Mirror's Edge, a totaly new project form Dice. It is a free-running FPS, but if you want to play the game good, you don't play with the guns. Badly for Mirror's Edge, the game didn't sell well. Hit the jump to see the stats.
PS3 version sold 29,173 copies 6.40M north America 360 version sold 59,285 copies 13.38M north America accourding to vgchartz
"accourding to vgchartz" Oh god...
I feel sorry for all of them. Save those pennies for better games people.
i didn't buy it because i had too many games to buy this month and last, they REALLY should of delayed it till Christmas. oh shoot, 3rd quarter started. *grabs bottle of jamacian Red Stripe*
did you really have to mention the install base, only because your so damn frustrated that the 360 sold more ?
I feel sorry for all the losers who disagree with me for no reason as well. Instead of acting like 5-year olds give some reasons to why I should buy it instead. Because it's 6 hours long and has no multiplayer or replay value? Or is it because of the on-rails trial & error gameplay that gets repetitive after 2 mins? Maybe it's because of the sloppy controls? You tell me!
Or maybe Jenzo, it's because you're not the f*cking authority on how games should be made and they might have actually found it fun to play you f*cking retard!!!
I completely disagree with you. It's the first innovative first person game since Portal. If you think the game play gets repetitive after 2 minutes then show me a game that doesn't. You learn the basic mechanics of a game and repeat and repeat. News flash but that's how games work. You call it a on rails trial & error game but often times there is more than one way to get from point a to point b so how can it be on rails. This game is about being fluid and fast sometimes this requires quite complex movements. You say there's no replay value but there's a time trial mode which one could sink many hours into finding new and faster paths though a level. I wouldn't call the controls sloppy either. It's the most fluid game I've played since Uncharted. Perhaps you were talking about the shooting part of the game but to be honest I don't really know about that since I just prefer to beat up or disarm the baddies. On a side note I just beat the story mode last night. I still have yet to collect all the hidden packages, beat it on hard, and unlock all the time trial maps. I'm not sure how many hours it took me to beat the story mode but it did take me 3 sittings and I did thoroughly enjoy it. I suspect we'll see concepts from this game in many FPS games in the future.
I played through it in a few hours. The controls were done very well but the story was lackluster and it was way too short. I enjoyed it as it was a nice departure from Fallout 3, Gears, and LBP which have been getting lots of use lately but it wasn't something I'd give much replay consideration.
"I feel sorry for all of them. Save those pennies for better games people. " Did you play the game? I thought it was amazing. One of my top games of 2008 easily. If you haven't, you really should try it. I have a feeling that regardless if you actually played it or not, you will say that you did. :\
Way to go judging a game on a reviewers opinion. Play it instead of acting like a blind mule, give new IP's a chance. So you're saying most FPS games today aren't repetitive? Silent Hill 2 had lots of backtracking, did that make it a bad game? I don't think so. And @ Foxgod, whats wrong with showing an install base? Where do you see him frustrated at all? Who gives a flying crap where this game has sold more? Do me a favor and go to the open zone, all you do here is trying to start pointless discussions, it's pretty obvious you're pro X360 and come up with made-up arguments just to bash the PS3 :\
i disagreed with you because its good
Then why didn't you say so to begin with? Like I said "Instead of acting like 5-year olds give some reasons to why I should buy it instead" I'm not saying my opinion is fact. Of course I have played it, if not I wouldn't be judging it. I think I'm about halfway through. Played some levels past Jacknife.
for the 360 owners, since there are more than 2x as much 360 owners buying a game that less than 3 hours. But as a Ps3 owners we think twice before we make a purchase and wait for a better games that worth our money, so I felt sorry for all the 360 owners that brought this game =(
I was gonna buy it but a few of my friends got it first and they said the single-player only takes about 2 hours to beat! They said you might be able to spend a few more replaying time-trial but it's NOT worth $60. Even XPLAY said the game has a MAX of 8 hours including repeated time-trials. I'm sorry but paying $60 for a few hours is dumb. Maybe it should of been a $20 downloadable PSN/XBL game. I also think one reason for bad sales is that it looks too simple and a 1-trick-pony. Sure there's c a little combat but it's supposedly not well done. I liked the demo but after a few play-throughs It just felt too simple and more like a 2004 tech demo of what nex-gen games would be like. I would rent it with my BlockBuster "Game Pass" but for somereason the BlockBusters by my hoes said they are NEVER getting the game :( I'm not gonna sign-up for GmaeFly just for Mirror's Edge when I'm already paying for BB Game Pass where I can get the games I want quickly without waiting for days in the mail.
I feel sorry for people who actually care about how many disagrees they get. Y'know, acting like a fanboy might have something to do with it.
possibly because of lack of replay value.
