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NPD: Sleeping Dogs sold 172K across PS3 and Xbox 360 in August

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.

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Abash1332d ago

Deserves to be way higher, best new IP of the year

XabiDaChosenOne1332d ago

The year isn't over yet. *looks at PSASBR

strange19861332d ago (Edited 1332d ago )

*looks at Dishonored.

Also, can you really consider Battle Royale a new IP the same way games like Doshonored or Sleeping Dogs are?

vividi1332d ago (Edited 1332d ago )

I am waiting for both!!

yesmynameissumo1332d ago

@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.

strange19861332d ago

@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.

strange19861332d ago (Edited 1332d ago )

Double post...d'oh!

Winter47th1331d ago

Just 172K? No wonder Activision dropped it. Awesome game though, no selling potential, however.

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LordMe1332d ago (Edited 1332d ago )

*Hold up Dragon's Dogma and Gravity Rush*

Pushagree1332d ago

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.

GTRrocker6661332d ago

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.

8BitSoul1332d ago

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

GTRrocker6661332d ago

It was meant to be a new IP called Black Lotus

ForRealz171332d ago (Edited 1332d ago )

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.

Rubberlegs1332d ago (Edited 1332d ago )

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.

ABizzel11332d ago

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.

Awesome_Gamer1332d ago

Both this and Darksiders 2 deserved to sell even more imo, great games!

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DJ1332d ago

Just bought my copy yesterday. Amazing game!!! Some funny moments and great action.

Qrphe1332d ago

So I guess neither United Front nor Vigil cut close to being even?

Simco8761332d ago

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.

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