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I din't understand right away that you talked about 1st party arcade racer only.

WipeOut Omega Collection ?
Driveclub ?

But where's the problem when you have good arcade racers from other studios ?



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MasterThief said:
RidingMower said:
This day and age really surprises me how we are all connected using the internet, but also at the same time don't know anything and years go by without being the wiser. It's true that they're no other kart racing game quite like MarioKart on the market right now. Look at sales since it released and what it has sold on. The game has outsold the PS4 on a dying system, but publishers, developers, and even you VGChartz forum dwellers can't seem understand the power of a good kart racer.

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

 

MasterThief said:

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

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There's a fair amount out there, as for 1st party, yes there isn't many.



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Indeed. I could really go for some Motorstorm or Split/Second. But Sony doesn't want us to have fun.



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I miss Split, a proper Burnout and I would love to get another Modnation Racer



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Life is more like a game of bumper cars. At every turn there is a possibility you will get screwed.

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Fei-Hung said:
I miss Split, a proper Burnout and I would love to get another Modnation Racer

after the demo I had no interest in that one on PS3, because the load times in that demo were extremely long and off-putting, but the Vita game was ace, I played that alot



Lafiel said:
Fei-Hung said:
I miss Split, a proper Burnout and I would love to get another Modnation Racer

after the demo I had no interest in that one on PS3, because the load times in that demo were extremely long and off-putting, but the Vita game was ace, I played that alot

I can't remember if they ever fixed them, but I also enjoyed LBK. Both were a lot of fun and allowed for a lot of creativity. 



Whoever said life to be like a box of chocolates clearly didn't know what he was talking about. 

Life is more like a game of bumper cars. At every turn there is a possibility you will get screwed.

There's an absolute shit tonne of them on PS4 if you count indies though. So Sony don't really need to make any.



Bet Shiken that COD would outsell Battlefield in 2018. http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8749702

Lafiel said:
MasterThief said:

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

Not only was there a 2nd one, there was also a 3rd one.



Bet Shiken that COD would outsell Battlefield in 2018. http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8749702

Well last gen and early gen Sony tried many times within that genre to many flops. Modnation, LBP Karting, Motorstorm Apocalypse and RC, and finally Driveclub.