If you check around at various retailers, you might find a whole lot of copies of Resistance 3. More evidence indicates low sales for Insomniac's new shooter.
So this guy's median for judging the performance of R3 is his local GameStop? Unreal. EDIT: @Logicwins Using your local GS as evidence of anything is just plain sad. Not as sad as defending such an act, but sad still. I hear Hondas don't sell well. I drove past a dealer and the lot was full. LULZ.
Do you know what the meaning of a question mark is? He's not judging the performance of R3 with his local GS store as his sole base of evidence...he's using it as a small piece of evidence to indicate that there may be a POSSIBILITY that RE3 hasn't been doing well saleswise.
"il be glad when gears 3 comes out n you will have something else to do other than attack people , its rare you even post on-topic." You reprimand me for attacking people...yet you call me a "troll" in the second sentence of your comment. Hypocrisy much? Btw..who did I attack? All I did was make a suggestion. "i mean how many more times we gonna see you in a R3 story, yet you admit you dont have the game" So a person needs to own a game in order to comment in an article about the game in question? ..what? By your logic, people aren't allowed to dig up info on a game before it comes in order to get an indication if it would interest them.
Well I went to my local gamestop and they were sold out... QUICK!!! I must make an article about it with a question mark saying, "Early indications point to off the chart success for Resistance 3"?
Yeah, God forbid someone asked a question. But it's a PS3 exclusive. I know you guys hate to admit it, but they don't sell very well. And what the hell is up with these trolls acting like everyone who doesn't suck Sony's d!ck is some sort of 360 fanboy? My 360 died on me and my PS3 is all I have left but that doesn't mean that I can't acknowledge the possibility that Resistance 3 didn't sell very well. This is entertainment not religion there is no dogma in this.
Logic, I still can't figure out how you've gotten to that many bubbles. That aside, we've all but sold out at my store, so based on that "small piece of evidence" I can say there "may be a possibility" that R3 (RE is Resident Evil, by the way) is doing exceedingly well. How about using logic, for a change?
@Hicken- The last time we had an argument you had 3 bubbles. I mean no disrespect..but did it ever occur to you that YOU may be the problem? How about using logic, for a change?
Calm down RememberThe357 Not all of the games will sale well, there's no denying that. They have hits and misses like everyone else, but this is ridiculous. Ringing a few Gamestops are an indication that R3 isn't doing well? Come on. By the way, praising the work first party devs put into their games makes you A Sony fanboy? I am sick of people acting like because you like PS3 and dig the games, you must fu**ing worship Sony or some s***. LOGIC, you need to get off your high horse by the way. Bubbles mean squat. Your bubble count is proof of that.
"I am sick of people acting like because you like PS3 and dig the games, you must fu**ing worship Sony or some s***." And your telling others to calm down? LOL
@RememberThe357 Don't sell well according to who? According to interviews on this site 2 days ago, Heavy Rain's now at 2 million. inFamous 2 was the top selling game in June. Heck, Yakuza: Of the End sold 300,000 in its 1st week in June and it's only out in Japan. GOW3 snuck back into the NPD sales for July just behind Catherine over a year after its release. DCUO was SOE's best selling debut ever. KZ3 outsold Bulletstorm H2H and cross-platform. Do people forget these stories, or just don't click 'em?
I lost a bubble because people sensitively thought I was trolling. Naturally, nobody asked. Hell, I didn't even get a single response on the offending comments. And the last time we had an "argument" was two, three months ago. But that's neither here nor there. The point is that you, for quite some time now, have spouted some of the most illogical drivel I've seen out of an n4g member with more than one bubble, and yet you've somehow got six. I suppose it has to do with the fact that you avoid being hit with trolling, but I'm certain you've noticed how many of your recent comments have overwhelmingly high "disagree" numbers. Blame it on the "fanboys" if you must, but the truth is truth. As for the topic at hand, unless you knew that the stores he sampled always represented a middleground for sales for that retailer, then you can't possibly use them as evidence for anything more than the performance of specific games in that area. Here's an interesting note: We only got 5 copies of Disgaea 4, and each and every one of them is a reserved copy(one of em is mine). When they're all gone, we're sold out. See the logic there? Edit: My comments contradict, so I should correct myself. We sold out of Resistance 3 last week, and have since been restocked.
Deadreckoning666...oops, I mean "LOGIC"WINS is the biggest stealth troll on this site. Not only that, he's a hypocrite. I'm glad i'm not the only one to see how big of a farce he is. And yes he has far too many bubbles for all the comments he makes. It's strange how everyone bubbles him down yet he's still has 6.
@ King I found that funny too. Reminds me of when GT5 got release midway through the month, didn't sell over 300,000 in the NPD report and how certain people joked and said it flopped. Then a week later, Sony released their numbers that show that they sold 5.5 million in 12 days. *O.O* SHIPPED!!!
