Ridge Racer 7 screenshot
Ridge Racer 7 screenshot

According to Takasu, a normal PS3 game will cost $8.6 million to develop, and as such high sales are required to recoup costs.

"We have to sell at least 500,000 copies per title worldwide to make a profit on PlayStation 3 games,'' said Takasu.

So far the Japanese firm has released two games for the PS3, Ridge Racer 7 and Gundam, both of which are available in Japan and North America, and according to Takasu are "selling well..

Releasing at the launch of a system is risky business though. With such a small install base, a large percentage of new console owners will need to buy your game for it to be a success.

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Theyre"selling well" welll the gundam game isnt good at all, the other racing game depends. but 500,000 is very likely
Posted 12:50 on 30 November 2006

Game Stats

Release Date: 23/03/2007
Developer: Namco
Publisher: SCEE
Genre: Racing
No. Players: 1-14
Rating: PEGI 3+
Site Rank: 2,516 2
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