The long-awaited Ghostbusters video game is now out – at least on PS3. Let’s find out how that switch to timed exclusivity on Sony consoles worked out in sales terms.
As we reported in May, Sony signed up Ghostbusters from Atari as a timed exclusive for the PS3 and PS2 in PAL territories such as Australia. The game will eventually be released for other platforms later in the year.
So, what would Australians gamers do when faced with the prospect of buying what’s available now or waiting a few months for the full suite of platform options? Not to mention the temptation of importing the region-free and allegedly graphically superior Xbox 360 version.
Seems it did OK. Debuting at 7th is a solid performance for what is, ultimately, hardly a triple-A title. I’d be surprised if it hangs around next week, to be honest, and you really have to wonder what Sony and Atari gained from the whole deal.
All Format Full-Priced Games Top 10 for the w/e June 28:
1. Wii Fit (Wii)
2. The Sims 3 (PC)
3. Wii Play (Wii)
4. Infamous (PS3)
5. Pokemon Platinum (DS)
6. Mario Kart (Wii)
7. Ghostbusters (PS3)
8. EA Sports Active (Wii)
9. Prototype (360)
10. Prototype (PS3)