PS3 exclusives fail to make top 20 in UK

This christmas in the UK Modern Warfare 2 holds number one spot after having record-breaking first week sales, crowning it UK's Christmas number 1 game.

Despite the games industry's praise of the PS3's 2009 exclusives, not one managed to reach the top 20 for the week of December 19th, proving to be a huge disappointment.

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Genesis53223d ago (Edited 3223d ago )

Did that stop me from enjoying these highly entertaining games myself. Not one bit. I mean really look at that list! No offence to the people in the UK but aside from 3 or 4 games that is one sad looking top 20 list.

dan881233223d ago

They could have said top twenty game sales in the Uk, but they go with playstation exlusives fail to make the list. Way to get more hits....

deadreckoning6663223d ago (Edited 3223d ago )

U guys have MAJOR issues, why do you find the need to downplay any article that puts the PS3 in a negative light? Some kid above me just called gamers in the UK imbissiles....seriously?? U call people you don't even know imbissiles for not praising PS3 exclusives? Guess people in the UK aren't allowed to have an opinion. I have a PS3 and Iove it, but even I thk ur sad. KZ2 is my GOTY, but guess what, I played ODST for a couple of hours last night and EN-JOYED it. I guess I'm an imbecile too huh?

sirbigam3223d ago

Its funny, it's kind of hard for me to even buy mutiplatform games, since the $60 price tag was standard.

Darkeyes3223d ago

Hey Dead.. When games like Rabbids go home/Just Dance and Avatar sell more than possibly the best games of the gen, you can't help but call them imbeciles.

MW2 is obvious, AC2 and Fifa are also granted since most Brits are Fifa fans, but apart from that the list really shocks me in terms of the quality of games people buy these days.... Forza granted since Europeans love Car games.. So yup apart from that the list is dominated by stupid games like I mentioned above...

Still as someone said below I don't care till the sales warrant a sequel.. UC2 sold 2.4 mil till date which is awesome for any game.. But damn you Brits need to support the right games or next gen we will all only get stupid shovelware.

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Ravage273223d ago (Edited 3223d ago )

why there are so many who choose to buy crap games when given the choice. It's just mind-boggling.

Anyway, isn't UK suppose to be M$ territory?? I recall reading somewhere that it is the final 360 bastion in Europe.

Rauland3223d ago

Well said and very true.

Still you can't blame the UK for buying crappy titles, most places elsewhere do too, doesn't matter where you go, there are stupid people everywhere trying to TAKE ALL THE F-ING GOOD THINGS IN LIFE AWAY! UGH!

MazzingerZ3223d ago

The ones purchasing these games are not the gamers but parents and relatives, I think that's a list that makes sense for the season. Aside from MW2 and L4D, the other games are either cheap to purchase or easy to recommend for EB games clerks as games for kids or both.

What did they want to see? Demon's Souls as top 10 x-mas gift? A cruel welcome to next-gen gaming LOL

MW2 and Wii games are on top in all countries, that was expected, FIFA 10 also makes sense for the UK on the other hand if I were Konami I would be worried for PES 10 not making it into the top 20 there, UK has turned a FIFA land and well deserved, FIFA plays today if not better than PES, I have also switched to FIFA after many years of "loyality" to ISS first and then to PES.

SilentNegotiator3223d ago (Edited 3223d ago )

"Wii exclusives Fail to make top 20 in Nigeria"
"DS Exclusives fail to make top 20 in Russia"
"PSP Exclusives fail to make top 20 in Canada"

Who cares? 1, it's sales. 2, it's sales in ONE region.

Look at that kid's picture. ANYONE can write for the Examiner, even 12 year olds.
"01 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 02 FIFA 10
03 Wii Fit Plus
04 Wii Sports Resort "
It's not even proof read for major and obvious issues.

Anon19743223d ago

The media keeps telling us no one is buying PS3 games in the US or the UK, yet again and again developers themselves report PS3 revenue close to or greater than the revenue they're making off the Wii or 360. Someone is obviously buying PS3 games.

