Forums - Sales Discussion - Realistically, how much of an impact will the new Twisted Metal have?

Wait and see.

The older Twisted Metal sales is outdated... this new Twisted Metal will sell a lot... two million just on US (the game is not so pupular on EU and Japan).

Anyway... what Sony fanchises don't sell well?? All of them sell over 1 million.



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^ sell "too" well.

 a million is great by realistic standards. but people around forums say a lot of nonsense stuff like modnation will get to 3 million and other such hogwash.



bugrimmar said:

^ sell "too" well.

 a million is great by realistic standards. but people around forums say a lot of nonsense stuff like modnation will get to 3 million and other such hogwash.

You have to define "not selling well". Internet posters don't determine what sells well or not. If the game is a success, it has sold well enough. Sure, these companies would like a bonus (as in selling much more than needed) but just about every PlayStation franchise sells well enough to warrant sequels, further buzz, critical acclaim. It's never been about huge sales (anyone who's followed PS history closely, knows this) it's always been about content amount with the brand. And Sony franchises don't sell well compared to what exactly? All things worth thinking about.



                                                                                                             

CGI-Quality said:
bugrimmar said:

^ sell "too" well.

 a million is great by realistic standards. but people around forums say a lot of nonsense stuff like modnation will get to 3 million and other such hogwash.

You have to define "not selling well". Internet posters don't determine what sells well or not. If the game is a success, it has sold well enough. Sure, these companies would like a bonus (as in selling much more than needed) but just about every PlayStation franchise sells well enough to warrant sequels, further buzz, critical acclaim. It's never been about huge sales (anyone who's followed PS history closely, knows this) it's always been about content amount with the brand. And Sony franchises don't sell well compared to what exactly? All things worth thinking about.

i completely agree.

the only reason i seem to be "bashing" sony is that i actually want to bash those people who can't see reason when they predict things. i have nothing against sony. you misunderstand me. i just hate the people who keep saying "oooh, infamous will be the game of the year and get 5 million sales".



I don't see it making significant waves, but that isn't because it's a bad game: I think it's a game whose basic premise (fighting each by online with guns) is covered on the PS3. I mean, you'll have a hard time convincing me that there is a large, untapped audience of people who don't like shooting each other with guns on foot (CoD, 1 million other games), don't like beating each other up (Street Fighter, many other games), don't like slicing up other people (Soul Calibur) but have been specifically waiting for the chance to shoot people while they are in cars. If you haven't been sold on a PS3 yet, it seems unlikely that this specific niche is going to do it.

The other problem is that we're simply too far in to a generation: very, very few games have a noticable impact on sales 4-5 years in to a generation.



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bugrimmar said:

^ agreed. even gran turismo 5's release date was a bigger announcement. infamous 2 also was another minor little title that won't even reach 1.5m copies. sometimes i wonder what kind of mindset sony has when they cap off a show.


Infamous already shipped close to 2 million. I can see part 2 reaching 3m.



Twisted Metal has always been a franchise very popular with American gamers.

I suspect SCEA have backed the game's development heavily to try to help their console in their weakest continent.

It's a bit retro, but that doesn't mean it can't sell. I don't think it'll do gangbusters, but I think it can definitely stand its ground commercially whilst adding further to the great diversity of experiences available exclusively on PS3.



An informed person would say none whatsoever.

Another type of person would say there are 80 million PSone owners just waiting for Twisted Metal and it's still early this gen and the PS3 has a 10 year lifecycle and so forth.