Whilst the numbers are not conclusive and can only be cited as a rumour until official figures are released but there was a rise in sales for the third week since Rise of the Tomb Raider became available at retail on November 10th 2015.
These numbers are for Xbox One and 360 combined?that's on the low side.
"This week 537,056 (not including Xbox 360 data for this period)" Edit: @Herbalistic Total Xbox One sales: 434,829 so almost a half a million not including the Xbox 360 Still good numbers so far
"Grand Total Last Week – 438,065 (for both platforms)" The 360 numbers are apart of that estimate. the person couldn't add 360 numbers to the grand total for this week due to them not being available..Those TR sales are combined between Xbox One and 360 which are low when look at the install base.
I have this game and I think it's really good. But these numbers are aren't good
i bet microsoft was thinking 2 million to be the goal. they will just brush it off with the usual marketing spin like they all do.
Moldy bread did they stop putting the game on disk now? You guys all act like the company has a week to sell the game or else it stops production
Compared to them selling what 4-5 million last time half a million isn't great, it either means people didn't enjoy the first one (of these new reboots) or theyve gone elsewhere and are waiting for the definitive version like Xbox one got and ps4, give it a year I'm sure that the game will shift 2-3 million but it won't be on Xbox. I haven't got an Xbox one but if I had the choice I wouldn't be playing new tomb raider with Microsoft sorry but when the definitive version couldn't even go over 900p on Xbox then I can't see the sequel which is surely bigger and better is gonna run better on the Xbox. Just googled it and it turns out the original reboot actually cleared over 8 million so where has everyone gone?! I can't be alone in waiting for it next year.
@Multifacetedgamer this is the first reboot and square wasn't happy even though it sold 3.4 million. http://www.eurogamer.net/ar... "3.4 million copies of Tomb Raider have been sold in four weeks, publisher Square Enix has revealed, which is not enough to hit the game's sales target." this is why i came up with the number of 2 million during the launch window which is typically 6-8 weeks. that to me seemed reasonable (combining xbox one and xbox 360) but these figures are actually a lot lower.
Rise of the Tomb raider is a disaster. i'm shocked
3.4 million number was 3 weeks into the original games release. Game released on 3/5/2013, Square make that statement on 3/26/2013. ROTTR released 10/10/2015. It's now at 540K after 4-1/3 weeks(30 days) Using the average sales of the game on a weekly basis, this game will not get to 2 million in 6-8 weeks, as games don't tend to increase in sales over time. Squares original projections for the original game were just shy of 15 million copies, and while the first one did pretty decent, it hadn't reached the point where it would gain that in lifetime sales with only 1.3 million copies a week on average sold for the first month. ROTTR is looking like it will get nowhere near that, although it still has two more platform releases to go. Granted, the whole source for ROTTR sales is VGChartz, so my whole argument may be inaccurate.
I'll add to the sales when it comes to PC. I am a gamer, not a platform person. Anyone who is so fixated on sales has issues. As long as the gaming industry is doing good, which it is, I am very happy. I buy a mixture of PC and console games. No platform owns me, but some platform owners (Microsoft, Sony, PC makers) sure seem to own some of you guys, making you tools.
Those are horrible numbers and in no way acceptable for the absence of a PS4 version.
So TR maybe sold around 500k copies in the first month... That's horrible considering the hype and how much ms payed for the exclusivity. This was a failed business venture by ms especially since it appears that PS4 outsold xbone in November. Either way u slice it those numbers are very low, it's shocking since TR is actually a good game.
@Itechheads Square Enix suit: Reads your comment, - then looks at the MS's check, - laughs his a** out and walks out.
nearly half a million just on xbox one is great. it will continue to grow after people finish with fallout 4 trust me. anyway EPIC game
Good? Could of been better but we won't go there.
