Square Enix announces Deus Ex: Human Revolution ships two million units

Square Enix Ltd. today announces the acclaimed Deus Ex: Human Revolution has shipped two million units in North America, Europe and PAL territories since launching in late August.

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MaideninBlack2650d ago

Announced at a convenient time.

romancer2650d ago

Worth noting: "has shipped" is not the same as "has sold"

NPD reported rather weak sales in North America first week.

The dust hasn't settled on "the truth" here. Remains to be seen.

lelo2play2650d ago (Edited 2650d ago )

Is there a difference between "shipped" and "sold" ?

If they ship the game, do they receive it back if a store (retailer) does not sell it after some time ?

Baka-akaB2650d ago (Edited 2650d ago )

When a publisher delivers it’s product to a retailer, the retailer pays the publisher for the product. That’s it. The publisher got it’s revenue, and whether the game/console/accessory finds a home or gets to rot on a shelf, it doesn’t matter as much as fans , bloggers means .

It's a worthless debate , and would only truly mean something if :

- There was an actually 100% accurate way to measure sales . Even NPD can't and use somewhat accurate estimates .

- There isnt a refund and returning goods policies like with comics .

That a game truly sell out his shipment is just icing on the cake and PR ego boosting .

Of course obviously if a game ships millions that retailer struggle to resell , they wont reorder back . Wich is usually unlikely anyway with multi million shipping titles

Quagmire2650d ago

Agreed. My copy was shipped on release, still haven't received it.

Utter Bullshit.

Legionaire20052650d ago

Human Revolution was a good game, but its not better than Deus Ex 1 or 2.It plays too much like Metal Gear, and Splinter Cell more than a Deus Ex game. For all those who Downplay Deus Ex: Invisible War(Deus Ex 2), well at least invisible war had more choices and side quests and the 4 endings didn't even involve four buttons to see a different ending(you can actually save before ending)!!! Invisible war you can still save before you choice the 4 endings, but you would have to still make an effort to get them. The 4 factions at the end made you feel tempted to choice which is the right path. You don't get that feeling in Human Revolution which is a hit and miss.