a good arcade racer especially a kart racer is an instant buy to casuals and non casuals when they get a console.
kart racers not named "Mario" generally bomb heavily - Crash Team Racing seems very loved (but there never was a 2nd one, so I wonder about it's sales), the last Sonic kart racer did very well and I think Modnation Racers did ok, but apart from that I don't know any other successful one
but Sony went from making many arcade racers to none. I mean I don't think and never heard that they bombed commercially. they just stopped making them. like we have the upcoming Team Sonic Racing but man thats way late. where is a new wipeout? modnation? motorstorm? jet moto?. and other games that could be made for PS4.
you have 80 million consoles out there. put out a single arcade racer whatever it is for crying outloud.
I don't think we went one year without an arcade racer last gen and now 5 years and none.
they have 1, Driveclub
Motorstorm Apocalypse (which was great!!) and Driveclub (which had a very troubled launch) both seem to have flopped commercially, resulting in Sony closing the studio.Last edited by Lafiel - on 01 June 2018