IGN:News from the UK indicates that PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale on PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita is selling very poorly. Sources such as Gamasutra note that the game placed 38th out of 40 games, in order of sales, in its opening week.
Sony is happy with the sales because retail is not the only way to get this game. They know how well this game is selling through the digital space. Also, we only got what has happened in the UK for a span of 2 days at max and not the US/EU or any of the other places this game has released at.
That's why can't just base sales on retail.I guess many people forgot All-Stars is also sold digital over the psn store.
Absolutely didn't care about this game up to a week ago, but then I played it with family who got the game and I love it now. I hope it doses well enough to become a franchise
So glad they released it digitally. I love being able to boot up the console and play, even if I have a different disk in.
I love it when people are rooting for games to flop, and they end up being successful. Very happy to see PlayStation All-Stars hitting it's target sales despite such backlash from naive people who deem it a Smash Bros clone. The game is incredibly fun and gives deep gameplay that makes it hard to put down the controller each time I play
If Sony's happy with how it's doing then that's all that matters as far as I'm concerned. Means a sequel could be on the cards!
Like I pointed out before, remember how many rushed to proclaim LittleBigPlanet a flop initially? Yeah.. what was pretty much a 2.5d platformer "flopped" it's way to over 5 million last count. We even saw articles wringing their hands about how disappointing game sales in the Uncharted series were because they didn't sell like Gears right out of the gate. No surprise that we're seeing the same type of behaviour from some sites regarding this title. If Sony fans are looking forward to it, you can be sure someone will be there to shit all over it for some reason or another. That's just how it goes.
Are you claiming it is an anti playstation fan conspiracy? The game debuted at number 38, PSN sales or not, that is pretty pathetic for a high profile exclusive releasing on a console that hasn't exactly had an action packed holiday as far as great quality exclusives are concerned.
If they are happy with the sales, why not share them and spread the joy?
Are you seriously going to fall for PR talk without any proof?
@Luther "However, these numbers struck me as somewhat unfair for two reasons. For starters, All-Stars launched in the UK on November 23rd. Weekly sales ceased being counted on November 24th" Not saying its going to sell in boat loads but the current ranking is not a fair assessment. Especially given the current facts.
@tiffac Lord of the Rings Lego released on the very same day but managed to hit the chart 6 positions higher on the PS3 only chart
http://www.chart-track.co.u... The same PS3 version of LotR Lego managed to chart at number 13 in the top 40 individual chart and PASBR failed to crack it on to the list.
http://www.chart-track.co.u... So clearly it isn't just a matter of being released a day before the charts closed, it's about the game not being popular enough to get alot of PS3 owners to buy it.
Your putting an established franchise that caters to a wider audience against a new IP? Come on man lets be fair here. Look this game will probably not sell in the millions but lets not put too much hate into things. Let it be.
The incognito xbox trolls were all over the other article saying how PS All stars had done poorly because PS3 fans didn't buy games. LOL, pathetic kids. Let the games be.
I just had to comment on this, do you expect SONY to say the game hi tanking? They said the same thing about the PSP Go and then it continued tanking and they discontinued it. http://www.1up.com/news/psp... All I'm saying is without actual numbers, it is all just PR talk.
The point is not about the sales, the point is that xbox fans take the time to comment and bash these games, because they don't sell as much as much bigger marketed exclusives, it's like a higher level of trolling, but still pathetic.
Im not surprised of the poor sales all Sony cares about now are the casuals. Every ad in the UK is either about Wonderbook or Lego games.
Wow, this is some top notch dumbassery right here. Really. Bravo. *golf-clap*
Ppl like you are gonna bash Sony to the ground then we really will be left with only casual games
Oh really? It's the holiday season where mommy and daddies buy for their kids. Sony is marketing to that demographic this Christmas. Don't worry though because we do have beyond 2 souls, sly 4, GOW: Ascension, Until Dawn, Puppeteer, RAIN, and the Last Of US to enjoy next year. With the very low possibility of Agent and The Last Guardian. So 8 exclusives for next year. Looks like the ps3 will go out in style. For hopefully next year's biggest release The PlayStation 4!!!!
I'm guessing you've haven't heard about their exclusives coming out in 2013 or just been too ignorant to notice. How about you look them up?
Maybe because the hardcore gets that news from other sources? Maybe because the hardcore made up their minds months ago which games they are going to buy? Why spend money marketing to people that already know it exists? Yes it works for some games like Halo, Gears, COD...but you realize that their marketing budgets are just as big, if not bigger, than the actual game development budget? Why spend more money when you can make just as much PROFIT by doing less.
Problem is that we have no clue what the "target" is. Did they lower the sales estimate/forcast like they did with the Vita?
Terrific news to hear!!! I'm so happy people are enjoying this game:). I still haven't gotten my copy from amazon but when it does come I am ready to experience some good times with this game. By the way its the 5th hottest game on this site right now. Not bad at all!!! hottest games: 84370°1.Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 67640°2.Halo 4 60900°3.Assassin's Creed III 52280°4.Grand Theft Auto V 29360°5.PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale 26980°6.Hitman: Absolution 15840°7.Need for Speed Most Wanted 14260°8.Call of Duty: Black Ops Declassified 13660°9.Far Cry 3 12260°10.ZombiU
People will automatically assume I'm trolling but this article is clearly nothing more than a damage control piece that was rushed to press.
IGN has always been in the back pocket of Sony. I still remember their "Portable GameCube" lies and other attacks they made against Sony's competitors.
The game itself is fine, and I don't understand why people are getting so insecure about its lackluster sales. Let it do a slow burn. In the long run it will do fine.
But yeah, agenda and marketing journalism are getting out of control.
IGN, who have an app on 360, are in Sony's back pocket?
Damage control? Cuz it's only fair to bash the sales of a game that had ONE day of sales? Let's make a big deal out of ONE day of sales! Oh, and let's make sure it's only "damage control" when somebody says something to counter that stupidity. ... really?
It's still embarassing damange control because they were so quick to respond. You even said yourself, why should we care if it only had one day of sales?
You have basically proven my point. The swiftnessss of their response proves their true motivations.
IGN always has been and always will be a joke.
Only damage control I see in here is from apparent fanboys of another system.
I actually find it rather impressive that the game that released a day before all the numbers are crunched is actually ON THE CHARTS. Usually games barely reach the charts until a week later unless you are the big hitters like COD etc.
The game is fine Move on
Funny how people bash games yet they still sell well.
PlayStation All-Stars Sales "are Right on Target"" Sony already say this same shit in Vita sales. "Vita sales are acceptable" So, Sony have low expectations...
You just love to hate on Sony do you? You must be one of those people who judge eveything after one week. Seriously troll somewhere else.
I never do damage control so don't even try. But I truly believe this game will sell lots of copies by word of mouth>trying the game>making a sale. And because of this and the nature of the gameplay it will be a consistent seller like Gran Turismo or any of he Mario games on Nintendo platforms.
im buying it this friday.. I wouldve had it by now but i just bought a 55" LED..
This image is a tease. I thought for a second the Prince from Katamari was in PS Allstars =(
The game got average reviews, of course its getting crap sales. Their are lots of better games being released around the same time. I swear you sony boys think every sony exclusive is top notch.
Because Sony exclusives usually are. Not saying all of them, but a good deal are. What does it matter to you?
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