Black Friday Sales Push Driveclub Sales Up 999%

Tyres that were once spinning, are gathering some traction

Posted By | On 01st, Dec. 2014 Under News | Follow This Author @@Martintoney2012


DriveClub

Drive Club, what was to be considered PlayStation 4’s Forza Horizon 2 killer saw a somewhat unappreciated reception when it launched earlier this year in October and since then the game has been hit by some game breaking connection issues that had, for all intents and purposes, guaranteed an early death for the admittedly rather impressive racer.

But with heavily discounted PlayStation 4 Bundles popping up in retailers during the Black Friday sales, it’s no surprise that the game saw a boost in popularity. The “massive sales” are being attributed to the sale and the discounted price of bundles and not the quality of the game which, despite being up 999%, only managed to make it to number 8 in this weeks charts.

The game has previously crawled its way back into the charts when Evolution, the games developers, released a free DLC package as a way of compensating players who had to suffer through the games launch. Perhaps now with Drive Club being in more homes than ever, the game can gather some traction.

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  • d0x360

    So sales were up 1% shy of 1000% and it still only charted at #8? Wow…that’s incredibly bad news for Sony and shows just how poorly its been selling since launch. I was pretty excited for the game and highly anticipating the plus version. Now…all that hype is gone. Horizon 2 scratched the itch for racing games this season. I’ve sunk about 60 hours into it.

    Hopefully Sony learns something from all of this. Racing games are already a niche and only the top tier sell well. If you launch your first game in the series and it doesn’t work…for weeks and weeks chances are that series is dead. It also doesn’t help that they promoted it so heavily on its weather system and then shipped without that feature. Id have been pretty pissed had I bought it and it was missing. There still is no word on when they are going to actually add it in but since they are still trying to fix the game its probably going to be a while.

    • Psionicinversion

      in uk ps4 + driveclub £300 so they basically discounted the console and gave the game away for free lol pathetic

    • d0x360

      I get why they are doing it. They are praying word of mouth will make some sales for them. I’m sure the development costs for that game were massive and so far over budget they are pulling their hair out.

      It was supposed to be their racing platform till gt7. Sell dlc for a year or so make a lot of money etc etc but… Damn its unfortunate for them. They should have just delayed it. It probably would have sold better without all the bad press and holiday competition.

      If this game came out in say march I would have bought it cause by then I’d be done with this seasons games for the most part.

    • Michael Norris

      The game isn’t bad sure FH2 is a much better game.I just wished Sony was smart and released GT6 for Ps4 back at launch.

    • Psionicinversion

      the word of mouth isnt going be very good with server problems still though

  • Psionicinversion

    lmao its not hard for driveclub games to be up 999% because it was basically free with the console. In the UK you could buy a PS4 with driveclub at £300 from asda.

    They gave the game away for free and discounted the console and still didnt make it to number 1… pathetic


 

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