RAGE sells over half million in first week - new IPs not dead

There's a fear that bringing something new to gaming is filled with much risk as gamers are quite the fickle bunch. But as with the recent Dead Island and now RAGE it seems new IPs are making waves amongst gaming communities.

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vishant1012918d ago

Looks like a decent year for new ip's rage and dead island have sold positively and also dark souls (it is technically a new ip)

lazertroy2918d ago

With all those ads should've sold more.

2918d ago

So video games have now turned into record sales. In the 90'S/early 2000's know one cared what albums sold the most just how last Gen know cared what games sales the most. I'm not even going to go on a rant with a long sentence as I'm sure smart mature games not fanboys will know what I mean.

ShaunCameron2917d ago

That's because back then the average gamer didn't have access to video game sales figures. Nor did he have access to a computer and broadband Internet connection.

SilentNegotiator2918d ago (Edited 2918d ago )

It better not lose steam if they're going to profit from a 4+ year dev time.

ATi_Elite2917d ago (Edited 2917d ago )

All Rage needs to do is hit 1.5 million units sold across 3 platforms and id/Bethesda should make a cool $35 million in profit.

1.5 million at $60 is the magic number for multi-plat games with the standard $15 million dollar budget and low advertisement. Nice graphics tech but Rage is not a big budget title.

Games with HUGE ad campaigns (BF3 MW3) or games with huge production budgets (GTAIV) or games with Exclusives rights (Halo) need to sale more than 1.5 million cause MORE money went into the games production, advertisement, and Developers pocket.

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user8586212918d ago (Edited 2918d ago )

Well deserved, great game!

p.s wow, 360 version almost caught upto resistance 3

"Umm, who cares? lol" .. people who want the series to keep going.. not that I am one of them lol

Its odd, infamous 2 hasnt hit a million yet, resistance 3 is being outsold by new I.Ps just what the hell is going on!? :S

blumatt2918d ago (Edited 2918d ago )

"p.s wow, 360 version almost caught upto resistance 3"

Umm, who cares? lol

Anyway, I can't wait to try this game out. It looks pretty cool.

Umm, I don't give a rat's ass whether InFamous 2 hit ten sales. All I care about is MY purchase. It was a great game too, just like Resistance 3. People just don't give them a chance. I don't care though. I've enjoyed playing them both, regardless of how many copies they sold. People get too worried about the sales numbers.

fluffydelusions2918d ago (Edited 2918d ago )

It's shooterbox...what do you expect? Meanwhile FF, Catherine, Dark Souls, and many non shooter titles sell better on PS3...big deal

Objective2918d ago

With some of the best graphics on consoles, that's not surprising at all.

gamingdroid2918d ago

It's the best as far as multi-platform games next to Mass Effect 2.

Messatsu2902917d ago

You people must not play a lot of games.....

Objective2917d ago

@ Messatsu

You must be one of those who think that God of War 3 is a graphically demanding and capable game.

Sevir042918d ago

Both rage and resistance 3 performed much the same critically! they averaged about the same and rage didn't get many Ads yet this one sold better in the states! perhaps its because its multiplatform! I guess Resistance 2 really put a bad taste in alot of peoples mouths! Still I'm glad at least that Rage did well! Resistance 3 should have been pushed more! Biases should have been pushed aside! Dead Island wasn't that great! But it was greatly marketed! oh well!

Shadowaste2918d ago

Thats actually pretty bad for 3 platforms and a hyped-up for-the-last-5-years title, I got it for free so I'm cool with it, but if I had spent $65 on it I'd be PISSED!

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