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Ratchet and Clank Breaks US Record

The latest episode in the Ratchet and Clank franchise has broken its own launch record, selling better than any other entry before it.

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Letthewookiewin941d ago

Ya I think people were ready for a new Rachet&Clank and also a great platformer. The insane graphics and 40$ price point helped too.

SmielmaN941d ago

I think having a movie out at the same time really helps too. Kids see the movie, want the game. Boom

Bnet343941d ago

I wish there was a 60 FPS option but it's all good, the game looks amazing. I just got it :)

garrettbobbyferguson940d ago (Edited 940d ago )

The gameplay has been too weird not in 60 FPS. I can't enjoy it. I hope the next game they produce isn't like this. I don't want to have to starting disliking one of my favorite game series.

badz149940d ago

@garret

"The gameplay has been too weird not in 60 FPS. I can't enjoy it."

seriously...stop with the trolling! the game runs and controls just great even at 30fps! so does Uncharted 4's campaign! this 60fps or nothing thing has got to stop because it's ridiculous! last gen fanboys were claiming Gears (720p) as best TPS and Halo (< 720p) as best FPS but those games were 30fps with framerate dips! did't stop those claims to be made, right? but now games running 1080p at almost constant 30fps, are unenjoyable? I call BS!

for example, Driveclub runs at 30fps and I've been playing Forza 6 Apex beta on my PC at 60fps but never once I felt Driveclub is slow or unenjoyable anymore. In fact, I still think DC is the better game! - compared to the Apex beta BY FAR!

babadivad940d ago

Didn't know a new Ratchet and Clank game was launcingh.

badz149940d ago

What? If you've been on here often, how would you have missed it? The reviews were all over N4G

DarkOcelet941d ago (Edited 941d ago )

Hopefully this mean we will get back games like Crash Bandicoot, Sly Cooper, Spyro, Jak And Daxter and other awesome platformers.

Ratchet and Clank just proved that there is a market for this genre.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA941d ago (Edited 941d ago )

It might even get insomniac to make Resistance 4 :P but hell a new sly cooper would be cool, and well Jak 4 was apparently canned.... but we will see one day

I know not everyone liked Resistance. but i sure as hell liked playing it :)

Ultr941d ago (Edited 941d ago )

I liked it very much! especially Resistance 3 was something very special. Actually all of them were special.
and different.

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AnubisG941d ago

What does Resistance, an FPS title have to do with a platformer? I don't get it.

I think what this shows is that people like platformers and there is a market for it. So if anything, studios will be making more platformers. Which would be awesome if you ask me.

_-EDMIX-_940d ago

"It might even get insomniac to make Resistance 4" Why?

I'm not sure Sony would dump millions into Resistance 4 if not for a good reason. I mean...you said it yourself "I know not everyone liked Resistance"

I liked Resistance 3, but I feel with its low sales, Sony may not have much reason to ever go back. R3 doing 1.5 million is pretty bad. I liked R3, but I'm just being realistic in regards to business.

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SirBradders941d ago

Would love a new crash, spyro and jak game. I don't know why they don't just reboot them all with a movie like ratchet.

DarkOcelet940d ago

That would be a perfect idea. Here is hoping they announce at least of one those games at E3 2016.

TwoForce941d ago

Yup, i knew it going to sell well.

DarkOcelet940d ago

Insomniac did an excellent game.

exkalibur97940d ago

hell nintendo proves your statement in spades, just no one bought the wii u. hopefully the nx will have the 3rd party and the nintendo games we all love

DarkOcelet940d ago

Ninty's problem is obvious, most of their games are family friendly and they dont have 3rd Party games. If they can have more variety, i am sure it would have sold well and besides, they marketing of the Wii U was not there so there is only Ninty to blame for that.

Hopefully the NX gets some serious heavy marketing and more variety when it comes to the games.

_-EDMIX-_940d ago

I just don't know about that. Even though I like the IP, that doesn't mean I like all the other Sony platformers. I'm sure a lot are that way too. Liking Ratchet and Clank doesn't mean you'll like the others, just like liking Killzone doesn't mean you'll automatically like Resistance.

I liked more Killzone games ,then Resistance. This only proves their is a market for Ratchet and Clank, not other platformers automatically.

DarkOcelet940d ago (Edited 940d ago )

If the other platformers are done right and are fun then i will like them. Hell, if they took Spyro/Jak And Daxter/Crash Bandicoot/Sly Cooper and made the same gameplay formula they had in the past with incredible visuals like R&C, that would be enough for me to buy them.

Sony's PS4 is amazing but the family friendly 1st party games are missing from it and if they get that type of genre back, it will sell. because there is a huge market for those games and the Playstation brand is known for its incredible amount of variety when it comes to genres.

_-EDMIX-_940d ago

@Dark- " then i will like them " I mean...thats all well and good but what does that really have to do with them doing well in sales enough to justify them being made? I think those that played "Spyro/Jak And Daxter/Crash Bandicoot/Sly Cooper" liked them, only issue is not enough bought them to justify such development.

"that would be enough for me to buy them" I mean...again we are jumping into the personal / emotional territory. What does that have to do with them getting good enough sales to actually get such support?

" if they get that type of genre back, it will sell. " Did they? With Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time, the game only moved 500k. Are we not seeing that Ratchet is actually the only one of those games that has such traction or such a fanbase?

" because there is a huge market for those games" My point exactly, a "huge market for those games" or for Ratchet and Clank?

What I'm saying is it isn't as simple as ,Ratchet and Clank is a platformer, did well, thus other plaformers will do well.

Killzone sold, thus other FPS will sell too! ....Killzone 2 and 3 sold around 3 million each, Resistance 1 sold actually more around 4 million. The series slowly started losing sales, from R1 doing 4, R2 doing 2, R3 selling 1 million. Thus, you got Killzone as a launch title and NOT Resistance 4. Its not about what they sold before, its more about what are they selling currently.

"Playstation brand is known for its incredible amount of variety when it comes to genres" Yes, I don't disagree with that, but they are still a business.

I get you may like Sly, Jak and Daxter etc as do I, I'm merely saying no real evidence supports that those IPs will really do well as its not as simple as copy and paste. Not all FPS fans that liked Killzone, like Resistance, thus why would all platformer fans that like Ratchet and Clank also like Sly or Jak? Consider, of those named, Ratchet and Clank last gen was the only platformer to even move past 1 million units (besides LBP).

Thus, Ratchet and Clank returned did it not? Thus, LBP3 released on PS3 and PS4 did it not?

See the pattern? Not saying we can't see one, just likely it won't be based off of Ratchet and Clank. If people bought games that way, Sly Thieves in time should have done WELL over 1 million, people don't just buy games that way bud.

I get you and I might buy many platformers or IPs in the same genre, but games are still subjective, even within the same genre. Not all platformer fans will automatically buy Sly JUST because they like Ratchet and Clank.

As to why neither of those games have Ratchet and Clank type sales.

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farhsa2008941d ago

Anything for a new resistance game. Please!

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