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Jaffe Hopes Twisted Metal Can Ultimately Sell 1-2 Million

We hope you're planning on purchasing Twisted Metal when it drops on Valentine's Day. Eat Sleep Play could certainly use your support.

Co-founder David Jaffe has gone on record saying he hopes the game will sell 1-2 million copies. He added that for the game to be profitable, it needs to at least double the sales of Twisted Metal: Black.

Now, that should be doable. The industry has grown exponentially, and the PS3 userbase is much larger than the PS2's was when Black released back in 2001 (the PS2 launched in late October of 2000 in the US). If the game does appear to be a hit, the team will start working on extra content; until then, however, they haven't planned anything specific in terms of DLC (or so it would appear). Lastly, a PlayStation Vita version of the game could get done if enough gamers respond to the PS3 version.

Jaffe also clarified a few points of interest: unfortunately, Twisted Metal will not boast PlayStation Move or 3D support, as had been rumored by some sources. He said they would've liked to have included 3D, but they just didn't have the manpower. Lastly, while there will be co-op, there will be no online co-op for the story mode. Oh well; we always had more fun playing TM titles with a buddy sitting next to us on the sofa, anyway.

Related Game(s): Twisted Metal

Tags: twisted metal, david jaffe, twisted metal sales, twisted metal vita

1/8/2012 8:50:40 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (39 posts)

Oyashiro
Sunday, January 08, 2012 @ 9:45:49 PM
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I'll be contributing to the 1-2 million sales!

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JLB1
Sunday, January 08, 2012 @ 10:02:07 PM
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I have fond memories as a child, walking into the room while my brother was screaming obscenities at my cousins playing this game. Ahh, good memories! On a more serious note, Twisted Metal was a big part of my childhood, as well as many others, and I can't wait to dive into this game. This'll be a great throwback to those days.

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Underdog15
Sunday, January 08, 2012 @ 10:15:54 PM
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You know why this game will be great? It's being made by a great developer who doesn't have lofty goals of touching CoD sales.

What's that? A developer that's realistic? Oh wait... why am I surprised? He isn't a Japanese developer, afterall.

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JLB1
Sunday, January 08, 2012 @ 10:22:45 PM

I didn't exactly look at it that way, but it's true. I've said it once and I'll say it again, you put the time and effort to actually make a good game, then at the end of the day you'll get good game money. It's a simple science. That, and they have a devoted fan base. The fact that, from what I saw, they didn't take anything away from what made the franchise popular to begin with is still there, just goes to show you that the saying still hold true to this day! "If it it ain't broke, don't fix it!"

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Looking Glass
Monday, January 09, 2012 @ 4:53:53 AM

@ Underdog15

Well, not all Japanese developers have the goal of reaching CoD sales. But if you're referring to Square-Enix then you're certainly right about that. Eat Sleep Play almost certainly isn't anything like Square-Enix.

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gungrave
Tuesday, January 10, 2012 @ 11:30:22 AM

Ninja Theory would consider those numbers a failure. Wish they would deliver Heavenly Sword 2

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WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, January 08, 2012 @ 10:17:21 PM
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I hope it does well, PS3 exclusives must.

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godsman
Sunday, January 08, 2012 @ 10:50:53 PM
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Its hard to predict how many games will be sold. i haven't played any twisted metal games so I can't tell how popular this franchise is. Infamous 2 was awesome game but it barely sold 1 million. On top of that, many Infamous games were bundled free with each PS3 sold.

I believe that most of the gamers that loved the twisted metal era on PSone and PS2 are in the United States. This generation, United states have been taken over by Xbox gamers. The question here is how many original Twisted Metal gamers are still within the Playstation family?

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playaplus
Sunday, January 08, 2012 @ 10:59:56 PM
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for what it's worth...ps3 was the reason a friend of mine bought a ps3.

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bigrailer19
Sunday, January 08, 2012 @ 11:24:20 PM

You mean Twisted Metal was the reason I assume. That's a good reason the games were very popular, and when I heard Jaffe was working on this game, I was very excited!

