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Rage: two-thirds sales to be on console

Eurogamer - Legendary first-person shooter developer id Software predicts two-thirds of the sales of upcoming game Rage will be for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

That leaves around a third of sales for the PC.

"Roughly," Todd Hollenshead, co-owner and CEO of id Software, told Eurogamer.

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gillri2356d ago

whats the point in this article?

BeastlyRig2356d ago (Edited 2356d ago )

"Porting to console from PC is old-world thinking, according to id."

"That was the way we did it in the past. Ultimately, we learnt that's not the way you should do it."
- from atricle

Then at E3 Carmack says making it for console first is his only regret for Rage. And that all future id games will use pc's power next! Maybe he is lying then?

- http://www.computerandvideo...

Everyone knows it will sell more on consoles.

Edit:
So, hang on a sec... 3 platforms, 1/3 each... Seems fair really.

CottonHill2356d ago

There are 3 platforms, 2 of which are consoles, one of which is pc. I also do not see the point of this article.

Charmers2356d ago (Edited 2356d ago )

So let me see if I have this straight ? They are saying 2 platforms will get more sales than 1 platform ? Well that is insightful. Last time I checked the 360 and PS3 are two different platforms. You have to produce a version for the 360, a version for the PS3 and a version for the PC.

That doesn't sound too bad to me then it works out as :-

1/3 of sales on the 360
1/3 of sales on the PS3
1/3 of sales on the PC

I mean if I was to say "2/3 of the sales of Rage will be on Microsoft platforms" I don't think PS3 users would take too kindly to me lumping the PC and 360 together to try and make sales appear weak on the PS3.

Hm then ID goes and says crap like this :-

"So, while we're developing Rage on the PC, we forbid anybody from playing it on a keyboard and mouse until we've played it first on a console controller.

We pull the keyboard and mouse out and put in a USB 360 controller, even on the development staff. That's not just the testers."

Not the best way to convince me to part with my money iD.

Inside_out2356d ago (Edited 2356d ago )

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...It will be 2/3rds 360 while PC and PS3 will share the last 1/3rd. It's been that way all year and actually, this entire gen with few exceptions and that is why Dice and EA have it backwards with Battlefield 3 showing only PC footage and when the sales come in, the proof will be there for all to see.

I own all systems so it's of little relevance to me but some fanboys will get all bent out of shape but when you look at Bulletstorm, portal 2, Crysis 2...any of the games this year and in the past the trend is clear. Even when games like Deadspace 2 go out of there way to offer more value in terms of add ons, the 360 continues to surprise. After Holiday 2011, I doubt there will be any doubters left.

Btw...EA is so butthurt about M$ signing these deals with Activision for, no doubt, what must be millions of dollars that they go out of there way to try and punish M$ by supporting the PS3 version with extra content. MOH with a old MOH game...Deadspace 2 with the Wii version and now Battlefield 3 with that older game and yet it's the 360 that always has the higher sales...lol

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