MotorStorm 2 does 1 million sales

Tuesday, 9th December 2008 20:36 GMT By Patrick Garratt


Motorstorm: Pacific Rift has passed 1 million sales, Sony Europe studios boss Michael Denny’s told GI.

“We’re pleased with the high Metacritic rating of 82 per cent and it’s sold over a million units worldwide,” he said.

The games was released at the beginning of November, entering the charts at number 29 in the UK and then falling the following week to 35.

Just goes to show. More through there.



  1. Psychotext

    I have trouble seeing how that’s possible… unless they’re shipped numbers. Two weeks in the UK charts (29th / 35th), 1 week in the Japanese top 40 (31st). No weeks in any of the European top 10s. Under 75k in the first month in the US. I know titles can sometimes be slow burners… but you don’t pull a million sales in a month if you’re not in the charts.

    Would love to see the breakdown on that. Maybe the game was huge in the middle east or something. :)

    #1 6 years ago
  2. JPickford

    Sony voodoo.

    #2 6 years ago
  3. Mad-elph

    or in the Pacific Rim?

    But I’d doubt they’d come out and say 1 Million if they only had 750,000, because someone is bound to find the fault and it would be bad publicity, something they don’t need more of.

    #3 6 years ago
  4. Cort

    Stunned. I think it’s utter crap and prefer the first by miles.

    I can see what they were trying to do; I just think they failed.

    Edit: BTW, I think LBP hits a million this week. But then again, I did read that in an article that said MS:PR has only done 300k so far…… Can you ask SCEE, guys?

    #4 6 years ago
  5. Psychotext

    Maybe there a bundle I’m unaware of? I know the US and UK don’t have one but perhaps elsewhere in PAL territories. But still, that would have to be a tonne of PS3s sold in the last month.

    #5 6 years ago
  6. Syrok

    That shouldn’t matter, because according to you in some older comment, those games that are bundled with a console are not counted. :)

    Edit: There is a Motorstorm bundle in France by the way.

    #6 6 years ago
  7. Psychotext

    Not counted in charts. Which would explain why it would have sold so much despite the charts indicating it was a bit of a bomb.

    #7 6 years ago
  8. wz

    Sony just re-scheduled this press release from mid-2009 to today for strategic reasons.

    #8 6 years ago
  9. Syrok


    #9 6 years ago
  10. Johnny Cullen

    In other PS news: THE DARK KNIGHT =D

    #10 6 years ago
  11. tenthousandgothsonacid

    It’s a great word of mouth hit. I love MS2 and most folk who come round my house and play it go away and buy it afterwards…

    #11 6 years ago
  12. JPickford

    And yet it doesn’t trouble the charts?

    #12 6 years ago
  13. DrDamn

    I enjoyed the first but was a bit meh about this one. The demo they released was quite poor and out of date. Still only £20 in the ShopTo sale (along with LBP and Resistance 2 but they have both sold out already).

    #13 6 years ago

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