VG247: Ubisoft’s just announced that Splinter Cell: Conviction has sold just under 2 million units, selling 1.9 million units since its launch back in April.
wow 2 mill idk i thought it will sell way less
i guess its the end of the old school gameplay format of splinter cell
2 millions on PC and 360 i think its just ok
2 million on PC and 360 is not enough to recomp development costs due to massive delays. Ubisoft shareholders are going to be howkling for some sort of action to turn a profit.
how much money did they spend on dev?
he doesn't know - just talking random bull as usual.
eah, that guy cracks me up sometimes.
Im going to just boo you're comment as thats all its worth. Boooooooooooo!!!! *I expect to get more disagrees than comments here :)*
I'm not going to deny that this is a good amount of sales for a good game. However, it is important to note that in the investor call and in the press release (available on Ubi's IR site), they specifically mention that the game has "sold in" 1.9 million. What does "sell in" mean? It means shipped i.e. sold to the retailer, not consumer. Still good, but it is clear that a lot of these will be selling at discounted rates.
The publisher makes all the money it's going to make on the game when it ships it to a retailer. The retailer pays the publisher's share of the game when it purchases it. And then whatever money the retailer makes from selling it to a consumer belongs to the retailer. I've said this before. The publisher or manufacturer of a product doesn't give a damn if the game sells to a consumer or not. As long as the retailer has anticipated demand for a game and paid for 1.9 million units, Ubisoft has made money off those 1.9 million units.
I'm pretty sure you're wrong on that. I work for a huge beverage company and if the retailer can't sell the product, the company has to buy back the product from the retailer. And I'm pretty sure I've read numerous comments from posters who work for Gamestop, etc. say that the stores get refunds or incentives when they are unable to sell games or the MSRP goes down, that is how they are able to drop the price without taking loses. No guarantees or links here, just an alternate perspective.
Great game deserved to sell 10 million copies. Great single player, great co-op and great multi-player. There are games offering far less at the same price. One of my favorite games not only this year but this gen. The demo is still up on XBL and is one of the most downloaded along with Crackdown. I'm a little surprised the PS3 version has not been announced yet. Maybe it will be a holiday release on PS3. Here's the demo walk through Ubi released. This is the assault version, I'll post the stealth version if I can find it.
it was a good game but not long enough
Compare this to the previous demo walk through. Ubi-soft was trying to show that the game is playable anyway you want. Attack in an assault or stealth manner, making the replay value very high. Imagine 8+ hours of this, ( plus co-op and multi-player ) which is how long it took me on realistic mode. My only gripe was the u-play feature that ubi-soft implemented with the game. It requires you the join u-play to unlock features. Not big on black mail.
SP was too short, i beat it in 5 hours which is actually long compared to my buddy who only took 3 hours to play through. Now co-op was fun but repetitive, plain and unthoughtful, but that was on the PC, one of the more horrible ports ever. Poor framerates no matter how high end your rig is. Ps3 would do fine without this game, its not like it stands out from the vast amount of games released these past 2 years.
With the previous sales within the series? Just wondering as this will inevitably play a part in the decision if it will appear on the PS3 ???? Does any big brainy person know?
fairly high most only average 1-2 million with like the original at 3-3.5 million
But not the kind of numbers I was expecting. Hopefully, a sequel is in the works.
I was actually expecting it to sell less. Not being on the PS3 definitely hurt sales and already having it reach almost 2 million only a few months after its release is pretty impressive.
wonder if the "SC for PS3" would sell better or if the franchise is losing steam just a question
Doubt it, every other Splinter Cell game has sold more on Xbox/Xbox 360 than PS2/PS3. SC fans are in the same boat as SOCOM fans, SC fans want Chaos Theory 2 and SOCOM fans want SOCOM 2 HD. Both strong fanbases that are stuck on the old games, including myself. SOCOM 2 FTW EDIT: @Folezicle - I don't think any PS3 exclusive sold 5 million, MGS4 is close with around 4.8 but other than that most PS3 exclusives sell around 1.5 million with the exception of games like God Of War, Uncharted and LBP.
Nor does every PS3 exclusive
@Folezicle Oh every PS3 owners know that. But every 360 owner believes that every one of their games sells over 5 million. @below It's a hyperbole. *roll eyes*
proof... no i didnt think so. ill agree 100% that some jackass has said that but that doesnt mean every 360 fan thinks this. # edit: yeah ok ;)
i wouldnt buy this game even if ubi released it for ps3...they ruined the old format
honestly, it is worth a rent cause it is differant and it has a good but slightly short campaign, but youll miss out of you dont play it. my honest opinion
A different format doesn't mean its a bad game, its just different. If nothing ever changed and evolved, I would hate to imagine how shitty this world would be.
so still waiting for splinter cell conviction ps3 version we all know its coming Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Pandora Tomorrow Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Essentials Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Double Agent Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Conviction with conviction being the only one not on playstation
Why are Ubi watting their pants RE game releases near xmas, I'm angry about Driver, I was looking forward to that, not too keen on the A.C games eithert.
1.9m is ok for a multiplatform game, could be better. Ps3 games used to get murdered by the press for selling this amount.
Ubisoft are retards that multiplay was popular and when they took it out i dropped my preorder and i bet alot of other people also. I dont care what ubisoft says i bet spies vs mercs is back next game because they see the huge drop off in sales
Is this guy serious. NO ONE BUT YOUR SILLY ASS CANCELED THEIR PREORDER BECAUSE THEY TOOK OUT SPIES VS MERCS. People probably felt slighted by it, but not enough to cancel an entire game. They dont buy SC for the MP...only your silly ass does. I am sure everyone else could care less.
Just under 2 million in just under 2 months, impressive figures.
for a decent game