Is Dead Rising 3 a "System Seller"?

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#1 Edited by _jackbauer (32 posts) -

I've got a PS4 and some money to burn... is Dead Rising 3 considered to be a "system seller" quality-wise?

I've been itching (not dying) to play Ryse and DR3 - however I'm unsure if those two titles justify the cost of admission to the Xbox One club.

I'm on the fence on whether or not DR3 and Ryse is worth the cost of yet another console this holiday season.

#2 Posted by AlisterCat (6101 posts) -

It sold me an Xbox, but I love dead rising. Is one game worth the price of a console to you? I make bad decisions all the time.

#3 Posted by jimmyfenix (3941 posts) -

I hear Killer Instinct is good.

#4 Posted by Morningstar (2321 posts) -

Not for me, but if you are a big dead rising fan?

#5 Posted by pweidman (2414 posts) -

I bought an Xbox One, and I'll say no, DR3 is not a system seller in my experience. Some may differ though, and since you burn your money maybe just give it a shot. :)

Also don't forget Titanfall is not that far away.

#6 Posted by Nhoj_Sllew (188 posts) -

I got DR3 and Ryse for Christmas and they are both really good

The visuals in Ryse are great and the gameplay in Dead Rising is super fun. I kinda hate zombies and I am loving this game

#7 Edited by Gargantuan (1890 posts) -

Not for me. I'll probably buy it but the real system sellers for me are Titanfall and the next Halo.

#8 Posted by TheMasterDS (2400 posts) -

I like Killer Instinct more but I guess DR3 is a pretty good game. I'd say Titanfall is an actual system seller.

#9 Posted by Nashvilleskyline (234 posts) -

I've been playing DR3 for almost 20 hours so far, I love it even though I hate some parts of it. I just can't put the controller down while playing the game. But I wouldn't say it's a system seller. But the experience I'm having with the console is worth every dollars of it. So I guess the system seller is the actual system.

#10 Edited by afabs515 (1430 posts) -

I don't know that you can lump DR3 in with, say, Halo 5 or Titanfall as a "system-seller". I think that and Killer Instinct together make an argument for buying the system, but it's definitely not a system-seller.

#11 Edited by Seppli (11233 posts) -

Same boat as you, I'm itching to play Dead Rising 3 and Ryse, but the Xbox One isn't even out yet here (nor does it have a release date), so I'll just try and wait out the first major pricecut. I'm drowning in games anyways, so it shouldn't be all too hard.

I think Xbox One will see a 100$ pricecut in the latter half of 2014. If such things matter to you, I'd wait for that. If the money burns a hole in your pocket, why not spend it on a Xbox One. Dead Rising 3 and Killer Instinct and Ryse look plenty entertaining to me.

#12 Edited by dionysis (52 posts) -

I wouldn't call it a system seller personally, but it has been a hell of a lot of fun. It's easily been one of my most played next-gen console games along side Forza and Assassin's Creed 4... Ryse has been a lot of fun to play through on a rental, but I don't feel super comfortable recommending it as a $60 purchase... I'm on the last level right now and it's been a gorgeous graphics "thrill ride" sort of experience that I'm not sure I'll come back to after I finish it. The combat has actually pretty satisfying, but not something like Ninja Gaiden that would keep me coming back to it for years.

I picked up both of the consoles at launch and have been very pleased with aspects of both of them... right now at launch though, Xbox One is getting a lot more play in my house just because it has more appealing games and a lot of the apps are pretty slick with the voice controls and such. YMMV. I think either console could wait until probably fall of next year... but getting them both at launch was a pretty easy call for me as I can't see a price drop happening next year for either of them and they both have some incredible looking exclusives in that time frame that I don't want to miss along side boatloads of 3rd party support.

#13 Posted by slyspider (1515 posts) -

Doesnt seem like a system seller, more like really good games that if your a fan of those types of games you might want the console or you could just wait for a game like that on your console/pc/NES. Not as catchy a name as system seller though i'll admit

#14 Posted by Sergio (2492 posts) -

No. I'd probably need at least 10 games of its caliber to justify picking up an Xbox One

#15 Posted by Barrock (3758 posts) -

I have both consoles and I've only beaten Dead Rising 3. It's so much fun.

This is coming from someone who only messed around with 1 & 2. Never came close to completing them.

