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#1 Xbox-Scene

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Posted 18 December 2005 - 06:47 AM

(USA) Ridge Racer 6 worst-selling game on Xbox 360-- Posted by XanTium on December 18 00:47 EST
From punchjump.com:


Namco's Ridge Racer 6 is the worst-selling game for Xbox 360 according to sales data from market research firm NPD Group. The sequel sold 9,091 units in the month of November.
By comparison Activision's Call of Duty 2, the top-selling Xbox 360 game in Nov., sold 250,730 units.
In stark contrast, Ridge Racer 6 is the top-selling game in Japan at 29,891 units sold in the first two days of launch.


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Posted 18 December 2005 - 06:56 AM

I guess that just means it won't be hard for me to find a copy during the holiday season tongue.gif , lol. I hear it's a good game though. I think it's just been over shadowed by the hype of PGR3 and NFS:MW. Too many racing games at once. That's why Full Auto was delayed... smart if ya ask me.

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Posted 18 December 2005 - 06:59 AM

Theres no way that RR6 or any 360 game only sold a little over 9000 units. I dont believe that at all. Then they say that COD2 sold 250K, that means almost every console sold was purchased with the game, theese figures are off in my opinion!

Edited by tonloc79, 18 December 2005 - 07:00 AM.


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Posted 18 December 2005 - 07:14 AM

This just shows how stupid japanese gamers are. No wonder MS can't succeed over there. wink.gif

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Posted 18 December 2005 - 07:21 AM

QUOTE(senkel @ Dec 18 2005, 07:21 AM) View Post

This just shows how stupid japanese gamers are. No wonder MS can't succeed over there. wink.gif

RR6 really sux. People who like PGR2 and Forza Motorsport will be very disappointed as RR6 is a stupid arcade racing game - very unrealistic and probably O.K. for kids. I played RR6 at the XBox lounge in Tokyo and was not impressed at all. If you like racing games, especially simulations such as Forza MS, DON'T BUY RR6.


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Posted 18 December 2005 - 07:27 AM

I remember a quote that mentioned that ~90% of XBox buyers bought CoD2 as well. So, that figure may not be off by much.

RR6 isn't a game that I'd rush out and buy. There are better games there. Out of the 3, PGR3 and NFS are my top choices. Ridge Racer series is getting repetitive...



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Posted 18 December 2005 - 07:28 AM

The series hasnt been popular in the US for years. and 77% of 360 buyers has CoD2, that # is Not an exaggeration at all. Ask anyone that has the system and chances are they have it.

9,000 does seem a bit low, but noone I know locally or on Live has RR6, not a single person. I bet it didnt even sell well in Japan blink.gif

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Posted 18 December 2005 - 07:38 AM

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Ridge Racer 6 is the top-selling game in Japan at 29,891 units sold


I am speechless and think i may be on my way to having an aneurism

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Posted 18 December 2005 - 07:48 AM

QUOTE(Virtucon @ Dec 18 2005, 01:45 AM) View Post

I am speechless and think i may be on my way to having an aneurism


so thats almost 100% of all 360s sold in japan have a copy of RR6 to go with it? laugh.gif

now THAT is one impressive attach rate tongue.gif


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Posted 18 December 2005 - 07:49 AM

QUOTE(AndyJapan @ Dec 17 2005, 10:28 PM) View Post

very unrealistic....

That's the whole point of the game! It's NOT a sim. Sims are slow paced. And to say it's for kids is like saying "Doom is for kids because that's not a real sim of how the Marines really are."

I enjoyed RR2 (I think it was 2) on the PS back in the day. Fast paced games is where it's at. That's why I can't STAND most RPGs... too fucking slow.

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Posted 18 December 2005 - 08:56 AM

this really isn't a surprise.. games like that don't have a place in a market like ours with all the liscenses and big name manufacturer support.. If it wasn't for the gameplay of the Burnout series it would see the same fate.. Ever since I played the first RR I wondered what these devs were thinking. blink.gif

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Posted 18 December 2005 - 08:58 AM

QUOTE(senkel @ Dec 18 2005, 03:21 PM) View Post

This just shows how stupid japanese gamers are. No wonder MS can't succeed over there. wink.gif


All the people who jump to this conclusion aren't looking at the big picture. The Japanese launch of 360 had 6 games, 1 of which was tetris, another of which was some lame family kiddy game. It doesn't mean Japanese gamers are stupid, it means they wanted SOMETHING to play on their new Xbox, and MS hadn't given them shit. You can't just compare the numbers and come to that conclusion. US Xbox had a lot more games available and they still do have way more available than Japan.

To continue, by the end of December Japan still won't see any good games - save for DoA4, but who knows if that will be delayed again. There are only 3~4 more games being launched in December. How many does the US have right now? Yea, thought so.

This racist crap has to stop.

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Posted 18 December 2005 - 09:51 AM

PDZ, japan, no show?

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Posted 18 December 2005 - 10:08 AM

QUOTE(ensaynexotics @ Dec 18 2005, 03:58 AM) View Post

PDZ, japan, no show?


I believe PD Zero launched over there, but they dont like such titles.

I dont remember which ones launched, looking it up...

Every Party
FIFA 06: Road to FIFA World Cup
Ridge Racer 6
Need for Speed Most Wanted
Perfect Dark Zero
Tetris: The Grandmaster Ace

Thats the only list I could find, is that correct?

Good grief Now I see why RR6 is selling over there. Man they dont have anything to chose from sad.gif



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Posted 18 December 2005 - 10:45 AM

I'm one of the few.... I don't have COD2... then again if I REALLY wanted it I can get it for $15... I love working for ATVI.




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