Yah, using Gamestop as evidence isn't the best idea if you want to make an intelligent article.I know I (along with a bunch of friends) stopped buying from Gamestop a while ago. I've been enjoying Amazon for the discounts (no sales tax in MA), money back towards my next game, and having it delivered to your front door by the time you get home from work. Hell, newegg has had some nice preorder discounts on upcoming games lately, like $12 or $13 off (and no sales tax in MA). Though unlike amazon having release day free shipping, you have to wait a few days (free shipping), but it'll give me time to finish my other games this fall. So overall, not everyone buys from a store, some like the money off / money back / no sales tax / it waiting at your front door when you get home.
That reminds me, I should go pick up a copy of this game very soon (this week).
Yeah one of the worst games I played this year,I seem to play on PC more then my PS3 now . Only game I want on the PS3 is uncharted:3 other then that all other games will be PC only.
*looks at bubble count* *looks at post* Yeah that's believable...
If* that is true then it's sad. It's a great game so far and Insomniac just can't seem to get sales even though they knock it out of the park nearly everytime. I did my part with getting the doomsday edition at least. Always loved Insomniac.
R3 is a really good game and I wouldn't understand why ps3 gamers wouldn't want to buy this game, maybe because they have so much exclusives that they can't decide on what they want lol. Also sales don't mean everything because I think R3 and K3 are better then a LOTT of shooters out there and they really dont sell trillions of copies.
It may have something to do w a game called dead island, an original game bearing some likeness to fallout and borderlands. I went to aix stores today and could not find it. Now, I love r3. Its a great game but original it is not & im afraid ppl hav grown so tired of the linear fps that is short on control, story, and length. Now, I like the online better but it soesnt stand out anymore. In r2, I was in a huge clan and we would have 15 ppl in a lobby at 1 time. Also, we loved the co op which was alao very original. It was similar to horde but w objectivres that changed each time u played, up to eight ppl could play and it was class based. U could level up etc. r3 story is much better and I love the weapon wheel but unfortunately most ppl wont b willing to even take the chance which brings me to the main reason for low numbers. Sony doesnt seem to support their exclusive fps games. Killzone 3 & r3 both suffered from this. Now that I think about it, r2 offered a type of cross game chat allowing many ppl to talk in a lobby before doing anything. Many of us used it for this reason. The lack of it for sony may b killing their fps juggernauts and it is sad becauae killzone and r3 r on par w halo etc. But, only my hardcore sony friends even know its out. Or ppl hav simply tired of games running toards the template stripping and streamlining to get mor ppl to buy. The irony is that it is the very reason ppl r not buying anymore. Also, for completionists k3 & r3 also have a dumbimg down in common. While its nice to plat something in a day or two, it really harms the hardcore love and that sense of satisfaction after completing. I want my fps hardest difficulty to b really hard so I spend a week playing the campaign, learning every board inside and out, mastering my gunplay, weapons and strategy. K2 gav me this, r2 was hard and also had difficult online trophies that were realistic. K3 & r3 compared to their counterparts were very weak in this manner.
Who cares about huge or just good sales, the games is 8,6 (and more for most of the reviews), it's beautifull and fun...and like most of the great ps3 exclusives, it will have long legs, and good (pr great) sales.. with tons of exclusives, you can't sell as much as the poor consoles with two great titles for the years..
It's true. Once Dead Island was released it over shadowed Resistance. I bought both and spent most of my time playing Resistance 3 than Dead Island. Zombie games tend to sell a lot more than other games on the market, when you don't add COD or most shooters in the equation. EDIT: @Kingslayer, he did mention other stores.
Yeah that. Also, I live in NY and I haven't seen a SINGLE Resistance 3 or PS3 related commercial in the past week. I think I've seen maybe one all summer. Yet I've seen 3 different Gears of War 3 commercials and 1 Kinect commercial in the past hour. Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying that my experiences mirror that of EVERY single gamer in North America...but you don't have to be a rocket scientist to see that Sony doesn't advertise its exclusives as much as Microsoft does..and thats why they don't sell as well as they should. Instead of getting defensive about the situation like many do on this site, they should actually try buying the games that they spend hours defending on N4G. @Disagrees- Thank you for proving my point^^
I believe Sony already said they cannot compete with MS advertisement spending. So not seeing Sony commercials is to be expected. http://n4g.com/news/602630/...
^^Ummm...yeah, which is why I suggest that PS3 loyalists start talking more with their money and less with their keyboard.
I know what you mean. After school I had the TV on while I was doing homework and browsing the web, I haven't seen any commercials for a Sony product. I think it depends on what channel you are on because I don't remember seeing a Microsoft commercial either, but I did for Nintendo. The other day I saw a Gears commercial, but it was the one with the free 360 with a PC purchase. I do agree and as an avid PlayStation gamer (when the time is available), I do believe that Sony Fanboys don't support the games they always list when they talk exclusives. I also think more PS3 users rent the game they want to play or borrow them from friends. The only exclusive that I know that will sell well is Uncharted 3. I also have a 360 and waiting for Gears of war 3.
