EA has told CVG that it is confident Xbox 360 sales of Insomniac's new multiformat title will equal those on PlayStation 3.
yes because 1 plus 1 equals 2 >____>
Yep, rather obvious.
well if u have one carrot and one if ur friends gives u another carrot, then u have 2 carrots
i think it's rather stupid of Insomniac.why would they want carrots???
what have carrots got to do with the price of eggs?
Someone disagreed with you LOL
Lmao, guess that shows there really are some people on N4G who cant count to 2 ? Also, they may make more money, but it will cost them alot more than just putting out a PS3 game, not just the development costs or paying EA, but its not like they are going to get a big marketing campaign off Sony for a multiplat game, so their games will be advertised EVEN less than they are now, since it will all be up to Insomniac. Also, they had bonuses like not being charged for putting content on the PS Store (like trailers/demos etc) or getting alot of Press in Conferences etc, that will no longer be the case for their Mulitplat titles.
ppl hate carrots :(
I disagreed because I hate carrots. Carrots or discussion thereof have no place on the internets.
I thought the publisher was in charge for the marketing. Not the developer per se.
Sorry miss-read your comment lol, it is up to the publishers like MS advertising the hell out of Gears, even though not first party. But ye, Sony didnt advertise Insomniac's games enough compared to first party, look at Rachet & Clank last year compared to Uncharted 2! Although what did Insomniac expect from Sony, Sony are obviously going to choose their own games over Inomniac's
Because no way in hell are their sales going to double just like that.
Well I think it depends on what type of game it is. If it's an FPS then it will most likely sell more on the Xbox 360 but if it's a platformer then most likely it wont. Judging by what games sell the most on the Xbox 360.
If they make a shooter the sales will double. However, if they don't then I wouldn't expect a doubling of their sales. Just like at sales of Alan Wake. Hyped beyond belief, years in the making and it looks like it lived up to all the hype based on the reviews and yet it looks like it won't even hit 500k in it's first month. Wtf? It's somewhat clichéd to criticize the 360 as being a primarily shooter based console, but it's true. If I were a developer it would just make sense to launch my game on as many consoles as possible, but if I had to choose and I had anything but a shooter, based on the sales we're seeing these days I'd pick the PS3. Based on game sales they certainly seem to have a broader base.
@Darkrider66: I like your explanation very well said. EA is a great publisher and I'm sure they're going to give this game the promotion it needs. I'm really hoping this new IP does well, Insomniac is stepping out of their comfort zone(yes the PS3 is a comfort zone). But I don't know there's something about the 360, not knocking it at all but but it's mass appeal is shooters (once again not a knock, it is cliche like dark said though). I'm not too sure how many 360 gamers are going to buy this new IP based on the developer's name but I know there are at least a million PS3 owners on board to buy it.
I wouldn't say DOUBLE. It's not like people who own a PS3 don't have a 360 ¬_¬ It'll be more likely a 50% increase, not a 100%
Many gamers own both consoles. still, the 40 million 360 gamers is a big target for Insomniac...Since the top selling games for 360 are shooters, ( Halo-COD-Gears ) I think that would mean that Insomniacs game will be a shooter also...I think they will be very successful. Its only one game and Insomniac will own the IP. They can return to PS3 only developing once the game is done BUT I suspect if the game is a hit...Insomniac will make more Multi-platform games. Simple really...Its a test...Maybe they are spying for the evil empire??? getting insider information...lol...Great times ahead...
Didn't they have an article like this up a few days ago? They are probably still tied to the mentality from a few years ago, that 360 gamers buy more games than Ps3 gamers. But nothing is guaranteed! Things are constantly changing in this industry. Some 360 owners switched to Ps3 and some Ps3 owners switched to 360, so no one knows!
Technically it's 1*2 = 2. Good job EA.......-cough-Captain Obvious-Cough-.
That's saying that the 1 title sells the same amount on each console. In real life that never happens though, and I don't think this title will sell that high anyway. EA are thinking/hoping that the title sells a lot on the PS3 and then 360 people who want to try an insomniac game will buy it in droves as well. How ever that may never happen as 360 gamers most likely won't be fussed about a new dev called insomniac. Remember the amount of people on here is probably only 0.0000000001% of the total gaming market.
