The Showdown continues. Each week Opposable Thumbs pick a topic, flip a coin to see which writer gets which side to debate, then present it to you. Today? Whether or not Uncharted: Drake's Fortune will help the PS3 this holiday season.
i guess we will have to wait for december to find out or january to see what the holiday did for all console and games.
But when partnered with ratchet and clank? Damn skippy.
Is this a question? Barring some horrendous and inexplicable lapse in gameplay between now and release, or another 5 hour game, this is going to make some heads roll. PS3 will gain some respect back by December.
if this game and haze both turn out to be AAA title then partner that with rachet wich is already a AAA title, its going to be a interesting turn of event. And if they release UT3 in december plus price cut. all i can say is wow!!
I'm buying these games on day 1, especially Uncharted...I'm even gonna pick up Time Crisis 4 in Nov if it isn't delayed, but I'm really really hoping for a 2007 release for UT3!!!
I mean yeah, the game is gonna be EXCELLENT. I don't dare question the level of quality that uncharted will have. But I'm not totally certain that it will make a dent.
But I say that ONLY because alot of the other things coming out in november are either sequels of games that are ALREADY popular. Or, they're games that already have a great deal of media attention. Call of duty for example
Overall, it will get a HELL OF ALOT OF SALES. But it MIGHT not make a big dent because alot of quality games are coming out along side uncharted.
And although uncharted is MEGA quality itself, it has to compete with MANY other MEGA quality games.
But hey, the future is always uncertain
I believe that this game is going to flop because there are more High Profile games in November, like Super Mario Galaxy, Call of Duty 4, Assasin's Creed, etc. Even more, 75% of the PS3 software sells like sh1t, proof is Heavenly Sword, Folklore, Lair, etc.
Yeah for the most part they do sell bad.
However, considering the install base of the ps3, they sell great. Once the ps3 finally gets that install base up. You'll see those game sales numbers climb up drastically
Still can't afford a PS3 I see...just remember that 2 out of those 3 games you mentioned is also on PS3 so try again...
Dude, I have ps3 and 360
WTF are you talking about?
I will be getting this game day one. COD4 and Assasins will be bought for the 360 though.
I think it will do respectable numbers...all Sony needs to start doing is marketing their Exclusives alot more .. but im def getting this on day one....
who cares. i am going to buy and beat the game anyways. it looks awesome!
is if they dont show some of those gameplay trailer on tv seriously if people saw commercials for the game itd make me want to buy i already do tho.
who ever from N4G is buying it reply
I know i am since it was shown way back in e3 06
i can seriously see the quality of games gettin better and this is one of said titles that pushes the standard higher. well done to nawty dog
First day purchase. AAA. 10's and 9's on metacritic guranteed.
P L A Y B 3 Y O N D
if they advitise this game like the rest of them is will problay flop
It just looked like another Tomb Raider and sometimes the level looked like a Hollywood stage but after some new movies I'm about 70% sure I'll buy this.
Uncharted is going to be amazing. It won't be perfect, but it offers more than enough to be a killer app. I looked on the official Sony PS3 website where more people voted to buy this game on the day it is released than Rachet and Clank. If you don't think this is going to sell you are missinformed.
Naughty Dog seems to be living up to their great reputation.
Rachet is already a AAA title and now all i hear is people praising uncharted And haze can possibily be a AAA, because its made by free radical and if the possibility UT3 releasin in december is looking good for sony. with that being said if does two game deliver very good,plus the price cut can be put sony is the right direction. Sony is out on a mission.
this is what ps3 is made for new unknown games that in turn will become a franchise onto themselves.
uncharted is a true killer app that if i was a xbox owner id seriuosly be as greened eye as the ring on the 360.
360 goes with the tried and tested formula no new games just sequels in in the 1st year of ps3's long life span weve seen resistance,motorstorm,folklore ,heavenly sword,eye of judgement all new unknown games!
i applaud sony in being brave to try new variety and not being afraid to test the waters with new ideas,360's origionality? that game COPYING sonys buzz controllers very sad!
killer app,new franchise and a system seller that truly is one of the few games i call nex-gen!
