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Good games get lost in year-end sales push

If game makers take anything away from 2008, it should be that sometimes you can have too much of a good thing.

So many good and great games were released at the end of the year during the holiday blitz that gamers were forced to make some hard decisions.

So top-notch games such as Mirror's Edge and Dead Space and LittleBigPlanet generated lackluster sales numbers because they were competing with must-buys such as Gears of War 2 and Call of Duty: World at War and World of Warcraft: Wrath of the Lich King.

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sinncross3582d ago

Yeah its a pity but this happens.
The best these lower selling games can do is have long legs or something.. i think lbp will work in this regard, dunno about the others.

goflyakite3582d ago

I'll admit I bought COD WAW over LBP.
But I'm going to get it this week.

LeonSKennedy4Life3581d ago

You bought it over LBP???

Seriously?

Terrible mistake, my friend.

WANNA GET HIGH3581d ago

I did no buy LBP bcuz it dose not appeal to me.I bought resistance2 instead.I am more of a FPS gamer.And i should be getting cod5 very soon.

BrianC62343581d ago

"The 360 version of the game sold an impressive 1.4 million copies -- over twice that of the PS3 version (597,000). It's hard to play catch up when you're getting beaten that badly."

Yet publisher after publisher admits their making their money off of the PS3 so put that in your pipe and smoke it.

BrianC62343581d ago (Edited 3581d ago )

"I did no buy LBP bcuz it dose not appeal to me.I bought resistance2 instead.I am more of a FPS gamer.And i should be getting cod5 very soon."

Sounds like you're a boring gamer to me. Haven't you ever heard of playing other genres? Anyone who just plays one type of game will get bored. So I guess you never played side scroller shooter games back in the Genesis/SNES days? LBP is like those old games. It isn't a kiddie game or anything. It lets you make old style 2D platform-type games. And now there's even a paint gun weapon available. Maybe you can make a FPS level.

Wow, so many disagrees? Why so much hate for stating something good? LBP is a great game. Anyone who just plays shooters is losing out on a lot of great games. Get over yourselves.

Aclay3581d ago

"The 360 version of the game sold an impressive 1.4 million copies -- over twice that of the PS3 version (597,000). It's hard to play catch up when you're getting beaten that badly."

The 360 has an installbase double that of the PS3 in the United States, so what did you expect? The PS3 version of Call of Duty World At War sold pretty good for the installbase that it has. As a matter of fact, I think that Call of Duty World at War had a higher attach rate from PS3 owners than 360 owners thus far in the U.S.

goflyakite3581d ago

What is there to disagree with my post? I don't get people sometimes.

Anyways, I should have bought LBP first considering most of my friends just got WAW for Christmas, so I didn't have to many people to play with.

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Spike473581d ago

its another World War 2 shooter?

LeonSKennedy4Life3581d ago

It's not bad...it's just not fantastic. It's like COD4...again...and with added multi-player options that make it worse.

Just get Resistance 2. The multi-player is much better.

WANNA GET HIGH3581d ago

I play other games,i just did not like LBP.Is not evey gamer that has ur style of play.I know what i like to play and i know i cant get bored.I play racing,hack and slash..e.t.c but LBP was just a kids game.

LeonSKennedy4Life3581d ago

"just a kids game"???!!!

You clearly haven't played it yet.

You don't grow out of fun.

BrianC62343581d ago (Edited 3581d ago )

" play other games,i just did not like LBP.Is not evey gamer that has ur style of play.I know what i like to play and i know i cant get bored.I play racing,hack and slash..e.t.c but LBP was just a kids game."

I don't think you even played LBP though. You say it's a kids game. It isn't unless all the old classics of the 8 and 16 bit eras were just kids games too. Maybe you see the graphics and it says kids game to you. Did you play the game?

By the way, I bought Resistance 2 and COD WAW so I don't just like LBP. I think some people just won't try other genres when they're missing out on great games. But your loss. Maybe you'll change your mind.

SAiOSiN3581d ago

Treyarch tried to hard to make it like CoD4. CoDWaW just doesn't have the appeal as CoD4 did. I own both and I will be trading CoDWaW soon.

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shadowghost7523581d ago

Mirror's Edge and Dead Space and LittleBigPlanet

I own these three games and they are all very good, everyone should try them out, not renting them as all have replay value, try to get them cheap

OOG3581d ago

don't buy mirrors edge....its decent...but definitely not worth owning...

BrianC62343581d ago

LBP definitely is worth buying because it will keep improving. I don't want Mirrors Edge and Dead Space I just don't know about. If I find it on sale for $40 maybe I'll buy it. A lot of great games have already been on sale. I got Far Cry 2 for $40 and Motorstorm 2 for less. I say it's time for publishers to face it though. If you want bigger sales be like Sony with Killzone 2. release your game in January or February. Or even later. Start spreading games out. There is no good reason to release everything at the same time anymore.

WANNA GET HIGH3581d ago

I have played it.Add my psn id to pprove to u i have a ps3 and im not a 360 fanboy trying to be funny.check my profile for my psn id.I did play LBP but i did not like it,people taste are different and my taste was not for LBP.Juat because a game got almost perfect reviews and its packed with innovation dose not mean i should like it.I did not have fun playing it,not every one falls for a cute puppet.Just deal with it and dont let it get to u,not everY ps3 owner likes LBP.

ianp6223581d ago

Don't forget Valkyria Chronicles!

LeonSKennedy4Life3581d ago

Too late.

Everybody forgot it already and it will always have a small fanbase. Sad, isn't it?

It's such an amazing game too.

yanikins1113581d ago

i cant find anywhere that has it in stock. its completely gay! I WANT VC!!!

shadowghost7523581d ago

Is it me or has there been a lot more people on little big planet recently? I was going through the story mode and there were thousands of people playing each level

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