We'll be 100% honest with you, because we're men at PSXE and we can admit when we're wrong: we didn't think inFamous would be the smash success it has turned out to be. But everyone, myself included, has really responded.

According to some numbers by VGChartz and the NPD, as summarized at PS3Center , it turns out that Sucker Punch's excellent new IP has made a huge impact on the sales charts. In its first week of availability, the game managed to sell around 176,000 copies, which easily eclipses that of LittleBigPlanet (110,000) and MotorStorm (107,000). Bear in mind, though, that we're talking about IPs so games with a number in their titles don't count. Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots , for example, sold over 400,000 copies in its first week, and this year's Killzone 2 (and last year's Resistance 2) topped 300,000. But even so, inFamous has indeed made a tremendous impact and Sony should be satisfied with the early results. Although we can always scream about quality over quantity, sales numbers are the ultimate reward for a designer's hard work, and in this case, it's well deserved. There are a few titles on that list that we believe should've fared better, but have no fear, something like Uncharted: Drake's Fortune is recognized everywhere as a class-A game.

But really, I don't wanna write about it any more. I'm on the second island, I've achieved Hero status, and the Warren is 60% complete. More missions to do…more missions…must go…

Related Game(s): inFamous

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chicko1983
chicko1983
11 years ago

cant say that I will be buying it. I got the demo but it wasn't for me.

LegendaryWolfeh
LegendaryWolfeh
11 years ago

The demo really doesn't do it justice
I'd say rent it, then put judgement


Last edited by LegendaryWolfeh on 6/11/2009 10:17:10 PM

laxpro2001
laxpro2001
11 years ago

I didn't try the demo but the game is definitely addicting as Ben says.

The game is a little repetative with side missions but what game isn't? I bought this game based mostly on the hype, which I don't normally do the only one I can think of being GTA IV but unlike the former… this one turned out to be a good buy well worth the money.

If you are unsure definitely rent it… or buy it used at gamestop and return it within 7 days to get credit back to buy another game.

fatelementality
fatelementality
11 years ago

Thank you. You're the only person in this world that agrees with me.

King James
King James
11 years ago

U should play the full version…

Troy Powers
Troy Powers
11 years ago

Yeah, I wasn't thrilled with the demo either, but I bought it anyway to get into the U2 beta. I'm glad I did. This game really is addicting.

Jonesy555
Jonesy555
11 years ago

Something about zipping across power lines, hovering through the sky when you're off the power line, doing a thunder drop and then blasting everyone away with grenades just never gets old. I skipped the demo, and besides some of the robotic talking animations, I LOVE the game. If not buying, at least rent.

tes37
tes37
11 years ago

I'm glad to hear it's doing well, they deserve to rake in some cash for this game. I'm on the last mission before I turn into a bad guy for a second run through.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

How's it doing against Prototype? (Not that a multiplat is really a fair comparison)

fatelementality
fatelementality
11 years ago

Yeah……..and where's the prototype review? I'm sure it's coming, right?

King James
King James
11 years ago

don't know but I know Prototype is reviewed as a good game that could've been great. The graphics are sub-par. The city design blah. And the "pop-in" is so bad it effects the gameplay.

Sad, really. I really wanted this game to prove my doubts wrong.

IonHawk
IonHawk
11 years ago

I bought infamous, rented prototype and I thought prototype is in some ways half the game infamous is-because prototype only lets you be the evil bastard (more of an anti-hero), while infamous gives you a choice. That is a gross generalization, and maybe partly colored by the fact that I played infamous first, but I thought infamous was more fun. Now, I don't hate prototype, because it is addictive (I played non-stop for 4 hours yesterday-till 5am) – it's definitely worth a look, but the sub-par graphics, learning curve, confusing and weird controller mapping for some combos and the fact that you're actively encouraged to kill innocent bystander to get health and escape the military (I prefer the hero's path in a game :D) make me give it a lower grade than infamous.


