Michael Pachter and Jesse Divnich weigh in on PS3 exclusive sales, and whether or not God of War will buck the trend.
happy to hear it.
I know MANY people who have recently bought a PS3 just for this game.
I don't think it'll outsell MGS4, but I think it may be the best selling first-party exclusive. Although imo, Uncharted 2 has more longevity in sales because it is not a mature title.
" Playstation 3 is no longer considered a gaming machine..." "..it is now an experience" -CNN reporter
It might reach GT5 prologue sales (4 million), but it'll take GOW3 all the time the PS3 is available at retail. And that's because GT5 prologue will stop selling as soon as GT5 comes out. Also I don't think GOW3 will beat MGS4.
it shudbe mgs 4 now. considering the user base is much larger now
If someone doesn't believe this already then.....you know nothing! LOL
I really don't understand why God of War 3 is being hyped up like this saleswise....the first God of War sold a little over 3 million and God of War 2 did over 2.5 million. I think God of War 3 will sell somewhere around 3 million and honestly I think that it'll be mostly people who are fans of the God of War series and/or people that bought the previous installments that will actually be BUYING it (not renting) considering it's a Single Player action title. God of War 3 will sell well no doubt, but Gran Turismo 5 will be best selling PS3 exclusive after it's release.
Pachter just gave it the kiss of death. Uh ohs.
I don't know about this. I hope GOW III sells a lot because it deserves it, but the higher the rating for your game the smaller the market becomes.
I agree completely. The only game that will outsell MGS4 is GT5, otherwise, forget it.
Not for much, just until GT5 comes... sorry Kratos.
Im telling you now it wont be, and considering GOW 1 and 2 havent exactly sold millions I dont know how they can say this. I wish i could get paid to talk BS. Gran Turimso 5 will be the top selling exclusive.
but outselling MGS4? I highly doubt. Don't forget MGS4 sold 1.3 million units worldwide day 1. do you think GOW3 is capable of reaching that number day 1? remember GOW series aren't heavy sellers. GoW2 didn't sell as much as GoW1 did and GOW1 sold around 3 million in total. MGS4 surpassed the 5 millions and analysts are expecting it to outsell Sons of Liberty since it is doing better than MGS2 back when it was first launched. Anyway, it will sell very good don't worry.
MGS4 has sold about 4.5 (or maybe even 4.6 now) million copies to date. Uncharted 2 is catching up and should probably hit that milestone at the end of 2010. God of War 3 may not sell as much because some people don't buy games without multiplayer.
this is a KONAMI OFFICIAL report confirming that MGS4 sold over 5 million copies before the end of 2009. link: http://www.konami.co.jp/en/... Uncharted 2 just did over 3.5 million recently and I don't think it will outsell Prologue to begin with. FFXIII and GOW3 will take over Uncharted 2.
Michael Pachter also said that the PS3 DISASTER 2010 would take close to a week to get resolved. He also said that the Natal would sell 1 zillion units to the PS3 crap selling 8 units. He also said other random things that either never happened or happened in ways that made him look as stupid as he is. None of what I am saying has anything to do with God of War 3 and sales. But it is a better projection of Michael Pachter than his projection of anything.
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Yeah, he jinxed it now lol. I wish he said it was being sent to die. Divnich's estimates are interesting though, he's proven to be more accurate than Pachter(albeit, more conservative as well).
a ps3 without blu-ray.
Could be true. Blockbuster has the GOWIII demo kiosk at every store I've been to. The word is getting out.
it will be like this: 1.GT5 2.UNCHARTED 2 3.MGS4 4.GOW3
Agreed.. OR this: 1.GT5 2.MGS4 3.UNCHARTED 2 4.GOW3 OR this: 1.GT5 2.MGS4 3.GOW3 4.UNCHARTED 2
Did GOW just get the Patcher jinx?? DAAAAAAMN YOOOUUU MICHAEL!
Patcher says all this after the reviews start coming in alongside the hype the game is getting and alongside all the PS3 fans wanting it...How is that a prediction? Its like a weatherforecaster saying it will rain tomorrow and patcher saying 'i think it will rain tomorrow' *rolls eyes* We all know this game will do very well, we don't need a 'prediction' to tell us that.
Yup all he says is based on logic or guess as far as I know..
never trust a internet hype for a projection of sale!
not hard tho really is it.
Could this be the first time Patcher is right?
But then again I think any one would have known this I'm not giving him to much credit.
Hello McFly!! anyone could have known this.
It`s one of the best games ever made, who cares how it sells? Oh yeah, except for the Truth, nobody cares. It could outsell Halo 3, and it wouldn`t affect the game at all. Only 360 fanboys play sales, everybody else plays games.
comes down to replay which has more uncharted 2 or god of war...i love god of war but my money on uncharted 2
I know I will have it, first day.
Where's captain obvious?
Not without good marketing. Nobody will hear about it! Edit: Well, anyone who doesn't already know won't.
no one needs to hear about it, im sure most gamers already know what god of war is. if you dont then your most likely a new gamer. everone i know who likes games knows god of war.
TV Commercials Soft Drink Branding 7-11 Slurpee's Sony is throwing down the marketing. I see Kratos everywhere and I've never seen Sony push a game like this in the current gen. I give Sony props for their marketing this time around and I think sales are going to show it. I really think it's got a great shot at knocking off MGS4 as the most sold.
