Don’t We Already All Own The Welcome Back Pack Games?
Just because you have a game doesn’t mean everybody has the game. We aren’t just saying this: we’re going to do some WELCOME BACK PACK SALES FIGURES MATHS.
Sony are apparently screwing us by offering a selection of games they absolutely did not have to offer us, as an apology for the PSN’s downtime. Apparently, according to some of the louder voices out there, ‘everybody already has those games’. LET’S DO SOME MATHS USING SALES FIGURES:
LittleBigPlanet – 4,391,413
inFamous – 1,950,771
Ratchet & Clank: Quest For Booty – 624,190
LittleBigPlanet – 1,613,728
ModNation Racers – 317,052
Pursuit Force – 631,437
Killzone Liberation – 645,598
TOTAL SALES: 10,174,189
My in-depth research (ahem) has been unable to wangle up any sales figures for Wipeout HD or Dead Nation, so let’s just add an arbitrary one million onto that above figure. Then there are missing figures like Quest For Booty’s figures in the US, for example. Let’s just add 1.5 million for all those (not just Quest For Booty, mind).
TOTAL GUESSED SALES: 12,674,189
Also it should be taken into account that this is from VGChartz, and they basically guess their figures, so they’re not 100 per cent accurate. So let’s do some more guessmaths:
TOTAL PSN USERS MINUS TOTAL GUESSED SALES (77m – 12,674,189) = 64,325,811
So that’s, at a rough guess, more than 64 million people with PSN accounts who haven’t bought any of the games offered. That’s a fair few more than the people who have bought these games.
It’s guesswork, yes. The 77 million figure isn’t actually that representative of the number of people with a PS3 and a PSP, just of how many accounts were apparently taken in the hack.
But the figures give some idea of how much utter crap these over-entitled little loudmouth twerps are talking online. Yes, there are newer games. Yes, there are better games. Yes, a lot of us more committed gamers will have already bought a few (or all) of these games. But this is a gift Sony did not have to offer at all, and it’s there to cater for 77 million people.
You’re just one of that 77 million. Get over it.