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johnld
Sunday, January 08, 2012 @ 11:43:58 PM
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its pretty damn funny that jaffe had to say that if you want a blockbuster story/campaign, you might as well just rent the game. although people at sony might not like that bit of comment. if you buy twisted metal for the story then you dont know what twisted metal is all about. its all about multiplayer. i dont remember playing the story mode or what the story mode had. what i do remember is split screen multiplayer with a few friends. driving around just shooting everything i saw, destroying the eiffle tower in twisted metal 2.

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Looking Glass
Monday, January 09, 2012 @ 4:59:00 AM

Well, I've always found the story aspect of Twisted Metal to be interesting enough and more so in the more recent installments of the franchise, Black in particular. But even so I think the core of the franchise is having fun while driving around and trashing everything in the process hence the name.

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Lawless SXE
Monday, January 09, 2012 @ 12:44:47 AM
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I like the other day that he said that people interested in it solely for the SP should probably rent it. Honesty FTW! That being said, I'll have to disappoint him. I'll be buying this beast :D

And considering that a lot of PS3 exclusives are selling within that range nowadays, and that it is getting a lot of recognition, I do believe that 1-2 million is a relatively easy target for Jaffe.

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Geobaldi
Monday, January 09, 2012 @ 1:35:32 AM
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I don't see any problem of it hitting that mark really. Though in a way I am kinda curious. It's been 10 years, and in a way, that's almost long enough for a new generation of gamers to come along that has never played the series before. Just wonder if that would have any effect on the sales numbers. Though I'm sure there are still plenty of us older gamers that are still faithful to the series and will contribute our dollars toward it.

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Naksy
Monday, January 09, 2012 @ 3:19:45 AM
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Did anyone know that Twisted Metal is the longest running PS exclusive franchise ever! D1P!!

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Geobaldi
Monday, January 09, 2012 @ 4:31:04 AM

I kinda argue that. Seeing as how the first two Twisted Metals were on PC as well. I have the PC and PS versions of both. Twisted Metal 3 came out '98 while Gran Turismo came out in '97, so based on that I would say that Gran Turismo is the longest running exclusive PS franchise even though Twisted Metal started first.

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Lawless SXE
Monday, January 09, 2012 @ 4:42:37 AM

Ah, but there was a PS exclusive Warhawk was back in '95...

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Geobaldi
Monday, January 09, 2012 @ 4:48:24 AM

True but seeing as how it was 12 years between the two Warhawk games, I really don't count it lol.

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Orion_Pax
Monday, January 09, 2012 @ 3:37:31 AM
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I'll be contributing as well. Been waiting forever for this! Black was one of my fave PS2 games, and overall, there's nothing quite like a TM.

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Beamboom
Monday, January 09, 2012 @ 3:54:55 AM
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I wasn't even aware this was an exclusive until now. :D
Twisted Metal has long been on my "one to watch" list cause of the 4 player coop in this game. As far as I understand it's implemented in the main campaign, so it will be incredibly exciting to see how it turns out to be.
If done well it will be an obvious purchase for me.

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Geobaldi
Monday, January 09, 2012 @ 4:44:10 AM
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One thing I'm worried about. After actually searching for and reading info about the game, all I can see is that there is only 4 characters to play with a 5th becoming available if you pre-order. Surely that can't be all the characters you can play is it? If so, then that right there may hinder sales somewhat from those of us used to having around a dozen or so characters to choose from as in all the previous games. Being multiplayer focused instead of single player may not help either.

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Geobaldi
Monday, January 09, 2012 @ 4:53:37 AM

NVM. The 4 characters only appears to just be campaign based. 16 characters for multiplayer.

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Beamboom
Monday, January 09, 2012 @ 7:09:34 AM

Aha so that confirms the main campaign will be playable in coop. Colour me interested!

