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Hollenshead: Rage will sell two third of copies on console

iD Software CEO Todd Hollenshead has said that he expects two thirds of sales for the developers new shooter, Rage to be split between PS3 and Xbox 360.

When asked by Eurogamer how well he feels the game may perform on all systems, Hollenshead said he expected that it would be consoles and not PC that would see the majority of sales.

“I’m not in the sales forecast business, and I don’t want to be making projections for the company on the basis of that. But if we’re just going to do napkin math, that’s as good as any.

“Maybe it’s 70 per cent among the consoles and 30 on the PC, or maybe 75, 25. But we’re still talking two-thirds plus of the sales being on PS3 or Xbox 360.”

The developer is used to creating great games for PC, however it seems the move to console has been taken in it’s stride.

“In game development, you have to tailor your gameplay to where you expect people to play it on.

“So, while we’re developing Rage on the PC, we forbid anybody from playing it on a keyboard and mouse until we’ve played it first on a console controller.

“We pull the keyboard and mouse out and put in a USB 360 controller, even on the development staff. That’s not just the testers.”

Rage us due out in October, you can pre-order here (360), here (PS3) and here (PC).


Edited On 13 Jun, 2011

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