Last edited by IonHawk on 6/14/2009 12:14:47 PM

GuernicaReborn
GuernicaReborn
11 years ago

I just got this game, Prototype and Red Faction: Guerilla at target buy 2 get 1 deal. And I bought Wolfenstien 3D off the PSN. I'm gonna have my hands full.

Jed
Jed
11 years ago

Dammit, I wish Id have known that was going on. I want red faction but don't have the cash right now.

Lord carlos
Lord carlos
11 years ago

hey ben,wanna rerate(is that a word?) infamous & give it one more review point to bring it up from 8.9 to 9.0?
I think it deserves to be up there with the elite boys like kz2,gta4 & mgs4!

My bro lent me infamous last weekend,i cleared the scum from the first island and a bit of the 2nd before i had to give it back 🙁
I love that game and i'm having withdrawal symptoms,need…..more……infam….ous urgh!!


Last edited by Lord carlos on 6/11/2009 10:41:40 PM

GuernicaReborn
GuernicaReborn
11 years ago

Ouch, that sucks. It's like getting a puppy only to have it taken away three days later.

King James
King James
11 years ago

a puppy that shoots lightning!

LegendaryWolfeh
LegendaryWolfeh
11 years ago

like a puppy you adopt, bring home, craps all in your house and on your belongings, then escapes and runs away =D wait..no…that doesn't work here xD

The Cheat
The Cheat
11 years ago

inFAMOUS really has been one of the games i have enjoyed the most on the PS3. I actually bought a used copy from EBgames. worth the 63$ or 70$ for retail.

And the DEMO although it really didnt tell you how to play all that well i even found it to be a lot of fun and found myself beating it more than once.

Hexen
Hexen
11 years ago

I am really happy for the great developers at Sucker Punch.They created a fun and addicting game and deserve all of the cred in the world.They deserve some vacation and time so they can feel rested and ready for some Sly cooper 4(hopefully).

NightHawk17
NightHawk17
11 years ago

Wait till the ending, it's pure win. After beating it on good, i rushed back in for my helping of evil with a side of hard and it was definitely a challenge. Well worth the price:)

coldbore
coldbore
11 years ago

Hah, love what a little marketing can do eh, I have seen commercials non-stop for this and now hopefully Sony will start doing some bigger marketing schemes 😛

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

I know, I thought I was in the twilight zone seeing all these commercials for a PS3 game.

Evil Incarnate
Evil Incarnate
11 years ago

inFamous is such a solid IP. I really am impressed with the interaction between the people just walking around and the main charter. I usually don't care for most sandbox games , but Sucker Punch has something special on their hands. I totally get sucked in for long gaming session every time I start to play this. Congrats to Sucker Punch, because it was well earned!


Last edited by Evil Incarnate on 6/11/2009 11:27:09 PM

Scarecrow
Scarecrow
11 years ago

*victory rpg dance*

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
11 years ago

I own it, t I fully support games of this type. I just hope next time Sony doesn't rush this game because there are a few glitches in the game and the graphics could have been a little more refined.

King James
King James
11 years ago

…wah?

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

Use your whoosh noises King James!

King James
King James
11 years ago

WHOOOSHH!!!!

Hexen
Hexen
11 years ago

I could honestly tell you that I haven't played a open world game to date that didn't have glitches.So far the game that I have played this gen with the most glitches was GTAIV but it's understandable for these type of games.So I don't really know the purpose of your whining.

tes37
tes37
11 years ago

I found a couple, but thought they were hilarious and wouldn't change the experience I had with them.

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
11 years ago

You know what I'm talking about King.

King James
King James
11 years ago

I know that Sucker Punch did take the time to refine and touch-up the game 4-5 months ago. I know Arnold (or maybe Ben) pointed that the controls and the visuals needed it when they did the preview. Which did get addressed. I know that sandbox games have small bug/glitches and not the best graphics.

I guess that theres a glitch or sum'en that annoys you to the point that you had to knock the game. What was it? Either that or you're a natural skeptic/pessimist and nic-pick at everything.

You're not talking about the climbing mechanic? And how it seems like Cole sticks to ANYTHING at times, are u?


