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Alternative Names

MotorStorm 3

モーターストーム3

Developer

Evolution Studios

Genre

Racing

Release Dates

05/03/11 Sony Computer Entertainment
Cancelled
03/31/11 Sony Computer Entertainment

Community Stats

Owners: 78
Favorite: 7
Tracked: 6
Wishlist: 16
Now Playing: 5
 
8.2

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MotorStorm: Apocalypse (PS3) > Opinions (74)

Mr Puggsly posted 03/03/2016, 11:37
I've been looking through my large collection PS3 downloads, this game was on it so I decided to give it a go. As far as arcade style racing titles go, this is a fun game.

Its funny, there was a lot of drama surrounding this game because of things going on in Japan, delays, etc. People were looking for excuses why it flopped. I think what it comes down to is there isn't a big audience for these style of games.

I'd kinda like to see this series get PS4 ports because they would really benefit from 60 fps. If they make a new release I hope 60 fps is a focus.
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think-man posted 26/05/2014, 02:46
Shame this bombed, I thought it was the best in the series.
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DamnTastic posted 06/07/2013, 09:45
@aceospades
How can that earthquake have something to do with the low sales? It isn't even released in Japan. Also the other motorstorm sold not that much in japan. It's just a bad game. probably because all the 'talent' is working on driveclub
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aceospades posted 13/03/2013, 02:54
this was release around the time the large earthquake happened in Japan. Maybe that has something to do with the low sales. Its a shame because its the best in the series
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DamnTastic posted 22/01/2013, 09:44
I enjoyed motorstorm: pacific rift more, but this is still a decent game.
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Kresnik posted 11/11/2012, 02:05
My favourite Motorstorm. Rubbing banding was tuned down, the environments were interesting and diverse, the air cooling system was a vast improvement and the graphics were beautiful. A shame to see it sell like this.
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think-man posted 11/06/2012, 08:54
Pitty its such an awsome game:(
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paulrage2 posted 21/04/2012, 12:53
I got the platinum trophy for this awnsome game! MotorStorm is very good :D
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kivi95 posted 09/04/2012, 03:17
Deserved to sell much more then this!! :(
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Aj_habfan posted 19/03/2012, 05:37
Sad to see this franchise that seemed so promising not long ago whither away like this.
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Solid-Stark posted 06/03/2012, 09:06
I got this with the PS display, and have yet to play it :P
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shad0wprince posted 22/01/2012, 06:01
Um, hasn't anyone noticed the total is WRONG?!! LT = 206,425 So GT = 19,433! Someone change this fast.
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PlaystaionGamer posted 06/01/2012, 09:41
bundle it will every PS3 sold for 2 months, that way more people play and they might buy the older ones
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osamanobama posted 09/12/2011, 09:29
im calling undertracked here. it comes with every 3D display, so its selling quit a lot now
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Thebrain posted 28/10/2011, 03:59
This games a blast there was just so many negative factors stacked against it.
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enditall727 posted 17/10/2011, 06:46
they did not rlease a commercial for this game and it did not release in the holidays like the other motorstorm games. this game MUST be bundled!!
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jace101 posted 12/10/2011, 11:43
Best off road racing game series on PS3!
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jace101 posted 10/10/2011, 04:45
The only reason these sales numbers are low is because of the PSN shutdown.3 games have suffered sales do to the PSN shutdown.Motorstorm apocalypse,Socom 4 both released at or before the shutdown.Resistance 3 couldnt get the tester's online those 2 months.All 3 games ROCK! Hopefully this holiday season sales will pick up.
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jace101 posted 09/10/2011, 06:37
The whole motorstorm series is great.This game and socom 4 released when psn shutdown.There both great games and I think if people who bought previous motorstorm games will eventually by this title.The good thing is ps3 owners have alot of options to buy different games.The bad thing is this economy with the european euro crashing are killing sales for games like this.In the long run this game series will go down in history as a classic for the ps3 system.
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jace101 posted 09/10/2011, 06:34
The whole motorstorm series is great.This game and socom 4 released when psn shutdown.There both great games and I think if people who bought previous motorstorm games will eventually by this title.The good thing is ps3 owners have alot of options to buy different games.The bad thing is this economy with the european euro crashing are killing sales for games like this.In the long run this game series will be classic for ps3 owner's.
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thehusbo posted 29/09/2011, 02:15
disappointing sales for such a great game
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sales2099 posted 24/09/2011, 02:28
lol. that is all
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non-gravity posted 23/09/2011, 10:18
While I think the online is improved, I liked Pacific Rift settings more. Having 10 tracks with 3 or 4 variants doesn't make the tracks that recognizable, also it has imo too many vehicle classes to learn their characteristics. I don't think the AI is challenging, they're mostly just cheating or 'rubber-banding', I can't remember PR having so much of this and I platinumed PR.
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Jedidiah-Rose posted 23/09/2011, 02:28
Such dissapointing sales for a great game. Motorstorm was fantastic and I loved Pacific Rift, this entry shows how craptacular it's predecessor's are by comparison, the online is more fun with the added betting system, the trophies aren't impossible, you don't crash from gusts of wind 2 miles ahead of you and the AI is challening and engaging not hellbent to kill you instead of race. For me it was an easy purchase and an easy 9/10, best off road racer I've got my hands on :)
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MrMofongo624 posted 19/09/2011, 01:38
I heard good things about this game, im gonna pick it up!
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Bristow9091 posted 18/09/2011, 03:20
I just bought this game three days ago, and I don't believe these sales, they're awful... this is the best Motorstorm in the series, and it doesn't look like it'll even hit 500k sales... seriously, this game needs bundling and advertising over Christmas or something, it's amazing! D:
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ghettoglamour posted 16/09/2011, 03:48
I remember the game was released on the original release date in europe unless in UK, where it got delayed. VGChartz started to track sales when it was released in UK. So there are definitely some missing sales
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fauzman posted 14/08/2011, 05:36
Weirdest chart i have seen on VGC. Have to agree. A failure due to bad timing and natural disasters. Anyone know if the series will be continued?
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IamAwsome posted 06/08/2011, 03:37
WTF?!!
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osamanobama posted 29/07/2011, 05:20
i dont beleve these sales
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bleach2091 posted 28/06/2011, 11:55
how do i look past those 10 weeks
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oliist posted 09/06/2011, 09:47
And cancelled in Japan...
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delicious posted 02/06/2011, 12:58
wow poor game. That earthquake ruined it
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kivi95 posted 28/05/2011, 08:38
The game deserves much more sales!!!
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VetteDude posted 27/05/2011, 02:48
Sales bump in US for week 3 once people start realizing that this game is out.
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wanaraceu posted 26/05/2011, 11:31
But after playing the full game aproco is heaps better the demo level on Psn is prob my least favorite
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wanaraceu posted 26/05/2011, 11:31
But after playing the full game aproco is heaps better the demo level on Psn is prob my least favorite
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wanaraceu posted 26/05/2011, 11:29
After playing the demo I though rift was better. But I still got the game anyways and it's awesome u can customize ur ride and some of the dynamic levels blew me away when riding threw an earth quake twisters and explosions it's a must buy for anyone who likes arcade racers and wants a break from a sim. The thing I like about this arcade game is u have to use ur break and not just mash x button
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osamanobama posted 24/05/2011, 02:57
theres just no way these sales are accurate, i refuse to believe it, no motorstorm game has sold under a million
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gipsy_jack posted 21/05/2011, 10:52
i think Pacific rift is really better. I played the demo of apocalypse and didn't like that much
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IMU1808 posted 19/05/2011, 04:49
WOAH! When did this release? How the hell did these sales happen?!
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Kai Master posted 18/05/2011, 11:59
Apocalyptic sales ! I tried the demo and the game is awefully bad.
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LordMatrix posted 15/05/2011, 11:32
Damn! I never expected it to bomb this bad. Wasn`t expecting big numbers but damn!
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BanTiger posted 14/05/2011, 04:35
they shouldnot have changed the realease date
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Pjams posted 14/05/2011, 01:55
Too bad, it really is a fantastic game.
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homer posted 14/05/2011, 12:04
Did not even realize this was out yet. Sony really hurt this game's chance of success with how they handled its launch though.
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Mr Puggsly posted 13/05/2011, 07:07
@ Rafux - I don't think racing is dead at all. However, gimmick racers like the ones you mentioned are definitely struggling. More standard racing titles like NFS, Forza, GT and a few others are still doing well.
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Rafux posted 13/05/2011, 06:18
Racing games are dead, Split/second, Blur, Modnation, they didn't sell as expected
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non-gravity posted 13/05/2011, 05:20
down the gutter it goes.
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MozBlue posted 02/05/2011, 02:58
Real shame that more people aren't getting this, they're really missing out on a great game
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italo244 posted 01/05/2011, 10:39
With legs, still can hit 0.5
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Sensei posted 28/04/2011, 01:32
The delayed launches confused people who were waiting for this. I would calm down. This is gonna be a slow burner. See how good the legs are, almost same numbers for 4 weeks.
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Vekta posted 27/04/2011, 08:40
Dam from an emeaa point of view this game is looking like a flop, well have to see how the americas pull it up, but so far its looking like a flop, sony needs to stop worrying about making every exclusive in the world if its not gonna sell, they need to focus on the exclusives they got now.
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-girgosz- posted 23/04/2011, 12:48
What's with this game? Hope it's undertracked. Otherwise, it's a huge flop and will be even with the american and japanese sales.
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homer posted 23/04/2011, 01:28
It has not been released in most places, but I still think the sales will remain fairly low.
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Pho_Hybrid posted 22/04/2011, 05:04
@dsage01 BUNDLE LOTS OF BUNDLES, when the PS3 got its first price cut, Motorstorm was bundled with it, thats the bundle I got :D $499 80 GB PS3
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DevilishSix posted 21/04/2011, 04:13
It's time for the developer to move on and give Motorstorm a rest. 3 games in approx 4 years is saturating the franchise. Develope a new IP for now and revisit the franchise on PS4.
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dsage01 posted 17/04/2011, 11:10
wtf! It hit the top 20 according to mcvuk twice! How did the first one get 3.8million
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xyorickx14 posted 15/04/2011, 05:55
way undertracked men
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oliist posted 08/04/2011, 11:22
It was postponed in Japan after the earthquake and is still on TBA status. Same goes for the USA.
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MrMofongo624 posted 08/04/2011, 08:23
sorry, my bad. but im sure it will hit next week
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oliist posted 08/04/2011, 04:59
@MrMofongo This is the first week for EMEAA, not Japan.
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chidori-chan2 posted 08/04/2011, 12:11
what hell happened for motorstorm? =/
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MrMofongo624 posted 08/04/2011, 12:08
u guys realize this is japans first week. they dont buy games like this especially now with the crysis
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yahoocom1984 posted 08/04/2011, 01:07
ouch
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Aldro posted 07/04/2011, 03:25
R.I.P MotorStorm
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Munkeh111 posted 07/04/2011, 02:11
Well there were well over 26k on a leaderboard within 1 week, so a highly doubt this figure
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kivi95 posted 07/04/2011, 06:27
probably undertracked as it released 18t match in many countries in europe.
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kivi95 posted 07/04/2011, 06:26
the sales are probably a bit undertracked as it released 18th march in many countris in europe.
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osamanobama posted 07/04/2011, 06:06
this cant be right, 20k in europe, i sure hope its not right
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enditall727 posted 07/04/2011, 03:33
=( i guess this is decent seeing that pacific rift released in the holidays
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ghettoglamour posted 25/03/2011, 09:42
where are the sales of this game in Europe? It was released on March 18th here (without UK)
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mjk45 posted 18/03/2011, 02:32
ge i hate it when i go and buy a game only to not be able to add it
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ghettoglamour posted 07/03/2011, 02:46
waiting for this like crazy...
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Sales History

Total Sales
0.00m
Japan
0.21m
NA
0.20m
Europe
0.08m
Others
0.49m
Total
1 n/a n/a 15,410 5,137 20,547
2 n/a n/a 9,283 3,094 12,377
3 n/a n/a 9,613 3,204 12,817
4 n/a n/a 8,973 2,991 11,964
5 n/a n/a 3,764 1,255 5,019
6 n/a 14,990 2,122 2,947 20,059
7 n/a 4,759 2,076 1,403 8,238
8 n/a 5,599 2,235 1,582 9,416
9 n/a 5,419 3,111 1,847 10,377
10 n/a 4,480 3,338 1,782 9,600

Opinion (74)

Mr Puggsly posted 03/03/2016, 11:37
I've been looking through my large collection PS3 downloads, this game was on it so I decided to give it a go. As far as arcade style racing titles go, this is a fun game.

Its funny, there was a lot of drama surrounding this game because of things going on in Japan, delays, etc. People were looking for excuses why it flopped. I think what it comes down to is there isn't a big audience for these style of games.

I'd kinda like to see this series get PS4 ports because they would really benefit from 60 fps. If they make a new release I hope 60 fps is a focus.
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think-man posted 26/05/2014, 02:46
Shame this bombed, I thought it was the best in the series.
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DamnTastic posted 06/07/2013, 09:45
@aceospades
How can that earthquake have something to do with the low sales? It isn't even released in Japan. Also the other motorstorm sold not that much in japan. It's just a bad game. probably because all the 'talent' is working on driveclub
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aceospades posted 13/03/2013, 02:54
this was release around the time the large earthquake happened in Japan. Maybe that has something to do with the low sales. Its a shame because its the best in the series
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DamnTastic posted 22/01/2013, 09:44
I enjoyed motorstorm: pacific rift more, but this is still a decent game.
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Kresnik posted 11/11/2012, 02:05
My favourite Motorstorm. Rubbing banding was tuned down, the environments were interesting and diverse, the air cooling system was a vast improvement and the graphics were beautiful. A shame to see it sell like this.
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