ModNation Racers gets price cut on PS3, PSP

Console version now runs $40, while portable players only pony up $20; Sony touts total of 1.5 million user-created tracks, karts, and drivers.

Sony hopes the user-created content focus of ModNation Racers will help fuel sales of the family-friendly racer for the long haul, but a new price cut for both the PSP and PlayStation 3 versions of the game could provide a bit of extra boost this week.

This is one case where vehicle depreciation is a good thing.

Sony today cut the price of United Front Games' ModNation Racers for the PS3 to $40, with SCEA San Diego's PSP version dropping to $20 (both in stores and through Sony's PlayStation Store). Previously, the console version's suggested retail price was $60, with the handheld ModNation Racers selling for $40.

As the second title in Sony's Play, Create, Share line, ModNation Racers combines kart racing with the customizable focus of Sony's Little Big Planet franchise. In addition to creating drivers and karts using a bevy of unlocked bits and pieces, players are able to create their own tracks from scratch. Users can also upload and share their customized content with the rest of the world.

Sony said that to date, 600,000 players have created and shared a total of 1.5 million customized tracks, karts, and drivers through ModNation Racers. The PS3 version alone has more than 300,000 available tracks, with 15,000 on the PSP. The publisher is also looking to boost those numbers further. When asked for downloadable content for the game's track creator, a Sony representative on the PlayStation Blog teased, "[United Front Games] is working on some cool stuff." The Canadian studio is also developing True Crime: Hong Kong for Activision.

For more on the games, check out GameSpot's PS3 and PSP reviews of ModNation Racers.

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Zerosumgame
Zerosumgame

The fact that this game is terrible can be quite obvious. You have trouble understanding the concept?

mariokart64fan
mariokart64fan

meh 40 dollars ill get mariokart again thanks any way

boogernator
boogernator

Man if only a racing games, that are based on real life cars have the customization like ModNation Racers

Elfrancorifle
Elfrancorifle

chek my stuff I think ull like em PSN: XxT_I_K_IxX_PR they are original n not crappy randomized sh!t like most ppl do lol

bisonfan2010
bisonfan2010

I love this game!!! It was worth the 55$ when I paid for it

crazymario1
crazymario1

@Tarfang2 The ps3 versions are much, much better! Also, be sure to check community fansites for actually decent levels/tracks...

EddyG0RD0
EddyG0RD0

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Colonel-Snake
Colonel-Snake

@mjc0961 I never said the game didn't have issues. He said it was horrible without even giving any sort of information as to why it was "horrible" thats exactly why I said it a opinion. When I play games I always will try and look at the positive before I list the negative. A lot of you are just bashing it without even giving it any credit. Play transformers War for Cybertron and you will truly see a game that can be extremely unplayable most of the times.

Tarfang2
Tarfang2

after my terrible experience of LBP psp i staying away from these games nobody ever made a deccent level on the psp game which was why i bought it

blackace
blackace

Who paid $60 for this? I paid $37 on Ebay. Not a bad price. The game is still very good. My only 2 complaints is 1) The load times blow. Having to wait almost a minute for every race to begins stinks. 2) Even though you can mod your cars, there no way to make it faster or handle better. Because of this though, the game is more challenging. Coming in 1st place isn't always easy. The hub was a bit confusing to me at times. The game is still worth a purchase though. I need to dedicate like 4-5 hours to play it fully though.

warmerdays
warmerdays

Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing was more fun to race, but friends and I keep coming back to MNR because of the constantly new download-able tracks. This definitely keeps the game fresh for us. Worth the $40, not $60; we got it at $42 at game launch in May. This price drop is not so much a surprise as this game's U.S. sales has plummeted in the past 6 weeks or so. As you can see the sales history tracked by vgchartz here: http://vgchartz.com/game.php?id=35099 . Hopefully, this game is at the right price point this time around where it will improve sales for the long run; this game deserves a long run.

jakesnakeel
jakesnakeel

This game is a tragedy. When I think about playing this game, I think about waiting 20 seconds every time the game comes back to the "main menu".

Hanzoadam
Hanzoadam

I bought it for the track, maker and editior, But I don't think this game took of aswell as Sony had hoped, I think they were hoping it would be another little big planet

lhughey
lhughey

i didn't know ModNation was a retail game. I always thought it was an arcade game. The price surprised me!

rocktoonz123
rocktoonz123

@mjc0961 have you played it now?? lol play it first now dude before talking... region lock?? lol they disable it already you can play with your friends in other regions... you dont know whats happening now in the game... lol play it before commenting.

Virtual_Erkan
Virtual_Erkan

$20 on PSP is much better than $40 which it never deserved that price tag

InfinityMugen
InfinityMugen

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great1991
great1991

sweet i can go put this up now.

