Heavy Rain's turned out to be a significant win for Sony in Europe this year, achieving a chart position that's bested every Xbox 360 release in 2010 so far.
You guys want to get a better understanding on why fans turn to FANATICS. Look no further. Asides from the fact HR is in a genre of it own.
All Xbox 360 games, bar none.
Heavy Rain is an awesome game. I'm not surprised that it is doing so well!
is indeed a title i consider worthy of its success. *rolls eyes at big at big name shooter franchise* Im very happy for quantic, this may put them in the position for a sequel (oh goody!) to often new, avante garde, titles deserving success get known and that is a crippling blow to the largely creativ game industry. to understand what i mean, check out these: http://apps.metacritic.com/... Only 5 games released this year have hit 90 or above and all of them except one has sold particularly well. I've defended that particular game at other times, but those are GOTY contenders! Yes, even bayonetta, another slept on gem.
Out of the top 10, 8 are exclusives to their respective platforms and the 2 3rd party games are PS3 versions of multi-plats. The first 360 "exclusive" is ME2 at 15 (but that's not really 360 exclusive as we know). The first 100% 360 exclusive is Forza all the way down at 27.... So, has MS done the right thing to kill it's exclusive studios since exclusives don't sell on 360? Or is it that MS has no exclusives to sell so they're not selling? Well maybe AW and H:R will change this picture - but really, without Bungie in future what happens from here? r.
Remember all those N4G articles about the PS3 needing to be "saved" because it wasn't going to get adequate third party support it needed to survive? I wonder what those authors think of their predictions now?
Good for HR, and the genre itself it`s shaping.
Yeah, I'm kinda confused about the rivals part. Only game I've seen it compared to was Alan Wake, and that doesn't work either. I applaud Heavy Rain sales, but how about we stop comparing games when a PS3 or 360 game outsells another one?
Heavy Rain is awesome. I thought the game won't even break a million in sales, but it's selling surprisingly well. Good for Son, Heavy Rain and GOW3 are raking in a lot of $ for Sony.
I believe it's in reference to PS3 rivals. Ie. Heavy Rain outsold all Xbox 360 games. Shame I read a HR spoiler before I played the game on N4G =,( Completely spoiled it for me.
Bad luck on the spoiler deep. I tend to stay away from N4G every time there's a big game release. Seen too many idiots giving away endings and stuff on this site.
So what ? PS3 has 4 titles in top 10, 360 none! (That includes, to my surprise, MW2). Europe is going the way of Japan for M$...LOL.
while what you say is true, note that FFXIII and MW2 r also availble on 360. For now, a safe assumption would be that there r more ps3s in european homes than there are xboxes.
Sony fanboys aren't even able to read charts. Probably this is the reason why 360 is yet 4.5 millions of consoles ahead and the generations is going to end :) MW2 is low on the chart because have been released in 2009 and the chart only reports the sales during 2010. Without numbers, and LTD numbers, that chart means very little. Just to let trolls have fun.
No McValdemar, the reason the 360 is 4.5 million units ahead is because it released a year earlier (year and a half in Europe) than the PS3. And this generation is just beginning. Or haven't you heard, MicroSoft is trying to bring the 360 back from purgatory with Natal.
This line of crap (the article and your comment) is so typical. Everything said has some sort of * connected to it. PS3 games sold in 2010, on a Friday, when it was raining, and all local hookers have had at least one lay. Headstart this, headstart that, this headstart excuse is a win win for you guys. If the PS3 passes the 360, you brag about the 360 having a headstart, if the PS3 don't pass the 360, you use the 360 had a headstart for as an excuse. GROW UP! This kind of garbage (This article) is put out there for guys like you to take an run with. Sony fanboys are always talking about how they don't count sells and the minute they get an increase in sells all you hear is a bunch of hypocritical BS spewing from their mouths. These things are what annoys me so much will all fanboys. When will there ever be a mature place to read news and game reviews. I afraid the answer is NEVER. Whatever floats your boat dude, whatever floats your boat.
You have to wonder why people use the head-start as an excuse either way. Why do PS3 fanboys use it as an excuse when PS3 doesn't overtake 360? Because they are defending the criticism which came from the 360 fanboy in the first place. Can you blame the PS3 guy for justifying his argument? Same with if the PS3 overtakes the 360. Why would the PS3 guy brag about it? Because the 360 fanboys bragged for years about 360 selling more. It's a taste of their own medicine, nothing wrong with that. Just truth that the proof is in the pudding.
