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PS3 version of BlazBlue outselling 360 version ... and here's why

Hardcore fighting fans are all talking about BlazBlue, Aksys' foray into high-def 2D fighting. While equal numbers of 360 and PS3 copies were made, the PS3 version appears to be selling out faster than the other. Why is that? Well, it could be the system's superior D-Pad. While many players will opt for an arcade stick, those who play with a default controller generally find the DualShock layout more comfortable for 2D fighters (BlazBlue, PS3, PSP, Xbox 360)

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TheDeadMetalhead  +   2404d ago
jBat17  +   2403d ago
i know why
because xbots only get to have one game a year.. and their moms already bought them SF4.. so even though xbots would love to play BlazBlue, xbots have no choice but to wait for their birthday or christmas to get this game.. or maybe if they save enough lunch money LOL

xbots, a bunch of pimp-faced tweener
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Kill Crow  +   2403d ago
a game no ones heard of sells more on ps3 ... well done !!!!
rodrz34  +   2403d ago
a bitter xbot no ones heard of made a useless comment on ps3 ... well done !!!!
blackbeld  +   2403d ago
Offcourse.... D-PAD is still the #1 controller for fighting games!!!

PS3 wins again.....
AngryTypingGuy  +   2403d ago
"Owned." -- LOL, congrats, more PS3 users bought...BlazBlue.

The 360 controller is superior to the PS3 controller in every way, except for that D-Pad. The PS3 controller has the best D-Pad there is. Hopefully MS will eventually fix it, at least for the next Xbox, and make their controller truly perfect.
kagon01  +   2403d ago
Agree, period.
likedamaster  +   2400d ago
PS3 version is not even in top 100 @Amazon.
Xbox blazblue version? #37. PS3 version = Owned?
TheDeadMetalhead  +   2404d ago
That's understandable
The 360 controller might be better for other games, but it's absolute hell trying to use it for fighting games. I haven't played BlazBlue yet, but I did play both versions of Street Fighter IV, and I couldn't stand using the 360 controller for it.

There are other factors, of course (and they're listed in the article), but I think it's mostly the controller.
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TheHater  +   2404d ago
I want to get back into fighting games after playing this game for about 9 hours at my friend house the other day. Dam this game is good. I might just buy it soon.
Blaze929  +   2403d ago
rofl, yeah base an article off Amazon. Really though, who cares.
Lelouch V Brit  +   2403d ago
agree, I love my xbox 360 but I bought the ps3 version.
Rainstorm81  +   2403d ago
You Know
i've never heard of this game but its been drawing compairisons to SF4 i got to check it out.
EXCLUSIVEGAMER  +   2403d ago
theres a reason why the dual shock hasnt changed much.

theres also a reason why sony has been in the hw biz for decades.

unfortunately i wont explain either
Gamertags  +   2403d ago
Never heard of it...
What is this game? Hmmmmmm
JonnyBigBoss  +   2403d ago
I agree 100%. Using the PS3 gamepad for fighting games works pretty standard, but the 360 gamepad is just not acceptable.
Bnet343  +   2403d ago
Alot of people who own a 360 don't buy games like these. There isn't even a demo or an ad on the Marketplace to let people know. Fanbase isn't there.
SinnedNogara  +   2403d ago
Agreed, but playing SFIV with a Sixaxis controller is like playing twister with your fingers. I didn't like the controls (neither did my brother) and don't have $150 for a joystick.

I am not playing BlazBlue till i have a joystick. It looks awesome though.
DARK WITNESS  +   2403d ago
to be honest id never even heard of the game until now.

I do agree that the ps3 pad is better for fighting games.
mastiffchild  +   2403d ago
Ican't believe just how many of us are saying they haven't heard of this game. It's been getting 9/9.5s for the oast two weeks-everywhere and without the stupid SF4 rose tinted review specs too.

Got my US import two days ago and though I haven't played that much yet it's already given me as much fun as SF4 has! It looks AMAZING as the gfx are so crisp and the art just blows me away. The story is, predictably , mad but the few characters are so varied it style and well balanced that I don't think I've been so impressed by a "D fightr since the first release of SF2!

