I was just looking at the American preorder chart, and the numbers seemed strange. I am comparing the number of PS3 preorders to the number of 360 preorders, as a percentage:
Modern Warfare 2 – 38%
Dragon Age: Origins – 54%
Assassin’s Creed II – 69%
Battlefield: Bad Company 2 – 88%
Tony Hawk: Ride – 89%
Dante’s Inferno – 100.4%
Given the market share of the PS3 and the 360 in the Americas, I would think that a ratio like the one Assassin’s Creed II is getting sounds about right. But instead we get wildly differing ratios depending on the game. This shows that a PS3 gamer has a different profile than a 360 gamer.
One thing I want to know is: why are PS3 gamers so much more interested in BC2 than they are in MW2? Is it Activision’s obvious 360 bias? Infinity Ward’s? What is it about MW2 that is turning PS3 owners away? Personally, it’s the only game I plan to buy for the rest of the year, so I’m curious as to why other PS3 gamers are staying away from it.
Edit: Oh, and does anybody know if this game has four player splitscreen like CoD4 and CoD5 did ?
Written by: Blackstaffer
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