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Coffee Shop! Game deals for the PC, PS3, 3DS, & Wii U!

May 17, 2013

Coffee Beans
Amazon.com is running some pretty incredible deals on a good number of PC games right now, and along with highlighting some of those, there are a few PS3, 3DS, and Wii U deals you might be interested in.

When I say incredible deals, I don’t just mean 10% off titles. No, I mean some PC titles 75-88% off their “List Price” on the site. You also don’t need any special coupon(s), special code(s), or special pass phrase(s) to get the deals.

Brew yourself some coffee, and hit the jump to see what games you can find!

The Brew
First up, some of the PC games –
1) You can get Bioshock & Bioshock 2 for under $5! That’s right, BOTH Bioshock games are on sale for just $4.99 in the Bioshock Dual Pack, HERE, which is an 88% savings from the “List Price”!
2) Dark Souls: Prepare to Die Edition is on sale for just $7.49; that’s a 75% savings from its “List Price” on Amazon.com! Get it, HERE!

3) Dead Space & Dead Space 2 for under $10? I know one guy that I think would recommend them. Right now, you can get the Dead Space Dual Pack for only $7.99, which is an 80% savings, HERE!
4) Deus Ex: Human Revolution – Standard Edition is on sale for just $4.99, a 75% savings, HERE!
5) Dragon Age Origins: Ultimate Edition & Dragon Age 2 can be grabbed for under $10 right now, bundled together. The Dragon Age Pack includes both games discounted 80% from the “List Price”, HERE, and can be purchased for only $9.99!
6) Mark of the Ninja is a 2D side-scrolling game, with a heavy emphasis on stealth. The game has a customer review score average right now of 95.71% on Amazon.com, based on 28 reviews. You can grab the game right now for only $3.75, which is 75% off, HERE!
7) Metro 2033 can be picked up for only $4.99, HERE!
8) Last, but not least in the PC titles, The Walking Dead from Telltale Games, for the best price I have seen it yet! For only $9.99, a 60% savings, you can get the entire season of The Walking Dead. It includes Episode 1 – A New Day, Episode 2 – Starved for Help, Episode 3 – Long Road Ahead, Episode 4 – Around Every Corner, and Episode 5 – No Time Left. Again, this is the ENTIRE first season of the game series from Telltale Games, and for under $10. Don’t walk away from this one, if you have been interested in it, get it HERE.

PlayStation 3 deals –
1) Crysis 3 is on sale for $24.99, a 58% savings, and the game released just back in February! Get it HERE!
God of War: Ascension is on sale for only $39.99, which is $20 off its list price, HERE.
Just Dance 4 is on sale for $19.99, which is a 50% savings, HERE.

3DS deals –
1) Mario Kart 7 is on sale for $29.99, HERE.
2) Paper Mario: Sticker Star is on sale for $24.99, a 38% savings, HERE.
3) Resident Evil: Revelations is on sale for just $17.76, HERE.
4) Super Mario 3D Land is on sale for $29.99, a 25% savings, HERE.

1) Assassin’s Creed III is on sale for just $29.99, a 25% discount, HERE.
2) Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two is on sale for $24.99, a 50% discount, HERE.
3) Scribblenauts Unlimited is on sale for $42.78, HERE.

If you own a Wii U, also make sure to check out the eShop as you can currently grab two games that are on sale. You can get Super Metroid for only 30 cents right now, through June 11th. If you wonder how many hours you might expect from Super Metroid, you can read/see the latest official U.S. Nintendo Channel data report for the game, HERE.

You can also now get RUNNER2 on sale for $11.25, until May 30th. I already purchased Super Metroid, and might be taking advantage of the RUNNER2 sale soon!

If you haven’t seen any footage of RUNNER2, I’m including its Wii U trailer below:

Question
Would you recommend any of these games at their discounted prices, or know of any other game deals happening now that you would recommend?

If so, please leave feedback below!

>PS3 versus Xbox 360: L.A. Noire’s May Sales Ranks Breakdown

June 14, 2011

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Coffee Beans:
     L.A. Noire was released on May 17, 2011 for the PS3 and Xbox 360.  The game released with a “Standard” edition with a MSRP of $59.99.
     L.A. Noire was developed by Team Bondi and published by Rockstar Games.  The game received a “Mature” rating from the ESRB with, “Blood and Gore, Nudity, Sexual Themes, Strong Language, Use of Drugs, Violence” listed as content for gamers/parents to be aware of.

