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Danish chart for the week ending 13th October, 2007. Motorstorm knocks out Halo 3

Motorstorm has moved up to no 3 on last week's Danish chart.This also gives the readers an idea about ps3 hardware sales in Denmark since it is bundled with ps3 alongside Resistance. Halo 3 and Forza 2 were also bundled with x360 premium to counter ps3 onslaught in EUROPE.
Resistance has also moved up 20 places to no 8. Unfortunately unlike UK PGR4 flopped in Denmark. "Fifa 08" topped the chart followed by "The Sims".

This is the chart for last week :-
1 1 FIFA 08 EA CANADA EA SPORTS ELECTRONIC ARTS

2 2 THE SIMS 2: BON VOYAGE MAXIS EA GAMES ELECTRONIC ARTS

10 3 MOTORSTORM EVOLUTION STUDIOS SONY COMPUTER ENT. NORDISK FILM

3 4 HALO 3 BUNGIE MICROSOFT MICROSOFT

4 5 COUNTER-STRIKE: SOURCE VALVE EA GAMES ELECTRONIC ARTS

6 6 MEDAL OF HONOR: AIRBORNE EA LA EA GAMES ELECTRONIC ARTS

12 7 RATATOUILLE ASOBO STUDIO THQ THQ

- 8 RESISTANCE: FALL OF MAN INSOMNIAC SONY COMPUTER ENT

7 9 MADDEN NFL 08 EA TIBURON EA SPORTS ELECTRONIC ARTS

8 10 WORLD IN CONFLICT MASSIVE ENTERTAINMENT SIERRA VIVENDI GAMES

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nasim3479d ago

UK is the only region in EU where ps3 trailed wii before the price cut.

I knew that ps3 would be in a killing spree with a price cut and the 40gig ps3.

Initial GFK reports indicate 400% boost in hardware sales for ps3 in EU with the margin exceeding 1000% in GERMANY and SPAIN

goodganja3479d ago

Looks like Sony is steadily Xrossing out the competition in Europe. Other countries will soon follow. Along with what nasim said PS3 looks to have a 64% increase in sales with the price cut and with Play TV coming another 21% so look for PS3 to have 85% increase by the end of 2008.

P L A Y B 3 Y O N D

forum_crawler3479d ago

But then again, when your sales numbers are small, any increase in sales will equate to big percentages.

I do hope the PS3 does better in the coming year, that may help decide the Blu-Ray vs HD-DVD race already.

ChibiSelz3479d ago

Owned lol halo had the spot for 1-2 weeks thats about it

ARBitrator3479d ago (Edited 3479d ago )

Halo has been out less than a month and has outsold any other title on the PS3 since launch. See how easy that is.

Edit: Another thing that skews this data is that Motostorm is being packaged with the PS3. Where would Motorstorm rank as a stand alone purchase. Also imagine the numbers halo would have racked up had it been bundled with all 360 skus.

Just a thought, so show how easy it is to tell a story if you align the data the right way.

Expy3479d ago

Halo is also bundled in Europe what's your point? Also, install base skews numbers as well.

fenderputty3479d ago

That's the point. This is a reflection of tha amount of new harware being sold due to the new price point. The motorstorm bundle and raise in software sales is indicitive of how the hardware is doing.

ARBitrator3479d ago

3.2 You had a good point until you said install base skews the numbers, are you serious install base is what generates the numbers. No install base no sales or what's your point. In that particular case you have no point because your point is irrelavent. But my original arguement still holds true even if you remove the bundled halos.

3.3 I agree.

andy0013478d ago

The install base does bear relevance to the numbers of games sold and how successful a game is.

For example, if you agree that the 360 has 12 million users and that Halo 3 sold 3.5 million then that is a 30% (approx) penetration. Then if you agree that the PS3 has say 6 million users and Resistance sold 2 million then that is a 33% penetration.

Which is the most successful game?

We can of course, find 'facts' and figures to pretty much prove whatever we want, but in the end, its all bollox

ARBitrator3478d ago

Don't let the percentages fool you, same goes with console sale increases and decreases. The most sucessful game is the game that sold the most individual copies. Plain and simple. Regardless of what percentage of the install bases bought it. Although the two are somewhat proportionate to one another.

andy0013478d ago (Edited 3478d ago )

I would argue that the most successful game is the one which made the most profit. Unfortunately we will probably never know that answer. The marketing budget for Halo3 is huge, but I reckon they will make money from merchandising which will contribute to the bottom line. Resistance is a new franchise and doesn't have the momentum that Halo has, but will have lower development costs and 'incentives' from Sony. Halo's development budget would be far higher too, but again, the sales will offset that, and future downloadable content will add to profits (as there is no chance in hell it will be free)

But hey, if you think sales is the key figure, then thats fine with me. My definition is how much enjoyment I get out of the game, and Resistance is more successful so far, but maybe thats because it is a new story, as it is a run of the mill fps, allbeit very well done. I felt that Halo3 was all a bit of a rehash of Halo, the last mission is nearly a carbon copy of the original. There are many moments where I felt I had been there before.

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SIX3479d ago

I wouldn't have put money on that one. Good for Sony.

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