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Quick Brew Info:
ModNation Racers was released yesterday for the PS3 and the PSP.
The PS3 version was developed by United Front Games, and the game features online play for up to 12-players at a time, with 2-player online split-screen as well. The game also features a local 4-player multiplayer mode.
ModNation Racers also features a track editor, and the tracks can be shared and raced on over the PlayStation Network with friends, or foes!
The chart shows the sales ranks for the PS3 version of ModNation Racers. I started recording the sales ranks for ModNation Racers on April 23.
From April 23 through May 25, the lowest sales rank I recorded was #76 on April 25, at 3:00AM
The highest sales rank I recorded for ModNation Racers was #5 on May 24, around 10:25PM.
Critical Reception & Influence:
So far, ModNation Racers on the PS3 has an 84.48% review score average on GameRankings.com, based on 26 reviews.
(Too high? Too low? Just right?)
The chart shows the largest single day increase in sales ranks was from May 3 to May 4.
On May 3 around 7:40PM, it was ranked #56.
On May 4 around 11:40PM, it was ranked #35.
It jumped twenty-one spots in sales ranks, in a little more than 24-hours.
Why do I think that happened?
I think it was because on May 4, at 11:07AM, IGN.com posted up their review for ModNation Racers.
They gave the game a 9.0 out of 10, and I think the review had a direct correlation with the game's Amazon.com sales rank increasing by twenty-one places.
I played the PS3 demo of ModNation Racers late last week, and again today. I think the racing is fun, and and it looks like the game is going to be a very solid kart racer for PS3 owners.
I have not purchased ModNation Racers yet, but the demo does make me interested in the game.
In putting together the chart, I tried to look for outside factors that may have affected the game's sales ranks.
The IGN.com review score was the only factor, that seemed very likely, that I was able to find.
I do not know if Sony has aired any television commercials for the game, though I did search for this information. The only information I was able to find was they posted a YouTube commercial up on April 21; but I was not able to find information on what the first day a television commercial for ModNation Racers, actually aired was.
Have you purchased ModNation Racers? If you have been playing it, what do you think of it? Good or bad?
If you have not purchased it, do you plan on purchasing it in the near future?
Do you think it was IGN.com's review, that caused the game to increase the twenty-one spots within one day?
Here's a video of my second race in the demo, I think I needed more coffee!
If you are interested in either the PS3 or PSP version of the game, you can see prices for them on Amazon.com below: