Forums - Sales Discussion - PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale is a MAJOR flop - we need to talk about it

Hey guys,

I thought we need to talk about this:

PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale sold about 130k copies in the USA. In Europe it didn't even chart properly, but based on UK numbers that are estimated to be around 5k we can extrapolate numbers for the whole of Europe, let's say 20k. This may not be accurate, but 20k is not much anyway. So this means about 150k copies in America and Europe combined. Let's be honest here, this is a MAJOR flop. Not even the typical PS3 bundles will turn this game into a success.

Detractors have long been saying that Sony doesn't have the roster for this kind of game, but the general response was "nuh-uh". Needless to say, the expectations for this game were very high, although some people were more levelheaded in their predictions.

So can we still say that Sony games don't sell on Sony systems? Let's take a look:

PlayStation Move Heroes: 0.12m
LittleBigPlanet Karting: 0.13m
PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale: 0.15m, but probably overtracked.

For comparison, Call of Duty: Black Ops II (PS3) sold 4.61m in week one alone.



Legend11 correctly predicted that GTA IV (360+PS3) would outsell SSBB. I was wrong.

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So you did it ^_^ I was waiting for it.



I called it! Average games don't sell well or get reviewed well. Very simple. Pfft, people predicting this to be a multi million seller and to get 85+ metacritic.  Yeah a 75



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Seeing BO2 on PS3, PS3 gamers are there. They just like to buy multiplats and dont see PS3 exclusives worth their time, unless its a big name one.

The reality completely flies in the face of the internet consensus that Sony is loved for their variety.

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X1: Titanfall, COD: AW.    PS4: Watch Dogs, Destiny

Xbox E3 Exclusives: Halo MCC, Crackdown 3, Phantom Dust, Scalebound, Dance Central Spotlight

Finally...

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List any game's sales

For comparison, Call of Duty: Black Ops II (PS3) sold 4.61m in week one alone.

So many major flops we need to talk about.



Before the PS3 everyone was nice to me :(

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Well it outsell Tekken Tag Tournament 2 and Dead or alive 5 their first weeks, and they are more marquee. So not too bad in my eyes.

Wait for Japan

(not really) BTW... I'm waiting for NPD.



Ah crap. I wonder why. The game is great, it's not without flaws but it does so many things right. I figured the announced free DLC would help out a bit but I guess not. I will still hold up for a sequel in later years.

Another good game snuffed from glory. I'm a sucker for flops I suppose.

EDIT: that BO2 comparison is a load of bull. While most alot of PS3 players are playing the game (at least 10+ people are everyday in my friendlist at once) you can't fairly compare the two. Compare it to the original smash bros or brawl, or TTT2, or any revelant fighting/multiplayer.



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RolStoppable said:

although some people were more reasonable in their predictions.

 


You should've said "more levelheaded"