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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vishant1012555d 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)

lazertroy2554d ago

With all those ads should've sold more.

gapecanpie2554d ago

I was expecting more since its mulit plat and this game was heavily hyped but I guess half a million is good for the first week.


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.

ShaunCameron2554d 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.

SilentNegotiator2554d ago (Edited 2554d ago )

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

ATi_Elite2554d ago (Edited 2554d 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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user8586212554d ago (Edited 2554d 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

blumatt2554d ago (Edited 2554d 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.

fluffydelusions2554d ago (Edited 2554d ago )

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

Objective2554d ago

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

gamingdroid2554d ago

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

Messatsu2902554d ago

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

Objective2554d ago

@ Messatsu

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

Sevir042554d 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!

Shadowaste2554d 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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