PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale Slips At Retail, So What Went Wrong? | TheSixthAxis

TSA: "First things first – this game was advertised. I’ve seen a few PlayStation games come and go with little advertising but Battle Royale isn’t one of them – adverts and banners on websites everywhere, and there’s even a TV commercial, which – if you’ve not seen it – is below. It’s hardly perfect, but it’s definitely out there, and that’s more than the likes of Starhawk got."

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NewMonday1972d ago

Hope word of mouth helps, this game is total fun and deserves better

Zuperman1972d ago (Edited 1972d ago )

i'll tell you what happen!

1. No sales for black friday
2. $60 is expensive for any game, especially if it's a game that's not repayable after you finish it and collect all trophies.

im speaking about a general game bro.
I love ps all stars!

KangarooSam1972d ago Show
hkgamer1972d ago

Fighting games are definitely replayable.

Kalowest1971d ago

The game was on sale for $40 on Black Friday

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DOMination-1971d ago

It joins a growing list of games that were noverhyped on N4G since way before launch, but it turns out that outside of N4G, nobody really cares for it.

Resistance 3, Twisted Metal, Starhawk, Haze, Motorstorm Apocalypse, MAG, LBP Karting, Modnation Racers, Warhawk, Socom 4, White Knight Chronicles, Lair, Quantum Theory (when exclusive), Sorcery etc. These are all games that have suffered this fate over the years.

When will these supposed 70 million ps3 users go out and support their console of choice? Apart from a few, most of the games I listed are actually very good.

Dee_911971d ago (Edited 1971d ago )

yea because we all know n4g has the entire ps3 community on here./s
But yea ofcourse once again if you dont sell 2 million on first week your game bombed.Typical N4G nonsense.
I mean you really expect an exclusive to place high on a chart filled with multiplats ?
I give up trying to make sense out of stuff here.

Well either way im not a fan of fighting games like this so im gonna pass on this one.

thezeldadoth1971d ago

because outside of N4G, very few people actually care about TEH SONY EXCLUSIVEZ.

This game, sadly, is just a boring knock off of smash bros. It doesnt understand what makes smash bros. fun. It keeps the quirkiness, without the deep gameplay and features less compelling characters. I dont think many people are excited to play a fighting game with fat princess.

pixelsword1971d ago (Edited 1971d ago )

@ thezeldadoth:

Yeah, Fat Princess isn't exciting, but Princess peach, now that's compelling and exciting.


At any rate, it's a little too early to say anything about it. Saving $300 on HDTV's going on sale on black Friday will have a higher priority than a game with a $20 markdown.

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Welshy1972d ago

I wish people wouldn't write off games that don't have hundreds queueing and sell multi-millions on opening day.

This isn't like a shooter where, if it isn't COD, you get maybe a few weeks to enjoy the full community, but a game like PS All-stars is in a genre of its own for the PS platform so there is no real rush to get the best from it before the next title steals the thunder.

This is one of those games you can play even in years to come with mates and just have a good laugh.

No wonder so many studios have closed down this gen with massive media pressure on week 1 sales (Only 3 days in the UK may i add).

Give the damn game a chance, let those who are probably getting it for xmas try it, let word of mouth spread then judge it at it's peak.

This doesn't just apply to All-Stars, i wish people would just lay off and let games do their thing then be judged, with all these stupid doom articles putting negative pictures in peoples heads before they even get round to buying it or look into it, it doing the game absolutely no favours at all.

F**k this gens community/media -_-

sdozzo1972d ago

Generally, sales don't go back up after the initial week. But, I hear ya... It's early to call this thing dead.

Welshy1972d ago


I agree, sales don't incline upwards again, but a game like this is a long burner you can pick up at any point over the months to come well into next year.

As my example above, it's not as though there's a sequel or rival title within the same genre rolling out anytime soon, so if people want a 4 player all out scrapper? They're gonna turn to All-Stars and that's that.

Outside_ofthe_Box1972d ago

Exactly. I don't understand it. Why are people so quick to judge things especially when it comes to sales. People act like a game selling millions within days is a common feat.

This gen... smh

aquamala1971d ago

console games have to sell well on the initial weeks because after that people just buy them used.

Gamer19821971d ago

The thing is about those games where millions buy day 1. The sales die after day 1. Because everybody has bought. Look at 360 exclusives for the main proof of this. They drop price so fast its unreal yet they outsell most ps3 exclusives day 1. When a game drops price it means sales have died down. When they die some more they drop even lower and so on. Until sales are so low its not plausible to continue to make it anymore.