Totally a game everyone should try as if it fails through noone knowing what it is it'll be a tragedy when the game's so damn good and so well crafted. Honestly, if I'd believed games would look like this in my home when I was little I would have exploded.

Well, enough gushing but, really, people should have a good look for a copy-on PS3 if you don't have a stick though.
GameGambits  +   2403d ago
I'm still miffed that the Playstation store hasn't got the extra colors for each character DLC yet. The 360 had it the 2nd of the games release, and while it isn't AMAZING dlc I still want the extra Jin colors.
Yi-Long  +   2403d ago
It's simple...
... the game isn't released in Europe, the 360 version is region-locked and the PS3 version is region-free.
Plus the PS3 has a better D-pad than the regular Xbox controller ofcourse (but I have the SF4 controllers and the LE green 360 controller which has the improved D-pad, and I'm guessing so would many fight-fans).
Christopher  +   2403d ago
@FantasyStar (below)

Comparing actual numbers, sales of FPS games on the 360 in comparison to all other type of games, and racial stereotyping. I'm sorry, but that's just crazy.

It's proven that the 360's primary audience loves FPS over all other type of games. The few games that get through are the non-standard hits, such as GTA4, which seems to do well across all platforms.

There's a few logical reasons why this game is performing better on the PS3, though.

1. This game is most popular in regions where the PS3 dominates

2. The d-pad on the PS controllers are better for fighting games

3. You can remote play this game on your PSP

4. The best fighters of this genre use PS3 and those who want to compete with them will also get it for the PS3

5. The primary console for official fighting game competitions across the world has been the PS3
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IdleLeeSiuLung  +   2403d ago
Basing it off is completely misleading based on the assumption that the etailer ordered equal numbers of games for both the 360 and PS3. In most cases, etailers order more for the 360 (in the US) and that is one of the reason why the PS3 limited edition of SF IV was so hard to find.

I don't doubt that in general fighting games that rely on the d-pad will sell better on the PS3 as the 360 d-pad sucks @ss!!! I had to buy the mad catz controller for my 360, that is how bad it is! I never thought that a reason to buy the PS3 version is to fight Japanese gamers....
darthv72  +   2403d ago
oddly enough...
I actually prefer the 360 pad. Here is why. The placement of the dual analog sticks at the bottom of the DS3 can sometimes get in the way of my controlling the moves. I dont have that issue with the split position on the 360. This isnt the case for all games but the 2D style fighting games (kof, sf2, mortal kombat, etc) just play better for my thumbs using the 360. 3D style games like soul calibur and tekken I use the ds3.

Go figure.
menoyou  +   2403d ago
Personally I think it's because BlazBlue is a game for really hardcore gamers. Only really hardcore gamers have been anticipating it, although now, with its popularity, others will buy it I'm sure. PS3 is mostly a console for hardcore gamers.
likedamaster  +   2400d ago
How can Blazblue ps3 version be outselling xbox version...?
Blazblue ps3 is #244 @Amazon and Xbox360 version #37. Something is wrong here.

Funny, how inFamous(<--lol) dropped below both versions of Prototype @Amazon yet its supposedly the better game.
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joeyisback2585  +   2404d ago
remember bots its all about sales lmao haha u fken bots r retarded
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Ninji  +   2404d ago
PS3 version of BlazBlue outselling 360 version...and here's why
Xbots don't buy games. They only watch Netflix.
-MD-  +   2403d ago
If we don't buy games then why does the 360 shift like 5x the software that the PS3 does?

Serious question.
dustgavin  +   2403d ago
I like those numbers you made up. 360 is done. Natal will the the 360's final nail in it's outdated coffin.
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Sir Ken_Kutaragi  +   2403d ago
Well i would say -
"Xbots don't buy games. They only Chat SH*T all day on ChatBox LIVE!" ;-D
talltony  +   2403d ago
lol murderdolls
You just admitted your a xbot.
Etseix  +   2403d ago
japanese audience is for ps3
if the ps3 gets the same monster hunter Capcom made on Wii
ps3 will sell even more,

America = xbox (kinda)
Japan = PS
Wii = all the world

this is a japanese game so, ps3 ftw!
-MD-  +   2403d ago
No I admitted I'm a 360 owner that buys software.
talltony  +   2402d ago
He said "Xbots don't buy games. They only watch Netflix."

