Probably I was going on the fact the the game reviewed well and Steam Xbox Live stats are high. Also recall games like Fallout 3 that posted around 500K on NPD in first week and then Bethesda announced a 4M shipped worldwide. Square Enix earnings reports should clarify that in the future.
I think there has been more than on thread about shipped numbers and return polices, but I think good games end up selling there initial shipments and DeusEx as good chance of doing so and not being on bargain bins in a few weeks.
Shipped 2M is a good number, the game also seems to doing well in Europe and in digital sales. Still, think it has sold 300K in USA (the 240k figure + let’s say 60k in the next few days in Sept), 350K in Europe (being optimistic and thinking the game will somehow be bigger than in USA) + let’s imagine 100K in pc digital sales = 750K, still far away from the 2M shipped number.
And i don’t think a very western fps/rpg is going to sell a ton in Japan, even published by S-E, so we can skip that market.
Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine
Deus Ex: Human Revolution
Sid Meier's Civilization V
Red Orchestra 2: Heroes of Stalingrad
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
Tropico 4: Steam Special Edition
Honest question: does that chart take replacement consoles into account? I.e. does the installed base number account for the failure rate of consoles, or is it just a reflection of total cumulative sales?
If it’s just total cumulative sales, then are the RROD problems with the 360 significant enough to change the shape of the graph?
Current Players Peak Today Game
53,584 62,803 Counter-Strike
48,300 62,590 Counter-Strike: Source
46,014 67,215 Team Fortress 2
27,671 35,868 Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 - Multiplayer
22,977 35,906 Dead Island
20,943 29,940 Football Manager 2011
20,582 35,122 Sid Meier’s Civilization V
17,240 23,347 Call of Duty Black Ops - Multiplayer
10,838 21,183 Deus Ex - Human Revolution
9,789 14,378 Warhammer 40,000 Space Marine
Dead Island is doing better than DeusEx and Warhammer kind of suprising. Also the peak of concurrent players is above 4M at then end of last year they surpassed the 3M for the first time, it just keeps growing.
Other fun fact from chart track, UK retail PC sales for Warhammer were bigger then Dead Island because it was not available to purchase on Steam on the UK, even if you have to install Steam to play it.