Insomniac Games revealed that Ratchet and Clank Future: A Crack in Time is the fastest-selling game in the series.
Deserves nice sales
Yea, i still have to pick this up.
Probably because the PS2 had a sh1tload of piracy Edit: All I'm saying is that adding Blu-ray to PS3 was probably a great move in the long run.
thats kind of sad
But this isn't the first PS3 R&C game... it's the 3rd... The reason why it's selling well, IMHO, is because of the new time puzzles involved and how people are talking them up and because more people who were sticking with PS2 purchased a PS3 in the last two months since the price drop.
@cdogno I dont understand what you guys are talking here.
Just so you know, hackers have been ripping bluray movies and PS3 games for a while now through linux. So don't think that the only reason why there isn't piracy on the PS3 is because of Bluray.
I still haven't buy mine! I was about to buy it but I have bills to settle before pay day! damn it! this will be the 1st one I buy on pay day!
hopefully this game's improved sales will send a msg to insomniac to keep making ratchet and stop making resistance. i don't see how a company can be so damn good at making these platformers and be so damn terrible at making fps.
"Just so you know, hackers have been ripping bluray movies and PS3 games for a while now through linux. So don't think that the only reason why there isn't piracy on the PS3 is because of Bluray." Blu-ray is too expensive to be used for piracy, therefore there is no piracy on PS3 (yet), thanks to Blu-ray.
Well, you don't need to load it from the bluray if you can put it on an external or the harddrive itself. What you do need to load a copy bluray or from the harddrive is a loader that will bypass the security check. Just look at the PSP, you don't need to burn a UMD, just rip it. You just need to put it on a memory stick and in the early days, use a loader. With CFW, you just load the game like normal. I'm not saying Bluray wasn't a smart choice but it's just not the main reason why there are no piracy on the PS3. Sony saw their mistake with the PSP and buff up the security in the PS3 software and hardware.
When the PS3 loader comes out in 2010, Sony is gonna be screwed because of the lower install base. Sony exclusives like R&C will also suffer.
Games are in the 25GB-50GB range. Some even add redundant data just to fill the discs. So yeah, the fact that they made it Blu-ray dependent is one of the main reasons PS3 piracy is not rampant like it is on PS2. So, if anyone wants to pirate games on PS3, I wish them good luck downloading that much information, getting HDDs that big, swapping them all the time, formatting them, ruinning PS3's warranty by modding it.
hacking a ps3 isn't even worth it. too much time and space consumed. 1 firmware update = brick all pirate's system easily. KaBOOM! Which would you rather do, spend at least 5 hours downloading a game, couple more hours burning it, add in electricity bill + blu ray burner + blu ray disc (and or extra hard drive space), having to take the risk of a firmware update bomb, or go to the store and purchase a game which only (for some of us) take about 1 hour ~ 2 hours of work to buy.
"Just so you know, hackers have been ripping bluray movies and PS3 games for a while now through linux. So don't think that the only reason why there isn't piracy on the PS3 is because of Bluray" You don't know what are you talking about, linux even don't have a proper DirectX support/compatibilty and the PowerPc architecture don't have all the available/compatible software that others distributions have (aka i386/64bits)
Good for insomniac, the game is great. And as we all know, Europe is the biggest market for Ratchet.
My GOTY, cannot get enough of it.
This is why: http://www.youtube.com/watc...
more then a million in the end. It's a good game!
I think Tools of Destruction sold like 1.5m lifetime. Probably ACiT will do better. Game deserves all the sales it can get, excellent platformer, one of the few in a dying genre :(. It's sad, really sad.
this good news. 40 million ps2s vs 27 million ps3s and A Crack in Time is fastest-selling Ratchet game!
*A Crack in Time is fastest-selling Ratchet game* (Even with a smaller amount of hardware compared to previous games) "....oh, never mind"
I wrestle my kid each night for the controller on this game. It is a great platformer with great writing, visuals and weapons. I reall dig that my kid is into this and not wanting to run around on MW or GTA. One of the last greats in the genre. Kudos Insomniac.
