Most Shocking sales disappointments of 2011

Lots of games rated highly by the critics not seeing sales as good as hoped for.

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Sanetoshi4311d ago

I dunno. Maybe it's just me, but it's really hard to consider a game that sells over a million copies a disappointment. Plenty of excellent games that are considered successes by the companies that make them never sell a million.

buddymagoo4311d ago

Most shocking gaming article! It's not just you people like the games they like regardless of sales.

Army_of_Darkness4311d ago

But they still got up 2 PS3 exclusives that they like and think deserve more sales?! lol! weird...

XboxBoy4311d ago

@ buddy

Shut the fu** up and go back to your football site, your not a gamer.

Iroquois_Pliskin4311d ago (Edited 4311d ago )

Why is msxbox world ranking ps3 exclusives???? Of course they are gonna play it down! Any brain dead moron can see that.

BTW what is their source? Numbers they pulled out of their asses?

NegativeCreep4274311d ago (Edited 4311d ago )

I'm not trying to say that "redeems" R3 in anyway. R3 is a great game regardless, but I have to bring that up just because I don't think this source hadn't taken that into consideration. This source seems to have only considered September sales numbers for R3.

RankFTW4310d ago

Well considering Alan Wake came out last year I call this article fail. Considering this is an xbox site you would have thought they'd have known that.

da_2pacalypse4310d ago

lol im pretty sure that Eidos even said that they sold more copies of Deus Ex than they expected... They sold so many copies that Square Enix is expanding Eidos Montreal in order to make a sequel of Deus Ex and Theif 4.

disturbing_flame4310d ago

"Wow, it looks like resistance 3 have reach in one month what Alan wake have done in a year, let call that a disaster."

Man that article was really annoying.

EVILDEAD3604310d ago (Edited 4310d ago )

LMAO @ pretending Alan Wake came out in 2011..

Classic case of FAILED Fan blogger journalism

Please ladies and gentleman..look at the history of MSXBOX and try to pretend they are 360 site..they arent


Yi-Long4310d ago

... but considering the DLC-milking/scamming they'll be doing for quite some time, I'm not dropping a nickle on it until there's a complete edition being released.

da_2pacalypse4310d ago

@disturbing_flame no those are Alan wake sales for this year. Alan wake actually sold a fair amount of copies after a while... It just didn't sell that many copies at launch because it was released on the same day as RDR.

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lelo2play4311d ago

Maybe a multiplatform game "only" selling a million is not so great... but a exclusive selling a million, i think it's pretty good (since it's only on one console).

modesign4311d ago

dont forget, alan wake and forza were suppose to be gaming gold. so only selling a million is pretty bad when every one speculated on them selling a few million

PirateThom4311d ago

Ah, see, you've made the mistake here of thinking this arguement applies to 360 games. It doesn't, when 360 games only sell a million copies, it's "disappointing" and "there must be a reason why".

On the other hand, a PS3 game selling a million copies is a failure and people don't care about exclusives.

nefertis4311d ago

Alan Wake deserve to sell more copies, i wish it was on the ps3.

Mickbelfast4311d ago

Was recently announced Alan wake broke 1.5 million & it was the 360s most pirated game, it's the game that made me get a 360.. It's that good

NegativeCreep4274311d ago (Edited 4311d ago )

But what you don't consider is the fact that Xbox 360 sycophants take high sales figures alot more seriously than the PS3 loyalists. Xbox 360 fanboys see that as the de facto measure of success, so when people talk of Alan Wake and Forza's "disappointing" sales numbers, they are simply applying the same ruling measure as the Xbox 360 fanboys. It seems MS fanboys want to have it both ways and are being hypocritical.

WrAiTh Sp3cTr34310d ago

Ah, so you base your gaming lively hood on 360 fanboys and what they think or tell you? Your life sounds miserable, lol...

oohWii4310d ago

@NegativeCreep427 - Where is the other side of your argument? You rant about how 360 fanboy see things. Your omission of the PS3 fanboy's poing of view easily shows that you're just a whiny little PS3 fanboy trying to rationalize his need to hear some good news about his console of choice.

Grow up.

KingZFlipper4310d ago

and Alan Wake came out in 2010, not 2011.

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Jerkstore814311d ago

The problem is there are too many good games coming out at once fighting for our dollars, and the $60 price tag is too high. By the time they get a price drop we've all forgotten about them.

ArmrdChaos4310d ago

You also need to consider that a lot of these story based single player games have less replay value once you complete them. I would like to see them add rental numbers with these sales numbers to see where the true interest levels are. With completion times of 6 to 10 hours I would believe that most are opting to rent instead of buy.

voodoopickle4310d ago

i would also like to see the amount of copys traded in within the first 6 months, although im guessing that would be a real hard figure to obtain

aquamala4311d ago

With games costing so much to make, one million is not enough for some games

bumnut4311d ago

£40 x 1,000,000 is a good return in my book.

TheIneffableBob4310d ago

Try less than half that.

You have console licensing costs (this means more profit on PC), distribution costs, and marketing costs.

Dark_Overlord4310d ago

That £5+ extra added onto console games covers the licensing costs

mcstorm4310d ago

I think any game that reaches 1 million has sold well more than hat is a bonus. Thrre are only a few games like halo cod gt and most of ninendo exclusives that sell more than 3 million on each console as these are the games that people buy that console for.

Some games also have legs like forza it sells small numbers but over 12 months. But this gen seem to be all about mw shooters for some reason.

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Thatguy-3104311d ago

Resistance 3 was the best in the series ...disappointing that a lot of gamers didn't pick it up

dinkeldinkse4310d ago (Edited 4310d ago )

I think RFOM is by far the best in the series. Being completely honest, I think R2 is better than R3 because of the coop.

Edit: Btw sales numbers along with GOTY awards are worthless to me. inFamous 2 is my favorite game of this year, regardless if I am the only one that bought it or one of many that bought it.