It isn't slightly surprising that third party giant EA ruled the charts with a handful of Harry Potter titles, Football sims, first person shooters, sport games and of course Return of the King. But Ubi Soft was hoping their critical acclaimed success during the ECTS and E3 would pay off this Christmas.
Naturally sales of the Metal Gear Solid beater Splinter Cell did charmingly well as did the rather nice Rayman 3. So the Christmas line up of XIII, Beyond good and Evil and Prince of Persia should happily keep the fantastic publisher afloat.
Despite impressing the critics Ubi Softs promising Platformer Beyond Good and Evil and epic Prince of Persia dissapeared from the sales charts almost immediatly. These games are excellent titles that show third parties are willing to try something new, these poor sales could have a horrible effect on the company as a whole.
The games were given a christmas exclusive for the PS2 in Europe and the poor sales showed how Sony's master machine didn't need them at all. With the Eye Toy being one of the most requested toys. Us Nintendo fans will get the games on 26th of February and released at a special discounted price. Prince of Persia will be avalible for 44.99 Euros (£30) and Beyond Good and Evil is released at 29.99 Euros (£20)...
For such a budget price I hope you all pick up a copy, these games will be amazing and Ubi Soft deserve some appreciation.
If only we could get a similar deal to the one in America (Buy Prince of Persia and get Splinter Cell free)... but now I'm just being cheeky.
> One play of the XIII demo put me off it, it's basically a 'memorise
> the enemies positions' game.
I've noticed that actually the enemies tend not to be in the same place each time, i walk round a corner thinking an enemy wasnt there last time, but there they are with a gun in my face.
> Ubi Soft have had some fantastic games lately, especially R63, POP
> and XIII (and the not so recent Splinter Cell, which I only just
> Hope XIII did sell well though, like Dringo says. I need a sequel to
After viewing the ending I think that goes without saying.
Tempted to buy it I was.