I am extremely happy that Sony has been catching up in sales and attach rates with the 360. Not because I am a Sony fan (far from it actually) but because I want the competition so stiff and neck to neck that both companies have to break out the big guns to try and get ahead. In the end we would all win. Competition breeds excellence.
is a game i consider deserving of its success. When huge risks are taken for the sake of gameplay innovation, commercially terrible things can happen.(the excellent Mirrors Edge come to mind...) but in this case, it has payed off and i couldnt be happier for quantic dream. maybe this will put them in the position for a sequel (oh goody) oh and if you havent yet, go buy bayonetta. its one of only 5 games released this year to garner a metacritic score of 90 or higher, and metacritic doesn't lie: http://apps.metacritic.com/... Your missing out.
I like to play my games, not mash my controller in an attempt to try to.
your ignorance disappoints me...
So much for it not being a game, and it failing hard. Bots said so mcuh bad about Heavy Rain, and they'll be lucky if any 360 game besides Halo:Reach out sells it this year.
Thats my Bet.Let's see what happen's ok
For a game that originally started out as a tech demo, they have really produced a game that gets peoples attention. Good job!
This is great news. I loved Fahrenheit and it's great to see this game do so well, despite being in an unusual genre. Of course, this article could have done without the fanboyish twist...
Where everyone always says 360 doesn't sell yet this very chart shows it has 8 games in the top 30 which is 1 less than sony in Europe. Also I wish it showed sales figures because judging by total sales announced (ME2 1.7mil/HR 1+mil) there's probably not much of a gap between these sales position when you figure ME2 at #16 on this European Chart still has outsold Heavy Rain at #10 in worldwide figures when you include the US NPD #'s of course. Actually although vg chartz isn't 100% when you look at all the data, their numbers for both seem to be pretty accurate: http://www.vgchartz.com/gam... http://www.vgchartz.com/gam... It's surprising to see games like MW2 and BBC2 outsold by HR, which leads me to believe this Euro sales chart isn't talking about a huge amount of software sales because we know both those titles how far outsold HR individually on either console, especially the 360. Either way its early in the year so I expect by the end of 2010 the total sales position for Heavy Rain will be very different, compared to titles like Forza 3, SC: Conviction, and ODST which are all continuing to chart while surpassing Heavy Rain which has dropped significantly in Euro' biggest territory the UK where Heavy Rain didn't even make the chart. I'm surprised those same titles outsold GoW3 sony's biggest hitter of 2010 in the UK's latest chart, and I'm also happy to see the newcomer Alan Wake at the top spot, I'll be picking up my copy tommorrow. http://www.chart-track.co.u... JOY
Congrats to Sony & QD for making a Great Game
TeH pS3 gAMeZ doNt S3LL!!!
lol 360 games LOL
Different story in the US, naturally. But outselling even Modern Warfare 2 on the 360 in Europe - Wow.
Outselling MW2, it a amazing feat for a game w/ no guns.
They even outsold MW2 w/ guns (MW2 PS3 vs. 360)
These are the sales JUST for the 15 weeks of 2010. MW2 have been released in 2009 so this chart missess all the main part of sales. ;o)
but Heavy Rain does have guns, and even explosions. >_> *pew* *pew* *laser beam* No wonder Cliffy likes this game so much. :D
I LAUGH IN THE FACE of those who doubted this game I LAUGH AT YOU FOR YOUR LIMITED VISION! great game =)
limited vision or allegiance to MS money, take your pic as there is little difference between the two.
is an amazing game. I am always glad to see quality equal sales, in a perfect world it would always be that way.
Your comments are often right on time and concise! Bubs UP!!!
Wow they listing is completly different to what I was expecting. My list it PS3:360 for chart positions Final Fantasy XIII 4:18 Modern Warfare 2 6:15 Fifa 2010 14:23 Battlefield 2 13:12 Assassins Creed 2 26:n/a I am surprised with Modern Warfare 2 being so high on the PS3 and the stunning position of FF XIII compared to Mass Effect 2. I expected it to be the other way around.
Well, it's not that surprising. FFXIII is extremely underrated and ME2 a tad overrated. Both are amazing games though, and I'm glad gamers are still picking them up.
I was not expecting ME2 to do good considering it sold 1.6 m or something WW on both XBOX and PC, however I'm quite surprised to see how MW2 bested GoW3. Glad Heavy Rain is selling so well. BTW, those charts reflect the xbox userbase is lagging behind PS3's in EU.
If you have not yet played it, you are missing out. It changed the way i look at video games.
Here's hoping it'll sell 3 million a piece in life time sales.
but the movement controls felt so wrong in the demo, I couldn't stand it.
It's like a car. Is it really that hard to control? Guess you must have a hard time playing Forza, huh?
