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Bethesda: Dishonored sales 'exceeding expectations'

5:30 PM on 11.27.2012 // Jim Sterling

Success paves way for franchise

Bethesda has told Destructoid that Dishonored, the critically acclaimed stealth-action title released last month, is performing above sales expectations, and the publisher is definitely pleased. While it declined to reveal actual figures, the company can confirm we've the makings of a continuing series. 

"I can tell you that Dishonored is far exceeding our sales expectations, which is especially cool considering it’s new IP facing a host of well-established franchises this quarter," said PR chief Pete Hines. "We did terrific numbers again this past weekend, both in stores and on Steam, where Dishonored was listed as the #1 selling title over the holiday weekend. And Dishonored has really sold well overseas.

"So, we’re very pleased and appreciate all the fans that have supported Dishonored and Arkane. We clearly have a new franchise."

As someone who loved Dishonored, this is great news. I'm sure the holiday sales definitely helped, but it seems that the game has sold plenty well on its own merits, and it would appear, given Hines' words, that a sequel is all but given. Couldn't be happier. 

Now what were those executives saying about how launching new IP this late was a bad idea?

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destructoid's previous coverage:

  Aug 15

Arkane hints at what's next for Dishonored

The studio is 'keeping an eye out for ways to do multiplayer the right way'

  Jul 15

More Dishonored DLC teased by Bethesda

Two images hint at the conclusion of Daud's story

  Apr 01

Developers let loose in fake Dishonored walkthrough video

Featuring "the oddest threeway that has ever been in a videogame."

  Mar 28

Journey kills at the Game Developers Choice Awards

More than half of the awards, including Game of the Year

  Mar 28

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