By admin | November 7, 2006
Since Ridge Racer 7 is the main launch game I’m interested in, I’d like to take a look at the correlation between Ridge Racer and PlayStation brand today. Every PlayStation launch has seen a Ridge Racer title – it’s tradition. For each launch, Ridge Racer has always been the highest selling game of the launch titles. Surely the PlayStation 3 will not present any resistance to this momentum, no pun intended.
According to ninja-blogger, Sinobi:
- 80% of PS1 buyers took home a copy of Ridge Racer,
- 57% of PS2 buyers took home a copy of Ridge Racer V, and
- 77% of PSP buyers took home a copy of Ridge Racers.
They’re very high percentages across the board, and perhaps the only reason Ridge Racer V dragged its heels is because the PS2 was also being picked up as a reasonably priced DVD player at the time. With the infancy of the Blu-ray market, would it be wrong to imagine Ridge Racer 7 could possibly sell to more than 75% of PS3 buyers? We’ll find out in about a week.