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soljah1972d ago (Edited 1972d ago )

i'll tell you what happenned game was bought mostly thru didital downloaad which, is not a part of the retail sales numbers.

edit so gamefly has it in the top 3 on both the ps3 and vita for popular games not bad

Christopher1972d ago

Depending on how well the $180 PSVita bundle sale went, Sure to be more than a few thousand new vita owners who will own the PS Vita digital download version of it. That bundle was ridiculous when added on top of last week's PSVita PS+ free games.

DOMination-1971d ago

The vita version you get free shouldn't really count...

Joegrine201971d ago

Well so far i love them game. i play with drake and has a black with him already. one thing that needs fixing in the game is that. Kratos and sackboy has too much recovery on their moves and is almost impossible to punish them. Hence the reason the reason why ppl is complaining about kratos is too damn good. SackBoy aka spam boy is possible one of the best characters in the game probably the same level as kratos. Give those characters recovery on their moves. plz

showtimefolks1971d ago

ok now stop this crap first the talk about forza horizon not selling and now this. how long has this game been out?

everything isn't gonna sell 10 million at launch. within first 2-4 months i believe this will do 1-2 million which is pretty good for a new IP

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DeforMAKulizer1972d ago

It is 3 days of sales with the added venue of being on PSN day 1. Not very telling of overall sales. The game will have its crowd and same as SSB, the sequel will surely hit the stride more than this when they perfect everything that was flawed in the first.

Also, i would give this game its time to shine during the christmas period more.

jujubee881972d ago

The PSN sales alone probably made this thing break even and the overall balance of the fact this is hitting in the holiday season will see the product overall be very profitable.

Also, it is a damn shame it did not sell 1 million in UK. Of course those damn brits with their horrible teeth are going to have a field day.

Anon19741972d ago

And so it begins. Remember how the media flocked to declare LittleBigPlanet a "flop" within days of it's release. Do you think any of those sites ever retracted their statements or updated those articles when LBP hit 2 million, or 3 million? Or when it hit 5 million?

Gr811971d ago

For once Darkride. Sign od the end times? lol. But it is too early to declare this game a flop, however gaming media loves to sensationalize things, which is unfortunate.

sjaakiejj1971d ago

Actually, it's just about a full day of sales. The game went on sale on Friday the 23th here in the UK.

AnotherProGamer1972d ago

those are only UK sales why don't we wait for worldwide sales first.

League_of_Draven1972d ago

Why? So you can be even more disappointed? The game was a flop. Superbot is a terrible studio and shouldn't have worked on a game like this to begin with. No point in comparing the game to SSB because it's not even close. This type of game is more like Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Smash-Up (which was another mediocre game).

Godchild10201972d ago (Edited 1972d ago )

This game is far from mediocre. Have you even played this game?

The problem with people like you ( That haven't played this game and compare it to SSB) is that you guys don't know how enjoyable this game is and can get when playing online. Put your Fanboy thoughts to the side and give it a try. There is a demo in PS3s at Gamestop locations, give it a try and then tell us how good/bad the game is or you just can't get into it.

How many games are out there that you can play a match or 2 and go about your way, win or lose and walk away happy. If you are a fan of Sony and played with any of the characters in this game, you will go back and try that character and then try another, because the game gets addicting.

This also comes down to Sony, but can you blame them with the situation they are in. Word of mouth goes a long way, so those that enjoy the game, speak it up.

Skate-AK1972d ago

Hope you don't like bubbles.

Nitrowolf21972d ago

"Superbot is a terrible studio"
I like the fact that this is their only title developed, since they were formed in 2009. Honestly your gonna make an opinion like that with one title that isn't even bad?

trouble_bubble1972d ago

The game's good. If you don't like it that's your problem.

Game journalism = "what went wrong". Game's out for like 2 days, articles are already being written and cached to drop based on little to no information.

"Game sold X in one country in its first 5 min"...what's your point sixaxis? It won't even be out in Japan until next year. You just know someone's gonna see the zero in that column on vgchartz in a few weeks and go " HA HA troll troll, nobody bought it in Japan either *token SSB fanboy comment*"

FunAndGun1972d ago

oh please, no matter how this game released you were always going to hate on it.

The game is mad fun, deal with it.

