Microsoft has announced that since its launch in the US on October 21, 2008, Lionhead's Fable II has sold more than 1.5 million units worldwide. The game becomes the fastest-selling RPG on the Xbox 360.
fable 2 rocks hard! ive put in so many hours already, just buying property and doing dastardly deeds has kept me going, the story seems pretty good so far too, i almost wish fable 2 was multi plat just so ps3 owners could really see how good it is, i thought it looked bad before hireing it and then actually buying it, i think fable 2 overdelivers!
I just bought the castle in Fairfax Gardens.
Congrats to Lionhead and Microsoft.You developed and did a great job of marketing a great product and the consumers responded positively.
not many genuine developers out there anymore only other that springs to mind is ted price
of Ted Price.
I agree I had a blast with the game but it was short lived but well lived here's to Fable 3. I am BlackTar the Salad Dodger ROFL
"agreed,well done peter you deserve it not many genuine developers out there anymore only other that springs to mind is ted price" Actually, believe or not, love it or hate it, the first thing that pops in my mind when I hear game developer is CliffyB, I sh*t you not. Something about his humbleness in one interview and his off-the-handleness and stupidity in another interview really makes him well known in my mind. After that it's John Carmack, Peter Molyneux. Ted Price... Isn't he the president of Insomniac or something? I never really liked the Ratchet & Clank series so I'm not that big of an Insomniac fan. ON TOPIC: I knew this game would sell well and it deserves it, best RPG of 2008 by far. It's so addicting that I've had to stop playing so often or I wouldn't get any of my homework and essays done. Spread out all across all my characters, I've must have put 70+ hours into Fable II, probably more. I know I did my part in those sales. :)
CHA-CHING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!! :)
great sales... just not that great of a game very lackluster compared to some great games this year such as MGS4
or more importantly Gears 2
MGS4? LMAO. I want to play my games not watch them.
^^^^ Gears 2 sold 500k more than this in a single day
but very broken online... its a shame its the only good 360 exclusive all year... sure mgs4 CAN be short if you skip all the cutscenes but Fable2 is stupidly short and so is gears... gears story isnt up to par either... both games fail in comparison to mgs4 which delivers on all levels... sales dont reflect how good a game is anyway... the proof is here with fable... i wish i never bought it because i am disappointed with ANOTHER 360 game... shame
Gears2 and Fable 2 are both on DVD 9 with = or greater than more gameplay than MGS4 and thats on a 50 gig Blu-Ray...There is no excuse when the cutscenes are longer than actual game itself... Completely and utterly ashamed with MGS4. Atleast Sony released 1 good game this year...LBP...(kind of)
MGS4 is an incredible game, anyone that says otherwise has either not played the game or is just a xbox fanboy. Every little detail in MGS4 is amazing, the HD audio, the guns sound real (unlike Gears, one of the very few things that annoys me about gear), graphics are amazing, story is amazing (though MGS1 is better), gameplay is amazing. Online for both Gears and MGS kinda suck though. Good sales doesn't mean that the game is great e.g. Halo 3, GTA4, Assassin's Creed (all these games are good NOT great). Another example is ICO + Shadow of the Colossus combined sold only 2.5 million worldwide. These are two of the best games I've EVER played, better than anything out this generation on all consoles. Another example is Okami(PS2), it got crap sales, but the game was top quality
I loved Halo3 - currently have Halo 1, 2, 3 and will get Halo recon and Halo Wars. Just love the whole Halo Universe. I got suckered into the MGS4 HYPE and i finsished the game in 9 hours. The cinematics were great...about 3 hours worth...while the other 5 was long drawn out boring dialog. I would rate MGS4 8/10. This is an honest review - nothing about fanboys here. It was a good game but nothing near what the Hype was... I will be playing Halo3 and Gears2 long into 2009 while MGS4 still just sits there beside my PS3 collecting dust.
sorry to tell you guys. but MGS4 wasn't that good of a game. it was a movie with interactive game-play from time to time. their was another game released like that along time ago. it was called dragons lair. when the screen would light up thats when you knew to hit the botton to make the man move or swing sword. the graphic was average at best. the game-play was much like splinter cell. and the cutscene was crazy long. but sonyfanboys need a game on their system to measure up to or try to surpass the quality of games that the 360 has now.