You wrestle your kid? Like in chokeslam? WWE? *calls 911* haha, Just kidding. It's good to see parents playing with their kids, and letting them play good games for their age. PS3, It only does family togetherness:
they should keep there games running at 60 fps
awesome game is awesome
It's not short of awesome indeed, but it could have been even better! Just go in the Insomniac Museum and look at all the great ideas they cut off because it would need more time to polish... Leviathans to fight with in galaxy sectors, at least 3 weapons, randomly generated puzzle platforms, time slowing/electric floor mini puzzles, AI battle arena, other time control powers... Just to name some! I pretty sure that launching in september was probably an appointment that both Sony and Insomniac wanted to meet, but they really should have considered giving it some more time to implement those ideas.
whew, I actually was worried about the sales of this game. Cheers
Insomniac deserves it.
truly i am amazed by this game .. so amazed i even stopped playing demon's soul and uncharted 2 just to finish the game . i am proudly big fan for ratchet and clank from now and on .
Game is brilliant, much better than ToD in every front and I enjoyed ToD a lot. I've already put 17 hours in ACiT, playing on hard to maximize the challenge and doing a lot of moon explorations, gladiator challenges and Zoni's upgrades. Game is a lot of fun. I feel I'm close to finish the story but still there is a lot to explore.
that is what i like about the game ... too many things to do .. to many funny and creative weapons to use . it is impossible to get bored in this game .
One of the reasons i am holding out on buying this game is because tool of destructions and Quest for Booty left me with a bitter sweet taste. Great graphics, great potential but the story was not up to par, and the action for most of the game was average. How much of an improvement is ACiT after ToD? Is it at a comparable magnitude as GoW 1 and GoW2? Or Uncharted DF and Uncharted 2 AT?
Don't hate on this comment but...I've never played any ratchet and clank games. Are they really that good, or is it not something to get into if you're in your 20's??
their superb games for all ages!
and this my first R&C game ... i say for you go and buy it now . it is so fun that you won't get bored throughout the entire game .
I'm 20, and I have to say, it looks really fun. I haven't gotten a chance to play it yet as I have exams, but my roommate is playing the game a lot and it's very tempting to just go play.
Depends.... The game is suitable for all ages, but if you're not that into kiddie "looking" games you could lose interest. You have to understand though, that even though the game is colorful and funny, it doesn't mean that it's childish... The game is fun and diverse but I had enough with TOD this gen. You should try this one as it's apparently better and funner than TOD, but know what you're getting into before hand and you will have no problems enjoying it.
the RnC games are incredibly fun. Just realize the creativity is in the weapon and level design. not in the dialogue.
Well, my first Ratchet game was Tools of Destruction, which was when I was 23. I'm 25 now, and A Crack In Time is easily one of my game of the year frontrunners. Actually, I liked it more Uncharted 2, which surprised even me. Uncharted 2 was my most anticipated game this year for the majority of the year, but when all was said and done, both Demon's Souls and A Crack In Time come out on top for me this year, with Uncharted 2 in third place. You're never too old for Ratchet & Clank as far as I'm concerned.
Tools of destruction was my first, which I completed just a month ago, I picked up the chapter game quest for booty which I devoured in a couple hours (the lvl in the dark cave was pretty cool). Now I'm going back to the PS2 titles, which amazingly play very similarly to the PS3 ones. I currently have 18 hours of game play into Going Commando (5 more than tools of destruction). The level layouts are great. There are enough difference in each of the weapons that you want them all. A crack in time is on my xmas wishlist. I'm 30 and would recommend the games to anyone.
Thanks for the replies guys!!! I think I definitely have to check this series out!
I was 24 when I purchased my first R&C game, Tools Of Destruction. Absolutely loved it. I mean come on.... You can throw out a disco ball to make all your enemies dance, load up your rocket launcher and blow them all into teensy weency pieces! Or suck them into a tornado. Or shrink them. Or call out a Mr Zurkon.... Damn man. The creativity that goes into these games is astounding. But I think some one at insomniac ran over some ones cat. Their games are always reviewed lower than what they should be. I've read comments about ACiT not doing anything new, and im like WTF! the new galaxy hub thing they have going is cool, and all the moon missions. I have barley progressed in the game because Im doing all the moon missions first. Then they give you hover boots. Oh and the constructo weapons.... Oh and the time control puzzles are cool. Anyway I'm 25 and I love this game. It's like one of those pixar movies. Its great for little kids, but it has that depth of charm to it that really makes it appeal to everyone.
That was unexpected. I tought it would be the opposite considering it came out in the middle of a HUUUUUUGE rush of AAA games. Well that's good news
Good to hear. I think the marketing campaign that Sony did for this game definitely had a positive impact.
The 360 is a dead duck
You randomly linked a picture of naruto? you are silly.