Rainstorm811972d ago

PS All stars is a very fun game, i wasnt going to give it a second thought but playing the beta got me hooked, and that took me by surprise

The problem is reviewers and people like yourself rather write it off as a SSB clone instead of judging the game on its own merit.

But thats what people have been doing with Sony this entire gen, remember when Uncharted was just a Tomb Raider clone? Now Tomb Raider is inspired by Uncharted

smashcrashbash1972d ago

How is the game a flop when the lowest score was a 6. Since when is that a flop? In what universe is that a flop? How are they a terrible studio when they went all out to adjust and fix and make every character unique and listen to everything we said? Please it would be better if you don't say anything at all or else you will be out of bubbles in no time.

Besides I am a little tired of people trying say every PlayStation game was a flop the first week or month it comes out. UC2 was a flop, GOW3 was a flop, LBP, even GT5 was a flop until we found out sales were not that bad. Also stop acting as if Sony is the first system that ever had a good game that didn't sell as well as it should have.I can get the list of Microsoft and Nintendo games that barely broke a million or didn't at all.It gets irritating and boring listening to people constantly riding a PS3 game every time it doesn't break past a million while all games on other systems get ignored when they don't.I mean how many people are just lurking in the shadows so they can call PASBR a failure? I saw someone actually attacking the guy from Destrutoid because he didn't simply call it a rip off and said it was actually good. Just imagine people are rooting for games to fail and are angry when they don't. This is how gamers behave now?

ndl15311972d ago

your comment reeks of nintendo fangeek lol. what an idiot

DarkHeroZX1972d ago

@League of Draven

We are taking your bubbles for trolling. This game beats SSB in fun factor hands down.

N4g_null1971d ago

I want to see a tournament! I didn't take smash seriously until I saw a tournament. I got to see the skill envolved in the game play.

I'm over the smash look alike thing and this game just has a pr problem. A tournament and a emphases on what is different would do this game wonders.

The tweaks need to happen. Games die completely when the players are not listen to.

Hey I'm glad a some fans like it though. Try not focusing on attacking people though you will just make more enemies. Ok?!

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izumo_lee1972d ago

Most PS3 games are more about the long haul rather than the opening weekend burst. There are a few games that can garner huge numbers day 1 on the PS3 like Uncharted or Gran Turismo.

All other 1st party games tend to have an even keel when it comes to sales, so judging it after 3 days is kinda pointless. Lets see it after a month or 2 before people can call it a 'bomb'.

HebrewHammer1972d ago

What went wrong? Well nothing - I love the game. It's all Marketing.

But good lord Sackboy needs a nerf ASAP.

AusRogo1972d ago

I haven't had any problems with Sackboy tbh. We should be able to report spammers or something though, because Radec and that sniper is a real pain when someone spams it.

The game is great fun though, the thing I like about it more then SSB (Which I absolutely love) is that the online actually works perfect!

PirateThom1972d ago

There's other issues besides Sackboy, but they'll all hopefully be addressed in time...

I'd like them to change Drake's Level 1, for example, the delay between the throw and the shot is too long.

Godchild10201972d ago

You know you have to pull the R2/R trigger button after you start your level one super to blow the gas can up. It's like that with other supers with the other characters.

PirateThom1972d ago


Are you serious?

Why did I not know this?!

I think it's because I mostly play as PaRappa...

HebrewHammer1972d ago (Edited 1972d ago )

Drake's drum can spam is a problem

Sackboys cake tossing spam is a problem

Radec sitting in a corner sniping is a problem

All the problems with the games are leaning toward projectiles. So damn annoying.

DarkHeroZX1972d ago

I main Sly, top-tier for sure.

VitaOwner1972d ago

I main sly too, Im ranked 315 currently on leaderboards

capnjoe2171972d ago

Sly is freakin S Tier. He's a serious problem when it comes to tracking him down when he's invisible, and his lvl1 and 3 are both deadly. If you have a screenwipe lvl3, that may be your best bet against him.

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f7897901971d ago

Then there's Kratos. He has probably one of the most powerful lvl 3 supers that you can get 6 kills with and he's an easy character to use. One of those facts needs to change.

I love the game though. Having to worry about imminent death at any moment from a super is great compared to SSB where you get to a high % and everyone chases your ass down.

chewmandinga1971d ago

I don't think the sites working right now but you should check out the forums on for character strategies.

I think there's a fair bit of discussion going on about how to deal with certain characters.

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