I got halo3 at midnight and it is one of the most mediocre fps games I have played in a long while... The online is good but totally got pwned by cod4 in every aspect... If theres any game what suckered people in with hype its Halo3 and most of the xbox community will tell you that Halo3 sucks (including me)... Halo3 = average fps which couldnt live up to the previous 2 games... shame really... Bioshock pwned its single player and CoD4 pwned its online... Shame such a hyped up game was such a letdown in the eyes of the xbox community... @vega "but sonyfanboys need a game on their system to measure up to or try to surpass the quality of games that the 360 has now." most games worth playing on 360 are multiplat... ps3 packs the punch with exclusive titles such as warhawk, mgs4, lbp, resistance2, r&c etc etc... Gametime UK <<< my 360 tag... check it out im no fanboy I use my 360 for a lot multi plat games and thats it... The exclusives it does have are hardly good
Well there was a lot of HYPE for Halo 3...but i think there are more Halo players that would agree thats it has by far more re-payability than MGS4. Also HALO 3 is still one of the most played games on xbox live and even bumped COD4 a couple of times as most played game over live for a couple of weeks... I understand your point that you felt it was an average fps - HOWEVER there are many more people that would disagree.
metal gear solid 4 was cool, or as I like to call it... Put Down Your Controller 4: Cutscenes of the Patriots but seriously, great game, 10/10 for sure.
@Man of the year - So you finished MGS4 in 9 hours? on the first play through? You obviously didn't even play the game properly, if all you were worried about was getting through the game as quickly as possible or you're lying and haven't actually played the game. It took me 17 hours on the first play-through, in fact it takes about 15-17 hours for most people on the first play-through. The second play-through took me just over 5 hours on a speed run (skipped every dialogue scene and every cutscene). I have also played all 3 Halo games, the first one was good, second one was boring I gave up after 1 hour, and he 3rd one was OK but I finished it to see what the hype was about. Took me ~9 hours, including cutscenes, constant backtracking through almost every level, and the story was really really really bad. It was saved by it's music and gameplay though. @vega - "when the screen would light up thats when you knew to hit the botton to make the man move or swing sword." LMAOROFL, you haven't even played MGS4, MGS4 is not a game based on QTEs, it's all interactive even some of the cutscenes you can drive about using MKII. It's quite obvious you have no idea what you are talking about. Also @ saying it is like Splinter Cell, I have played every Splinter Cell game in the series and yes it is good, but it is completely different to MGS series (which is better). MGS is a lot more action-based and faster, Splinter Cell has a huge focus on stealth. The only game that is better in terms of stealth is Thief.
MGS4 is great game, so many wow moments... I just wish there was more of it, and less crappy movie material. Yes crappy, if you think mgs story is good, you need to read more good books and watch better movies because mgs doesn't even reach b-movie status. Mgo is suckass. Halo 3 is suckass as well, in pretty much every aspect. Overall neither game holds a candle against geow2 in sp or mp, get over it. OT: Fable 2 sold that much so fast? Weird... I'm not touching it anyway.
@ Milo Garret please, please dont mention 'good story' and 'geow2' in the same paragraph :(
"LMAOROFL, you haven't even played MGS4, MGS4 is not a game based on QTEs" see this is a clear case of you not understanding. again the only game i ever played where you watch more of the game than playing it. is dragon lair. i never said MGS4 is a QTE based game. learn to read and stop asuming. and yes i do own a ps3 and i have MGS4(which i finished 3 days after i brought it) but because i don't share your love for a movie with interactive gameplay. all of a sudden i don't own the game. yeah. MY user name is Hannibal75 on psn and XBL.
