PS3 Games Nobody Bought
Well, some people bought them, but not enough. Here’s the games that should have done better at retail
The only good Resistance game is the one that didn’t sell as well as the others. The first two games had a great setting yet were mired in poor storytelling and iffy gameplay decisions. R3 fixed all of this and was rewarded by not selling very well at all. Cheers!
EA Sports MMA
The best MMA game ever: even UFC 3, with its extended development time, couldn’t beat it. A modified version of the Fight Night engine powered some of the most brutal and realistic videogame combat ever. Then it disappeared without trace.
Sega’s gorgeous RPG deserved far better than to sell five copies, most of them to the dev team’s mothers. A sequel was still commissioned but ended up on PSP.
Shinji Mikami’s frantic, brilliant shooter scored extremely well upon release, but sadly its commercial reception wasn’t in step with the critical. You can buy this now for about minus six quid, so do it.
So much hype, so much promise, so little sales. Enslaved was an absorbing experience with great graphics (both technically and in terms of art design), so to see it not sell as well as it could was a real shame.
DJ Hero 2
One of PS3’s best rhythm action games sadly arrived at a time when the bubble had burst, resulting in poor sales and, along with the Rock Band 3’s similar failure, the end of the genre as a real sales force.