     The May 2011 NPD data was just released for video game hardware/software sales, and L.A. Noire was in the #1 software spot for the month, but the NPD data did not show the sales breakdown between the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of the game.

     The chart below is not designed to be a replacement of NPD data, but to be a supplement with the NPD data for developers and investors alike, that may be interested in sales data.

     Were more crimes apparently solved on the PS3 or the Xbox 360 in the first 14 days after L.A. Noire released, based on the game’s sales ranks in May?  Let’s take a look!

Chart Info:
     The chart below shows the sales ranks for L.A. Noire on the PS3 and Xbox 360, with sales ranks recorded from May 17 through May 31, 2011.  The sales ranks were recorded from the overall “Video Game” sales ranks each day, and the higher the lines on the chart the better the sales rank for each date/time recorded.  All times shown were recorded as Pacific Standard Times.
     Along with the sales ranks, I also recorded the sale price of each version as Amazon.com had them listed at the time.

Click chart to view full size.

Highs & Lows:
     The highest recorded sale rank for L.A. Noire on the PS3 was #1, for 6 days in May.  The game was selling for $59.99 all of those days, and included either a $15 or $20 Amazon.com Video Game Credit for 5 out of those 6 days.
     The lowest recorded sale rank for L.A. Noire on the PS3 was #5 on May 31 around 4:10PM, and it was selling for $59.00 at the time.

     The highest recorded sale rank for L.A. Noire on the Xbox 360 was #1 on May 25 around 8:35PM.  The game was selling for $59.00 at the time.
     The lowest recorded sale rank for L.A. Noire on the Xbox 360 was #5 on May 30 around 8:10PM, and the game was selling for $53.99 at the time.

Overall Sales Rank Average:
     L.A. Noire on the PS3 had an overall sale rank average of #2 for the 14 days it was available in May.
     L.A. Noire on the Xbox 360 had an overall sale rank average of #3 for the 14 days it was available.

     The overall sales rank average was rounded to the nearest whole number.

Critical Reception:
     “Professional” reviews for L.A. Noire started being published on May 17, the day the game released.

     L.A. Noire’s current “professional” review score average on the PS3 is 89.59%, based on 50 reviews on GameRankings.com.
     The PS3’s version has a 4 out of 5 Stars rating on Amazon.com, based on 134 customer reviews.

     L.A. Noire’s customer review score average on the PS3 is 78.50%, when the reviews are converted to a 100% review scale.

     L.A. Noire’s current “professional” review score average on the Xbox 360 is 87.85%, based on 56 reviews on GameRanking.scom.
     The Xbox 360’s version has a 4 out of 5 Stars rating on Amazon.com, based on 143 customer reviews.
     L.A. Noire’s customer review score average on the Xbox 360 is 80%, when the customer reviews are converted to a 100% review scale.

     Review score averages were recorded around 11:30PM on June 13, 2011.

Filtered Thoughts:
     The overall sales average for both versions was very close.  The PS3 version was just over an average of #2, while the Xbox 360 version was closer to having a sales rank average of #3, overall from May 17 to May 31.
     Based on the overall sales ranks averages for the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions of L.A. Noire, we can assume that the PS3 version sold more copies than the Xbox 360 version on Amazon.com; but being that Amazon.com does not provide exact sales numbers, it would probably be a close call.
     Hopefully the NPD data will start providing better sales breakdowns for console games like L.A. Noire, so developers and investors can see how these games are performing on a console basis, and not just on an overall monthly basis.

     While I haven’t played L.A. Noire, I have seen the technology used for recording the actors/actresses in the game, and I was really impressed by it.
     Hearing, and seeing, so many good things about the facial recording/scanning technology used in L.A. Noire, makes me hope Rockstar will lease/sell the technology to other companies that might be interested in using it.

Questions:
     If you purchased L.A. Noire, what do you think about the game?  Is it worth the time to investigate and solve the crimes in the game?
     Also, do you hope L.A. Noire is a game that Rockstar will continue to support in the future, possibly with sequels?

