'Twiggy', PushSquare: "A game is only as good as its sales figures. At least, that appears to be the mentality of some forum posters, unevenly illustrating their opinion in forums across the Internet.
"The NPD group released sales figures for the North American market this week, ranking Resistance 3 in seventh position for the month of September. “Reasonable,” I told myself after hurriedly perusing the top-ten for myself, before swiftly moving onto a news story I actually cared about.
"But I couldn’t escape the furore surrounding Resistance-gate. Apparently Insomniac’s latest — and arguably greatest — didn’t live up to expectations, selling just 180k copies at retail — a figure significantly lower than its heavily maligned predecessor.
"The sales-age speculation was fierce, and at times unbearable. Follow the consensus of the most vocal opinions and you’ll come to the conclusion that sales wholly define a platform, peripheral or video game’s quality. You only need swagger into the ‘Kinect vs PlayStation Move’ discussion boards to be inundated with wording analysis and hastily contrived numbers."