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InFamous becomes fastest selling new exclusive IP on PS3
Posted on June 11, 2009 by Nick
 

Sucker Punch's newest PS3 exclusive, inFamous, made it's retail debut two weeks ago on May 26.  On top of a surprisingly decent marketing campaign, which included a trailer prior to the summer blockbuster, Terminator Salvation, and several TV ads, the game sold 176,000 copies it's first week on the market.  InFamous has set the bar for new IPs that are exclusive to the PS3 in the US, making a stronger first week debut than any other new IP before it.  Following number come courtesy of VGChartz and NPD.

-InFamous(May, 2009) - 176,000 in it's first week

-Resistance(Nov.,2006) - 42K first week
-Motorstorm(March, 2007) - 107K first week
-Warhawk(August, 2007) - 70K first week(not including downloads)
-Lair(August, 2007) - 69K first week
-Heavenly Sword(Sept., 2007) - 75K first week, 130K first month
-Uncharted(Nov., 2007) - 32K first week, 117K first month sales(ed. note: WTF?)
-Haze(May, 2008) - 91K first week, 102K first month
-LittleBigPlanet(October, 2008) - 110K first week(this one's a bit of a technicality, as GameStop started selling the game 2 days before release)

Of course, established IPs have sold quite a bit more in their first week.  Metal Gear Solid 4 sold upwards of 400,000 units, while established first party IPs such as Killzone 2 and Resistance 2 both sold  close to 300,000 units in their debut.

And if you aren't one of the nearly 200,000 PS3 owners who have picked up the game, then get off your ass and do so!  The game has been received extremely well amongst critics(including a 9.3 from ourselves!).  Voice of Truth, signing out!

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SaintAvi says:
Congrats Sucker Punch, they worked pretty hard and Im glad to see it is paying dividends
Posted on Jun 11, 2009 21:18:36
says:
inFAMOUS is that child like fantasy game we all dream of becoming. This game is well put and shows the imagination level of SUCKER PUNCH!
Posted on Jun 12, 2009 01:30:54
Az1zam says:
Congratulations Sucker Punch! Well done.
Posted on Jun 12, 2009 03:47:21
X_Racer1 says:
Nice to see Sony actually having a marketing campaign for a game for once, and congratulations to Sucker Punch, you've developed one fantastic game and definitely shown that it's quality not quantity that matters.
Posted on Jun 12, 2009 07:55:53
OwnU4eva says:
I still haven't bought this game, shame on me. I will pick it up as soon as possible. I've been pushing this game on other people and telling them not to prototype instead.
Posted on Jun 15, 2009 05:12:02
blackbriar101 says:
Finished the game yesterday,a very very enjoyable experience,controls were dead on accurate,powers were sick aswel.There should be a sequel,story was good but disjointed based on whether or not the player decided to collect those satellite intel drops,but overall a quality piece of software.
Posted on Jun 16, 2009 18:55:19
blackbriar101 says:
Finished the game yesterday,a very very enjoyable experience,controls were dead on accurate,powers were sick aswel.There should be a sequel,story was good but disjointed based on whether or not the player decided to collect those satellite intel drops,but overall a quality piece of software.
Posted on Jun 16, 2009 18:55:19
OwnU4eva says:
I still haven't bought this game, shame on me. I will pick it up as soon as possible. I've been pushing this game on other people and telling them not to prototype instead.
Posted on Jun 15, 2009 05:12:02
X_Racer1 says:
Nice to see Sony actually having a marketing campaign for a game for once, and congratulations to Sucker Punch, you've developed one fantastic game and definitely shown that it's quality not quantity that matters.
Posted on Jun 12, 2009 07:55:53
Az1zam says:
Congratulations Sucker Punch! Well done.
Posted on Jun 12, 2009 03:47:21
says:
inFAMOUS is that child like fantasy game we all dream of becoming. This game is well put and shows the imagination level of SUCKER PUNCH!
Posted on Jun 12, 2009 01:30:54
SaintAvi says:
Congrats Sucker Punch, they worked pretty hard and Im glad to see it is paying dividends
Posted on Jun 11, 2009 21:18:36
SaintAvi says:
Congrats Sucker Punch, they worked pretty hard and Im glad to see it is paying dividends
Posted on Jun 11, 2009 21:18:36
says:
inFAMOUS is that child like fantasy game we all dream of becoming. This game is well put and shows the imagination level of SUCKER PUNCH!
Posted on Jun 12, 2009 01:30:54
Az1zam says:
Congratulations Sucker Punch! Well done.
Posted on Jun 12, 2009 03:47:21
X_Racer1 says:
Nice to see Sony actually having a marketing campaign for a game for once, and congratulations to Sucker Punch, you've developed one fantastic game and definitely shown that it's quality not quantity that matters.
Posted on Jun 12, 2009 07:55:53
OwnU4eva says:
I still haven't bought this game, shame on me. I will pick it up as soon as possible. I've been pushing this game on other people and telling them not to prototype instead.
Posted on Jun 15, 2009 05:12:02
blackbriar101 says:
Finished the game yesterday,a very very enjoyable experience,controls were dead on accurate,powers were sick aswel.There should be a sequel,story was good but disjointed based on whether or not the player decided to collect those satellite intel drops,but overall a quality piece of software.
Posted on Jun 16, 2009 18:55:19
InFamous INFAMOUS
Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment
Developer: Sucker Punch
Genre: Action
ESRB: Not Yet Rated
Release: 2009-05-26
Wished: 0
PCN Rating: 9.3

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