I wouldn't brag about that. R/C sold like crap before and will sell like crap again. Beating it's predecessor by thousands isn't really a good thing. It means the franchise has reached a plateau and is not progressing anymore. Insomniac should call it quits or start a new franchise on the 360 were the gamers can truly appreciate their games. Droids don't buy games, they buy movies.
"It means the franchise has reached a plateau and is not progressing anymore" Failure logic is failure. "Droids don't buy games, they buy movies" That's why this game is the fastest selling one with a smaller install base than the previous ones with the PS2?
a crack in time is one of the most enjoyable games i've played in years. Just because you're a fanboy doesn't mean you have to be completely ignorant. I don't like the 360 because it isn't reliable, but at the same time i realize that there are games for it that i enjoy, mass effect, gears of war (never played part 2) kameo always looked pretty cool to me, fable 2 was pretty fun. You really should stop acting like a jackass, not enjoying a system is one thing but constantly going out of your way to bash games just because they are exclusive to the ps3 is stupid. I realize it goes both ways but who's gonna be the bigger man in this ridiculous "console war" and say, "this is silly, does it really matter what console someone prefers?" ...on a side note, the wii still blows, lol
More PS3 systems sold..just a few copies more tha the last game...epic fail. Forza...over 1 million WW sold..came out the same time as This turd of a game. Only Anime girly PS3 fanboys can lie about buying this game. EPIC Fail.
Even if you have multiple consoles, you can still be a pissy troll of a fanboy! You're post is EPIC fail. Did you play the game? No you turd! And by your logic, with 30 million consoles and only 1 million WW, I guess that game is an EPIC FAIL. "Only Anime girly PS3 fanboys can lie about buying this game. EPIC Fail. " So, since you're blinded by the console of your choice, if your dad/mom/sister or any family member bought this game and enjoyed, they anime girls? The game is fun. Play it before you sh!t on it enthusiast.
Never been embarassed to admit that. A few years back, PS folks didn't know what the heck I was talking about. The entire series is great... Yes, and this (ACiT)is Insomniac's finest work...
Pathetic, you should be ashamed to admit that. There are so many other series that should've turned you onto gaming.... Especially since all these games are the same. Just more of the same, time and time again. Even the reviewers say it...... tisk tisk tisk.... What happened to innovation? I guess it went down the drain.
@ElementX Take it next door If you're gonna act like a condescending pig.
I don't care if Ratchet and Clank brings into games and I don't care if "Hello Kitty: I'm in an adventure" brings into gaming. As long as you're gaming, that's all that matters. Even if the games are the same over and over again (according to you). Alot of games of more of the same. Halo, Gears, Mario, etc..WHO CARES! It's FUN. Don't have to be a douche about it.
So is it wrong for ElementX someone loves a good platforming? Hey elemtx why dont you suggest what game are we suppose to love? That way is easier for the rest of us. BTW, what games are you playing?, just out of curiosity. ElementX comment is so full of fail that is embarrassing. ACiT is the finest game from Insomniac, and while it still remains faithful to the formula, it's much more variated, refined and with enough additions to be considered a worthy sequel.
I would say it's even better than the previous one! The dialogue is quite humorous! Well worth the purchase! I also love the crystal clear sound on a surround sound setup!!
That's incredibly rude. Why would you call that pathetic? Ratchet and Clank is a good platformer series. Platformers are usually similar, (remembers old crash bandicoot) but if thats what got pico into gaming then good for him. You shouldn't be bashing someone for getting into gaming...no matter the game.
Well said TheRedTerror, I think it's great that RnC got him into gaming, as Crash Bandicoot on PS1 got me into gaming! All good gaming fun:D
Really deserve the sales
It will have legs too still not bought mine yet :)
I want MORE R&C games. They are always FUN!!! ;)
Other than the R&C series being already solid, I believe the marketing helped with some sales. The "secret organization " commercial was hilarious ,
a crack in time is easily one of the best game i've played this gen. Everything about it is so damn fun. I can't believe some sites knocked it by saying it's the same old thing. The time puzzles with clank, the free roaming space missions, the hover boots and the radio stations in the spaceship (i'm loving the pirate station with the mellow guitar songs, so awesome). This game added so much to the series. I really don't understand review sites anymore.
i'm on my 4th playthrough maxing out the weapons... i love this game! only two more trophies to get before plat!
I love the Ratchet games, and have most of them. (Including the PS3 debut) After getting the slim, MW2, Uncharted 2, MW 1, Batman, Killzone 2, and LBP...money is a little tight right now. (Still have to get the GOW collection.)