@unrealgamer58: No really! You don't say! /s
Insomniac's new game is an FPS Confirmed. (just kidding) Best of luck to you, Insomniac! I hope everything goes well. I'm glad they went with EA because they're one of my favorite publishers this generation. However, you do know what PS3 gamers expect from you. No shortcuts!
EA is 1 of your favorite publishers this gen? WTF?
i hope the new game is some type of platformer....
I agree. It's a dying genre but one of the best out there.
I'd rather have a survival horror.
Hopefully it does.
was going to be a platformer?
Have been released
they can also have credit for not going wii aswell.
i think Insomniac could make something real good on the wii...
personally i would like them to actualy use good hardware in my opinion. you cant maxx out our dev. skills on 1999 tech
Right EA, keep singing that old song.
If Sony bought them out they would have unlimited funds but they want to be independent I guess!
Compared to what ? R1 & 2 ? (given that's their top tier game this generation). It's risky. It's a new IP. It is not exclusive. Not sure how many new IPs on multiplatform had a real impact. New IPs work best on one platform, because you can market them as such (like "pushes HW" or something). That whole argument falls flat right away with multiplatform (anyone can show me a game which actually was multiplatform and sold as a "pushing the envelope" title ?). That said, I doubt they reach R1 or 2 sales (on one platform) with the new title. Unless it is such a unique must have title. But we have heard that all. Others claimed it, and Insomniac has to prove it like everybody else. We will see. I will be surprised, if that title will actually compete against it's own inhouse R3 flagship title. If so, one has to go in the long run. But not being a shooter just won't sell the same amount, either.
[email protected] EA, thats what they think, alot of gamers that own both systems, will still buy the game for there PS3.
why would they do that when 90 percent of the times the games run and play better on the 360.. i feel sorry for those gamers. but anyway, ea is right and take note sucker punch and quantic dream hopefully those suitcases full of $ony money keep you happy.
omg! too much stupidity in that post alone marks you as fail.
Jack, if you want them so bad, why not just get a PS3 and the games (both are single player only (inFamous and Heavy Rain), so don't give me you need live to play them).
I don't know about double but they will definitely receive a sales bump.
It's going to end up being a mediocre game so nobody will buy that over something like Ratchet & Clank.
personally i think its worth the risk for them in terms of potential income but insomniac better not be lazy.
Insomniac will soon experience the luxury and ease of developing for the 360 and will abandon developing for the PS3 altogether.
AlanWake 5 years in Dev and SubHD 540P.And that was a 360 exclusive.
Your comment has nothing to do with mine. Its as if you were just looking for an opportunity to list random facts about Alan Wake. Nice work supporting Mother Sony.
@ghost lol u got fuc*ing owned.
Well, at least that blockbuster title sold 300k now in two weeks. ... wait a minute ... huh ?
If it were a shooter then yes the sales would be even between PS3/360 but if it's anything besides that then it won't be the same. What if Insomniac decides to make a game like Heavy Rain? Would 360 owners buy that? Doubtful. Just saying if you look at most of the games 360 owners buy most of them are 1st person shooter games.
As long as it is a shooter of some sort I completely agree. If it is a platformer like R & C then I don't think it will sell as much. So it all depends on the game and the genre.
HIGHLY DOUBT THAT THE QUALITY OF THE NEXT MULTIPLAT WILL BE SOMETHING WORTH DOUBLE SALES! THEY ARE THINKING THAT THE SALES OF 2 SONY EXCLUSIVES WILL BE REFLECTED TO THE NEXT WHATEVER GAME FROM INSOMNIAC!
It will double sales....but it will also double the production cost :P
if its on the 360 its free
And how did EA know their next game will sell that well. wait. it must be a fps game.
Wow.... That is genius reasoning. Whoever worked that out should be promoted from the post room.
and i doubt it...there titles are always niche
niche? not really, R&C is very popular and Resistance and Resistance 2 are on the best selling PS3 games list.
I think EA is counting there chickens before they hatch, no doubt it will sell more if marketed correctly but lets not loose perspective here, even tho Insomniac is a great developer, marketing has never been there forte, and frankly neither is EA's unlike Resistance and Ratchet an new IP wont have anything to ride on to have an installed base of fans beyoond fanboys and being multi-plat wont fix that, its a risky move but i wanna see how it turns out
Yeah just like BLUR is selling so much more than PGR oh lol wut!?!>!?
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