Mass Effect 3 was #1 title in March, 943K units on Xbox 360, outsold PS3 version 4:1.
I'm not surprised since many started playing the franchise on 360/have save files from part 1&2...
So the PS3 community caused ME3 to flop? Bioware overshipped it seems (They ship 4 million, and actually sold 943k for the 360, 237.5k for the PS3...). But I agree, I even bought ME3 for my 360.
PS3 owners didn't cause ME3 to flop..but many people who own both consoles picked to buy the 360 version because of the save data...The game is selling on all platforms but just more on 360. [email protected] I think its because many fans don't like the direction of Bioware and their rpgs now days.skipped ME3 myself because its too much action and not enough rpg for my taste.
@ NYC Gamer But you gotta admit, for a multiplaform game to only sell 1.1 million for all the consoles together...that it kinda sold badly. I wonder what happened? The pre-orders were WAY higher than this, did everyone return the game or something? Edit: @ NYC Gamer Also, neogaf just figured out the PS3 sales numbers for March going of the MS and Nintendo report. It sold 337k. Source: http://www.neogaf.com/forum...
These are just US numbers I'm sure that was 4 million shipped worlwide not just the US so 1.1 million is not so bad it most likely sold another 1 million worlwide.
1.1 million retail us sales in a month alone for the consoles is bad now? Not to mention im sure it sold ok on pc too.
4:1 ratio isnt that bad The bad part is people expected to sell 2m plus on the xbox at minimum. Instead it only sold 0.9m plus on the xbox. If they shipped 4m copies and there is 2.8m copies or so still in stores, expect the price to drop real fast. Probably by next month it'll be 29.99-39.99
Its going for £23.99 on Amazon UK (not sure about US but most likely similar in price conversion). This price was set 2 weeks after release which is shocking for a game that (despeite the ending) is gonna be one of the best overall games this year. But i think that RPG lovers will find much better experiences like Dark souls.
just like FF13/FF13:2 and Dark Souls selling much more on ps3 than xbox 360
i started it on 360 but bought both 2&3 on PS3. like ive said to my friend the decisions made really dont affect the games at all.
well the same can be said for FF13-1&2 sold more on ps3 then 360 also with IG overstrike i guess the ps3 ver will sell more then teh 360 ver which the game should come out later this year http://en.wikipedia.org/wik...
ME3 may be the worst ME, but still runs circles over both FFXIIIs put together. Just like Halo runs circles over Resistance and Killzone put together.
umm wtf i smell xbox fan boy lol my comment is fact ask any FF fan they would agree
*Slips Halo fanboy comment in the end*
I think anybody could have seen this coming.
The 360 numbers would be higher if it didn't have a piracy problem. Expected higher sales for the PS3
Lmao why did you "Expect higher sales for the PS3"?
I didnt think it would sell huge but come on man 237.5k is terrible.
@Cynosure Terrible? By what standard? Mass Effect has been a 360 series for over four years now. It's been on PS3 for one. Obviously there's far more people who would be fans on 360, and it's only compounded by the fact that saves carrying over is a major aspect of the series. And if 237.5k is terrible, every other new release did just as terrible. Or worse. The #2 game for the month sold 582,000. Split that between platforms and it isn't much more than what ME3 sold on PS3. Compared to pretty much everything else during March, ME3 on PS3 did pretty well.
Maybe the piracy problem on PS3 is why it sold so poorly there.
There is no piracy problem on PS3 anymore.Only on the old firmwares and new games dont work on those This doesnt mean that those new firmwares are hack proof just that the guys who were working on exploiting them arent releasing any of their findings because they are afraid Sony will bring them to court
@cynosure and all the disagrees http://www.youtube.com/watc... and then try and tell me some more bullshit!
Cynosure, you're way behind the PS3 scene.
I'm more interested in how to PC version did, though I suppose it's a bit harder to track due to Origin.
You do, obviously. Did you think you clicked a link to Pizza Hut or what?
i wish pizza hut was in my area :(
That's cause everyone was busy buying the superior version of SFxTK. Everyone on PS3 knew that Mass Effect was garbage from the start.
Stop hating. More people bought it on xbox because the series is synonymous with that brand. Just like metal gear is to PS. Just because the game didn't sell well on PS3 doesn't mean its garbage. It just means that PS3 gamers love their exclusives which mostly don't sell any better.
Really? I get the impression that most, if not all AAA PS3 exclusvies break the 1 million unit. And that includes having multiplats that are on par if not over the 360 version such as (RE, Final Fantasy, etc)
I Keep saying you only open your mouth to talk shit lol!
Yeah, when a game launches as an XBox360 exclusive, then the PS3 version of Mass Effect 2 doesn't get advertised, followed by Mass Effect 3 being advertised as a Xbox360 exclusive, it's kind of easy for most people to forget the PS3 has a version. Oh, and Aaron Greenberg is a dumb cunt.
the Mass Effect series,are a must try at least to everyone,whether its on sony or microsoft brand console.The game rocks!Too bad microsoft did nt realise that earlier and hold the xclusivity,it would have been a great asset for someone to buy a 360.Ps3 already has great exclusives,that vary and cover many tastes,while the 360 is mainly shooters. So,most ps 3 owners dont really care that much since they have a numerous exclusives to play(although,nothing this generation stands higher in terms of quality than Mass effect series for me ,on any platform,exclusive or multyplatform),thats why sales are weaker on ps3.If you have an xbox 360,you have more limited optios to play ,in terms of exclusives,so you can turn to multyplatform titles that are easily better than some exclusives the console provides(dont get me wrong,I love the 360,but with only five top exclusives,Forza,Halo,Gears,Al an,Fable,anyone can easily buy multyplatforms after playing these games,even if they are awesome!) Having more variety,gives you options,so,many ps3 owners neglect playing another great multyplatform game when the exclusive library is that vast.I still think Mass Effect series is the best,but not for everyone s taste,thats for sure.For a 360 owner,is a must buy,since not many exclusives top that,for a ps3 owner,is a must try,since has more games to try.
I gave up my two game saves to play on PS3. I'm sick of paying an online pass to Microsoft. Aren't you? Everyone hates online passes but yet gladly pay Microsoft $60 a year to get what Sony offers for free. Ah... you Americans buy everything.
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I forgot about Aaron Greenberg. He seems to have been very quiet recently. Probably a good thing.
Crappy(but predictable) PS3 sales.
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