*edit* Posted it in the wrong article. I think Gow 3 will sell really well. For a PS3 title.
i didn't know halo reach was a ps3 exclusive.
If you have a PS3 and you haven't bought Uncharted 2, you are really missing out!
i hate when they talk about america only! that fukhead pachter taking the piss outta uncharted 2 sales? what the fuk is he on about? it passed 3.5 million weeks ago! get your head outta your ass and look outside of america.
"Statistically, Sony first party games just don't seem to sell well. This was magnified by the 2009 exclusive Uncharted 2, which achieved unanimous critical praise, but fell off the sales charts completely a month after release." "Wedbush Morgan Securities analyst Michael Pachter is largely in agreement with Divnich, though he thinks that the Xbox 360 may be home to more hardcore gamers than the PS3." "Sony’s first party games reflect the composition and size of the PS3 installed base. It was so expensive at launch, that it really only penetrated wealthy households, and more middle class hard core gamers bought 360s. Now, the consoles are on even footing price wise, but Microsoft has a 3:1 or 4:1 advantage among the hard core. That suggests that games like Uncharted 2 will sell 25 – 35% as many units as games like Gears of War," said Pachter. "As the base expands, first party exclusives are likely to do better." I've been telling you for months that NO ONE CARES. The analysts know it. The Gamers know it. And FINALLY PS3Center.net knows it. They're finally stepping up. Your precious EXCLUSIVES that you keep raving about are games that sit on the shelves forever. They disappear from the charts faster than Tiger Woods' reputation did. NO ONE CARES about your first party titles. And God of War III will continue the tradition of lackluster sales of the so-called "Monster" titles on the PS3. It'll fall from the charts in a month's time. Deal with it. So go ahead and tell us that "no one cares how this games sells" when all you've been doing the last few weeks is telling us that this game will signal the end of the XBOX360. Please. You have to buy something first. :-) And we'll see you soon. Halo: Reach and Project Natal. Incoming... @a change in the wind I love it how instead of actually commenting on the article, you attack me instead. Respond to what the EXPERTS AND ANALYSTS are saying for once. It's there for you to read. I don't need to convince narrowmindedness. You're a lost cause. My thoughts are in line with the people that KNOW what they're talking about. Sorry. Nice diversion tactic. This is why Sony Fanboys are the joke of the Industry. Case closed. :-)
Haha, poor truth. Still rambling on with "no one cares." It`s so funny you say that, because no one has been talking about the 360 lately. Not in real-life or on the interwebz. It`s funny how you think people still give two sh*ts about the 360, when in fact, God of War 3 and PS3 are the talk of the town. Everybody wants a PS3, everybody wants to play God of War 3, and everybody knows the 360 has no future except for Natal. Face it pal, you`re not convincing ANYBODY.
Regardless of what Truth says, it is troubling when a fantastic game like Uncharted 2, (and 2009's GOTY, for crying out loud) doesn't sell a bazillion copies, when we all know it should. Hopefully this trend of high-quality PS3 games not selling well comes to an end with the release of GOW2. Hopefully PS3 owners will go out and support these devs by throwing down their hard-earned dollars and buying the game. I'm getting tired of people being tired of Xbox fanboys who play sales, because we all know the PS3 is capable of the same sales. I'd like to see great games like GOW2, HR and U2 pull in MASSIVE sales so that PS3 fans can finally play sales and rub it in the faces of all the naysayers.
Your essay always seem to joy me. Maybe it's the butthurt emotion you put in your essays. What grade you have for English Class?
1. Uncharted 2 has sold an excess of 3.5 million copies, far from flopping in sales like you so "accurately" predicted a while back. 2. Who cares which is home to more harcore gamers, better exclusive game sales, and what YOU think will be the best games in the world because reality check your opinion matters not. 3. GoW will probaly not sell 20 million but it might sell around 4-5, which I consider to be stellar. 4. GoW 3, Yakuza 3, Heavy Rain ARE all grear games, not perfect, many have flaws but in the end they are all absolutely wonderful games, I have played much of Heavy Rain and Yakuza 3 and love them both, I know many people share my opinion and so do the reviews. 5. The only complaint you really have is that you don't like the PS3 because your own bias, you try to dodge your own tinted views by calling out other people's fanboysim. 6. I have played most of the stellar titles this year and the two games that have exercised my 360 have been Bayonetta and ME2 whereas I have spent much more time on my PS3 playing; MAG (great game, not for everyone but I love it), Heavy Rain (another wonderful game), Yakuza 3 (again stellar) and soon GoW III and FFXIII. Heavy Rain and ME2 are both in contention for my favourite games this year so far, but I can't enjoy both because that'd be blasphomy. 7. Please try, try, try to exercise some tolerance for other people's preference, is that too much to ask? Of course it is, your a muppet who can't accept other views and ideologies.
Truth? I will tell you the Truth. For a number of months the 360 has been the slowest selling console! That is the truth!
i didnt think bout this but yeah, it has a good chance
thats my guess soo far.
Michael Patcher said something that I agree with NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!! !
I know how unreliable VGchartz is but they list God of War 2 as selling less than the first game, what makes everybody think the 3rd is going to sell so much? Well regardless I'm sure it'll sell good numbers for a PS3 game.
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