Pete5506
Pete5506

People should look into getting this game if they haven't have it already, really fun, brings back some memories of Mario 64

Colonel-Snake
Colonel-Snake

@Zerosumgame Yes in some cases that is true when some people do give facts they do throw massive thumbs down but you want to know whats even worse ? The fact that its your opinion that the game is horrible THAT IS NOT A FACT! So you trying to make your opinion seem like a Fact is where you went wrong in your post. I do respect that you think the game is horrible but I think the game is great does that make "my opinion" a fact ? If all opinions were facts then nobody would be wrong and every single person opinion would be right. Since facts = the truth and opinions are certainly not the truth. Fact 2+2=4. Opinion Chicken taste better then Steak. See the difference ?

wwefanforlife
wwefanforlife

I bought Modnation on the PS3 the day it was released. I really like the creativity in Modnation Racers and creating tracks is very easy plus the game has plenty of replay value some of the stuff people have created are amazing. I thought the driving was just right in the PS3 version. The PSP version I thought the car handing was poor the racing isn't very good on that game but the creation tools were quite good. The PS3 version is worth getting I regret wasting money on the PSP version. I'm glad to see it get a price cut

shkar
shkar

I wish I had the TIME to play and delve deep to this PS3 exclusive game,,,because it looks creative by all means,,,,but with all the great titles nowadays I almost have no time for this .....

Flamerdragon
Flamerdragon

Brilliant game and tons of fun. Recommended to PS3 owners. Tons of custimisation combination for Tag and Kart, and you get to make your own race track. Make it easy or extremely hard! Brilliant game.

mD-
mD-

This is definitely the most over looked, but one of the best multiplayer games this gen. The gameplay itself is very deep, addicting, strategic, tons of fun, and absolutely nuts online. There's such a high sense of speed compared to other kart racers (play this and another back to back to see what I mean) Single player is was tough, but rewarding. It's kind of like when you talked about getting 120 stars in Mario 64 and you would compare yourself to others based on if they did that. Beating the story mode 100% (excluding the token collection) is kind of like that. Some of the maps that people have already created are easily better than any map I've played in Mario Kart and Diddy Kong Racing, hands down. I still haven't even really created anything and if I dive in that and get addicted, that's a whole another reason to keep me addicted. Oh yeah, and the split screen mode online is incredible when you play with a friend. We played for 4 hours straight, yeah, lol... This game was worth $60, so almost a steal at $40. So with that said, GO BUY IT.

Toysoldier34
Toysoldier34

Sweet, just sold mine on ebay for $43. I got it from gamestop used as my 3rd in a buy 2 get 1 free. But I already had every game that was worth while in the $50 and up range so this was my only option. The track creation was fun but the racing wasn't for me, the steering felt bad so that kinda ruins it.

Kokuro_Kun
Kokuro_Kun

HAtersz gonna hate.... Which is weird because i never a price cut was a bad thing in video games? i guess you learn something new everyday.

JESSEAARON100
JESSEAARON100

Awesome price drop but sadly i bought the game last month

Shinob3
Shinob3

oh wow, i got a really good deal here in Hong Kong. Less then 30 USD equiv for a brand new copy.

Rev8691
Rev8691

i think i might just buy it now. i mean, lets be honest.. i always wanted it.

markcusdd
markcusdd

The single player AI is horrible. Not difficult, but cheap. Don't buy it.

MERGATROYDER
MERGATROYDER

Hells yeah! I've been holding off buying some titles, but with the price cuts being announced, this will be one to add to the collection.

shani_boy101
shani_boy101

If there's a game drought after say February next year (if there isn't i'll run out of money) then i'll buy it. Too many games.

DahLong
DahLong

time to buy this game since i can afford it to spend $40

OfficialBed
OfficialBed

I still want to get this for my PSP. Looks like a lot of fun.

ahpuck
ahpuck

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payne6705
payne6705

well I might have to pick it up now there was no way in hell I was spending 60 bucks for a kart editor.

daabulls23
daabulls23

Wouldn't it be great if every new game was $40 or less? Wouldn't it be great if I won $1 million?

KaBo0m
KaBo0m

The voice acting in this game(PS3) IS SO ANNOYING

Zerosumgame
Zerosumgame

This game is so horrible, it should be a free gift for PS Plus subscribers. PS: When ppl are laying out the facts, they usually got thumbs down, if thumbing down is right, I don't want to be wrong!

3yeman
3yeman

Hoho, Time to buy this game *O*

Megasus_
Megasus_

@Colin1192 since gamespot's idea farm ran dry

MOwens9512
MOwens9512

Already own it so it doesn't effect me, but still cool. Can't wait for a sequel. Hopefully they'll address some of the stuff that annoyed like the long load times. Still a fun game for the casual or hardcore fan.