Pacific Rift Tops One Million Sold
The sales charts aren't overly predictable this holiday season, as great titles like Resistance 2 struggle in the UK and EA supposedly falls short on their sales estimates for Rock Band 2. But Sony has a clear-cut winner with MotorStorm: Pacific Rift, and the charts reflect the consumer's appreciation.
According to GamesIndustry.biz, the top-notch off-road racer has topped the one million sold mark worldwide, so said Worldwide Studios head man Michael Denny. Launched at the start of November, the title had to deal with many of the year's best, but still managed to sell exceedingly well in most all major territories. Perhaps it helped that there weren't too many racing games to compete with Pacific Rift, but then again, the review scores were strong enough by themselves to influence sales. Denny said they were "pleased with the high Metacritic rating of 82%" and now Sony is reaping the rewards of producing a solid, entertaining racer that should be on the holiday list of many PS3 owners. If you haven't tried it already, this sequel is just about everything it should be, and Evolution Studios is already in the process of preparing plenty of downloadable content. When it comes to racers, developers know there's a whole lot they can add in the future via DLC, so we'll keep you posted on that.
Besides, with so many relatively short titles out there, something like MotorStorm will certainly give you plenty of bang for your buck, which is something else consumers may have considered. If you only have $60 to spend and you want maximum entertainment hours, you can rarely go wrong with sports and racing games.
Related Game(s): MotorStorm: Pacific Rift
12/9/2008 John Shepard