I didn't buy it because EA made it
I was thinking the same thing. Sadly for most single player games, people ususally end up renting them and not buying them. I'm more of a single player gamer myself and I'll buy a Single Player game if I like it, but Mirrors Edge just didn't scream out to me. I think that Dead Space was EA's Sleeper Hit this year
Battlefield Bad Company turned out great from EA lol
EA published it. Dice developed it. i'm still going to get it. i guess mostly for a sequel potential. i really liked the demo. but yeah, especially around the holiday season and the other great games out.
The developer DICE stands for EA Digital Illusions Creative Entertainment AB (EA DICE) So pretty much, EA was all over the development of this game... Source http://www.dice.se/ Dice to EA is Ubisoft Montreal to Ubisoft
DICE is a Swedish developer, (AB stands for aktiebolag), and Swedes kick ass at developing games. Before you disagree, check your facts. You might be surprised by how many awesome games have come from our little country.
this article is bull, they got their figures from vgcharts
They added a spin to the genre that is great. Its sad that too many people want to play.. hide peek and shoot 1.5 just because it has the same online from the first with a new shoot-the-bots mode. Gaming is going to suck as long as those who underwhelm succeed due to advertising. I can only play the same shooter so many times with the same exact cookie cutter online. To think that it means "replay value" for idiots is completely sad. None of these gamers this generation would have survived the ps2 era. None at all. Everything must have online? People, are you kidding?
VG Chartz = VG Guesses I really don't see the point of VG Chartz when they don't post official numbers, I'll wait for Official NPD numbers.
VG Chartz = Videogame Guess Chartz
VG Chartzzz yes that's chartz with a z.
Why buy a game you can beat in six to eight hours?
you can beat both Gears games in under 8 hours, you can beat MGS4 in under 8 hours, you can beat Halo 3 in under 8 hours, you can beat COD4 in under 8 hours, you can beat Uncharted in under 8 hours... etc.
All those games have online multiplayer, except Uncharted of course which I believe to have better replay value. But I'm not buying Mirrors Edge because it doesn't have multiplayer. I love sp games. But I'm not sure I would run through it more than twice at the most. Not worth 64 dollars to me. I can't wait to get it fromm Gamefly though. Definitely worth it then. (I beat Uncharted at least 4 times already and plan to again.)
As stated above, online MP helps. Time trial mode does not. I wouldn't buy Uncharted or Ratchet for the same reasons. No replay value for me. And if you WATCH the storyline of MGS4, you'd better be damn good to beat that in under eight hours. Hell, there's a youtube video of a guy doing it in under five, but I guarantee he spend countless hours playing it before he got to that point. No real skill/effort is required to be ME in under eight. It's just too easy. And if you're wondering, I did like the game...I beat it in about seven and a half hours real time.
Too BAD... The game is too short less then 6 hours...Thats why ppl think twice before buying it.
less then 6 hours. LMFAO it only took me 2 hours and 5 minutes to beat the game on hard, there are already reports of people beating it in less then 1 1/2 hours. the game is great, but after about 4-5 runs you know the layout way to well. -nai-
This is 2 × as much as the PS3 version, namely the PS3 version sold 29,173 copies. . Wow BIG suprise, what game that does not have MGS in the title does sell on that toilet system? even MGS fail to get the numbers they wanted. PS3 = FAIL hey, BTW how long was Heavenly sword? FIVE HOURS another FAIL
that there are more stupid xbots than there are PS3 owners. = Fail/Owned
VGchartz = fail
it says on the site that the ps3 sold more, but on VG it says 360 sold more... so someone is lieing
it is the VG charts that are gust a guess therefore not real numbers.
I thought vgchartz was banned from this site.
thats what I thought also...why dont we just wait for NPD...to actually se how the game does.. btw I bought it....and I have finished it..it took me about 8 hrs to beat...since sometimes I kept dying...lol.. but it's really a very fun innovative game....im waiting on Dice to annouce DLC....so I can start playing it again..
VG Chartz = 360 fanboys I really hope the game does sell well, on the PS3 or 360 or even the PC, this game is great, even if it does get frustrating at times and it's short, it's great.
I was set to buy this game untill i played the demo. Too much 'attempt, fall, retry, move on' for me. I just wasnt feeling it. The exreme ammount of other games i bought in the past 2 months didnt help it any either.
oh i would love to see resistance 2 sales
I can't wait either... 3 of my friends are going to PX Gears 2 for Resistance 2 when it comes out here :) One of my other friends just finished Gears 2 and now PX his 360 and collection of games for a shiney new PS3 and games. After playing the first Resistance he said he can't wait for the second one.
not much point since its only out in NA atm and not EU so its pathetic to even try compare resistance 2 sales when it isnt out in over half of the terrotory its going to be selling in
please please please i would love to see resistance 2 sales
VG charts dont want to go there.
it isnt out in europe yet.
