Perhaps this theory is logical: if a series starts out exclusive to one platform and eventually becomes a multiplatform franchise, the most popular version will be the one on that original platform. We've seen it time and time again this generation.
Now, take Tekken 6 , for example. The legendary fighting series that began its career on the original PlayStation is now a multiplatform series; the most recent installment, Tekken 6 , just hit store shelves at the end of October for both the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. However, according to PS3Center , the PS3 version is indeed outperforming the 360 version so far at retail. We don't have exact numbers just yet but we certainly wouldn't be surprised if such sources proved correct. As an added and interesting note, it seems the game isn't doing quite so well as one may have anticipated; it has sold somewhere between 175,000 and 300,000 total and although that's pretty damn good for only 5 days at retail (counting only October stats), it might be a little under expectations. Remember, Street Fighter IV sold a combined 700,000 in only 8 days, so…
But if Tekken 6 continues to rise on the sales charts, it's likely we'll see the PS3 version taking the top slot. It's just that long-time PlayStation fans identify the series with the PS brand.
Related Game(s): Tekken 6