Sony and Capybara Games are dissapointed with the first week sales of Critter Crunch.
never heard of it, you shouldn't be disappointed when no advertising effort was put in, or at least cause word of mouth like what happened with Demon's Souls
featured at least 3 times on the blog.us.playstation.com site. Its a PSN game not some highselling Japanese disc based game getting a US release.
You should buy it.
Yea and a good value for 6.99, several single player modes and online/offline multiplayer
I intend to buy it, but I'm waiting for Trine to come out. I like to buy stuff in bundles. Trine + Critter + Blood Omen (maybe) Should keep me busy for a while.
How have you never heard of it? If you could read this title, you could read the other titles that had Critter Crunch in it. You only noticed it when you saw the sales were low. Also, I'm disappointed that they are disapointed. :( To be honest, I've heard of the game, but I never cared enough to find out one thing about it.
In my opinion when it's a new IP, there should always be a game demo for it. So people can try it and have a chance to be hooked by it and buy it. (Live does that for all games, I think PSN and Wiiware should do too) What are we supposed to do, buy everything just to try it? Most gamers are on a budget, that doesn't make sense. That being said, I bought it after a friend explained what the game was and recommended it. It's a fun fresh take on Tetris and games like that.
to anyone that watches a video of it in action.
I was hoping for a demo this week :( but (according to one of the devs) it should be available the next week or so still waiting for a demo to decide.
"While a demo is nice this game is pretty self explanatory" That might be true but they should still have a demo. The story mentions a demo is coming so why not release it with the game? That made no sense. I would want to try a demo even on a game that cheap. The only reason to not release a demo is the game isn't any good. Make it a five minute demo maybe. Just enough to see if you like it. I think that would at least get a lot more sales.
I planed to buy it these days, i will do it tonight, just to support it. There are so many games to buy these days...
The problem with PSN games is that there is almost never a demo. On Xbox 360, most of XBLA titles may be crap, but at least every of them have a demo, so once a new XBLA title releases you can pick the demo and if you like it you buy it. But with PS3, you don't have anything. So when a new PSN game releases, unless it has an incredible hype surrounding it like flOwer, Fat Princess or Shatter, you don't know if you should buy because you can't play it first. Sony seriously should make PSN game demos mandatory.
Hell yeah. Buying a game on the psn is like playing russian roulette.
"Buying a game on the psn is like playing russian roulette. " lol Yeah I'd say that's true. I don't buy a lot of PSN games unless it gets a lot of good user reviews and of course some "professional" reviews. But if you don't do any research, just looking at the title description really doesn't tell us anything.
The demo is coming to the PSN next Thursday, according to an article somewhere. I'm too tired to find it. Haha. It shouldn't be hard to find.
Too bad for them... but if they weren't so stupid and released it in Europe too, probably they'd get better sales. Me and my gf + some friend wanted to get it but it's not in the EU store.
I would have loved to buy this awesome looking game that has gotten good reviews. If it wasn't being released within a week of Uncharted 2 and Demon's Souls. What were they thinking? Releases during the summer was almost nonexistant. The game would have seen great sales there.
Sony is used to disappointing software sales.
Do not start that...
Pro at Halo eh? I imagine that took you 6 hours to reach that status.
hmm that would explain why a lot of XB2 exclusives are dropping on the PS3 now.
Kasasensai, I'm sorry. Don't hurt me.
I got it. It's really fun. But it's also understandable that not everyone wants to use their home consoles for casual puzzle games. I do think sales will continue steadily for a long time. It came out right between 2 very highly rated games, which came out within a week of each other. It's not gonna be a blockbuster downloadable title like Bionic Commando or MM9. People's money is kinda tied up right now.
Slightly off topic - Is there a site that reviews downloadable games for the ps3? I've had a look but haven't had much luck.
IGN does. Go to their PS3 Review section and you can select the PSN category for all PSN reviews.
Aha, thanks Limited.
I believe the fact they haven't released it on the EU store yet is big reason why it hasn't performed so well. Casual gaming does exceptionally well in the EU, and they really dropped the ball by delaying the release there. I imagine once they've gotten it out in all territories and keep it at a consistently fair price, then it'll see a nice influx of sales. However, if they do release it on the EU PSN, at a price similar to Fat Princess, and the like, then they'll have effectively killed any chance of a decent return there.
SO??? It was hardly on everyone's 'MUST HAVE' List was it??? These [email protected] internet sites make out it's the end of the World for SONY!!! ;-D Demo out soon i think, so i'll try before i buy;)
but this game has no demo and demon souls and uuncharted and psp go and gt all came out within the last two weeks which are peopl esupposed to choose. dont dorp a game around so many heavy hitters and expect it to sall
it just got dropped at the wrong time. I didnt buy it because I just paid 60 bucks for Uncharted and NBA 2k10. There are too many games released within the past week or two and it's only going to get worse. I own the iphone version. I'll buy it after i finish Uncharted.
Got this game day one. It's a great puzzler and has some fantastic art design. I bet a lot of people are game sharing this too unfortunately which is a shame since the price is so low that everyone should purchase it.
This game is 1,59 Euro on the iTunes App Store, what do they expect pricing it a 6,99 on PSN? Plus, I'm a Tetris fanboy.
Im glad they are releasing a demo Ill play it this week and see if I want to buy it
perhaps if they put this crap on Wii they would make some money, ill stick with Demon's Souls thx
No Trailer, No Demo, and No screenshots (like on XBLM), what did they expect? Some people may know this as an iPhone game but for most people this would be a complete blind buy without some internet research first. I still believe that being able to share games with 4 other people and not having mandatory demos is why PSN games will never be as successful as XBLA.
Now with Marshmallows! It totally sounds like a cereal. =P This game looks really boring to me, and I'm sure most people wouldn't be interested in it. There's too many other crappy games that are just like it.
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