Prince of Persia (2008) News for PS3

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Yesterday Ubisoft reported its sales for the third fiscal quarter ended December 31, 2008. Sales for the third quarter of 2008-09 came to €508 million, up 12.9% compared with the €450 million recorded for the same period of 2007-08.

Third-quarter sales came in slightly higher than the guidance of approximately €500 million issued when Ubisoft released its sales figures for the second quarter of 2008-09. This has been attributed to a variety of factors, notably the solid sales performance of key franchise titles.

Ubisoft revealed that third-quarter sales highlights included Far Cry 2 and Rayman Raving Rabbids TV Party which generated "sell-in" sales of 2.9 million and 1.5 million units respectively. The publisher also stated that these sales offset the impact of a slower "take-off" for Prince of Persia (2.2 million units).

Other highlights included Shaun White Snowboarding which was the quarter's No.1 sports game in the US and recorded 2.3 million unit sales worldwide. Ubisoft also pointed towards the ongoing success of the casual games label, notably the "very robust performance" of the Imagine range, including Imagine Teacher and Imagine Wedding Designer.

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xboxlive

i gave this game ago again last night and i think iam starting to get in to it slowly,:)
Posted 10:29 on 25 January 2009
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Sonic_Uk

Far Cry 2 was o.k although I don't play it that much as its extreamly fustrating to kill everyone at a checkpoint, wander down the road, come back and they're all back again. At least give it a few days before the guards are back. Shame really, that really spoiled the game for me and if it wern't for that and the dumb A.I it would have been a real great game.
Posted 12:51 on 24 January 2009
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ghostdog25

It's dumb and I don't like it... I just forced myself to finish it... I'm sure 85% of that 2.9 million traded the game in
Posted 21:14 on 23 January 2009
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Hate to be different but I think far cry 2 is brilliant I admit the one player campaign isnt great but the multiplayer esp the map editor is great.
Posted 19:53 on 23 January 2009
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rico_rico

it's boring, repetitive, bad story very very good graphics
Posted 19:16 on 23 January 2009
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dav2612

The game is a bit dull and repetitive but for some reason I still want to finish it and whenever the PS3 is on I am more often than not playing FC2.
Posted 14:06 on 23 January 2009
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xboxlive

i still cant get in to this game:( thinkng of sellig it soon
Posted 13:56 on 23 January 2009
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Triggerhappytel@ Kiroquai

Yeah, I'm curious to know how many copies were traded in, or just not really liked. I know one guy who has it and got bored very early in, and some guys on another forum, almost all of whom say they just didn't like it really.

I agree with you Kiro, the technology driving the whole thing is remarkable, but the actual game itself is so boring. Funnily enough, in the marketing Ubisoft didn't reveal that you probably spend more time driving and looking at a map than you do shooting. Not to mention that the shooting itself feels so inaccurate and awkward. A shame really, because there is so, so much potential here.
Posted 11:32 on 23 January 2009
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Kiroquai

See, I can appreciate Far Cry 2 from a technical point of view, but I found the whole thing insanely dull. Yahtzee on Zero Punctuation summed it up perfectly by saying it was like biting into what you thought was going to be a tasty sandwich only to discover it was filled with just margarine and vitamin pills.
Posted 11:08 on 23 January 2009

Game Stats

Release Date: 05/12/2008
Developer: Ubisoft
Publisher: Ubisoft
Genre: Action
No. Players: One
Rating: PEGI 12+
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