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Uncharted bigger franchise than Gears of War?

Yeahhh ^_^ 118 69.82%
 
Noooo -_- 27 15.98%
 
Maybe :/ 23 13.61%
 
Total:168

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That's surprising how well Uncharted 3 continued to sell after launch.



SangheliZealotX said:
It's a win, but a cheap one. The game has been massively bundled, I haven't seen a single gears bundle (excluding limited edition consoles)

Knew we couldn't go the whole thread with pleasant replies!



                                                                                                             

Andrespetmonkey said:
Surprised the words "heavily bundled" aren't in the first few posts.


'They' are busy in other Sony related threads... ;) 

 

EDIT: oops, here you go in couple of posts earlier...



CGI-Quality said:
SangheliZealotX said:
It's a win, but a cheap one. The game has been massively bundled, I haven't seen a single gears bundle (excluding limited edition consoles)

Many of you asked for this type of response, but alas, here it is!

I'm debating with myself which of the countless replies I've written to these comments I'm going to copy and paste here.



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Andrespetmonkey said:
CGI-Quality said:
SangheliZealotX said:
It's a win, but a cheap one. The game has been massively bundled, I haven't seen a single gears bundle (excluding limited edition consoles)

Many of you asked for this type of response, but alas, here it is!

I'm debating with myself which of the countless replies I've written to these comments I'm going to copy and paste here.

Why even bother?



You can easily see when the bundling started, but you can't expect a Turkish thread to be fair and mention that.



SangheliZealotX said:
It's a win, but a cheap one. The game has been massively bundled, I haven't seen a single gears bundle (excluding limited edition consoles)

You’re overestimating the Uncharted bundles.

By the end of October Uncharted 2 had sold 1,443,769

PS3 in the same time period sold: 818,079

So at the very least 600K were sold standing alone, and the real figure is probably over 1 million.

Uncharted 3 sold 1,359,289 on it’s first week, with 343,974 PS3s sold in the same week. So at least 1 million without a bundle in its first week. This also shows the franchises growth.

Second of all, games sell bundles. There’s a reason people bought the Uncharted bundle over the 2-5 other bundles on offer. If Uncharted wasn’t so good at selling the console, it wouldn’t be bundled as heavily. Sony aren’t selling uncharted bundles to sell uncharted as much as to sell PS3s.

I’d like to point out the high meta scores for Uncharted games too, which does a lot to help carry a game.



Hip hip hurray! I still say Resistance should have been going neck and neck against GoW but nobody cared for Resistance 3, even though it was a huge improvement on the franchise. Still, GoW was the better game.

Uncharted, much like Mass effect, is an experience. Grandiose set pieces, engaging story and pacing, likable characters, smart, witty, and genuinely funny dialogue, satisfying combat and exploration mechanics, and a great multiplayer (not amazing/perfect)

Honestly, I found the multiplayer on U3 to be phenomenal, as I hate CoD, FPS multiplayers. I love the fact that the maps are so vertical. You got a wide variety of game types to go through and the co-op parts were also very enjoyable. It isn't an overrated game, none of the Uncharted games are and while I will admit it did not floor me like U2 (mainly because U2 is a goddamn masterpiece and U3 did not try anything out of its comfort zone), U3 earned those sales.

Going off-topic, with the success of the Uncharted franchise and ND currently being in the spotlight, I can see the Last of Us opening with a million sales first week, at most.

EDIT: I don't see the problem with bundling. Sony knows they needed a big, AAA, blockbuster title to take into the next gen so they make sure they made one. I don't see how it's cheap, seeing as the PS3 is the most expensive console atm (wink).



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This is a good thread to look back on now:

Am I the only one disappointed in Uncharted 2's 800k?

There was a lot of doubt about the future success of the franhcise.



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