If you are interested in L.A. Noire, you can see prices for both console versions on Amazon.com linked below:
http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=coffeew-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=B002I0J5UQ&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifr  http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=coffeew-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=B002I0HBZW&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifr

September 2010 – Nintendo Wii Consoles Sales Ranks

October 11, 2010

The Coffee Beans:
     Nintendo had the Black Wii console bundle and the White Wii console bundle for sale during September.  Both bundles include the Wii system, with Wii Sports, Wii Sports Resort, Wii Remote, Nunchuk, and a Wii MotionPlus unit as well.  The Wii console bundles sell for $199.99.
     We already looked at the September 2010 PS3 consoles sales ranks, and the September 2010 Xbox 360 consoles sales ranks.  As I stated in both those posts, the chart below is not designed to replace, or predict, NPD sales numbers for September; but it is designed to be a visual aid and hopefully a good supplement with the NPD data, giving us an idea of what the sales breakdown may be within each console’s skus.
     So, according the sales ranks, were more consumers purchasing the Black Wii bundle, over the White Wii bundle, like last month?  Let’s take a look…

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The Coffee Brew:
     The chart above shows the Amazon.com sales ranks for the Black and White Wii console bundles, during the month of September.  The sales ranks were recorded on 16 different days for the Black Wii bundle and 15 days for the White Wii bundle, between September 3 and September 29, 2010.
     The breaks in the lines are for days where I didn’t have a sales rank recorded.  The first instance was on September 9 around 11:40PM, where I had the sales rank for the Black Wii bundle, but couldn’t find one for the White Wii bundle.
     The second break was on September 22, what was supposed to be around 11:15PM.  I had the data for the PS3 and Xbox 360, but somehow didn’t have sales ranks recorded for the Wii bundles.  Even with those breaks, it seems the sales ranks were pretty steady for each Wii bundle during the month of September.

Highs & Lows:
     The highest recorded sale rank in September for the Black Wii console bundle was #11, on September 3 around 11:45PM.
     The lowest recorded sale rank for the Black Wii console bundle was #26, on September 12 around 11:10PM.

     The highest recorded sale rank for the White Wii console bundle was #72, on September 29 around 4:55PM.
     The lowest recorded sale rank for the White Wii bundle was #134, on September 19 around 9:30PM.

Thoughts:
     I think it’s safe to assume the Black Wii bundle is still the favored bundle for consumers purchasing new Wiis, based on this data.  While the Wii has been seeing a decline in monthly NPD numbers for a few months now, I think it will be interesting this holiday season, to see if the Wii has a major rebound like it did last year.
     When I looked at the individual sales ranks from August, compared to September’s, the White Wii bundle saw the most significant fluctuation in its sales ranks, mostly being down compared to August.
     If this data is reflective of larger retail stores’ sales, when looking at the NPD sales numbers for September, I think it will be safe to assume a near 2-to-1 ratio of Black Wii bundles sold, versus White Wii bundles.
     Kind of interesting to note, at the time of writing this, Amazon.com has the Black and White Wii bundles on sale for $174.99.  
Link – Wii with Wii Sports Resort – Black
Link – Wii with Wii Sports Resort – White
The Black Wii bundle has a sale rank of #3 now, and the White Wii bundle has a sale rank of #17 now.  I wonder if this is a simple “sale” on Amazon.com, or if they are temporarily dropping the price to clear inventory for new Wii bundles, perhaps with the Wii Remote Plus in them?

Questions:
     Do y’all think the Wii will pick momentum back up during the holidays, and have significant leads each month over the PS3 and Xbox 360?  Or, do you think the Xbox 360 and PS3 may start passing the Wii’s monthly sales on a more regular basis now?
     I think it will be interesting to see if/when North America gets the Red Wii bundle, and how that will do.

If you are interested in either the Black Wii bundle or White Wii Bundle, you can see prices for them on Amazon.com linked below:
http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=coffeew-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=B003EH0BQ4&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifr http://rcm.amazon.com/e/cm?t=coffeew-20&o=1&p=8&l=bpl&asins=B003EGULF6&fc1=000000&IS2=1&lt1=_blank&m=amazon&lc1=0000FF&bc1=000000&bg1=FFFFFF&f=ifr 

PS3 vs. Xbox 360: Red Dead Redemption’s June Sales Ranks Per System: Chart Included

July 12, 2010

Quick Brew Info:
Red Dead Redemption was released on May 18, 2010, for both the PS3 and the Xbox 360.  Red Dead Redemption was developed by Rockstar San Diego, and the game released with a MSRP of $59.99.

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Chart Info:
The chart above shows the sales ranks for Red Dead Redemption on the PS3 and the Xbox 360, with data captured between June 1, 2010 through June 30, 2010.
13 days had data recorded from them at different times, with a total eighteen sales ranks input on the chart.

Highs & Lows:
The highest recorded sale rank for Red Dead Redemption on the PS3 was #3, on June 1, around 1:05PM.
The lowest recorded sale rank for Red Dead Redemption on the PS3 in June was #18, on June 30, around 12:10AM.