I never said geow2 had a good story, read please. I said the sp campaign beats mgs4, not the story. IMO both have incredibly crappy stories, but then again, show me a video game that has good story that doesn't begin with Mass and ends with Effect.
Wow great sales good job. Leave MGS4 out of this your getting nowhere. If you guys claim you played MGs4 but then say u beat it in 9 hrs on the first play through wow thats how long it took me to beat gears with its cutscenes what does that mean to you ?????????? oh nothing your blind thats right...... fable great game imho but way short as well. you can beat fable in 5 hrs if you tried. but it forces you to watch long drawn out for no reason scenes and still is beat in a shorter time then MGS4. Put down your hate. its obv. gametime and sony/xbox fanatics that you just say whatever you want to win in your head. MGS4 is not a 360 game leave your crap outside. ohh and no knock on gears being short?????? no knock on fable being short????? wow you guys don't see that????? funny thing is when you play MGS4 without the cutscenes without a speed run going for the gold you still take about 8 hrs to play it bet I beat gears on my second play thru in 7hrs or less. Does that make it crap NOPE Fable little mandatory scenes = pretty good length and the game is till under 10hrs does that = anything to you guys???? is the coin so double sided??? just to say as well. when MGS4 came out most websites claimed it best game this gen. I guess you forgot about that. you guys dont see your bias anywhere??? so the story of MGS4 is crap or MGS at all. Yeah go back to your shoot run hide shoot next level and keep thinking out of it i guess since that seems to be the direction now.
You realize that MGS4 shouldn't even HAVE ONLINE.. It is absolutely HORRIBLE.. So.. for you to criticize Gears 2 or Fable 2 because of an online feature, you contradict yourself due to the fact that MGS4's Online is like it tried to kick itself in the nuts.
@-GametimeUK Troll much?
I thought it was average at best.
i personally love fable 2, not disappointed at all, and i never liked oblivion, so for me i would have to say yes fable 2 is better
if anything i wasn't all that hyped for this game. i didn'y petty much like the first one. but i must admitt that i'm really enjoying fable 2. it's a great game. hats off to peter for this gem. will there be a fable 3 is the question.
Before Mass Effect, Fable: Lost Chapters was my favorite game of all time. Fable 2 is now my favorite game of all time with Mass Effect coming in second.
you allow one of your fave games ever to run the way it does? seriously the frame rate sucks and all round its just a very buggy poor excuse of a game...
Well my favorite game is pretty buggy too. Socom. It still is my fav game. Its the best online shooter. Period.
Mass Effect is also my best game this gen.
I'm not quite finished yet, but so far it's lived up to my expectations. I really enjoyed the look and feel of the first Fable and this was about on par. I didn't feel it particularly added anything, and it's coming across a little on the short side but it's been an enjoyable run through. I hadn't bought a 360 game since Halo 3 and I'm glad Fable 2 and Gears 2 have come along to give me a reason to dust off the ole 360 one last time before it's retired. It was long my console of choice before 2 RROD's and 1 disk scratching console forced me to change my gaming habits in favor of a console that actually allowed me to play my games. 3 1/2 months of sitting around, not able to play the bulk of your library will change anyones purchase habits.
Who cares if its fun to him its fun. I dont care if theres hiccups as long as Im smiling and wanting more. Its looney's like you who put this false thought in other's head that it really matters(I know it does matter but i hope you guys see where im going with this) stop it you make everyone look bad. Fable 2 was great i was underwhelmed but only becasue of the MP/Coop stuff other then that good game. why do you have to compare stupid with stupid.