Gears of War, Crackdown, Bioshock, and Mass Effect were all new IPs but they don't count for you?
that what we 360 fans are laughing at u gyus ps3 has no new games while 360 line up is FREASH AND AAA PROVEN bioshock/mass affect/toohuman/forza2/graw2/a lan wake next year/gears of war /u see were im getting? the ps3 has a lottttt of catching up to do,think about it its like ps3 devs cant make brand new ips that reach AAAand are few compared to the 360 1st yearline up and 2nd year line up.
and your new ips are mainly shooters, i rest my case wheres the variety? dnt get me wrong xbox is good for what it acheives a hardcore audience but it doesnt cater for a softer gamer its maily fps or a game that has guns present.
i aint bashing xbox just stating the obvious and if you see that as me bashing mayb truth hurts?
Uncharted looks great but there are a lot of other popular games coming out in November especially Call of Duty 4 and Rock Band.
PS3 has both of those games plus Uncharted and Haze, so with the new prices hopefully PS3 will be fine either way.
" Uncharted: Drake's Fortune"
The name doesn't help either. I'm smelling a flop here.
i am right? =))
p.s. btw, games on ps3 with only 2 mln. ps3 users in usa selling much better then x360 games with 7.5 mln. users, except FPS, because PS3 is not a fps console, but x360 is. =)))
ofourse it selling less, but when you multiple number to 3.5, then you get over 350k HS first week, that is how much Bioshock sold on first week. =))
Just wait a little, till ps3 will have 6-7 mln. userbase in usa, then you will suck. =]]
im definatley getting this and sony should throw out more tv adverts of this game once people do start seeing this game it could sell really well.
I thought its comign out in December?
And Motorstorm also. Those are arguably PS3's biggest hits so far. To my surprise Heavenly Sword was sorta of a flop in sales. Lair was just crap, no argument there.
So now Uncharted, who knows. I hope it gets recieved well because it looks like a great game and If it gets good reviews then it could be a hit.
No this game won't make a dent for the PS3 in Nov, I have both a PS3 & X360. I haven't been happy with the PS3 yet.
there's no chance this game can make a dent?
I think that it depends on the reviews. If confirmed as an AAA title it could be Sony's Gears.
Without an online play that would keep people playing for months after its release it can be a good game, but not a Gears of War.
This game will not get the AAA reviews it deserves. Due to it being on PS3, reviewers tend to review their games extremely harsh. But who knows, I'm hoping that I'm wrong with what I'm saying here because the game looks pretty damn good in my opinion.
but I think it's going to be compared to Tomb Raider and Just Cause and will suffer a bit from it.. I don't think it's a real system mover but when you add this to the existing PS3 library I think you are starting to get a compelling reason for gamers to buy one.
although as a full package i could have argued that the value for ps3 has always been there bt then again i use mine for more than just games. everyone to their own i guess
I'm going to have me a rental fest with this game, HS, Lair, RFOM, etc..
I can see it moving PS3s if they show Ratchet and Uncharted in kiosks because visually these two games blow every game away and they equal something like Bioshock and Gears. Gears is a year old and is too gruesome for kiosks standards. If you make a person go "Wow" then you're already 90% there to make the person buy the thing. I think Uncharted will make Adults impressed and Ratchet will make the only family impressed and neither games are too gruesome. Games that are guns blazing and too bloody are a turn off to most family members. The adult male might like it but he doesn't want his family to be grossed out.
I think this game will be as good as it looks. From what I remember reading, Naughty Dog developers actually listen and react to the negative remarks from testers and game journalists.
This guy Ben is more exicted for area 51 than uncharted, hmmm. "have you heard anyone say man uncharted is the SH*t" what an idiot. Lots of people talk about it. This guy has his things and he boxes himself in it. Who does he talk to that talk more about area 51 over uncharted? unless they only play the 360.. wait,now his comments make perfect sense! hehe
Halo 3 esque marketing and you will be fine. This game just needs heavy marketing. and i encourage those who want this ggame to come about well to start emailing Vice president of marketing for the US and have him market the game and the system because this game needs to sell.
No, I don't think it can make a dent, PS3 needs titles like MGS4 & Killzone 2 now. This game looks like far cry, in the 3rd person sense. I hope it's much better.
..if you were to go and play far cry now youd notice a huge leap in graphics. its nostalgia you see, im always remembering games much better than they actually were, cusre b/c to hell!
Basically sony really need to up the hype for the game. Because as said not enough ppl know about it.
Needs Tv Adverts, Using actual gameplay.
Ben lost all credibility with me when he put Blacksite above Uncharted.
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