What has happen with Resistance 3 is an event which should have never taken place. It is ridiculous that a game of this magnitude has received the poor sales numbers that it has. This game is easily one of the best titles launched this year...
Picking mine up in December after my BF3 hype has gone down a little.But its a great game got to play it at a friends.
Its because people have been convinced the Resistance series is mediocre. Insomniac didn't help themselves by straying away from the feel of R1 w/ R2 either. A better question is why isn't Team Ico seen as gods by the gaming public in the same way Cliffy B is?
One reason was because of the atrocity that was R2. Why would I buy R3 when R2 sucked? Another reason was the marketing. Why did Sony market it as a Move game? Big mistake. When I rented it at Redbox there was a prompt that said that Move was NEEDED to play. Wtf? I knew it wasn't, but for people that don't know probably passed.
What I wanna know is where are these claims coming from? R3 was on many top 3 charts and #1 on a few. Who said it sold poorly? We don't have any official numbers.
i wanna know what happened to Motorstorm Apocalypse too , sony didnt even bother to make a tv spot , Motorstorm and Resistance has been pretty huge franchises for playstation this generation
Motorstorm features HUGE earthquakes, it released at the same time a HUGE earthquake hit and devastated Japan. You put 2+2 together yet?
this brings back the old comment= SONY FANBOYS TALK,THEY DON'T BUY.
You have stock in Sony? Or Microsoft? Why on Earth would I or anybody want to pick up a game at full price right now when I wouldn't even play it until it drops in price? I speak with my money, and I don't support $60 games. I'm sure a lot of the user base the PS3 has knows the same thing. Who gives a crap about sales. And don't give me the whole sequel on the line crap. A game needs to bomb HARD to not get a sequel.
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PS3 exclusives sell over time, they are usually slow starters but steady sellers. Having said that, PS3 owners simply must pick up this amazing game and experience it for themselves.
Yeah, I remember these stories popping up after inFamous was release. That game went on to sell a lot over time though. Just because the sales weren't 2 Million day one, doesn't mean it won't catch up in a year or so.
Yeah I agree with you. Overall a PS3 exclusive does well. Don't expect shattering sales the first week though. But overall their good.
Aside from the graphics the game really doesnt really pull me in but that´s just me i guess its because it felt to much like a CoD game. I still play the SP demo from time to time and i have alot fun replaying it to level up the weapons to increase the fun.
well imma buy my copy on... well dont know exactly cuz im very broke at the moment since i juz got laid off but definitely count one more to the sales, whatever that may be (didnt read article if its posted there). hopefully i buy it by christmas really want to play this game so bad! would any of u like to donate some moneyz!
Aside from COD, Sony's biggest sellers generally aren't FPS games. I'm not an FPS fan so i haven't bothered with it either. Am tempted though, but mostly over the genre.
Because Resistance 2 left a bad taste in everyones mouth, and in all the commercals not once did they talk about going back to the weapon wheel or anything, they just did that wack sharpshooter b.s with Kevin Buttler, Sony needs to do commericals and talk about in game mechanics. cause Resistance 3 is great.
Well, insomniac definitely didn't help things by releasing an unfinished game. Most multiplayer issues weren't fixed until 3 weeks after launch even though insomniac went on record saying it would be ready for it's original release date. The exotic & overpowered weapons are great & all, but don't work well without weapon spawns, starting with custom loadouts only encourages wildfire, atomizer, shotgun spam...etc, as well as camping from the get go. In R1 Weapon spawns were part of the charm, & ultimately what balanced the game, requiring teams to control the map, in order to have the premium weapons & a better control over where your teams spawns. Without question R3 is a beautiful & fun experience, but in the end most gamers are too conditioned to play CoD, & the over the top nature of this multiplayer did not sit well with the masses. Trying to blend the resistance franchise with CoD starting with R2 was a terrible mistake, resistance lost its identity IMO, the call of the casual gamer has ruined what was once considered a hardcore game. I think most competitive multiplayer gamers would welcome an old school inspired fps where all players start with the same loadout, have weapon spawns, solid party system, good hit detection, dedicated servers...etc. until a dev comes around who is ballsy enough to go against the grain of current gaming trends, & makes this type of game, we will see too many franchises ignoring their hardcore fan base, & try to lure the casual gamer into buying their new game only to try to increase sales. In the end most devs who do this only seem to frustrate both the hardcore & casual players, resulting in poor sales & a diminished online community. Before R3, KZ3 suffered for exactly the same reason.
Sony just do a terrible job advertising their games. Over the last month or so i have seen Gears of War 3 and Forza ads loads of times, even to the extent that when you're out of the room and you hear the music of the ad, you know what it is instantly. I havent even seen a single commercial for Resistance 3. Which was one of the best shooters ive played in a long long time, great story, wonderful atmosphere, stunning environments and some memorable events. It really soaked you in. Kinda reminded me of Half-life 2 at times, which in my books is great praise. Plus, best choice of weapons in a game, period.
I don't know what any of you are saying Resistance 2 is a damn good game
i think the problem with Resistance is timing i think it would have been better to stay away from gow,cod and battlefield 3
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