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umair_s513223d ago

Okay now, lets not all be racist. We have enough war goings around the world...can't afford no more!

Saaking3223d ago

And the hate continues. That's just pathetic.

Zack Sawyer3223d ago

So what you are saying is that because during the christmas season where numerous parents who outnumber the hardcore gamers are buying their children games which to you are not worthy of your time, everybody in the UK is an imbecile.

I think you need to pull your head out mate. You're just stereotyping a whole country.

gta28003223d ago (Edited 3223d ago )

UK is missing out then. Sucks for them.

Jamescagney3223d ago

It's a good job I don't think like you, or otherwise I might think the usa was full of small minded retards.

Cold 20003223d ago (Edited 3223d ago )

"considering ps3 exclusives are the only games that are winning end of the year awards, i cant blame the UK for being full of imbeciles...yes, thats a direct diss to the united kingdom...if your from there, your stupid, end of story..."

Wow...and how can people actually agree with that...?

EDIT: that was Sasanovas post that got deleted. He had major agrees from his fellow fans...

CrazzyMan3223d ago (Edited 3223d ago )

It will stay in UK top20 for a long, long time.

But anyway, funny to see those hate articles, when PS3 sell 1M WW in just ONE week, something what x360 has NEVER achieved!
When PS3 finally reaches 30M milestone.
When FFXIII in Japan just in 4 days sold almost as many copies as ALL x360 games for a whole year, LOL.

table3223d ago (Edited 3223d ago )

Did anyone else notice that there is only one 360 exclusive on that list and that is forza3, L4D2 also available on PC remember. That is far more surprising considering the amount of 360s in the UK far outnumber the amount of ps3s.

We in UK love our pop games like everyone else in the west, hence wii games and the blockbuster multiplats are at the top. Talk about sensationalist headlines...

8thnightvolley3223d ago

most ppl now r day buy shoveware anyway.. i love the 360 i live in the uk and that is one sad list.. lol

sikbeta3223d ago (Edited 3223d ago )


UC2 is Amazing no matter how much sell, at this point is really stupid to downplay It with "teh salez"

JonnyBadfinger3223d ago

Haven't people heard the saying "One mans trash, is another mans treasure"

You PS3 loyalists have no say over what games are bought over Christmas. Remember who does majority of the christmas purchasing.... parents.

I guess next year you fanboys could do all the shopping for the parents... if that makes you happy.

And seriously who over the age of 18 gets games for christmas? Im 20 and i wont accept a present from anyone anymore, i would rather a card and lots of booze.

pixelsword3223d ago (Edited 3223d ago )

... you're talking about the land of kidney pie.

Taste ain't exactly their strong point.

Just like we Americans kinda like to center everything on violence, but like to censor anything dealing with sex, love, and religion.

Come to think about it, I'd rather have a slice of that kidney pie than censored kissing.:P

Either way, the US and England are filled with boneheads that rather argue about games at length than argue about the eroding rights and freedoms occurring in both countries.

Hoggy19833223d ago

My 10 year old cousin got a PS3 for Christmas yesterday. What game was he desperate to have? Avatar and Quantum of Solace!

The top 20 list at Christmas simply shows the inclusion of parents and kids who simply aren't aware of "what good looks like".

It kinda reinforces something we need to accept on N4G. The hardcore gamer is not in the majority.

YogiBear3223d ago (Edited 3223d ago )

it's amazing to me what people argue about and show concern for.

pixelsword3223d ago

Besides, I don't care if 100 people buy a game along with me, as long as the server we play on is filled to capacity and we always have enough to have a good time, the actual sales of a particular game means nothing to me in terms of "disappointing" other people or not.

Killjoy30003223d ago

I'd like to see the numbers on Microsoft's first party titles this year, but then I'd be looking at the Halo 3: ODLC sales numbers.

Such a desperate attempt to knock PS3. Quite laughable.

JokesOnYou3223d ago (Edited 3223d ago )

"PS3 exclusives fail to make top 20 in UK"

And you guys act like a gaming site isn't correct to point it out as a matter of discussion.....this site points out much more news that is alot LESS newsworthy than this, yet you guys approve it with "JOY" whenever its negative about 360.

