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Nick 26-05-2009 05:56 PM

Sales battle: InFamous VS Prototype
 
First, if you aren't the kind of person that cares about sales - fine, don't post in this topic.

Anyways, as you know, InFamous hit stores today. Prototype hits in a bit over two weeks in June. Both are super hero-centric, open world games. So which do you think will sell more - InFamous or the PS3 version of Prototype?

My guess is Prototype - Activision can market their games well, and I feel like Prototype is more dynamic and entertaining to WATCH, though I feel like InFamous will be a better game. My guess for first week sales:

InFamous - 140,000 copies
Prototype - 165,000 copies

tonzie 26-05-2009 06:01 PM

I'm not going to guess numbers here, but I completely agree. Another thing that will have a lot to do with Prototype's sales will be the fact that it's multiplatform.

Also, I agree about what you said about the quality. After playing the inFamous demo I really got to know the powers and the gameplay and every aspect of the game was awesome, but from what I've seen about Prototype so far is that the "hunters" and the military are basically your enemies, and you gain powers based on which ones your absorb? Seems like inFamous will have lots more variation than Prototype, and the added free-roaming karma based changable city blows Prototype out of the water.

Although, I wont lie. Prototype does have the graphical advantage from what I've seen. tTe cutscenes seen in the trailers and released videos look beautiful.

SaintAvi 26-05-2009 07:59 PM

I think inFamous will sell more, I saw about 3 commercials for it last night, high quality
commercials to.

It will hit 2 weeks earlier as well and will benefit from good word of mouth.

As for prototype having a graphics advantage, I dont see it, they have made some CG videos for it but the in game looks on par with those open world super destruction games like hulk, I'd say inFamous is a few rungs up the ladder
in the graphics department

http://ps3media.ign.com/ps3/image/ar...4035553603.jpg

http://www.psu.com/media/infamous/infamous-ss-6.jpg

Dustin S. 26-05-2009 08:45 PM

I dont know about the graphical battle, i mean Infamous has its generaic re used things but Prototype had way more of it. Plus the city in Infamous looked way more worn down than Prototype which wiill give it that edge.

Its not really fair to say overall sales though, Prototype is a third party so 360 users will be buying it too. I think Infamous will dominate the PS3 but Prototype will get support from 360. BTW i think its EA? Infamous has fanboy support to, gamers that will buy it just because its PS3 exclusive, let alone the demo blew so many people away.

Dont forget Infamous is coming from the guys that brought you Sly Cooper too, that game sold a ton. If PS3 was more like PS2 id say even with the third party support Prototype has, Infamous would dominate it, but its not the case. Like i said InFamous will dominate PS3 sales and easily compete with Prototype, but with the pure lack of any quality games right now that third party help is giving Prototype an edge. Unless my june favorite, Ghostbusters, does some damage to the cake haha.

EIN 27-05-2009 12:38 AM

140000 copies? lol

tonzie 27-05-2009 04:00 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SaintAvi (Post 40502)
As for prototype having a graphics advantage, I dont see it, they have made some CG videos for it but the in game looks on par with those open world super destruction games like hulk, I'd say inFamous is a few rungs up the ladder
in the graphics department

That was what I meant. :)

Dipchit02 03-06-2009 12:02 AM

i think that if you look at only the Prototype PS3 sales than inFamous wins but if you look at all sales for Prototype then it wins. i have to agree with saintavi that inFamous looks better than prototype i think almost every game coming out exclusively for the PS3 looks better than multiplatform games or 360 exclusives

Nick 08-06-2009 06:14 PM

Looks like I was a bit off - preliminary sales numbers put inFamous at 115,000 copies sold in May. I actually thought my numbers were gonna be a bit short, based on the good reviews and the marketing effort Sony put into the game(with the trailer at Terminator and a decent ad campaign).

Not that it matters - if you own a PS3, you should own inFamous. It isn't the perfect game but it just has so much character and personality, it's flaws are easily over weighed.

Dipchit02 08-06-2009 06:35 PM

it does look pretty sweet but the only reason i am not getting it now is cuz of funds and other games that are coming out

joetraff 15-08-2010 09:01 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by EIN (Post 40520)
140000 copies? lol

Good one !!! Lol... :D


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