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Submitted by chrispseuphoria 746d ago | opinion piece

7 Ways PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale Can Recover

PlayStation Euphoria: From the game’s less than expected sales numbers to the handover of the game to Sony Santa Monica from the initial developers, SuperBot Entertainment, PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale has had a troubled past. The game, however, at this point still has an avid fanbase as 1000′s of people were still playing it daily, 8 months after its release. This franchise still can be successful for Sony if handled correctly. Here are 7 Ways PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale Can Recover. (PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale, PS Vita, PS3)

NYC_Gamer  +   746d ago
I doubt Sony will visit the franchise again after the terrible sales
chrispseuphoria  +   746d ago
It did not sell horribly. It sold more than a million copies...

It was less than expected but it wasn't horrible. Shuhei Yoshida said "it sold pretty well."
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admiralvic  +   746d ago
What is Shuhei Yoshida going to say "We're sorry that it was a total and complete failure." ?

It wasn't profitable, which makes it a failure.
fsfsxii  +   746d ago
@admiralvic
Do you work at Sony??
Geez, i really don't like people that spew lies out of their mouths.
Bundi  +   746d ago
Sony also said that the PSP go was selling according to expectations...then they stripped making it. Same for the Vita, then they dropped projected sales by more than half.
admiralvic  +   746d ago
@ Fsfsxii

I'm sorry. They totally cancel DLC and change developers when games are super successful and are making a tons of profit.
Misaka_x_Touma  +   746d ago
across two platforms
getting ps3 version gets ps vita version free

the fact that the prices went down one month after launch

Sony says anything is good regardless who it really is.
Hicken  +   746d ago
@admiralvic: Do you have financials proving All Stars wasn't profitable? No? Well, then.

And the dev was "canned" as they were put together solely for the game. Game complete, job finished, on to other projects. For all we know, DLC was ended to work on entry 2, which could well be among the games listed at Gamescom or TGS.

Your comments are usually more informed, so I'm sure I don't have to tell you that every game doesn't have to sell gangbusters in order to be a success. A million or so copies of a very niche title late in the life of one console and with the small install base of another sounds pretty good.

@Bundi: Don't think they ever said that about the Go, which anyone could tell wasn't a PSP successor, anyway.

Oh, wait. You're a troll. Nevermind.
fsfsxii  +   746d ago
Ignorance at its finest.

OT:
They should make it 3D battles instead of 2D
jcnba28  +   746d ago
This franchise is dead. Put that money into the last guardian development.
bjmartynhak  +   746d ago
Nah, call a next version "PlayStation Smash" and assume that it is a clone.

I agree with the other points
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PopRocks359  +   746d ago
Why not explore new gameplay ideas in a sequel? Rather than Smash Bros. style, they could perhaps try something closer to Anarchy Reigns or Power Stone? Just a thought. I always figured since almost every character in PSA:BR are in 3D games, not 2D, they would be better off in a 3D fighter.
Tontus  +   746d ago
Why like Anarchy Reigns or Power Stone? They should've made it more like God of War: Ascension's multiplayer component, that would be awesome.

Also if they ever make a sequel it should have a proper single player campaign and a great story, could be something special.

I'd be surprised if they ever make a sequel to be honest.
PopRocks359  +   746d ago
The first game had some fair success to it. But they can do more with it and explore the character interactions in my opinion.

Also the Anarchy Reigns/Power Stone thing was just a suggestion. I was saying they can explore other gameplay fighting styles. I wasn't trying to say they should relegate it to just one. Either way, I feel if they do another, it should have 3D gameplay and not 2D.
BOWZER35  +   746d ago
Smash bros. will kill it
kewlkat007  +   746d ago
Just on pre-orders..
BOWZER35  +   746d ago
No overall
Hicken  +   746d ago
How many copies do you think SSB will sell on PS4?

Ohhh, that's right. It's gonna steal as many sales as Forza steals from GT.

NONE.
BOWZER35  +   745d ago
Oh ya and that's why all stars doesn't need to recover.
Williamson  +   746d ago
It needs a more capable developer if a sequel were to be done. Superbot did a great job in creating a fun game but the supers to kill should of been another game mode and health should of been used as default. Also the menu was too plain, important characters were missing, and the story for each character along with more game modes were lacking as well. It was an important game that could of been so much more... the sales have surpassed a million so I wouldnt call it a failure.
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ReLLiK  +   746d ago
The game was fun to me, but it needed more polishing. After the second day, players were way above my skill level and I would constantly be put against them online. I still don't understand this whole story-line thing people complain about.

I don't recall any fighting game that has a good story line, if one at all, for that matter. Smash Bros. sells fine and there is no story line there. These were many of the same complaints about LBP Karting. "It lacks a story" Last time I checked, it had way more of story than Mario Kart does and no one complains about that.
360ICE  +   746d ago
You need Crash Bandicoot. Then you can call it Super Crash Bros, and no one can complain.

Seriously, though. I really like All-Stars. Great game, but not quite on Smash's level, maybe. I think it was incredibly ambitious the way characters played so differently. On that particular point they smashed Smash Bros, but the presentation was really lacking for a game of this type. It simply didn't feel AAA
Misaka_x_Touma  +   746d ago
LOL not when Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and 3DS is coming.
Darkfist  +   746d ago
the game is fine as it is, they just need to improve it by adding more modes(like health bar) and balance the characters.

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