Is fricken tight int he top 10 for me this gen. probably 9 or 10 but to be up there means it was sick and hell i would say out of my top 10 6 or 7 are tied for 4th and 5th
Love Fable II. Best WRPG since Oblivion. Sorry, the reviews and sales are so good, must disappoint you that their isnt a PS3 version so you could actually play the game instead of spreading FUD. The game is really terrific, anyone who's played it can see that. Edit: As for those who compare it to Oblivion, its not really an apt comparison. Fable II is much more in the style of Zelda -- not organized for the RPG stat-junkie, more about story, and style and feeling - a sense of adventure. Fable II is a challenge at the Zelda-style RPG.
I think Gametime is just butt hurt that it's not on the PS3. And honestly? So what? "Oh no! The game slowed down during a cutscene and something didn't load that is in the scenery that didn't affect the gameplay whatsoever!"
Super awesome news. Fable 2 is one of the best RPGs I've played in a long time. Sure, the RPG skill stuff and experience spending has become over simplified for casual gamers but the game and it's world have heart and depth.
would you say its better than Oblivion? Edit:- MK_red said he felt it was one of the best. I was wondering if he thought it was better than oblivion, its a valid question. I find that after playing Oblivion the world of Albion feels very linear and claustrophobic.
Who cares which is best. What matters is that you get to enjoy both terrific and enjoyable games.
I don't talk about quality because both games are a bug fest. BUT I really enjoyed being in Fable 2's world and love the game. I am a huge fan of Morrowind but hated Oblivion and haven't tried Fallout 3. Fable 2 has really sucked me in.
The only 2 games that I actually felt connected to the world is in fable 2 and the legend of zelda series. All other games, oblivion included seem to me that everyone was disconnected from the events that plagued them. I also loved the general look and feel, it was exactly as one would expect from a game called "fable", Although next time they should include a couple fairy tale side stories for paraody.
Well done to Lionhead, Well deserved.
Good game.By far the best game exclusive to 360.It makes all other 360 exclusives seem weak in comparison
US Software Charts: 01. Fable II (Xbox 360) - 790,000 02. Wii Fit (Wii) - 487,000 03. Fallout 3 (Xbox 360) - 375,000 04. Mario Kart Wii (Wii) - 290,000 05. Wii Play (Wii) - 282,000 06. Saints Row 2 (Xbox 360) - 270,000 07. SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Confrontation (PS3) - 231,000 08. LittleBigPlanet (PS3) - 215,000 09. NBA 2K9 (Xbox 360) - 202,000 10. Dead Space (Xbox 360) - 193,000 The very average Socom is ps3's bestseller, cough... And didnt I read so many times on this site, LBP this, LBP that. Fable II sold in less time about 4 times as much. I know I know, ps3 will rule in 2009... LOL!
even though i agree with everything you said. it not good to gloat in the fanboys faces. yes i do remember alot of people including web-site claiming this game would move aalot of ps3 and MS was in trouble becuase they didn't have anything like it. but in truth most people didn't want it as many have thought. sad really.
but it's so hard to resist ;) i have been modest though and only mentioned facts. besides that i'm older than any of the ps3 fanboys on this site, so allow me a bit of Friday fun.
Nov 5th in the UK. Although obviously LBP isn't going to bring in the same numbers as Gears 2 or Fable 2 with the smaller user base...mocking it based on sales during a month when the game wasn't on the market reeks of ignorant fanboy. PS3 software sales aren't going to be as large as 360 or Wii sales until their installed user base gets up there - that's not rocket science.
The thing is though, is that it doesn't matter when LBP was released.. It was a game that was hyped up to the second coming of Jesus, and only sold 200k+ units in 3 days.. Fable 2 sold 150k more than that at launch. Not saying LBP is a bad game or anything.. but it's obvious it didn't soar like SONY was intending.
for all these great games you released on the 360. just keep them coming.
Fable 2 is a decent game but i believe Oblivion to be better and i also prefer Lost Odyssey to Fable 2. Still a strong 4/5 for Fable 2 in my book though. The voice acting is particularly good,and the combat is pretty sweet.
