm not though, i need variety. It's always been a staple of my gaming experience.
Sony delivers on that front and you can bet if they only released Killzone, Uncharted, Demon's Souls, and Gran Turismo every year or every other year and marketed them to the moon like Microsoft does with their big 4 games they'd get the same sales.
You can't be starved of games when good multi-patform games come out all the time.
The reality is most ps3 exclusives cant even compete with a good multi-platform title. Get over it. Most multis are marketed better than sony ever does.
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Last edited by mistercrow; 12-18-2012 at 08:02.
It is noble to be a sacrificial lamb by making games that no one buys. Except of course unless you want to make money. Im happy playing ass creed 3, xcom, dishonoured and halo this xmas, as well as forza horizon. All amzing top selling games.
Meanwhile sony will release their top game next year at time that gta is likely being launched.
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At the end of the day it boils down to two strategies that have worked equally as well for both companies. Sony goes out on a limb and delivers constant exclusive content to its system and is well known for taking risks. The company is synonymous with exclusives because Sony is a fairly big publishing power in the entertainment industry.
MS relies on tried and tested IPs and has seen that having content unique to the system hasn't been necessary to rake in sales so has clearly not been as much of a focus as it has been for Sony.
To me it marks a different philosophy these companies have about the service they provide to their customers. Sony is delivering the games consistently and I would much rather support a company that has focuses on releasing games instead of media services. It tells me the company has no issue in making games for me even in the face of sales that don't explode like other IPs. This year has been weaker than those before it but next year Sony is bring it BIG time. Releasing 6 new IPs and 2 current ones next year is better than releasing 1 current IP imho...if less is more, and if sales somehow add a special shine to the game, then more power to ya! All that really matters, behind all of this, is that the time you invest in gaming, those precious minutes of life that you will never get back, were spent in a satisfactory manner,and that you feel fulfilled as a gamer. Everything else is subjective and trivial imho.
They don't help themselves ay times though, they cant market and they release most of their games at the wrong time of year.
I simply do not buy the "lack of variety" line of thought however, with multiplats alone we are well serviced with games. The reality of a mature market is you don't need show off your console capabilities. It is noble of Sony, but short of launching months before GTA v, the last of us, for example, is just going to be overshadowed.
Sony stacked their exclusives at the wrong end of the products life cycle, I firmly believe that.
http://www.gamefaqs.com/boards/927749-xbox-360/64568755 So I guess MS just made another game that "nobody is buying." So by your logic Forza Horizon is a flop. So is it still a good game? You always say that sub par sales of certain PS3 games means theyre poor games or lack appeal so that would mean in order for your opinion to be consistent and unbiased you would have to declare Forza Horizon a poor game with no appeal because "the sales" have spoken.
Last edited by mistercrow; 12-18-2012 at 19:59.
Sony gives you more to reward you for choosing its console in this regard. I don't care if MS's sole 2013 exclusive outsells all of Sony's. Why? Because The Last Of Us, Beyond: Two Souls, Sly 4, Rain, Until Dawn, Puppeteer, God of War: Ascension, Ni no Kuni, DUST 514 and Final Fantasy 14 + 3rd party is a more diverse proposition (in my books) than Gears of War: Judgement + 3rd party. This is the point that has been made here. Sony will suck at advertising these games, they will be released at unfortunate times and I'm sure GTA V will eat up some of the sales (around that time), but that doesn't alter the fact that these games will be out there, ready to satiate the tastes of RPG, platforming, FPS, adventure, hack 'n' slash, MMO RPG and Move/Horror fans on the PS3.
I'll never understand the less-is-more or less-is-fine-by-me mentality. I will choose the buffet that offers me more each time,regardless if I end up eating from all the trays or not. MS's offer over the past few years hasn't enticed me to support their console. I could have bought a 360, 2 or 3 games and a year of Live for what I spent on Vita. While I could have even more buffet variety by visiting the other restaurant as well, I'm simply not going to bother if they don't make my patronage worth while.
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If MS and Sony one day magically assimilated each other we would get the perfect gaming eco system.
12-18-2012 #167Soldier 95BGuest
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Because Bill gates will send round heavies to collect your Sony PlayStation3 and $#@! on it...
Telling you that a 360 will get you a girlfriend and your mum will disappear... Plus I believe thatPlato and Aristotle, a detail of The School of Athens, a fresco by Raphael. Aristotle gestures to the earth, representing his belief in knowledge
If anything it shows exactly what is wrong with the way Sony do it.
I never stated anything about quality of the games.
The question isn't who had the best games or most variety.
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12-18-2012 #172Soldier 95BGuest
Has Microsoft released official sales numbers for Forza Horizon?
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