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Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale's Ambiguous UK Launch

OmniGamer writes "Sony’s biggest first-party exclusive of the year, Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale, only just managed to make it in the top 40 UK video game charts – coming in at number 38 – this weekend. Ranking above All-Stars at number 37 is the very poorly reviewed 007 Legends, and just above that is last year’s Mario Kart 7 for 3DS. Going head-to-head with Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale’s UK launch on Friday 24 November were both Hitman: Absolution and Lego Lord of the Rings, which charted at number’s 2 and 6 respectively. Granted both Hitman: Absolution and Lego Lord of the Rings are multi-platform titles, which undoubtedly increases the likelihood of them reaching a bigger target audience, however I was still shocked to find Playstation All-Stars Battle Royale so far down the list, and Sony must be just as shocked, too."

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josh143991254d ago

I'm not surprised the game isn't selling well. I haven't seen a single advert on TV for the game. If I didn't read about games online I probably wouldn't know this game exists. The new hitman game seems to be selling quite well and I've seen quite a few ads for that on tv.

lodossrage1254d ago

Basing the sales of ONE day and not to mention no account for the digital version of it.

ceballos77mx1254d ago

They can't bash it because it got good reviews, so they bash it in sales, it never stood a chance.

sdozzo1254d ago

Well said. Once that bug is planted the articles start flowing. And that's true for any game.

Silly gameAr1254d ago (Edited 1254d ago )

They did the same thing for AC Liberation when it only sold 100,000 hard copies. They thought it was a failure until Ubisoft themselves came out and called it a success based on the digital sales for the game as well as physical.

I think this is going to be a new trend for certain gaming sites.

SaffronCurse1254d ago

This will sell during the holidays

mcstorm1254d ago

Well it must be a flop then because Forza Horizon is a flop according to a lot of people on this site to.

A game dose not have to sell millions to be a success. Here in the UK it is a 360 country and a 3DS country and our best selling games are Halo COD and Fifa.

I have PS allstars and it is a very good game but its a new IP like forza Horizon and it will take time for people to notice it.

Im sure it will be a success for sony and this along with LBP Karting, MNR and LBP are a step in the right direction for Sony to take on Nintendo and Mario with there next gen consoles.

TIER1xWOLFPACKx1254d ago

dont know were you read the uk is a 360 country but what i can remember from a recent article on a different site the ps3 sells better than the 360 in the uk but they might of been wrong!

listenkids1254d ago

Uk has a number of around 5 million ps3 units sold, the majority of these people generally purchase for FIFA, cod and other games alike. I'm not surprised this isn't doing amazing, because I don't take uk seriously for sales.

Wintersun6161254d ago

@listenkids,

Even better, I don't take any territory seriously for sales. I've never seen a sales list where the top 10 entries go hand in hand with my tastes. Sales have nothing to do with how good a game is. Taste is subjective and everyone has their own. It's true that quality games usually sell well, but like in this case, they don't. And vice versa, there are games that you don't like but they still sell well. I won't let low sales hinder my intentions of getting this game in the near future or any other game I'm interested in either.

sdozzo1254d ago

Does anyone know how much it takes to make a game like this? Just wondering how many units are needed to break even etc.

League_of_Draven1254d ago

I'm sure they already broke even. This game screams "low budget" as it doesn't even look AA worthy. It's likely an A at best especially with a new studio of Western devs trying to make a fighting game. Not a lot of money would be spent on that (which could explain why the game comes off as nothing but one big advertisement instead of fan service).

ceballos77mx1254d ago

Give it a rest man go play the wii U or something, always bashing this game on every article.