Eight days after its digital debut in North America sales of Gravity Rush have crossed the 5k mark with 5,009 downloads and counting.
Umm, is Ratings the same as sales? I'm pretty sure not everyone who brought the game would have rated it?
You can't rate a game on the PS Store until you've bought it so the ratings is the best way to determine the least amount content has sold. It could be much higher but we can only say it has sold atleast 5,009 at this point.
Get that, but the line needs to be "have crossed the 5k mark with 5,009 comments from buyers and counting" or similar...
Yep, gotta buy it before you're able to give it a rating.
Yeah counting the ratings and suggesting their sales is not a very good idea at all. All we can say is that at least 5k people have bought it, but I'd also bet only 10-20% of people bother to rate their content. Statements like "As of the time of this article, Gravity Rush was the second most downloaded PS Vita game on the PS Store. The now closed Zipper Interactive’s final title, Unit 13, holds the top spot with 5,014." Just aren't true. There's no evidence to suggest that's true, ratings don't = sales. A horrible article, really...
Glad i read the comments before clicking the link. Tracking digital sales is impossible to my knowledge, unless the devs release the numbers themselves.
Exactly. 5k is the MINIMUM, the game must have sold. It is actually much more than that. Whoever wrote that article is extremely misninformed.
Buying before rating is one of the best ideas around. Hate it when people jump to "rate" something they haven't played.
I disagree. I understand that it helps the digital community to be more fair, but I have many PSP games on UMD and PS1 games that I am unable to rate because I didn't buy Sony's digital copy. The correct way to do that is for PSN to scan Save Data or something and see if you played it, then enable the option to rate. I've put 1000 hours in Monster Hunter and I am unable to rate them on PSN and let everyone else know that it's a 5/5!
Is this a joke?
I've bought 10 Vita games from PSN but haven't rated any. Does that mean mine aren't actual sales? >_>
I bet 90% of the people who buy games off pen store, don't bother rating.
I RARELY rate games and would include myself in the 90% but have like many PS+ members have access to over 100+ games. I've rated maybe 10 of them maybe. So ratings in some cases on PSN aren't an exact science more an approximation of the number of people that have legitimate access to the content. However with Vita games one game per PSN ID means at least that number have purchased the game.
lol you can rate the demo and it will count haha
And it's only sold 120 copies on the UK store... You cannot use the ratings as a sales indicator, I get a lot of content and don't rate it.
it's stupid way to estimate the sales , i have bought so many games from ps store , including gravity rush , and have not rated any of 'em... go and count JOURNEY's ratings , so the game has sold less than 20K though it has broken psn sales record !
Honestly, the sources some of these sits us to base their "news" or "content" on is a f***ing joke.
Rating a game is completely optional. I almost never do it. This article = fail
Im too lazy to rate the games i bought, lol just straight to the business..
Gravity Daze has reached 100000 copies sold in Japan 1 WEEK, the game will sell extremely well in the USA (the world) i thk 300,000 first week, I hope this game sells extremely well, the game deserves it.... I recommend buying Gravity Rush. It's a MUST HAVE for every Vita owner
Spread the words of Garvity Rush guys. Im so happy that its doing well. Toyama-san and Gravity rush really deserves the sales. Just tell your friends how awesome the game is
This article is so stupid... *sigh*
Well, the article's title isn't wrong, at least. Although it's a poor indicator of actual sales, we know that at least 5,000 digital copies have been bought.
Gravity Rush is a great game. Demo was not so much justice...Sale on.
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