Low Resistance 3 Sales Paint An Uncertain Future
When Resistance 3 launched, we warned everyone that the game didn't appear to be selling very well.
And after learning that Insomniac's new shooter only shifted around 275,000 copies, we're wondering if this marks the end of the stellar series. We've always thought the franchise never received the respect it deserved, although some critics have certainly gotten behind it this generation. The problem is that given the awesome arsenal, excellent pacing, and story-driven campaign, we're looking at a fantastic product that gamers aren't really buying. And hence, the designers haven't been justly rewarded.
When that happens, things usually have to change. Therefore, we're thinking Insomniac may continue on with Ratchet & Clank but may have to explore new IP options, both for the remainder of the PlayStation 3 lifespan and the upcoming new generation. Or they might focus on making an installment for the PlayStation Vita; Sony is pushing their new portable very hard, and the capabilities of that handheld device would be appealing to the Resistance makers. But right now, the future is very much uncertain and we find that depressing. Wouldn't it be great to see Resistance 4 as a debut PlayStation 4 title?
9/20/2011 9:31:11 PM Ben Dutka