#16 Posted by ViciousBearMauling (1462 posts) -

It's still Dead Rising, so if you go in expecting something that isn't repetitive zombie murder, you'll be disappointing.

#17 Edited by _jackbauer (32 posts) -

I ended up purchasing an Xbox One and a 3DS on Dec 31. So far so good - Ryse and DR3 are both fun. I'm powering through Ryse and then am going to continue AC4 on my PS4 and hop between that and DR3 for the next bit.

BTW - Link Between Worlds is super fun - especially if you've played LTTP.

#18 Posted by pyrodactyl (2690 posts) -

What they did to the overall look with that thick layer of grit on everything and the things they changed about the core gameplay loop were enough to keep me away even though I loved dead rising 1 and 2. Now Sony needs to bring out great first party exclusives before the 7th year of the console and I won't regret choosing the PS4

#19 Posted by Brodehouse (10487 posts) -

Evidently not.

#20 Edited by BigJeffrey (4988 posts) -

I bought it to play Dead Rising 3, so it sold 1 i guess?

#21 Edited by Yummylee (23197 posts) -

No game that's being sold for £45+ (AKA $73+) will ever be a system seller for me.

#22 Posted by maverick1 (95 posts) -

It doesn't make me want to go out and buy an x1. If anything it would probably be Titanfall. there's alot of hype surrounding that game.

#23 Edited by Fattony12000 (7927 posts) -

Not really. A little bit maybe. Not quite like Super Mario 64 or Ocarina of Time or (every) Mario Kart or Wii Sports or Halo, though!

Capcom expects to sell 1.2 million copies of Xbox One exclusive Dead Rising 3.

The figure was revealed in a document released alongside the Japanese company's financial report for the first half of the financial year ending 31st March 2014.

The 1.2 million figure is below lifetime sales for previous games in the open world zombie kill 'em up series: 2006 Xbox 360 game Dead Rising shifted 1.8 million, and 2010 sequel Dead Rising 2, which launched on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 and PC, has sold 2.7 million. It should be noted, however, that as an Xbox One exclusive launch title, Dead Rising 3 has a limited install base to sell to.

#24 Edited by TheHT (12297 posts) -

you're a system seller.

#25 Edited by Counterclockwork87 (842 posts) -

To me Titanfall isn't a system seller because its out on PC too (where I'll be getting it most likely). I think a system seller has to be completely exclusive. Halo 1 was a system seller as was GTA III when it came out. I don't think of Dead Rising as a system seller unless you really like that game. Heck, to some people I'm sure Donkey Kong Jungle Beat was a system seller to them.

#26 Edited by AlexW00d (6713 posts) -

For me? Nope. For other people, sure.

#27 Posted by FlamingHobo (4769 posts) -

I wouldn't consider Dead Rising 3 a system seller but it was the title I was most interested in during the XbOne and PS4 launch, so there's that.

#28 Posted by flameboy84 (459 posts) -

I'd say it's an early system seller but not a killer app. For now it's an awesome title to own but I feel if you were picking up an Xbox One in 1,2,3 years you will likely not consider picking it up all being good.

#29 Edited by CoinMatze (514 posts) -

If someone threw 400 bucks at me and forced me to buy a new console right now then DR3 would be the deciding factor in getting an Xbone.

#30 Edited by OtakuGamer (1366 posts) -

Now we can all agree that Peggle 2 is the only game you need for Xbox One...

#31 Posted by Berserker976 (440 posts) -

It's not. Neither of the new consoles has a "system seller."

Don't get me wrong they both have great games, but let's be clear here: Halo is a system seller, Super Mario 64 is a system seller, GTA3 is a system seller.

DR3 is a fine game, it's not a system seller.

#32 Edited by SomeJerk (3606 posts) -

Not a system seller, I consider DR3 a real fine game to play in case of an early investment in the form of an Xbox One purchase.

More so than Killzone Shadow Fall, despite it the many great things about it that put other FPS games to shame both online and offline. 1080p with unlocked framerates, one trip through + being tired of FPS action and done FOREVER, when I know I'd taken at least two trips through DR3.

(..but we gotta wait until June or later so eh thanks MS, PS4 for the lot of us not in those 13 sacred countries)

#33 Edited by Pie (7214 posts) -

Dead Rising 1 was a system seller. Now that was an amazing game

#34 Edited by Nashvilleskyline (234 posts) -

Man, the reaper weapons are good, but so far, the best weapon I could build is the Electroice Staff. You put some points in Ranged weapon and oh my god. Got to 500 kills with only 2 of them without sweating. Wayyyy better than the Reaper ones.

