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Insomniac's Fuse Bombs In UK Chart, Only Managing 37th On Debut

GamesIndustry International: ''Codemasters' driving sim sequel GRID 2 has come out on top of this week's struggle for the UK charts despite selling 29 per cent less in its opening week than its predecessor - which debuted in second place five years ago.

FIFA 13, in second place, had a resurgence of sales thanks to the UK schools half-term break, which pushed retail numbers upwards by 17 per cent. The rest of the top five is made up from Dead Island: Riptide, Far Cry 3 and last week's number one: Resident Evil Revelations.

The only other new entry in the week's top 40 is a very disappointing 37th for Insomniac's Fuse, the studio which produced the Resistance series. The title has struggled with critical reception following a high-profile marketing campaign.''

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yugovega1090d ago

bu bu but insomniac is the 2nd best developer ever only behind naughty god. /s

goes to show shooters are finally dying.

wantonGamer1090d ago

They're good if they're exclusive to Sony. Otherwise they obviously just turn to sh!t.

wastedcells1090d ago (Edited 1090d ago )

People don't realize how much Sony helps with game development and funding. Sony inspires creativity are trying new things.

Spontogical1090d ago

Let's be honest in years 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009 - Insomniac was literally the shit. Releasing stellar yearly titles - not many developers can do that. After Ratchet ACIT however, they just went downhill and became and average run of the mill developer.

Resistance 3 wasn't bad to be fair, but everything else has been dire.

Ju1090d ago

In all honesty, this game is not on the level we are used to from Insomniac. Not quite sure what happened there. Multiplatform or not.

jagstar441090d ago

EA sucked the life out of them.

strigoi8141090d ago

You knew that EA was with them..and as far as i know what EA touches turn to golden crap

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majiebeast1090d ago (Edited 1090d ago )

Those Ratchet and Clank:A Crack in Time and Resistance 3 sales would look like a god send by now.

This is their lowest rated game and probably the least sold. With the way its going PS+ game in September or earlier. I hope Insomniac has learned that the grass isnt always greener and to never listen to focus groups/testers.

Doubt Sony would buy them at this point when they are better off buying Ready at Dawn or Quantic Dream.

RandomDude6551090d ago (Edited 1090d ago )

Bu bu but there's no reason to be exclusive.........lol
Edit: holy crap just found out they have 200 people that work there. Quality doesnt show it. Sucker Punch was the much better buy

Lucreto1090d ago

I love Insomniac games and I have all their games except Distuptor and not this.

I like they tried something new but it didn't work this time.

I think it is time for Ted to accept the idea of being bought by Sony. They have potential for more like with Naughty Dog. Sony can make them great and rival Naughty Dog.

majiebeast1090d ago (Edited 1090d ago )

With the way Insomniac has been going, i dont see Sony buying them.

They were at the top of their game with ACIT and Resistance 3. It would be better to buy a studio like Ready at Dawn, which consists of old Blizzard and Naughty dog employees or Quantic Dream cause it comes with its own mocap studio.

Right now i bet Insomniac is pretty low on the list of studio's to acquire.

@Ju
Fuse is actually made by the main studio in Burbank. It just would not be wise for Sony to buy a bloated studio like Insomniac, who employes 180 people. With the new studio not really releasing top quality games so that would be a waste.

Ju1090d ago

There is no need to get bought. But who knows. This was done by their new South Carolina (?) studio anyway. They must have worked on something else "back home". They should just get back in bed with Sony and release R4 on PS4.

Fuse doesn't push anything - which makes me wonder if they had to dial down the PS3 version. It sure has worse visuals than R3 and crappy AI as well. Even Ratchet's All4One is better.

Unicron1090d ago

200 people is bloated? ND has over 240 employees. Even worse, look at the 600 people working on JUST Resident Evil 6 or the multiple teams they pulled in to make AC3.

RonRico1090d ago

What happened to these guys(and gals)? They used to have me looking forward to their releases. Hope the next one is something good.

ZodTheRipper1090d ago

You should rather hope that they stay far away from EA next time.

RonRico1090d ago (Edited 1090d ago )

Ah. I see your point.

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