Darksiders II managed to sell 247,000 copies in North America during its launch week, despite being pretty decently marketed and damn fantastic. Analyst Michael Pachter has estimated global sales at around a million.
This humble number was still enough to have Darksiders II place first in the NPD's software sales for the month of August, with sales overall dropping 20% since last year.
"I think that the sales are below what they had hoped for. I presume it sold around 500,000 globally in the first two weeks (the NPD cutoff was Aug 25), so it's probably over 1 million now, but my understanding is that breakeven is greater than 2 million units, so it's not likely to get much higher than that," said Pachter to GI.biz. "We should probably give it another month and see if it's tracking better."
The game deserves to be a success, and I said it'd be a crime if it didn't. I stand by that. If it performs poorly enough to kill the series, then we ALL must report to the nearest jail and accept our punishment.
|8:00 PM on 01.25.2013|
Darksiders IS Zelda, and here's the proof
That the Darksiders games take more than a few cues from The Legend of Zelda -- and may possibly surpass it -- is a secret to nobody. What we were unaware of was that developer Vigil Games always had intentions of supplanting...more
|1:00 PM on 12.06.2012|
This Darksiders II 'Death & Despair' statue is turbo-boss
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|4:30 PM on 10.24.2012|
New Darksiders II DLC will arrive in time for Halloween
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|9:00 AM on 10.22.2012|
Joe Mad leaves Vigil Games
Joe Madureira, better known as "Joe Mad", creative director of the Darksiders franchise (among many other bodies of work), announced via Twitter last night that he's leaving Vigil Games. Joe goes into a bit more detail on his...more
|12:00 PM on 09.27.2012|
How to play Darksiders II on Wii U, in PICTURES!
Planning to play Darksiders II on the Wii U but terrified that you won't know how to play it, causing literally everybody to laugh at you? THQ has got you covered, my friend. The publisher sent along some helpful images that ...more
|3:30 PM on 09.19.2012|
Darksiders II 'Argul's Tomb' DLC detailed, dated
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|2:15 PM on 09.13.2012|
Darksiders II on Wii U will have extra content
Darksiders II no longer has a mystery release date: it is now confirmed as a Wii U launch title. The game will more or less be a port of the original game, with the added ability to use the Wii U GamePad as a map and ...more
|8:30 AM on 09.01.2012|
Weird Metacritic user reviews tear Darksiders II to bits
[Update 3: A Russian speaking friend of mine went through the site and believes it to be a highly detailed troll. The cult is dedicated to keeping alive the memory of an old Soviet actor from the 50s, who they openly ac...more
|4:00 PM on 08.21.2012|
Giving credit where credit is due: A developer's plea
Last week, a Darksiders II developer posted comments on Twitter about being left out of the credits despite working on the game. Some joined his side, some ridiculed his outburst, but most ignored the issue altogether. Does t...more
|3:30 PM on 05.17.2013|
Friday Night Fights: Maysturbation
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|9:30 PM on 05.16.2013|
Resident Evil Revelations: What version do we review?
[Update: Poll CLOSED! Wii U dominated. Look forward to our review soon. Update: MAJOR upset! It has come to light that a PC copy WILL be made available for review purposes, and will be added as a late starter in the poll. A P...more
|3:30 PM on 05.16.2013|
Watch the worst Fallout game ever made
Jordan and I have started a new game in our Couch Campaign, and it's one that I have been excited to play since we first began talking about the project. As a huge fan of the Fallout franchise and a lover of top-down, exploration shoot-em-up games, the pairing of the two could have been glorious. And Fallout: Brotherhood of Steel is, provided you think train wrecks can be glorious.more