Assassin's Creed II has overtaken Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 to become the new PS3 number one. Activision's popular shooter falls one place to second, above FIFA 1O, which remains third.
Good news for Assassin's Creed and it is good to see Uncharted 2 is holding steady in the UK as well.
But it goes to show that PS3 owners are more varied in their gaming and won't just flock to the same genre all the time.
Shooters are not at big in Europe and games like Uncharted 2, Assassin's Creed 2 and Ratchet and Clank sell better in Europe. There were exclusive collectors editions to all of them in Europe.
I would prefer Assassin's Creed 2 over Modern Warfare 2 any day of the week.
R&C = Shooter UC2 = Shooter =/
You think just because a game has guns it makes it a shooter ?
I think he was referring mainly to First Person Shooters, or war games. Not action-adventure games like R&C. Besides, R&C is primarily a platforming game at heart, so it's catered to a different demographic.
Assassin's creed 2 is way better.
@Cyrax_87 - thats exactly right PS3 owners are not just a bunch of shooter fans like 360 owners.
@PlayStation X I would consider Uncharted 2 an action adventure and Ratchet a platformer with gun play elements. They are not just shoot the bad guy and continue. @thereapersson You beat me to it.
Wow you playstation fans dissapoint me. Assasins Creed 2 is a rental and Modern Warfare 2 is a buy.
The 360 is a "PCGamer without a good video-card's" Paradise. The PS3 offers a more varied experience and evidently ACII looks more enjoybale than a 5hr campaign and typical online frag fest.
60 dollars for a glitched-out, broken online experience, complimented by a pathetic 6 hour single-player campaign? Seriously, that was a good joke. Well, it HAD to be a joke, right?
yet, but my fiance is getting me one for Christmas, and it doesn't have "modern" in the title. I wonder if this sales trend has anything to do with the fact that one of the publishers between the games also happened to tell Sony to piss off and threaten total support of the platform for its high price meanwhile peddling an overpriced, low-rated skateboard "game"...Hmm, no, that wouldn't anger the PS3 community...
6hrs for you? Only took me a little over 5hrs but under a minute to uninstall :)
No i'm not joking. I just finished the single player campaign today for MW2 and I got the game during launch. I bought it for the multiplayer. I'm suprised I actually beat the single player this fast because single player shooter campaigns are boring. Now I have not play AC2, but it's a rental because I can probably beat it in 2 weeks and there's no replay value.
assasins creed 2 was a beautiful experience
Mr. Madden if you're happy with your purchase than congrats but don't expect anyone to respect your viewpoints when you admit to never playing one of the games being discussed here. Ignorance must surely be bliss if you find the MW2 multiplayer worth 60 dollars. As an avid PC gamer I can assure you there is far more rewarding experiences out there for far less. Hell CounterStrike offers a better experience and has been for 10 years now, the kicker it was FREE. I'll soon be throwing my money at a game that deserves my money, BC2.
I bought Assassins Creed 2 day-1 (Plated a week later) and rented MW2 I was only interested in the single player campaign 4 MW2 and as i knew it wont last any longer then say 6-7 hours it had 2 b a rental BC2FTW
@1.9 "I would consider Uncharted 2 an action adventure and Ratchet a platformer with gun play elements. They are not just shoot the bad guy and continue." Exactly. @1.10 "Wow you playstation fans dissapoint me. Assasins Creed 2 is a rental and Modern Warfare 2 is a buy." MW2 is the 2nd most glitch ridden game I have played this generation and I am playing it less with each passing day. If not for my friends I would have already moved on. MW2 is extremely broken and over rated. AC2 is a huge improvement over the original and one of the better games I have played this year.
a little fun fact. every FPS fanatic on my blist is in some way appart of the army or wants to be apart of the army.
This is something Me and every PS owner are saying from the beginning and every time a guy comes and say "but it doesn't sell like teh X game" For PS supporters, VARIETY is the way to go
...The Xbox 360 users in the UK's top three games were an FPS, a Racing Sim and an Adventure Game. Slightly more varied than the stuff you're trying to spout =/
@John Madden I'm really really glad we dissapointed you . And i hope it will remain so in the future .