Congratulations QD. I guess the whole UK=Europe thing is now debunked. That's going to upset some people.
only morons would think the UK = europe!! i mean the uk is small compared to european countries such as germany and spain!!!
anyone with a brain knows this. If you go back through stories on N4G you'll see a (certain) group try with all they are worth to make people believe it (UK=Europe) though. The dilemma lies therein. They've been lying and trying to mislead people and now they can't.
UK = UK hence Pound as currency. We get grouped with Europe but we don't like it too much. Saying that the Welsh and Scots want out of the UK. That's another conversation entirely Europe = Europe hence Euro currency
Does that make Ireland the fly in the ointment? They're part of the UK and use Euro's. :P Edit: Thankyou zootang. I've been wondering what the deal was with Ireland.
@LostDjinn The Republic of Ireland has nothing to do with the UK. Northern Ireland however has and it uses Pound Sterling (it was bad for me to forget as my hero hails from Belfast, George Best) Helpful? You can disagree with the truth, that's just your opinion. @lostDjinn Not far off, I bet i couldn't name 50 states (maybe not 30,lol)
are the same fools who think USA = World lol
Some People were even saying that " Alan Wait In The Dark " is going to surpass this masterpiece , and the same people were saying that " Heavy Pain " ( I like to call it that because it's like a heavy pain in the arse for the Xbots ) it won't sell more than 500k copies . Man I sure wouldn't like to be in their shoes .
they must be so embarassed, they may never show their faces again.
Ain't nothin' gonna break my stride Nobody gonna slow me down Oh no, I gotta keep on movin' lol :)
lol, 360 is dead in Europe and japan and sells a couple hundred more than PS3 on its own turf.
What is that??? ;-D
it wouldnt matter anyway cause even UK is pro ps3 now.in fact, UK is one of the reasons ps3 games are doing so well! anyway things are looking really bad for microsoft outside of america. its looking more and more like the original xbox in europe and japan.
Is even misleading the fact that there are games released in 2009 but with a chart position decided just by the sales they had in 2010. A nonsense chart, just for the joy of fanboys :)
the media bloged about possibly not selling well gamers are adults and like adult content not aliens super heroes and sports 2 4 7...... hope too see more alan wake & heavy rains--- STORY DRIVEN EXSPERIENCE"S------ in the future.......
by Sony and Quantic Dream. it could have been DISASTROUS for QD if the game didn't pan out. it's fortunate that they are, one, a talented studio capable of creating great games, and two, that Sony had enough faith in them to give them the support they needed to produce Heavy Rain to the best of their abilities. i simply don't think HR could have turned out any better given the size of the team at Quantic Dream, and this being their first game on the PS3. and WHAT a first game! people made jokes and jokes about how long it was taking games to come out for the PS3, but we have developers unleashing HELL with their FIRST PS3 titles (Santa Monica's God of War 3 seriously ruined the days of games made by developers who are on their 2nd and 3rd PS3 titles), because they were given the time to make sure they worked right. not many publishers are willing to let a team take as long as some of the PS3 devs have to get a game out there. all that means for us gamers is that games like Heavy Rain, GoW3, The Last Guardian, Gran Turismo 5, etc, will be insanely polished and quality. if multi-platform developers were given the luxury of spending as much time as they needed with their titles, we'd be getting a LOT more games of the quality many PS3 exclusives have been showing, and less games that just tote the status quo, and while quality games, still don't quite match up to those titles (ie, Assassin's Creed and Batman: AA are just two titles that i think, if given more development time, could have been even BETTER, and they were already two AMAZING games).
Wii fit plus beats them all
Wait a minute.... Does Europe counts??? I thought it was only North America. :S
See, when PS3 version of MW2 is outselling the 360 version in Europe, you know the PS3 has a much bigger install base unlike what the bots say 360 is leading in Europe. America =/= the world UK =/= Europe
I would like to know how CVG came up with this Chart of 1-15weeks when GFK doesn't have any kind of compiler for their stats. The only way you can look up software sales is on a week by week basis...and there are no numbers just rankings. They said their numbers were pulled from GFK, I am finding that hard to believe. http://www.chart-track.co.u... And if all they did was go in and do a week to week ranking comparison over the 1st 15 to establish avg position...then this whole chart is total bollucks.
The chart came from Nintendo; 'The data comes by way of Nintendo's end of year financial results' - it says at the start of the second paragraph. are they reliable enough for you ?
Nintendo has been revealing all the real data. And it's showing who's boss, helping Sony, and making Microsoft look pretty bad. :)
but to the people comparing aw and hr i played both and hw is way more story driven then aw.but aw story isnt bad either
In europe.... whenever npd is out its the us != the world yet this gross exageration of a headline is okay... lol again at the double standard hypocrisy