You replied "If we don't buy games then why does the 360 shift like 5x the software that the PS3 does?"

So no you just admitted your a xbot. Thank you come again.
Whut  +   2404d ago
those who play with a default controller generally find the DualShock layout more comfortable for 2D fighters

the ps3 gamers that is.

I play SFIV on xbox with my xbox controller and play it like a pro and sucks extremely at the same game on ps3.
rockleex  +   2403d ago
Same thing happened to my friend...
Because the D-pad messes a lot of people up, my friend was able to go on long winning streaks on the 360.

He came over to my place bragging about his streaks, and got whooped in Street Fighter 4 on my PS3. ^_^

Why? Because the D-pad doesn't mistake your inputs on the PS3. He was only beating people on XboxLive because of the D-pad's mistakes.
AhemZasan  +   2403d ago
I love how you have a bunch of people disagreeing with you when all you did was state your own personal experience. How dare you!

I also use the standard 360 controllers for SF4. I get destroyed on Live all the time, but my friends and I have great times regardless of the inferior d-pad. In fact, most of the time I'm using the analog stick for Ultras and Specials so the d-pad isn't always much of an issue. That said, the only reason I didn't pick it up for PS3 is because I found it cheap for 360 when it came out and didn't really think about it until I got it home. I was pissed at myself at first, but since I've adapted and I love it. I don't think the 360 pad is "unaccaptable", just inferior.
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JasonPC360PS3Wii  +   2404d ago
OMG! OMG! the first game on the PS3 to outsell a 360 game!!! Break out the champagne droids that 13% of the PS3 owners that actually buys games finaly bought a game!!! The other 87% bought the Blu-ray movie version of this game :D
TheDeadMetalhead  +   2403d ago
Damage control, much?

You also seem to be forgetting that Resident Evil 5 on PS3 outsold the 360 version 4:1.
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red_ring_of_death  +   2403d ago
@Jason 360 haha
go watch Netflix
-MD-  +   2403d ago
Where are the sales? According to Vgchartz it sold like 0.01 more.

Big deal.
cmrbe  +   2403d ago
First game?.
You really do like to make yourself look stupid eh?.

Check SF4 and DMC4 at least. Idiot.
rodrz34  +   2403d ago
@Jasonbot : Like SF4, RE5, DMC4, Tomb Raider, Burnout Paradise, more...

So much for the fake 8 million fantasy installed base gap I guess.

Xbots are too busy watching low quality SD videos on netflix. Or they RRODed again.

Now cry more.
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ultimolu  +   2403d ago

*imagines the bots acting like Darth Vader right now*

Heh, heh, heh. :D
rebirthofcaos  +   2403d ago
I will got mine tomorrow, finally ;_;

IF you want to play online add me ID Amvient
its the controller
cmrbe  +   2403d ago
PS3 gamers buy more games.
Gen0ne  +   2403d ago
I skipped the 360 version because that cereal bowl of a digital pad ain't cutting it. I prefer the 360 controller over all, but never for fighting games.
UnSelf  +   2403d ago
way more
tonytouchx  +   2403d ago
I want to play this game,i love the art work in this game
ULTIMATE_REVENGE  +   2403d ago
"Well, it could be the system's superior D-Pad."

Clearly the Remarkable simplicity of the DS3 D-Pad means EVERY fighting game will be better on the Playstation 3

When Tekken6 is released be sure to pick up a PS3 Copy with a Dual Shock 3
GameGambits  +   2401d ago
I 100% agree with you. If you look at 360 and PS3 there is so many of the consoles out yet there isn't this one game almost everyone had to have. It really shows the differences in consumers as a whole don't like the same thing.

I can't wait to see the game though either multiplatform or exclusive that sells out to the majority of the user base and ISN'T Wii Sports Casual friendly.