"All Xbox owners only buy FPS"....do be quiet. I think the distinction I would make is that the Xbox 360 is heavily driven by its online community. Games that tend to drive online community interaction are FPS (clans, team deathmatches etc). It doesn't mean that other game genres (e.g Forza 3) aren't very much appreciated. Second point....if MW2 only took you 5 or 6 hours then maybe you should have played it on a suitable difficulty setting? Hardened or Veteran perhaps?
What I don't understand is, how are there more PS3 gamers bought Assassin's Creed 2 and Modern Warfare 2 than bought Uncharted 2?! O_o
@Stan Why is so hard to understand? Both games are huge franchises with a huge budget for marketing. Quality =/= Sales. UC2 could do better with a bigger marketing behind, but with the load of first/second party games I doubt Sony can afford it.
while others paid to beta test for MW2. q:
I think also with multiplats there is a lot more word of mouth. If someone you know has it on the other console it may be recommended to you and there may be numerous occasions for the game to catch your attention or you may want to experience the same game as your friends. Then take advertising into account which works even when you don't own the console it's advertised for therefore resulting in a lot more exposure. This will be less the case with exclusives unless it is big names like MGS or Halo. I still think people worry about sales too much though when back in the day, even when people were arguing, it was arguments about the games not the sales... until Microsoft poked its nose in.
well now im definetly not going to buy this game just because so many people are buying it......great jk
nice to see how well assassin's creed II is doing. I haven't played it yet.. only have the budget and time to buy 1 game from now til January, which I will be buying DarkSiders. February and March is going to be 2 insane months for 2010. Look at the game line up we're all going to have #_#
I enjoyed Assassin's Creed 2 more than Modern Warfare 2 - very close to getting a platinum trophy. Now we wait for the DLC...
I haven't had the chance to play it yet. How repetitive are the missions when compared to the first game? I never even beat the first AC because I got tired of doing the same thing over and over again.
I was the same as you mate. The original disappointed me so much that I wasn't at all interested in the sequel. I never finished it either and it's one of the VERY few games that I've traded in. A friend lent it to me this past weekend and the game is 10 x better than the original. There's a lot more to do than just the same 4 missions over and over. Money to but new stuff, armour, weapons, health potions, scrolls to upgrade weapons need to be found, you can pick pocket people, hire courtesans to distract others. I only saw/played the game for 3 hours but in that time I could tell it has much improved over the original, seems that Ubisoft listened to the people and acted accordingly.
Have a bubble for your constructive post :) Glad to hear it's actually worth the cash this time around!
I agree here's a bubble Keo.
The first 2 or 3 hours might feel a bit slow but don't worry, after that things pick up and the fun factor increases 10 fold (imo anyway). I am one of those people that loved AC1, even finished it twice. AC2 I think is one of my top games
love AC2, my single player game of the year for 2009 overall. well done to them.
Hmmm i wonder if AC2 is that good cause i was so let-down by the first one.
See comment 2.2
I didn't finish the first either but have nearly played entirely through the second. AC2 is an excellent game.
thanks, i think im gonna buy this game if you guys enjoyed it.
"1.1 - This actually surprised me. But it goes to show that PS3 owners are more varied in their gaming and won't just flock to the same genre all the time. " Spoken like a true fanboy.
sorry to burst your bubble but if you see over all sales tendencies on each console, you will see the PS3 actually does have the most varied and balanced game sales out of the 3 =) its a common fact: PS3 only owners don't think alike as much as other console devoutee's
The highest-grossing games this generation for the 360 ARE primarily shooters. Gears of War (1&2) Halo 3, Modern Warfare (1&2), etc. If you look at PS3 top-sellers, there are a larger variety of genres involved, but the sales numbers aren't as high. That probably shows that PS3 gamers spread their purchases out over a longer period of time, based off the fact that most PS3 games have extraordinarily long legs. Personally, I think it was a bit "narrow" of a statement, but I can still understand what he was saying.
People have been saying what Cyrax said for some time - PS3 isn't a one-trick pony that relies on one game (or genre) to carry it. These figures pretty much reinforce that, so what's the problem in reiterating it? He didn't say it in a nasty way, he just stated the facts as he saw them - I happen to agree.
as many know, PS3 owners vary in their purchases far more than other console-only-owners
So we should expect GoW3 and GT5 to sell around 1-2mil, right?