Its got to be really dissapointing for sony, or do you think they were expecting with such well reviewed games that NONE would make be on the best sellers charts. I mean even if they had one you kids could use the "too many games" excuse, but unfortunately it sure didn't hurt some of those multiplat sales you sony loyalists love to hate, MW2 is treated like shiii by most of you yet REAL gamers/ps3 owners who dont spend their lives hating on n4g seem to love it, like everybody else. Karma, is a beeatch.

Imagine if there were no 360 exclusives on the charts, I bet we'd be seeing alot of "360 only does well in the US" or "Flop-za 3" type, comments. lol, ps3 extremists are so funny, the most sensitive hypocrites in gaming.


Sarick3223d ago (Edited 3223d ago )

Steam, Gamefly, and Used game resale = Games that are easily rent worthy.

These days games are more less licensed merchandise. The games like Little Big Planet grow as the game ages. Others have been setup to discourage resale. The a lot limit the save data as well so the game isn't really yours after sale because data you earn belongs to the developer as copy protected content.

You might as well rent your games or trade them in because after you beat them they aren't worth keeping. Why keep games these days?

1. Guaranteed loss of (Backwards Compatibility BC) for next gen.

2. Shorter games even some of the better RPG's only last a few hours.

3. Higher prices $60-$160 per game.

4. Protected Games saves that mean even if you do earn all those cool items if your system screws up there is a high probibility you'll lose it all anyway.

5. Game rental and trade in services that allow the gamers to recycle games without purchasing the products new.

6. Online games galore to occupy every gamers free time. This means. If a DEV's game isn't good enough to purchase it new then why should customers buy it? We can always find some entertainment leveling up on same MMO or online shooter. Obviously there's no need to invest in something new if your still enjoying something old especially, if money is tight.

The industry seems to be headed towards casual gaming. With all the hardcore games that are thrown out into the market few make it to the top as must own. Casual games are mostly time sinks that have no hardcore value but people continue buying them. Just look at the list a lot of these games making it to the top are casual.

The industry is also huge. The market is flooded with games. If a developers game doesn't stand above the status quoe (sp) it might not even get noticed. Would you believe a few years ago when I spoke to random gamers about games like Little Big Planet and Uncharted they didn't even know about it?

The funnest thing is these people I questioned about Uncharted and LBP. They where on PSN's home and/or Xbox live friends.

Bottom line, We shouldn't expect every game to sell well with the market in this condition. Even if a game does sell well the flood of casual gamers or random uneducated gamers will continue to skew the sales charts.

table3223d ago (Edited 3223d ago )

there is only one 360 exclusive in the charts and I don't see anybody here critisizing how poorly 360 exclusives have done so you're point is pretty invalid. The article could have easily jumped on this fact but chose otherwise.

The fact of the matter is that multiplatform games like Fifa, CoD and the popular wii games are going to steamroller over everything in the UK. I don't understand why people would expect otherwise.

otherZinc3223d ago

dont make the top 20 because the media overrates the PS3 & its mediocre games. Uncharted 2 leads the overration of great games today!

If a game is great its going to sell, period. Uncharted 2 is a good game to most great to a few, to me, its ok & worth about $29.99.

Killjoy30003223d ago (Edited 3223d ago )

Tell me about some of your favorite games this year that you feel are better than just "ok," and measure right up to Uncharted 2. Any game on 360 for that matter. You say thatUncharted 2 is only worth 29.99, so I'm dying to hear what you feel is worth $60.

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lovestospoodge3223d ago

how the h e double hockey-stick is pure on there? that came out over a year ago..

boodybandit3223d ago (Edited 3223d ago )

1. Examiner is garbage.
2. As usual sales / popularity DO NOT = quality.
3. As much as us hardcore gamers don't want to admit it, casual gamers out number us (AKA we are the minority).
4. A lot of people are missing out on amazing high quality titles.