If any game sales 7-10million in its first month then that will be THE game that is really getting something right on a massive scale. Personally I could see something like Final Fantasy 13 being big enough if it is worth the 5 year wait. It could be Modern Warfare 2 for all we know. The first did sell a LOT, and if they make the multiplayer as defined as what they've shown for the single player then it could be THAT game.

Who knows though only time will tell.

As for Blazblue selling more on PS3 over 360 it probably does have to do with the controller. I personally do not buy fighting games for my 360, and that's that. Still wish PS3 version would get the 360 version DLC. I want the extra colors for Jin already dang it! :(
ULTIMATE_REVENGE  +   2403d ago

REAL dedication

XBOTS will be indeed of Men Size Tissues after those screen shots,...

I've been posting this every where because I'm just shocked at the level of detail in GT5p.

Flopza Watersports 3 OWNED!!!!
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-MD-  +   2403d ago
This article is about Blazblue and sales. Not Forza 3.

Go back to school.
Tr10wn  +   2403d ago
You need to mature, WTF is watersport... fanboyism words in this website are so ridiculous Flopza, Watersport, Xbot, Droids... lol and the reason why blazblue, DMC4, SF4 and RE5 sold more units is because japaneses people, you must be retard to not know that or a fanboy.
Veneno  +   2403d ago
Just a guess,
but I think that 'watersport' refers to the drifting physics in Forza that resemble a boat or jet ski on water rather than a sports car on a track. But that's just a guess because that's what Forza looks like to me.
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RockmanII7  +   2403d ago
PS3 outsells 360?
well thats a first. ok now whats blue blaze?
-MD-  +   2403d ago
An anime style fighting game.

It appeals to Japanese people so of course it's going to boost the PS3 version.
RockmanII7  +   2403d ago
I like shooters
topdawg122  +   2403d ago
It's the pad and extra blu Ray disc. Usually br discs are more expensive than DVDs so that could be another reason.
GayASSAdmins  +   2403d ago
lmao they'Re rejoycing over a multiplatform game sells.

The same f1ckers dont even buy their exclusive games!

you guys seen KZ2? the game cant even break the 2million units sold!

xbox 360 exclusives always sells alot.

ps3 will be ghost in september2009 trough christmas.
ZOMBIEMAN1  +   2403d ago
why shouldn't they rejoice
you guys do it every time when multiplats look slightly better on 360 and the only 360 exclusives that sell alot are shooters but that doesn't matter you ppl don't buy em to play it you buy em to play the sales number Killzone 2 will sell 2 million asswipe don't you wrry but since you ppl love playing sales number games i wonder if you'll play it when Gran Turismo 5 comes out since that game will do Halo numbers
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rodrz34  +   2403d ago
@thebot : saw the news where KZ2 outsold RE5 360 version in UK ?

I guess not. /kiss
ultimolu  +   2403d ago
Because 360 fanboys don't do the same sh*t.

Because they don't flail around when 1st party games on the PS3 don't sell five million at launch day. Then they claim that the game is a flop, a tragedy, a disgrace to gaming.

AhemZasan  +   2403d ago
@ ultimolu
I'd appreciate it if you wouldn't besmirch the act of flailing. I, for one, enjoy a good flailing from time to time and it has nothing to do with video games. I'm here to speak for the rights and dignity of flailers everywhere. Well, not so much the dignity, but we do have rights dammit!
-MD-  +   2403d ago
Weak use of that video you can do better.
PirateThom  +   2403d ago
I didn't make it, it just happens to be completely applicable and true.
DelbertGrady  +   2403d ago
Media is teh biasedest!
rodrz34  +   2403d ago
@soda : lame post, even by your poor standards
Lavagasm  +   2403d ago
I've never even heard of this title
Cherchez La Ghost  +   2403d ago
What are the total numbers(both PS3 & 360) worldwide for this game?
baodeus  +   2403d ago
blazblue is keeping the 2D fighting game alive. Go check it out if you haven't. Really good game (need lots of practice though)

360 D-pad is really bad, but i mean how come no one use the analog stick? I use that for fighting game. Its seem to be easier on the finger if you play for a long time, especially fighting game. try to play it with analog stick man, you will like it.

