Heavy Rain Pouring it on the Competition
Heavy Rain has been considered somewhat of a gamble by developer Quantic Dream and publisher Sony since it was first announced. The gamble here was that the game would not find enough of an audience and that poor sales would be its downfall.
Well it looks like the chance taken has worked out for both parties as the game has claimed the number 10 spot in Europe’s End of the Year financial report. At this spot, Heavy Rain has beat out every 360 game to be released in 2010 so far, including some heavy hitters such as Mass Effect 2, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 and Battlefield: Bad Company 2.
Other PS3 games of note in the top 30 include God of War III at 8th spot, Final Fantasy XIII in the 4th spot, and Modern Warfare 2 sitting in the 6th spot. You can view the rest of the list below thanks to CVG as PS3 has 9 chart positions, the most of any console. The bad news here though is that the PSP is absent from the list, something Sony really needs to look into.