Last edited by King James on 6/12/2009 1:19:57 AM

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
11 years ago

No no, I'm not that type of person! Believe me when FF comes out I will praise it as if it's my son playing some sport (I don't have a son).

In terms of Infamous several times I got stuck on the corner of buildings and once I fell through the ground. On top of that was the pop in. I know these aren't big issues but when I find out from several sources that Sony rushed the game by a couple months I tend to believe a few of these complaints could have been addressed. They didn't take away from my overall enjoyment of the game but still it is a minor gripe.


Last edited by LimitedVertigo on 6/12/2009 1:27:01 AM

Jawknee
Jawknee
11 years ago

i havent agreed with Vertigo much but i have noticed the bugs as well. Sometimes youll get stuck inside a building then the game will toss you out. Its weird. But their minor and far and in between. it didnt hurt my experiece with the game at all.

SneakyBeaver
SneakyBeaver
11 years ago

Yes, I've also noticed bugs, particularly some clipping issues between characters and environments. Citizens dropping to their knees in despair, but their head goes straight through a railing/wall. I've also had buildings clip when I'm climbing and try to look at the reaper blasting me from behind.

…that didn't come out right.

King James
King James
11 years ago

@vertigo

Haven't gotten stuck in a building or underground yet. Although I do remember GTA4 having similar glitches. Maybe they'll fix it with a patch, hopefully.

IonHawk
IonHawk
11 years ago

I've had the game hang on me about 7 times till now (I'm in the last island now) – had to reboot my ps3 to fix it. I've also seen all the weird graphical glitches mentioned here. It was annoying but overall still didn't detract from the fun I was having.

phantomMenace
phantomMenace
11 years ago

Glad to see that the game is doing pretty good already. I just can't stop playing it myself. I'm a little stuck though cause I'm only 2 quests from beating it on my good guy play through and I have 4 shards to go. I really have enjoyed it and I'm definately going to play through at least one more time. I just don't want to have to find them all again.

G-WiZ199
G-WiZ199
11 years ago

Just beat the game with full Hero karma (amazing ending; the sequel cannot come sooner). Cant wait to replay with Infamous intentions.

PS: Did anyone see the new EA sports commercial during The NBA Finals? I was amazed they used the PS3 to help promote their new titles. Thats what real marketing is.

GuernicaReborn
GuernicaReborn
11 years ago

I was too busy yelling at Gasol. I really don't like him.

King James
King James
11 years ago

I noticed that too. And thats the same one they showed at EA's E3 conference. I didn't know that they would actually air it on the NBA Finals though. THAT IS MARKETING!

I was kinda getting annoyed by all those random Xbox controllers in commercials, TV shows, movies, etc.

I would always ask, "Where's the PS3 controller?"

dso8515
dso8515
11 years ago

I was considering buying this game earlier this week, but I ended up getting Assassin's Creed instead. I think the $29.99 Greatest Hits price was what swayed me, but I'll probably end up buying inFamous here before too long anyways.

King James
King James
11 years ago

U just wasted $30 there, buddy. Thank Ubisoft for fooling you.

Like me no when the game starts to get repetitive and boring.


Last edited by King James on 6/12/2009 12:26:02 AM

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
11 years ago

AC is one of the most overrated games this generation IMO. I played it for 3 hours and never played it again. Thank god it was my friends copy.

Jawknee
Jawknee
11 years ago

I have to agree. AC is quite lame. I couldnt quite get why they chose a lame "hip-hop" character design for what ever his name was when he wasnt traveling in time. lol AC sucks.

Alienange
Alienange
11 years ago

AC is one of the best games of 2007. Don't listen to the haters. Great reviews and great sales = great game. Take inFamous for example.

Jawknee
Jawknee
11 years ago

actually it got mixed reviews and the pop in is horrible.

SneakyBeaver
SneakyBeaver
11 years ago

AC was overrated, true. But only because it was hyped as the "first true next-gen experience."

Still a great game, just overhyped.

Kai200X
Kai200X
11 years ago

I'm just glad that I bought one of the 176,000 copies sold in 1st week.