The highest recorded sale rank for Red Dead Redemption on the Xbox 360 was #2, on June 1, around 1:05PM.
The lowest recorded sale rank for Red Dead Redemption on the Xbox 360 in June was #15, on June 30, around 6:50PM and 11:40PM.

Critical Reception:
As I stated in the April/May sales ranks post, the first review scores for Red Dead Redemption started being published around May 17, the day before the game released.
The following review score averages are from GameRankings.com‘s data.
Red Dead Redemption on the PS3 now has a review score average of 94.76%, based on 50 reviews.
Red Dead Redemption on the Xbox 360 now has a review score average of 94.49%, based on 68 reviews.

(Agree? Or, disagree?)

Thoughts:
I think it is safe to assume that both Red Dead Redemption versions will be in the NPD “Top 20” again for June, based off the Amazon.com data.

The NPD sales numbers for June should be reported this Thursday, and I think it will be interesting comparing the Amazon.com sales ranks, with how Red Dead Redemption performs in the NPD numbers.

The last time I posted they April/May sales ranks, the comments on both versions of the game were interesting.
I think the last comment, from an “Anonymous” user was pretty interesting, because the comment included a link to NeoGAF, with comparison shots from both versions of Red Dead Redemption.

If you have not seen the comparison shots, you can take a loot at them HEREhttp://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=21355476&postcount=704

I still don’t understand why it seems developers have issues developing/porting games to the PS3 with the same frame-rate and graphical fidelity of the Xbox 360 versions.

If you still haven’t seen anything of Red Dead Redemption, here’s a video of two trailers from the game that I combined into one:

Questions:
Do you think Amazon.com’s sales ranks will line-up with the NPD numbers when they are announced Thursday?
I think that both versions of Red Dead Redemption will probably be back in the “Top 10” again, what do you think?

If you already purchased Red Dead Redemption are you still playing the game, or have you moved onto something else already?


If you haven’t purchased Red Dead Redemption yet, you can see prices for both versions on Amazon.com below:
  

PS3 vs. Xbox 360: Red Dead Redemption’s June Sales Ranks Per System: Chart Included

July 12, 2010

Quick Brew Info:
Red Dead Redemption was released on May 18, 2010, for both the PS3 and the Xbox 360.  Red Dead Redemption was developed by Rockstar San Diego, and the game released with a MSRP of $59.99.

(click chart to enlarge)

Chart Info:
The chart above shows the sales ranks for Red Dead Redemption on the PS3 and the Xbox 360, with data captured between June 1, 2010 through June 30, 2010.
13 days had data recorded from them at different times, with a total eighteen sales ranks input on the chart.

Highs & Lows:
The highest recorded sale rank for Red Dead Redemption on the PS3 was #3, on June 1, around 1:05PM.
The lowest recorded sale rank for Red Dead Redemption on the PS3 in June was #18, on June 30, around 12:10AM.

The highest recorded sale rank for Red Dead Redemption on the Xbox 360 was #2, on June 1, around 1:05PM.
The lowest recorded sale rank for Red Dead Redemption on the Xbox 360 in June was #15, on June 30, around 6:50PM and 11:40PM.

Critical Reception:
As I stated in the April/May sales ranks post, the first review scores for Red Dead Redemption started being published around May 17, the day before the game released.
The following review score averages are from GameRankings.com‘s data.
Red Dead Redemption on the PS3 now has a review score average of 94.76%, based on 50 reviews.
Red Dead Redemption on the Xbox 360 now has a review score average of 94.49%, based on 68 reviews.

(Agree? Or, disagree?)

Thoughts:
I think it is safe to assume that both Red Dead Redemption versions will be in the NPD “Top 20” again for June, based off the Amazon.com data.

The NPD sales numbers for June should be reported this Thursday, and I think it will be interesting comparing the Amazon.com sales ranks, with how Red Dead Redemption performs in the NPD numbers.

The last time I posted they April/May sales ranks, the comments on both versions of the game were interesting.
I think the last comment, from an “Anonymous” user was pretty interesting, because the comment included a link to NeoGAF, with comparison shots from both versions of Red Dead Redemption.

If you have not seen the comparison shots, you can take a loot at them HEREhttp://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=21355476&postcount=704

I still don’t understand why it seems developers have issues developing/porting games to the PS3 with the same frame-rate and graphical fidelity of the Xbox 360 versions.