At the end of the day all I care about is the developers make enough money to warrant sequels and venture into new IP's using similar or the same engines to make some of these amazing titles.

proudly_X3223d ago (Edited 3223d ago )

In the GamerZone I said " Hypocritical douchebag". The rules for the GamerZone are as follows: Gamer Zone Posting Guidelines
The Gamer Zone is for members who want a more friendly and civilized discussion. This section is heavily moderated by the N4G staff, so leave your fanboyism at the door please. Members who are unable to behave in a mature and respectful manner will be temporarily or permanently restricted from posting in the Gamer Zone. Using words such as Xbots and Sony droids, or other words from the console war vocabulary, is strictly prohibited in this Zone.

tordavis3223d ago

Examiner, you fail at life. Was this article really necessary? It's crap like this that makes gaming journalism look bad.

Anon19743223d ago

They're quickly diving headlong down the same hole Destructoid jumped in. I hate flame bait articles based on nothing. If you're going to post something that gets gamers all heated up, how about something relevant and well researched. Not knee-jerk reactions to unconfirmed sales figures for one week.

And like someone else mentioned above, I only see one 360 exclusive on that list. Where's the article about that?

Greywulf3222d ago


You guys have tons of quality games.


You guys had no quality games, but buy more of them.

tonsoffun3222d ago

Interesting.... first question for me is what are the sources for the sales figures?

Not to call him a liar or anything, but c'mon man, it just seems a bit too quick for all the sales outlets to collaborate their numbers.

I'm gonna call BS on this one.

JokesOnYou3222d ago (Edited 3222d ago )

Were you not in every Forza3f article prior to launch, hating and saying how the game would flop?

Now 2 months after the game received great reviews its actually validating the reviews with GAMERS spending their hard earned money on the game. I'm really curious to hear what your conspiracy theories would be if the shoe was on the other foot the 360 had a highly rated game that fell so quickly off the charts.

Karma keeps kicking ps3 extrmists ass. Its so funny listening to the spin, at this point they aren't even sure what to say. On one hand when it suits them they scream 360 only sells well in the US or when they do acknowledge 360 is doing well in other regions like UK they scream 360 sales are misleading because its alot the existing fanbase buying 2nd and 3rd 360 because of rrod, bannings, lol "imbeciles" etc, whatever makes 'em feel better at the time, then on the other hand when software sales are released they say the 360 install base is alot bigger, lmfao its quite comical listening to them flop flop.

Then of course whenever micro or anybody else talks about 360 games, ps3 extremists start screaming 'n pulling their hair out about the definition of "exclusive", only in a transparent effort to knock 360, they could care less about pc gaming as evident of how much attention pc exclusives get on this site, lol as I've said before call them what you like but 360/pc games ONLY compliment each other, and 360/pc games do ultimately what "exclusives" are suppose to do= they sell the 360 platform, time and time again they also enjoy the vast majority of their success on the 360, maybe if you ps3 extremists spent less time on n4g hating, put your money where your mouth is, actually followed through, went out and brought the pc version, right AFTER you brought a couple of those "teh OMG ps3 exclusives" then we wouldn't have articles like this talking about how all ps3 exclusives went Un-charted in the UK.


ShadowCK3222d ago (Edited 3222d ago )

The smell of Butthurt here is delightful. So Assassin's Creed II, Forza Motorsport 3, Left 4 Dead 2, Pure and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare are all considered to be bad games? Supposedly because most of them are Microsoft exclusives?

Hehe, This website is currently being ruined by the PS3 Fanboys. Their ignorance is through the roof and they NEVER take a 'no' for an answer when it comes to their exclusives. Perhaps you guys should just lay down.

tonsoffun3222d ago (Edited 3222d ago )

I've got to give credit where it's due... J.O.Y has hit the nail right on the head in this thread, while I have no doubt that the article is somewhat shady, J.O.Y's statements are pretty accurate......


