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Submitted by Aclay 1245d ago | news

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. (PS3, Sleeping Dogs, Xbox 360)

Abash  +   1245d ago
Deserves to be way higher, best new IP of the year
XabiDaChosenOne  +   1245d ago
The year isn't over yet. *looks at PSASBR
strange1986  +   1245d ago
*looks at Dishonored.

Also, can you really consider Battle Royale a new IP the same way games like Doshonored or Sleeping Dogs are?
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vividi  +   1245d ago
I am waiting for both!!
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yesmynameissumo  +   1245d 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.
strange1986  +   1245d 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.
strange1986  +   1245d ago
Double post...d'oh!
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Winter47th  +   1244d ago
Just 172K? No wonder Activision dropped it. Awesome game though, no selling potential, however.
LordMe  +   1245d ago
*Hold up Dragon's Dogma and Gravity Rush*
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torchic  +   1245d ago
Journeyyyyyyy
Pushagree  +   1245d 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.
GTRrocker666  +   1245d 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.
8BitSoul  +   1245d 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
GTRrocker666  +   1245d ago
It was meant to be a new IP called Black Lotus
ForRealz17  +   1245d 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.
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Rubberlegs  +   1245d 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.
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ABizzel1  +   1245d 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_Gamer  +   1245d ago
Both this and Darksiders 2 deserved to sell even more imo, great games!
DJ  +   1245d ago
Just bought my copy yesterday. Amazing game!!! Some funny moments and great action.
Qrphe  +   1245d ago
So I guess neither United Front nor Vigil cut close to being even?
Simco876  +   1245d 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.
RivetCityGhoul  +   1245d ago
pretty good
wane  +   1245d ago
@Kobe357
Dishonored says hi
AngelicIceDiamond  +   1244d ago
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.
smashcrashbash  +   1245d ago
@ 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'
FunkMacNasty  +   1245d ago
A man who never eat pork bun is never a whole man!
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..
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Zichu  +   1244d ago
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.
Sugreev2001  +   1244d ago
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.
felidae  +   1244d ago
this game is awesome ... go buy it!
Shawtymann  +   1244d ago
I'm waiting for it to hit $40 before I pick it up.
AngelicIceDiamond  +   1244d ago
Lows sales for a pretty high anticipated title. Low sales with low monthly Consoles sales to match. This gen needs to get axed soon.

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