If you still haven’t seen anything of Red Dead Redemption, here’s a video of two trailers from the game that I combined into one:

Questions:
Do you think Amazon.com’s sales ranks will line-up with the NPD numbers when they are announced Thursday?
I think that both versions of Red Dead Redemption will probably be back in the “Top 10” again, what do you think?

If you already purchased Red Dead Redemption are you still playing the game, or have you moved onto something else already?


If you haven’t purchased Red Dead Redemption yet, you can see prices for both versions on Amazon.com below:
  

PS3 vs. Xbox 360: Red Dead Redemption’s May Sales Ranks Per System: Chart Included

July 3, 2010

Quick Brew Info:
Red Dead Redemption was released on May 18, 2010, for both the PS3 and Xbox 360.  The game released with a MSRP of $59.99.  Red Dead Redemption is a sequel to the PS2 and Xbox game, Red Dead Revolver, which released on May 3, 2004.

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Chart Info:
The chart above shows the sales ranks for Red Dead Redemption on the PS3 and Xbox 360, with data captured between April 24, 2010 through May 31, 2010.
I also included a few April sale ranks to show how both versions were charting then.

Highs & Lows:
The highest recorded sale rank for Red Dead Redemption on the PS3 was #2, first recorded on May 1, around 5:45PM.  It was recorded at the #2 position twenty times in May.
The lowest recorded sale rank for Red Dead Redemption in May was #5, on May 4 and May 7.

The highest recorded sale rank for Red Dead Redemption on the Xbox 360 was #1, first recorded on May 1, around 5:45PM.  It was recorded at the #1 position in Amazon.com’s video game section sixteen times in May. 
The lowest recorded sale rank for Red Dead Redemption in May was #3,  first on May 23; then each time from May 27 through May 31.

Critical Reception:
The first review scores for both versions of the game started being published around May 17, the day before its release.
Red Dead Redemption on the PS3 currently has a review score average of 95.00%, based on 47 reviews.
Red Dead Redemption on the Xbox 360 currently has a review score average of 94.55%, based on 64 reviews.

(Agree? Or, disagree?)
Thoughts:
As I mentioned in the “Quick Brew Info”, Red Dead Redemption is the sequel to Red Dead Revolver.
While I have not played Red Dead Redemption, I did play Red Dead Revolver on the original Xbox.
I had a lot of fun with the original, and I liked the Western setting for the game.
The NPD sales number for May were just released yesterday.
Red Dead Redemption on the Xbox 360 ranked first, selling 945.9K units.
Red Dead Redemption on the PS3 was ranked second, and it sold 567.1K units.
I think it was interesting that Super Mario Galaxy 2 was released on May 23, marked with the lightning bolt on the chart, and after Super Mario Galaxy 2 released; neither version of Red Dead Redemption was recorded at the #1 spot on Amazon.com again during May.
The PS3 version of Red Dead Redemption included “exclusive” content, not found in the Xbox 360 version.
I thought the PS3 version’s exclusive content would help it with sales against the 360 version, but that doesn’t seem to have mattered a whole lot with May’s totals now reported.
If you haven’t seen anything of Red Dead Redemption, here’s a video of two trailers from the game that I combined into one:
Questions:
If you purchased Red Dead Redemption, which version did you purchase?  If you purchased the PS3 version, was it for the exclusive content?

Is it a game you would recommend to other PS3 or Xbox 360 owners?

If you are interested in either the PS3 or Xbox 360 version of Red Dead Redemption, you can see prices for both on Amazon.com listed below:
  

PS3 vs. Xbox 360: Backbreaker’s Sale Ranks

June 30, 2010

Quick Brew Info:

Backbreaker was released on June 1, 2010, for both the PS3 and Xbox 360.  The game released with a MSRP of $49.99 and features 60 football teams, a season and “Road to Backbreaker” mode; as well as an online exhibition mode.
One big selling point for Backbreaker, is its use of the Euphoria game engine, which was also used in games like Star Wars: The Force Unleashed and Red Dead Redemption.
Chart Info:
The chart above shows the sales ranks for Backbreaker on the PS3 and Xbox 360, with data captured between  May 31, 2010 and June 30, 2010.
Highs & Lows:
The highest recorded sale rank for Backbreaker on the PS3 was #332, on June 2, around 10:40AM.
The lowest recorded sale rank for Backbreaker on the PS3 was #5,915, on June 29, around 12:05PM.
The highest recorded sale rank for Backbreaker on the Xbox 360 was #216, on June 1, around 8:05PM.
The lowest recorded sale rank for Backbreaker on the Xbox 360 was #4,829, on June 28, around 12:40AM.
Critical Reception:
Backbreaker on the PS3 currently has a review score average of 59.88%, based on 17 reviews.
Backbreaker on the Xbox 360 currently has a review score average of 56.67%, based on 20 reviews.
The chart shows, with the lightning bolt, that on June 2 IGN.com posted their review for Backbreaker.
I believe their review was posted around 8:30PM(EST) on June 2, and they gave the game a 5 out of 10.
Many other sites started posting reviews for the game on/around June 1, but I just found it interesting that after June 2, the same day IGN.com posted their review, the sale ranks for bother versions of Backbreaker steadily decreased.
Thoughts:
I have not purchased a football game since ESPN NFL 2K5.
I read some of the comments on IGN’s review for Backbreaker, and they were stating that the reviewer did not spend enough time with the game; before writing the review.
I don’t think the Amazon.com sales data shows the game is selling very well, but perhaps it is doing better in retail stores than online?
I think if the game released with a price tag of $19.99, like ESPN NFL 2K5 did, then more people would have been willing to give it a try.
I did download the demo for Backbreaker on my PS3, and played a few matches.
The passing took a little while, but I was getting used to it.  I still am adjusting to the running, though it seems kind of loose to me.
Here’s a trailer for the game, and also two plays at the end of it from some of my play-time with the demo:
Questions:
Have you played Backbreaker on either the PS3 or Xbox 360?
If you purchased the game, what do you think of it?  Do you agree with the review score averages for the version you played, or do you agree with comments that the reviewers needed to spend more time with the game before “reviewing” it?
If you are interested in Backbreaker, you can see prices for it on Amazon.com below:
  

PS3 vs. Xbox 360: Backbreaker’s Sale Ranks

June 30, 2010

Quick Brew Info:

Backbreaker was released on June 1, 2010, for both the PS3 and Xbox 360.  The game released with a MSRP of $49.99 and features 60 football teams, a season and “Road to Backbreaker” mode; as well as an online exhibition mode.
One big selling point for Backbreaker, is its use of the Euphoria game engine, which was also used in games like Star Wars: The Force Unleashed and Red Dead Redemption.
Chart Info:
The chart above shows the sales ranks for Backbreaker on the PS3 and Xbox 360, with data captured between  May 31, 2010 and June 30, 2010.
Highs & Lows:
The highest recorded sale rank for Backbreaker on the PS3 was #332, on June 2, around 10:40AM.
The lowest recorded sale rank for Backbreaker on the PS3 was #5,915, on June 29, around 12:05PM.
The highest recorded sale rank for Backbreaker on the Xbox 360 was #216, on June 1, around 8:05PM.
The lowest recorded sale rank for Backbreaker on the Xbox 360 was #4,829, on June 28, around 12:40AM.
Critical Reception:
Backbreaker on the PS3 currently has a review score average of 59.88%, based on 17 reviews.
Backbreaker on the Xbox 360 currently has a review score average of 56.67%, based on 20 reviews.
The chart shows, with the lightning bolt, that on June 2 IGN.com posted their review for Backbreaker.
I believe their review was posted around 8:30PM(EST) on June 2, and they gave the game a 5 out of 10.
Many other sites started posting reviews for the game on/around June 1, but I just found it interesting that after June 2, the same day IGN.com posted their review, the sale ranks for bother versions of Backbreaker steadily decreased.
Thoughts:
I have not purchased a football game since ESPN NFL 2K5.
I read some of the comments on IGN’s review for Backbreaker, and they were stating that the reviewer did not spend enough time with the game; before writing the review.
I don’t think the Amazon.com sales data shows the game is selling very well, but perhaps it is doing better in retail stores than online?
I think if the game released with a price tag of $19.99, like ESPN NFL 2K5 did, then more people would have been willing to give it a try.
I did download the demo for Backbreaker on my PS3, and played a few matches.
The passing took a little while, but I was getting used to it.  I still am adjusting to the running, though it seems kind of loose to me.
Here’s a trailer for the game, and also two plays at the end of it from some of my play-time with the demo:
Questions:
Have you played Backbreaker on either the PS3 or Xbox 360?
If you purchased the game, what do you think of it?  Do you agree with the review score averages for the version you played, or do you agree with comments that the reviewers needed to spend more time with the game before “reviewing” it?
If you are interested in Backbreaker, you can see prices for it on Amazon.com below: