Ghostbusters Charts in the UK

Despite only being released on the 19th June Ghostbusters: The Video Game has made it to number four in the UK All Formats chart for the week ending 20th June.  A PlayStation exclusive title, for now, 98% of those sales were on the PS3 with the venerable PS2 picking up the remainder.

Such strong sales may come as a bit of a surprise to those of us who spend an unhealthy amount of time on the Internet after witnessing the firestorm ignited when comparisons showed that the PS3 version was only running at 75% of the resolution of the 360 version, 960 x 540 on the PS3 vs 1280 x 720 (720p) on the 360.

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A firestorm that drew this response from Terminal Reality’s spokesman, “For the record, the PS3 version [of Ghostbusters] is softer due to the ‘quincunx’ antialiasing filter and the fact we render at about 75% the resolution of the 360 version. So you cannot directly compare a screen shot of one to the other unless you scale them properly. The PS3 does have less available RAM than the 360 – but we managed to squeeze 3 out of 4 textures as full size on the PS3.”  A statement that only adds to the mockery of their earlier boasts about the game’s appearance on PS3.

Regardless of the graphical differences the game has garnered a fairly respectable metacritic score of 78 at the time of writing.  In our own TSA review of the single player experience to be had with Ghostbusters we awarded the game 6 out of 10.  By all accounts the multiplayer, which we were not able to review due to few people being online prior to the game’s release, is where a lot of the fun is to be had.  Most of that fun probably consists of crossing the streams to see if all life as you know it stops instantaneously and every molecule in your body explodes at the speed of light.

Please feel free to fill the comments with witty remarks about the game bustin’ into the charts.

Source: MCV

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