Yawn. I love how everyone tries so hard to bring down our games. I have seen the R3 commercial plenty of times and it is already out selling Dead Island in the UK on the PS3. Every year we always have a single person claiming that because the game isn't selling in their area automatically means it isn't selling anywhere else.We've heard it before for every PS3 exclusive and hardware that has come out. Give it a rest.
Early retail indications? Ringing a couple of Gamestops in your nearby area =/= "early retail indications".
I don't care how many copies Resistance 3 sells or doesn't sell. All Im know is that I bought my copy and I am enjoying every second of it. Resistance 3 is an amazing game that no gamer should miss out on. If you own a PS3, then do yourself a favor an pick up Resistance 3, you'll be glad you did.
Well said. R3 will do just fine. There is always some one trying to be a killjoy. Its pathetic. They do this with every PS3 exclusive we have ever had. These people have no lives scrounging around stores trying to see how many copies have been sold. Guess some people have all too much time on their hands.
"These people have no lives..." Can we not say the same about all these kids who get so hurt by even the thought that a game they like doesn't sell well. It's just a game. It sucks if the game doesn't sell well, but the game still looks dope. If the game bombs than we might not see much more Resistance, but at the same time I know quite a lot of people who really like this series and are looking forward to this game but have yet to buy it. My issue is with all these people who get their feelings hurt but a simple question. If your a real gamer you'll play the game and realize worrying about sales is worrying about something you can't control, and that's pointless.
well the day resistance came out I went to a gamestop store and it was sold out
I'm getting mine thursday hopefully. Resistance 3 topped the UK charts.
Oh I guess the butthurt fanboys trying to downplay this brilliant title aren't liking that it topped the UK charts. ROFL!
Correction: Resistance 3 topped the PS3 UK Charts. Otherwise, it came up 4th overall. 4th =/= top. http://www.chart-track.co.u...
Oh surprise surprise a game thats available on 1 consol only, didn't sell more than 3 games that are multiplats lol who would have guessed
Well I live in Canada and I went to Best Buy, two Walmarts and a Futureshop because I wanted to buy Dead Island on Sunday but they were all sold out so I bought R3 as it was at all the places. Each place had whole rows of Resistance 3's with some gone but only a couple spots for Dead Island so that could be why. I'm not regretting buying Resistance 3 one bit though and am kind of glad I didn't get Dead Island since it'll probably be lowered to $40 after Christmas.
No Hale, No Glory :-(
So a means to judge how something is selling is if it's on the shelf. Holy crap guys....we're DOOMED! I went to a Walmart and everything was in stock, therefore we are headed for a global economy crash, since none of these products are selling! /s Stock means absolutely nothing to sales. If a item was stocked three times and never on a shelf, is that better than an item that is always in stock but always getting replinished with supply? Stock is about production more than sales. If a company produces more than the market can bear, you'll be overstocked. Less-understocked. How many did Sony produce?
Well i went to game stop two hours ago and Dead Island was sold out New and pre-owned copys so I guess it's gonna be a hit, resistance 3 was great but I think many people don't care much.
in this bad economy...alot of things are`nt selling well...but a game from Insomniac is always a good investment. I luv there weapons!!!
R3 won't be doing high numbers, mabey a 300k WW opening, then trickling on to sell 1.5million+
What I find real funny about the gaming industry is games like DEux ex do 200k First week or around that and you never get articles saying it didn't sell right but when it comes to PS3 exclusives if they do around that or anything under 1 mil first week then they flopped. Are yous seeing the patern here lol.
I havent Like The Resistence Games since they came out.. I play my PS3 more then i do Xbox but My money is going to Gears of War 3.
The basis for this article is as baseless as many of the political polls I see on tv everyday. Whats even funnier is that in the related news right below this article is one that states that R3 is outselling Dead Island in the UK.
I tend to think this game is going to do decently but not great. I have yet to see a proper Resistance 3 ad on TV (I know it exists but I haven't seen it). What I have seen is Kevin Butler on a horse shouting something about "you can't take our shooters away" clearly trying to advertise the PS Move Shooter add-on with R3 in the background. I do enjoy Kevin Butler, but makes the sharp shooter seem even more gimicky imo and they don't even mention Resistance 3 by name once in the commercial. He says Chimera at one point but thats it. They you see a quick image of the bundle at the end of the commercial.
NO fucking duh! Resistance has never been a blockbuster. It'll be lucky to sell 1 millionn to be honest.
Honestly, stuff like this makes me want Resistance 3 to go multiplat. I don't care what you fanboys say. The fact is that the Resistance series are amazing games, and I think that if it expanded to a newer audience, it would sell more, because more people would give it a chance. Low sales of Resistance 3 makes me scared that insomniac games will not touch the franchise in the future... :(
Huh, I know at least 4 people who have bought this game, myself included. And we are all having a blast with it. The mp is focused and fun, and the story is one of their best yet. And every time I play online there is always a full game, as well as always several people at the higher lvls. I hope the game sells well, as I really enjoy the mp.
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