I enjoyed it. I did expect too much and was left disappointing a little but I did have fun. If you havent played it definitely rent it.
dam fable did it big!!! thats great sales! to bad the game isnt so impressive...just finished the crucible...does it get better people harder at all? Any who the game has some flaws but all in all worth a purchase. And stop hating on the ps3 i enjoy socom and lbp i think they are great games to bad they couldn't do great numbers.
the game actually gets easier, thats one downside. The only option you really have is to not upgrade your character at all to make it a little more difficult.
to the ones who disagreed do you guys think Fable is difficult? if so, go play in traffic
1.5M copies, i bet half of those are brought by mindless dumbfcuks xbots who just wander around the environments, hahahahah!!!! / :p
wishing LBP sold that many copies. but sadly it only sold to the [email protected] that thought it would be a system seller. i guess that makes you one of them. ROFLMAO
fable is excellent because it has got me into playing rpg. normally i am not a rpg player. i will play it more when nxe arrives - so i can install it on the hd.
I dont understand how so many people can say that fable was average. If you actually played the game you would know that the story and character involvements are great. Also for it being short,I dont see that. The main quest is about 12hrs or so but with all the side quests the game is quite a bit longer.Graphically the game is beautiful and the sound are wonderful,lion head did a great job with this IP and deserve the sales.
im sorry but the main quest is not no 12 hours. If someone would play just the main quest (which theres no point to get the game for only that) you could finish the game in 4 to 5 hours. There is the Child Chapter and then you got Hero of Strength, Hero of Will, and Hero of Skill chapters. Thats pretty much it.
you never really play rpg's? well now that you got fable 2 why dont you try mass effect,thats a great one too. lost odyssey,blue dragon,and ff13 is also coming,good time to get hooked on rpg's my brother. he he enjoy my friend peace and game on
I'm really glad this game got the sales it deserves, I think Peter Molyneux has finally been (almost) vindicated. However... Fable 2 is a bit of an enigma for me. I really really enjoyed playing it at the time, but I couldn't shake the feeling of slight disappointment as I progressed. For example, after fighting a particularly large enemy I was excited at the prospect of bigger and badder enemies... But they never came. Having a wife and child ultimately added little to the game, and some of the 'Hero' aspects were actually quite tedious. The whole good/bad, pure/MoFo mechanic is fundamentally broken in my opinion. To really experience the true nature of the game a player has to go either all good or all bad. So from this perspective the player only ever makes one important decision at the moment they hit the button to start a new game, which is 'Am I going to be good or bad'. Every other choice is based on that initial decison made in the first few seconds. There was never a point where I was presented with a choice, moral or otherwise, that made me think twice about my actions, because everything was motivated by my initial decision... I didn't want to 'harm' my quest to be all good or all bad. And playing as a middle of the road character is pointless. Also, playing as an all good character was not half as much fun as playing as all bad - if only for the way the player morphed as they got more evil. And why is the game so easy... I actually had to let the enemies kill me so I could get some scars! For everything Fable 2 does right there's something annoying or poorly implemented. The game just felt a little like Fable 1.5 as it fixed many things from Fable but felt a little too similar in what it did wrong. I'd rate the game as 75%, and if the bugs had been ironed out (WHERE is the patch!?!) it would have been an 80 to 85% rating - but as I said at the start, I really did enjoy this game and hope Lionhead's next project is just as successful, and tries to be just as different.
you make some good points, but i had so much fun with the game that I would not give less than a 9.0. the few disapointments i had are nothing in comparison to the overall experience. (i was terribly disappointed at the games ending.) I love how your caracter changes as time progresses and how some of your chices are reflected in your appearance. I cant wait to play it again, which will happen sometime in 09., Too many good games right know.
I like the benefits when I saw the comparisons. Right now playing Gears 2. 360 games have been selling pretty well in a short amount of time and who knows over the lifetime and towards the end of the holidays. Good job Peter.
is that it?
Are you confused? We are not looking at LBP numbers here.