Gran Turismo and GOW series are Established Franchises, GT is SONY Best Seller IP, he is probably talking about new IPs or games established in this generation like AC
It's advertised a lot here in the UK for the PS3.
Yeah, I think the TV add here in the UK is a PS3 exclusive add if I recall correctly.
Balls of duty: Modern warfare2 Sucks its so annoying that its still up there, that means a lot of people are still falling for the hype, Jus sold the POS 2 days ago to buy demon souls Now thats a Baby!!
LMAO! balls of duty, that's a good one haha!
Cyrax_87 - 1 hour ago PM Track Ignore 1.1 - This actually surprised me. But it goes to show that PS3 owners are more varied in their gaming and won't just flock to the same genre all the time." Uhm no. Modern Warfare 2 sold 1.8 mln. on the PS3 and 4.2 mln. on the 360 by the numbers of last week. Which makes AC2 sales of lets say 2 mln. pick the nr.1 spot on the PS3, while it might have sold 2 mln. on the 360 or even 3 mln. and still MW2 would be in the nr1 spot. Its just the weak sales on the PS3 that makes it look that PS3 owners would be more varied in their gaming.
PS3 owners have such a varied choice. AC2 is a great game indeed. Nice to see Uncharted 2 still hanging in there!
Madden owned the underwear out of Mart. Besides, VG is controlled by MS so the numbers are higher for PS3 sales. And that's 360 having a 6 million lead over PS3. You Xflop lovers buy less games/capita then we do.
1.65 million on 360 1.45 million on PS3 360 may have sold more but considering its bigger install base the attach rate for this game is actually higher on ps3.
I have COD MW1 so I didn't waste 60$ on COD MW2. Instead I will be picking up MAG and and BTF2. PS3 owners have more choices and it just not a shooter console.
Im so glad this game has outsold that american piece of tripe.Ps3 gamers know good games when we see them. Hype is a horrible thing guys.
Listen to yourself you cant just express how much you hate the game before throwing in "american". You are the worst type of fanboy you are a bigot fanboy. Have fun putting americans and others down to feel superior for a moment.
R&C:ACiT!!! ;-P WOW!!! It was AMAZING&FUNNY(Just like the other R&C Games) ;-P I'm SAD it's over :-( Oh well... Got GT5:Demo this week + LBP:POTC:Water Levels next week to cheer me up;) + '3' of the BEST Games this year for me are - KillZone 2 + Uncharted 2 + R&C:ACiT ;-P PURE QUALITY!!!(Oh...ALL PS3 ONLY!!!) SONY ARE THE GODS OF GAMING!!! ;)
I would still be playing AC2 if it had Multiplayer. Finished the game and an odd ending it was, just gotta collect a few feathers and sweep a few guards and i'm done with it. If there's going to be any DLC for it, I will definitely hold onto it.
Bu, bu, first person shooters should always sell the mostesses.. :(
Funny how i see more commercials of R&C then modernwarfare2 here. Nice going for assasins creed.
Whenever a 360 fan brags about sales it's always "pfft, Halo/Gears/L4D/CoD sold that much in a hour/week/month". Take Mass Effect for example, one of the best AAA games on the 360, sells a respectable 2million copies in it's lifetime. L4D2 comes out and outsells it in two weeks. Another example would be Forza 3, the 360's best exclusive by far this year and it gets outsold by a Halo RTS and an expansion pack - wtf. And I own both HD consoles by the way.
why do you talk so much sh*t
why does it look like your breath smells like sh*t?
IMO ACII is a far better game than MW 1.5 and so it deserves to sell better.
I am happy that MW2 is put at least on 2nd place by the PS3 owners because it is an extreemely bugged game and lack of so many things. KZ2 is hell 100 tiems better game then <W2 and it is sad that it did not kill MW2 in salles but as a consolation prize the Assassin's Creed 2 did the job . AC2 is a GOOD game almost bugless
X360 has a FPS, Action/adventure game, and a Racer in the TOP 3. Is that diverse enough for you?