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Geobaldi
Monday, January 09, 2012 @ 2:24:11 PM

My OP seems a bit confusing. I meant that only 4 of the characters have a campaign story this time around compared to all of them as has been in the past. As Jaffe says in the above link, there will be no online campaign co-op. With any luck split screen co-op will return but it seems developers have forgotten what that is.

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Beamboom
Monday, January 09, 2012 @ 3:10:48 PM

Oh noooo... That's a bummer. A real bummer. I could have sworn I saw a video once... Damn.

/me strikes TM off the list

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TheRaPtuRe
Monday, January 09, 2012 @ 4:52:44 AM
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Not a chance in hell David i'm afraid. Twisted Metal is nowhere near popular enough to sell 1-2 million copies.
It seems too much like a PSN quality game.

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Geobaldi
Monday, January 09, 2012 @ 4:59:42 AM

It could easily be done seeing as how I remember Twisted Metal Black sold around 1.12 million the last I looked.

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Underdog15
Monday, January 09, 2012 @ 9:56:00 AM

It'd only take 2% of PS3 owners to hit that goal.

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Mamills
Monday, January 09, 2012 @ 5:18:18 AM
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really worried about this game

but to be honest Jaffe is a very personable guy and loves addressing the fans.
combine that with the fond memories of the previous twisted metals and the other games he makes, well i'll purchase this twisted metal just to support him.

but to be honest with this twisted metal, my main problem is the graphics engine being used, seems really dated

but as long as it will have a proper voice chat system (Like uncharted 3) and as long as the gameplay is great and in tact

i will probably still enjoy it.

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Robochic
Monday, January 09, 2012 @ 9:26:53 AM
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I'll be contributing, i'm preordering this for the hubby this friday after i get paid :) Also thinking of preordering the Vita Bestbuy in Canada has a sick deal preorder it and get the UC Abyss game for free with it :) that sold me right there.

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Underdog15
Monday, January 09, 2012 @ 9:56:30 AM

My wife never buys me any games.

Your dude's a lucky fella!

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jimmyhandsome
Monday, January 09, 2012 @ 12:07:02 PM

Ha, she doesn't feed your habit, Underdog?

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Underdog15
Monday, January 09, 2012 @ 12:18:57 PM

Nah, she's all like... trying to make me a better person and shit.

lol

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souljah92
Monday, January 09, 2012 @ 11:07:21 AM
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Twisted metal made me envision vehicles as so much more than what i once saw. They've seen me through some hard times much like a best friend. I remember a time i was relaxing hammered as hell in my camaro i named roadkill and i mistook my doughnut for a hot blonde, none the less my car saw me through this ordeal with a smile.

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CrusaderForever
Monday, January 09, 2012 @ 11:35:56 AM
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Embarrassingly enough I have never played a Twisted Metal game. I am proud to say I will be buying this D1. Cannot wait to try this out and get TM Black free!

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jimmyhandsome
Monday, January 09, 2012 @ 12:08:03 PM
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This is the next game I plan on getting for the PS3! Loved them on PS1.

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Nickjcal
Monday, January 09, 2012 @ 3:51:21 PM
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They should really start focusing on showing the game off. I've barley seen any trailers or gameplay of it. Going to buy it either way since I haven't played Twisted Metal in so long, but if it's going to be focused on multiplayer I want to make sure the servers are gnna be full.

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Twistedfloyd
Tuesday, January 10, 2012 @ 3:57:27 PM
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I really hope it does, and apparently there are 100,000 preorders now which is good considering the series hasn't had a TRUE console release in over 10 years.

I think this is going to be one of the best multiplayer games around and the campaign should be extremely entertaining. Jaffe has never let me down. Have either really liked or loved all of his games.

I doubt it'll crack 2 million, but you never know, here's hoping for at least 1 million. I just don't think there's enough hype for it and us car combat freaks are a small (yet passionate) niche.

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SS4
Thursday, January 12, 2012 @ 5:27:11 PM
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hmm...valentines gift....not a bad idea :P

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