Just thought I'd share that. I'll upload the video and share the link tomorrow.

#35 Posted by ninnanuam (336 posts) -

It was the only game I was excited about for either system at launch.

#36 Posted by Sammo21 (4122 posts) -

I think what it did do was sell an Xbone to people who were already thinking of getting an Xbone. In all honesty, the game is really the same game as the last few only with the polish of next gen. This is no different than Killzone on the PS4 or Mario on the WiiU...its the same game that could have been achieved on a previous system only with a new spit shine. Had I went the route of an Xbone I would have bought the game and enjoyed it but having not bought an Xbone I have no regrets about it. I played it at my friends house and thought it was fun but again nothing that screaming, "Get an Xbone!"

#37 Posted by BigBoss1911 (2656 posts) -

Absolutely not

#38 Posted by SlashDance (1863 posts) -

I wouldn't be if it wasn't a launch title, but it probably sold a few Xbox Ones.

#39 Posted by MikkaQ (10296 posts) -

When I was desperately trying to get any next gen console I could, that was the game I had justified the Xbox One on, but I ended up finding a PS4 instead. So for me, yeah.

#40 Edited by DonPixel (2737 posts) -

both dead rising 3 and ryse are good exclusive titles, more than you can say about ps4 as right now. There is titanfall coming, I bought the xbone mostly because of games, I'll be picking a ps4 when games justify that system.

My take is dead rising 3 is the best launch exclusive, thou I wouldn't call it a mainstream system seller.

#41 Posted by Saga (189 posts) -

I don't know if its a system seller but its fun as hell. As someone said, I'm not much into zombies but couldn't put the controller down. I've played about 70 hours so far so there is definitely replay value. I just got Ryse and only played it like 20 minutes and it looks amazing. Not to mention Titanfall will be out soon.

#42 Posted by zombiepenguin9 (552 posts) -

If I had the available funds to pick up an Xbox One right now, I'd get DR3 and AC4.

#43 Edited by Sackmanjones (5187 posts) -

I just beat the game a few days ago. System seller is a big term, throwing down roughly 600 bucks for a single game is a really hard sell. With that said, it is a really really fun game and it definitely blew me away with the amount of things goin on at one time and how well it performed. It's not perfect but there are literally thousands of zombies and explosions and blood spatters constantly going on and most of the time it runs perfect. It's maybe a small taste of what we will see in the future and to me, that is worth buying the system for.

#44 Edited by guiseppe (2843 posts) -

DR3 is the sole reason I even want an Xbone. That said, it isn't enough to sell me on the system. So I guess yes, but no.

#45 Posted by lowestformofwit (283 posts) -

Im a huge Dead Rising fan so it was a system seller for me but as it stands by itself I don't think it's a system seller.

Titanfall, that's the first system seller of the next generation as I am sure we will see come March.

#46 Posted by Sammo21 (4122 posts) -

@lowestformofwit: Though also having a possibly superior PC version kind of takes some of its shine away. I get the most excited for exclusives that you can find only on that particular system. I also bet that by this time next year we'll at least hear rumblings about a version of Dead Rising coming to the PS4 with all the DLC.

#47 Edited by DinosaurCanada (145 posts) -

It is a "system slightly more interester" since I like the Dead Rising series, but I still don't want to buy an Xbox One just yet.

If it had Frank in it though...

#48 Posted by Corvak (1202 posts) -

Not really. At launch, systems sell themselves. While the majority of people buy systems for their games, most of these people are holding off, waiting to see if the spring releases make them want either console.

Even when a game becomes a system seller, it's often just the last game that pushes people over the edge. It feels like people wait for four or five games they really want before they'll buy in.

#49 Edited by segajupiter (35 posts) -

Dead Rising 3 is amazingly fun. As an early adopter of both PS4 and Xbox One, I can wholeheartedly say I've had the most fun playing Dead Rising 3.

#50 Edited by LiquidPrince (16475 posts) -

I have DR3, Ryse and KI as my 3 games on X1, and while they have their merits, they really aren't worth it for $499. Then again, if you have the money to burn, why not. It's what I did.

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