Darksiders 2 managed to come out on top in August, selling 247,000 copies across PS3, Xbox 360 and PC; Sleeping Dogs sold 172,000 across PS3 and Xbox 360, an NPD rep confirmed with Joystiq.
Deserves to be way higher, best new IP of the year
The year isn't over yet. *looks at PSASBR
*looks at Dishonored. Also, can you really consider Battle Royale a new IP the same way games like Doshonored or Sleeping Dogs are?
I am waiting for both!!
@strange1986 Of course PS Battle Royale is a new IP. That's like saying Sleeping Dogs isn't because of GTA or SR and Dishonored isn't because of Thief.
@yesmynameissumo I'm not saying it's not as much of a new IP because it's so similar to Smash Bros. I'm referring to the fact that it contains nothing but characters from existing IP's.
Just 172K? No wonder Activision dropped it. Awesome game though, no selling potential, however.
*Hold up Dragon's Dogma and Gravity Rush*
It's not a new ip. It's the sequel to True Crime:New York City. They had to change the name because of licensing issues when Activision dropped it.
No it was an original IP named black lotus that activition forced them to make a true cri.e game. Then they somd it off because they thought it wouldnt sell and changed the name a 3rd time.
Sleeping Dogs is technically not a new IP. It was called True Crime: Hong Kong, and was meant to be the third game in the True Crime series, right up until Activision decided to drop the project. Once it was acquired by Square Enix, they changed the name to Sleeping Dogs. Not that it really matters, as the game is awesome either way! :3
It was meant to be a new IP called Black Lotus
It was a new IP called Black Lotus but Activision slapped the True Crime for brand recognition. Devs have said do themselves on many ocassions. Edit - Beaten to the punch.
It actually was never a True Crimes game to begin with. It did start out as new IP until Activision picked it up and titled it as a new True Crimes. Once they canned it and Square Enix saved it they had to change the name. Yeah Black Lotus, I remember about reading about in an interview. They had 90% of the game done before Activision canned it.
It's kind of low for US, but overall the game has sold over 600k worldwide and should be at 1 million by the end of the month. Also the game hasn't been released in Japan and won't be until the end of the month. FInally holiday shopping is right around the corner, and this game isn't necessarily a Day 1 buy for most people, but on Black Friday it should be on sale for $30 or less, so there's a chance it can still put up more sales then.
Both this and Darksiders 2 deserved to sell even more imo, great games!
Just bought my copy yesterday. Amazing game!!! Some funny moments and great action.
So I guess neither United Front nor Vigil cut close to being even?
It's a great game, but can't cut it with the other open world games. Just not enough to do. Game boils down to cop missions and street races. Item collection is a cheap way to add replay value.
Dishonored says hi
No offense but if DS and SD got released in a very slow launch period and only manage to hit 419,000 sales combined is pretty bad. Dishonored, a new Ip that's getting released with the big boys. Such as AC3, MOH, RE & Forza. Will get lost fast especially to AC and RE. And probably won't sell as many units as the devs are hoping. So Dishonored has a worst chance of low sales like DS and SD.
@ strange1986. Dishonored doesn't look that new to me either. It just looks like Bioshock all over again. A Neo industrial steam punk society setting with physics defying 'magic powers'
Sleeping dogs is rough around the edges, but is definitely a must-play for anyone who loves open world run/drive/fight/shoot crime games. Just finished it last week, and once I get my fill of Bf3 Armored Kill, I'm gonna go for a second run through. The melee combat and the ability to perform Plenty of creative environmental kills is absolutely addictive..
This game was great. I got it on release day and finished everything in the game. It won't be able to compete with GTA or SR though, sales wise. It's great that they released this before GTA though, else it wouldn't of sold as much as it has now. Looking forward to seeing what we might get in the future from UFG.
I agree with the top comment.This is a fantastic game that deserves AAA sales.It's my favorite non-GTA sandbox game,probably ever.Sure,it isn't perfect,but it's the right mix of great story and outrageous action.I find it hard to put the controller down everytime I play it.Glad I didn't hesitate to buy it.
this game is awesome ... go buy it!
I'm waiting for it to hit $40 before I pick it up.
Lows sales for a pretty high anticipated title. Low sales with low monthly Consoles sales to match. This gen needs to get axed soon.