To the poster below....yeah I totally agree on that front too bud, most of the articles here on N4G, well the ones that gather the biggest heat are the ones that selectively choose information and put a biased slant on it - this site was once an amazing place to be, but the comments sections are ruined by fanboys that go out of their way to push their own little agenda forward. They actually go on as if they have a financial interest on what goes on - who cares who sells the most, as long as they make enough money to fund the sequels, I don care. I don't get paid a portion of the profit from these platform holders\devs.....

bubbles for both of ya

table3222d ago (Edited 3222d ago )

I agree with JOYs basic premise that ps3 fanboys change their tone depending on how it fits their cause, but he still beats around the bush on the point I made. How can an article single out the ps3 when the 360 has done no better. The 360 has way more consoles in the UK. Why did the article not pick up on the fact that the 360 exclusives have done poorly? You can't attribute all those L4D2 sales to the 360, that's naive to say the least especially considering Valve are PC developers and that is where their fanbase is. It's a sensationalistic headline to get hits instead of looking at the facts.

JOY - Instead of clapping your hands in glee at this news and using it against your fanboy rivals, trying looking at it from an unbiased point of view.

@tonsoffun - The mods on this site are to blame as well. They influence which articles get hot, and notice it is always the flamebait articles on the front page instead of the real gaming news that we all should care about. The gamer zone has become a joke here as well with walls of fanboy comments and the people on this site are too quick to attack when you have a genuine gamers opinion on a game. Bubbles to you to.

Traveler3222d ago

It is what it is. But, you know, it really doesn't matter to me that much. Uncharted 2 is one of the best games I have ever played and it is generally selling very well and certainly enough to make the developer and publisher some money and to ensure a sequel.

4Sh0w3222d ago (Edited 3222d ago )

Actually if you look at the link for individual sales chart provided by femcr in #1.13, its the 360 version of L4D2 thats on this top 20 list, so JOY is correct in that regard, however I definitely agree with Traveler. Truth is both consoles has some great games, no matter which one you prefer you will have a great time and if you own both you cant lose.

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chidori6663223d ago

uc2 the sales is around 2.4 M world..

the uk is only 1 market

happy_gilmore3223d ago

japan has 120 million. and FFX13 just sold 1.5 million over there.

oh yeah, Mario & Sonic at Olympic Winter Games > Flopza

napoleon_ist3223d ago (Edited 3223d ago )

uk is a small market with 61 millions.

btw 360 games fail to make top 5 in FR

swiftshot933223d ago (Edited 3223d ago )

As long as the games sell enough to warrant sequels, I dont care...

RememberThe3573223d ago

Look at that. Do you see it? That is all we need to care about when it comes to sales.

-Alpha3223d ago

True, but it WOULD be nicer for PS3 exclusives to get the recognition it deserves.

When it comes to sales I have no faith in the general, average gamer schmuck making a good decision. Guitar Hero is a prime example of how stupid people can be.

Don't get me wrong, I'm not trying to be an elitist or anything, but I feel that only a minority really appreciate great games, let alone know the industry. But that's the power of casual gaming. Nintendo knows that very well.

deadreckoning6663223d ago (Edited 3223d ago )

Darkeyes, what a person thinks is a 'quality' game is SUBJECTIVE. Different people have different tastes. If they choose Just Dance over Uncharted 2, then thats just fine. UC2 has already garnered enough sales for a bigger and better sequel and thats all that matters for the gamer. Fanboys are still not understanding that awards and reviews don't mean A-NY-THG to the average gamer. They buy what THEY thk is quality. Edit: Darkeyes, I would NEVER buy Avatar over Uncharted 2, for me thats straight up DUMB. However, its not that the consumers are dumb its that there not as informed as hardcore gamers. MOST consumers would choose UC2 over Avatar if they ACTUALLY knew what Uncharted 2 was.

Darkeyes3223d ago

Hey dead every time I post and counter you and argue that X game is better than Y you always bring up the IT'S SUBJECTIVE part... Hell I know it's subjective, but that means we pass no GOTY or any awards or recognize any game since it's SUBJECTIVE to the gamer??? If you seriously feel games like Avatar can even hold a candle in front of games like UC2 in the Action genre, then there is something wrong with you and YES you are an imbecile if you buy Avatar over UC2 if you are looking for an action adventure game... The creator of Avatar might find it better than UC2, but does that change the fact that the game sucks??? It's SUBJECTIVE since the creator loves his work, but HE IS an imbecile to think it's better than UC2....

