PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale: Where Did it Go Wrong?

DualShockers Writes: "Brawler PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale released to mixed reception back in November of last year. Pulling characters from some very popular franchises, it seemed that the game was primed to be a top seller.However, things do not appear to have turned out quite that way. Sales for the game reportedly leave quite a bit to be desired, and developer SuperBot has just laid off a number of its employees.

Perhaps we should examine a few of the reasons many PlayStation owners and I have been sleeping on this title."

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ace2489522446d ago

I don't think that it failed, seeing as it has alot of people happy playing it. Why are editorials so...untrue lol

sdozzo2445d ago

The sales are under a million.

zebramocha2445d ago (Edited 2445d ago )

@sdozzo it depends how much the game cost to make because if it's under 5 mil,they could've made a 25mil profit,assuming that half of those sales were just the ps3 version for full retail price.

BigStef712445d ago

Cool dude it sold half a million which is really good for a game that wasn't advertised at all and it probably didnt have a high budget. They probably already turned a profit on it. How about you wait a year and I guarantee the sales will be close to 1 million

Divine2445d ago

i dont really think the game failed i enjoy it its pretty fun. especially online. there are a lot of people playing online

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Outside_ofthe_Box2445d ago

Same old complaints, just a different article.

Pushagree2445d ago (Edited 2445d ago )

Lack of core sony characters, weak soundtrack/sound effects, unbalanced kill system, lack of story, average graphics, weak presentation in the beta, and of course, lack of originality.

LAZL0-Panaflex2445d ago

Agree. Sony makes alot of good games AND alot of bad ones.

Hey i got an idea sony...instead of shittin' out this turd and calling it a game update our dashboard.

Root2445d ago

I think they are just trying to use the "Sony cuts ties with Superbot", "Abe Cancelled for PAS" or "Superbot cuts workers loose" just to make more articles out of those topics and since the last (and first) game they did was PAS thats why they are going to say it failed

I loved it but it was flawed I can admit it

I thought most characters were poor....two coles, Raiden over Snake, new Dante etc

The Super sytem despite neat at first got boring especialy when you had a fav character you kept using over and over

No other modes for differnt people....HEALTH MODE....PERCENTAGE MODE....etc

No challenges

No unlockable content, characters wise

The unlockable content we had was poor....nothing exciting.

BLuKhaos2445d ago

What went wrong? It was published by Sony.
Sony are one of the worst publishers out there simply because they either do a poor job advertising their products or don't advertise at all.

xXBlondieVanHarlowXx2445d ago

Blasphemy! DE-BUBBLE HIM!!!!! >:(

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Dylila2446d ago (Edited 2445d ago )

"Pikachu fighting Kirby somehow seems far more appropriate than Heihachi fighting a Big Daddy. Smash Bros. works on a level that PSABR doesn’t quite seem to." ---
***** the game should be given a fair chance but because of silly opinions like this one people railed against it like only nintendo characters should be in a brawler game or they are better fit. its like listening to nintendo fanboys saying that only a nintendo platformer can be the best platformer because it might have mario and friends.

the game wasnt given a chance by a lot of fanboys especially nintendo fanboys. i continuously heard about how psasbr was a rip off of smash brothers like smash brothers was the first brawler game or fighting game and the only brawler games should be made by nintendo.

i welcome all types of games especially if they are improving on previous ideas. with fanboys mentality about games shouldnt have anything that copies or close to its style we wouldnt be playing much games that improves on certain formulas. i love psasbr and i also loved playing smash brothers. i prefer psasbr because of the diferent characters and level designs graphics, online play and a lot of design choices that were never in smash brothers. to each his own

Soldierone2445d ago

I agree. Its like saying Battlefield is just a Call of Duty clone. No, they each have strengths and play entirely differently. Only similarity, they both are FPS titles.

Yet no matter how many times you say it, we come back to "its a Smash Bros rip off!!!" I personally love Smash Bros, so whats the problem with having more than one game like it? Nothing. I love PS All-Stars, it hasn't left my Vita since I got it.

sdozzo2445d ago

Why are you complaining of Nintendo fanboys not giving it a chance... They back Nintendo for a reason... Fanboyism. Besides, playstation people didn't like it. That's why it didn't sell.

Reverent2445d ago

I'm one of the "playstation people" and I liked it. You're argument = invalid.

maniacmayhem2445d ago


I agree with sdozzo, why would it matter if Nintendo fanboys didn't give it a chance? Shouldn't you be complaining about the Sony fanboys who didn't make this title a success you believe it should be.

The nintendo fanboys weren't going to give it a chance and I doubt they would even have a ps3 to play it on. So why go after them or the opinions of others? Go after the people that proclaimed this game as the second coming but never purchased it.

FantasticBoss2445d ago

Well you could argue that the hate spewed at the game before it even released gave it a bad rap before it even hit shelves. I know a lot of people that never gave it a second thought because they heard so much negativity around it. Everything changed when i shoved a controller in their hands and they actually played it. Most of them thoroughly enjoyed the game after they actually played it.

maniacmayhem2445d ago

If the game truly earned such negativity maybe it was warranted. Reading other people's posts from other article on N4G a lot of PSAS users were disappointed in the lack of modes, UI and characters and the story.

The game got decent reviews and there was no doubt in anyone's mind what this game was inspired and trying to emulate for the Sony system. Maybe people just weren't interested in playing a game like this.

And that is my point, most people weren't interested in the game. It came out near the CoD heat and that equals sales suicide.

kenshiro1002445d ago

I agree as well. All I heard was Smash Brothers ripoff all day.

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showtimefolks2445d ago (Edited 2445d ago )

this game was setup for to fail, nintendo fangirls(they are not in the same league as ps3,xbox360 fanboys) were so pissed that someone actually made a brawler.

one is exclusive to sony
one is exclusive to nintendo

so why the hate? and SSB wasn't even the first brawler so even nintendo took the idea from another game, but here i am making a logical statement on the internet.

I think we will see a sequel for playstation all stars, this first game did a lot of things right so for sequel it cam improve on many aspects and make other things better

seriously nintendo gets credit for everything in gaming


people like us don't have issues have 2 brawler games but fanboys have issues and their feelings were hurt, no one should ever try to copy zelda, or a side scrolling mario game since nintendo is the only one who have been permitted to do those kind of games.

why can't people just enjoy good games?

darksiders series took ideas from zelda,god of war,castlevania etc, but that doesn't mean it was a bad game.

SonyStyled2445d ago (Edited 2445d ago )

i never picked it up nor will i ever cuz i dont do fighters, although i will admit to enjoying super smash as a kid on that old 64

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