If people are buying it to compete with JP gamers, u should really buy a joy stick. There is no way u can beat any of them with PS3 or 360 controllers. Joy stick is and will always be the best for fighting game no?
mastiffchild  +   2403d ago
Yeah, you'l need a stick to even think about mixing it with those guys(in my experience anyway!)but you will also need the PS3 version as that's what all of them will have.
ButterToast  +   2403d ago
I've been using the analog for SF4, It was really hard at first but now that i'm used to it I don't have to worry about getting fat blisters on my thumbs. :P

still trying to get used to the analogs for Blazblue though.
kingdavid  +   2403d ago
Another reason is that the game is region free on ps3. That isnt the case for the 360 version, meaing you cannot play the game if you're from Europe or australia.
Kamikaze135  +   2403d ago
I agree
The 360's dpad sucks. I played the King of Fighters 98 demo and hated it because of the controller. Playing Blazblue on the PS3 actually got me interested in fighting games now. I'm buying several fighting games now because of it...a genre I've never been interested in =D
Fade_Walker  +   2403d ago
I like BlazBlue alot, but I got the 360 version. So I think I'm going to get a fight stick.
ceedubya9  +   2403d ago
Either way it goes
an arcade stick or a fightpad are better than your standard controller for either console. I have the game for both consoles, with a fighpad for the 360 and the regular controller for the PS3.

They both work great. Being that its only a 4 button game, the PS3 controller is definitely fighter friendly in this case, as you don't have to rely on the shoulder buttons for standard attacks. The fightpad takes some getting used to (making sure to not hit RB and RT), but becomes second nature after a bit of practice.
Jack-Pyro  +   2403d ago
Hmmm, thats good I guess, now lets see Final Fantasy 13's sales on the PS3 TRUMP the 360's!!!

The PS3 has not yet begun to fight!!!
RockmanII7  +   2403d ago
Ok THATS not fair
Of course FF13 is going to sell more on PS3, It's like the biggest game in Japan and they love there PS3's so that's just a plain mismatch. Instead how about Bioshock 2 or Mass Ef.. nevermind :)
Neo604  +   2403d ago
but but but but but but THE SALES!!!!!!!
rodrz34  +   2403d ago
Bu bu but... MS sells more software, mummy said ;'((

Ever wondered what a owned xbot looked like ?

BAM ! There it is !
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LinuxGuru  +   2403d ago
Every 360 owner I know acknowledges that the PS3 controller has a better D-Pad. It's an indisputable fact.
DelbertGrady  +   2403d ago
Or it could be that BlazBlue has a much bigger following in Japan.

But no, must be the 360 d-pad cause most people who are into 2D fighters have never heard of the MadCatz SF IV controller...
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TheMART  +   2403d ago
Which game again? This ain't up with SFIV, Tekken 6 or Virtua Fighter 5 in world wide populairity...

Oh and here is why really:

"Perhaps players are taking advantage of the lack of region coding on the PS3 version. Without a European release in sight, some may look towards importing the American PS3 release. (The Xbox 360 version is region locked.)"
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Power_Of_Flops_  +   2403d ago
Except SF4 sold more on PS3 too. You just owned yourself, that's pathetic.

Ever wondered what a owned xbot looked like ?

BAM ! There it is !
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Veneno  +   2403d ago
Yes the PS3 version is more in demand . but if you look at the amazon image, it is obviously the American site ( price is in dollars). all the theories in the article are just that, theories. The proof is right in front of you. PS3 is sold out while xbox is still in abundance.
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kagon01  +   2403d ago
Not a theory, but a fact...
Check ranks for this game, you'll see the difference in sales for the 360 and PS3 versions...

Also yesterday I went to gamestop and guess what? they still have limited editons(left overs) for 360 while the PS3 version is gone...

I WANT MY PS3 COPY NOW!!! (I hate sometimes pre-ordering online before it releases...)
gameman  +   2403d ago
meh stupid bots
when u see anything outselling in the ps3 you just make excuses bla bla bla but when it does for the 3fixme is ok and it should just shut it stupid bots
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