Half the people don't even know what they are buying.. I am pretty sure most people came out of seeing Avatar in 3D and rushed to the nearest store and bought a copy thinking it will be as great as the movie.. So who's imbecile now?

Look at the list and with a straight face say than apart from 5-6 games all the other are Quality games.. Just Dance, Lego Batman, Professor crap, Rabbids go home.... I mean seriously I don't even live in UK but I am embarrassed for the games people buy. If this is what people think quality is in Brit, then YES THEY ARE IMBECILE!!!!!

YogiBear3223d ago

I have played Avatar and yes it sucks royally.

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Johnny Rotten3223d ago (Edited 3223d ago )

I feel so embarrassed to click, I know, I know.... it was the headline that pulled me in but you know how it goes... without the 'headline', how would the site get any hits?

with a nerd like this writing the 'article' how can I refuse?

dkblackhawk503223d ago

Damn you beat me to it. I was going to say the exact same thing lol.

gta28003223d ago

Looks like the average 360 owner lol.

Cold 20003223d ago (Edited 3223d ago )

"considering ps3 exclusives are the only games that are winning end of the year awards, i cant blame the UK for being full of imbeciles...yes, thats a direct diss to the united kingdom...if your from there, your stupid, end of story..."

Sounds like the average PS3 owner lol.

bjornbear3223d ago (Edited 3223d ago )

yeah this isn't a surprise =P however i think the kid looks more like this:


@ Cold:

no it doesn't, it sounds like the average under-aged-console owner that goes on N4G because he thinks he makes a difference there and thinks that what he says actually effects peoples lives,

so he insults and attacks other people because he believes it will make him a stronger more respected member in his community and....oh wait...*looks at YOU*

However, your right, Sasanova's comment is pathetic, but thats why he got deleted by mods, just like you have many times (and even I have a few)

Don't need to go around spreading his trash to represent others, because then you're becoming more pathetic than he is.

YogiBear3223d ago

Posting one person's statement and treating it as popular opinion is an ignorant and a**hole thing to do. Find a new quote.

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we won3223d ago

Why make a big deal about the UK? This is the case in every major market.

Infernus3223d ago (Edited 3223d ago )

I dunno where that list came from but the place I go to for my games in the UK is and here's their current top seller list over Christmas. Notice the PS3 abundance in the list even though most are multiplat. I think that says it all. It doesn't matter what console you have or how many sales games get, all that matters in the end is whether you like the game.

No MW2 on there either because that had absolute chart dominance for Nov on there, but Uncharted 2 remains on the list.
1)Forza Motorsport 3 (XBOX 360)
2)WSC Real 09: World Snooker Championship (PS3)
3)Batman: Arkham Asylum (PS3)
4)Uncharted 2 : Among Thieves (PS3)
5)Mario Kart - Wii Wheel Inside! (WII)
6)FIFA 10 (2010) (PS3)
7)Disney: Sing It (Bundle) ( Game +2 Microphones) (PS3)
8)Disney Sing It High School Musical 3 Senior Year+ 2 Microphones (PS3)
9)Formula 1 2009 (F1) (WII)
10)Operation Flashpoint: Dragon Rising (XBOX 360)

Just think about when the games were released as well guys (KZ2 was in Feb for crying out loud lol), the 360 is cheaper so tends to be the choice for kids at Christmas over the PS3 which is more expensive and so is more of a stretch for the parents (in this economic climate).

The PS3 fanbase is growing but you have to consider the fact that games like Uncharted 2 were very well received when they were released, most of those that wanted it have already got it.

A list of game sales doesn't really mean anything guys, don't fight over it. Plus in the UK the Wii is a massive hit still, unfortunately ppl buy the hype and don't consider the marketing ideas behind the adverts so lap up how good something may look without actually trying it. They get a Wii and get bored with WiiSports and WiiFit... what else is left? Should have got a 360 or PS3?