Who cares which system sold more. Christ, we are talking about 30,000 sales and not not 300,000. This game bombed hard because DICE and EA are so arrogant and predicted 3 million plus in sales and a Trilogy in te making. Please, this game is no Assasins Creed and nothing revolutionary about it.
Aren't those retards banned from N4G anyway?
GAME screwed up my pre-order. I will buy it next month, Resistance 2, SOCOM and POP are my priority right now :)
because my roommate rented it through GameFly. it was actually fun, but gave me a monster headache, so i stopped playing it. THAT'S the reason why i'm not going to buy the game; me and my fiance get motion headaches from it. even my buddy who was watching me play it got a headache. certain FPS games have given me headaches while playing, but it's not nearly as bad as with Mirror's Edge. Resistance 2 and Killzone 2 beta don't give me headaches. Fallout 3 doesn't either. it's a shame, because Mirror's Edge is actually rather interesting, and a nice experiment in minimalistic game design. it's repetitive in it's core gameplay (Faith is constantly on the run from the authorities), but it's value lies in the smart layouts of the levels. people don't complain about the repetitive nature of games like Tetris, Gears of War, Resistance, God of War, Ninja Gaiden, etc, because those core gameplay mechanics are FUN. Mirror's Edge has some interesting levels (i played through about 3 chapters), and the entertainment value comes from frantically escaping the cops, while trying to figure out exactly HOW you are going to escape the cops. the only problem i see with the title, is that it's VERY linear. there's not much room for experimentation in terms of HOW you get to your destination. that's where i think games like Assassin's Creed succeeded, although falling short in other areas. if Mirror's Edge was a bit more open in how you tackle your escape, it would be a brilliant game. other games are just as linear, but other games don't give you such a freedom of movement like Mirror's Edge does, so THAT'S why the linearity disappoints. HOWEVER, if there is a cheat that lets you play the game COMPLETELY in third person (like that trailer that showed off the third person stuff), i'll buy it in a heartbeat. right now, it's a First Person Prince of Persia game, and it's too disorienting for me to really get down and enjoy it like i'd like to. i love Prince of Persia, so if Mirror's Edge was just a "Matrix-like" PoP game, i'd have been all over it in a heartbeat. it's unfortunate that it's selling so poorly, probably because people were expecting an FPS, and instead got a free-running puzzle game (with the puzzles being figuring out how to get from point A to point B).
Oh I really want this to be a trilogy! It has bags of potential!
Didnt sell too good. Ah well il be getting it for christmas along with fable II and resistance 2
No steroids and guns nor mechanical body parts = no sell. Innovation = -sales.
I'm having fun playing it. The rest can go to hell.
I applaud you sir.
I'm still planning to buy Mirror's Edge a little closer to Christmas. Seriously, this is one game that I don't give a damn about its mixed reviews or short lifespan because playing the demo convinced me, with such a refreshingly unique experience, that I haven't been as interested in a game as much as this since first seeing LittleBigPlanet.
Still getting the game. :)
This is why we will continue to enjoy our MGS 10 and Gears of War 7. For all the talk of how much people want new games and new content, in the end no one likes to purchase "innovative" games.
EA should have waited to release this in December. This game game out days after the two biggest games of the Holiday were released and had a niche appeal to begin with. Unfortunately, every Holiday has at least one or two great games that perform so poorly that any hope of a franchise stops dead in it's tracks. This is one of those games. Shame too because it really was a great game. And to the moron that said the gameplay is repetitive after 2 mins...You obviously didn't play it. Or if you did, then I suggest you give up walking because it's FAR more repetitive than anything in Mirror's Edge.
hated it, got bored, deleted
does the game have sewers with rats? Do you have to turn the valve to open the door? if not i may rent it .... :]
There's just way too many good games out there right now: Gears of War 2, Resistance 2, LittleBigPlanet, etc.
Definitely took me more than two hours for me to beat. And running around is a lot of fun, so I'm playing the time trials. It's a little like getting a racing game-- yeah, there's not that much variety, since no matter what you do, you're still driving, but you're playing for the speed, and finding those short cuts the developers have hidden. And like any racing game, the "story" is kind of pathetic. (Which is odd, since it was done by Terry Pratchett's daughter. Shame on you, girl! I'm sure you can write better than this...)
I died more in Mirrors Edge than I ever have in any game. It got annoying.
I'm getting it anyway. I loved the demo!
The game is a great addition to the First person shooter. The story wasn't to complex nor to linear to create an negative feeling. I just thought the game had no real large replay value. I found all the travel bags, and pretty much unlocked the major points. I also found the controls to get on my nerves every now and then, but it is a great game