Didn't spencer say he wouldn't pay for a game to be made for it to come out on the competitions platform later? I mean, that's at least what was being pointed at to support the claim that TR was 100% exclusive before it was announced that it wasn't. I doubt MS wrote any kind of check. Probably waived licensing fees for a certain amount and agreed to pick up marketing since every time this game was shown it was an Xbox commercial. I doubt square got any real monetary gain from this. More probably that the risks of losing money were greatly reduced. And well... It's yet to be seen if that's worked for them yet. Less than 200k in Nov (NPD >>>>>>>VG C) isnt a great way to start.
@herbalistic: Read the breakdown Xbox One Sales: Week 1 – 229,742 (worldwide) Week 2 – 106,096 (worldwide) Week 3 – 98,991 (USA & UK Only) Total Xbox One sales – 434,829 Xbox 360 Sales: Week 1 – 71,286 Week 2 – 30,941 Total Xbox 360 sales – 102,227
Pretty rough numbers.
*** Anyone who is so fixated on sales has issues. As long as the gaming industry is doing good, which it is, I am very happy.*** If this game does not reach certain goals, we do not know how it may affect the future of the IP. And while it's easy to sit here and say "the industry is doing great, look at the Holiday figures" the fact is that sales of this game are important to those who are invested in the IP. I will say, there are a lot of people who are "conerned" about the IP but not really invested in it because of the exclusivity, but those who are truly invested in the IP have every right to worry about sales as it will determine the future of the IP.
That's not good at all.
For a high profile game like Tomb Raider, these numbers IMO are low. I think the culprit to the mediocre sales is due to the fact that it was released near the other high profile games like Halo, Call of duty, battlefront and fallout 4. I played this on my cousin's xbox one a few weeks ago and I cant stop playing it. I cant wait for it when it is released on the PS4.
They are quoting VG chartz which had predicted that the Xbox One would win NPD. Sorry guys, this rumor is false. They over estimated sales because (and to be fair) apparently we all did.
once more common sense wins and MS garbage PR fails. Fallout took the lead in October and TR releasing the same day is basically suicide mission. Those are terrible numbers (even if X1 only)for a timed exclusive that was supposed to drive sales of X1.
I'm honestly not sure why they released anywhere near Fallout. That game has a "meme" following now. Any future Bethesda titles will be heralded despite the quality of them. Going up against them is suicide.
Still no were near good enough. The first tombraider sold 1-2 million on xbox at launch. Another factor people aren't mentioning is that ROTR is a highly rated sequel to a highly rated game. In that case sequels nearly always outperform their predecessor. So these numbers are really really low. The fact that they are combined just makes it worse. The combined totals should have been over 2 million. Xbox gamers really need to start supporting games that don't involve shooting in the first person perspective
Tombraider sold just over a million copies at launch but that's total across all platforms, not just xbox
there were 80+ million 360's and just as many PS3's , of course it sold more...
I'm talking about the sales that happened on Xbox only. And there are still 80 million X360's and up to 12 million Xbones. So whats your point?
no one should be happy about these numbers. I am a PS4 gamer, and it absolutely shocks me to the core that fanboys, particularly my Sony bretheren are gleefully smug about these low sales for what looks to be a damned cool game. Guess what people? Microsoft heard you loud and clear: you don't want third person action adventure titles. You don't want exploration, puzzle solving, and a strong female protagonist. You don't want a purely cinematic Indiana Jones equivalent. Is that really the message we want to send?
@RustedMan It's called don't bite the hand that feeds you. Sony fans have every right to make this a very loud lesson learned. P.S. Don't know why you're raging at Xbox owners. MS wasn't targeting them with this game. They were hoping their vague exclusivity language would fool TR fans into buying an Xbox.
Good Point Lacreuset. Remember if it wasn't for the pressure and rumours of timed exclusivity Microsoft would never have admitted it was timed. They even lied to try and fool everyone into thinking it was a full exclusive. So they were hoping to capture playstation fans with the deal.
VGC also has PS4 under-tracked by over a million. Take this with a grain of salt.
Also, NPD and all. Didn't even make top 20
1. These numbers are from VGChartz, they pull numbers out of their ass. 2. These numbers don't include digital sales. The only ones who know are Microsoft and SquareEnix.
RotTR has officially flopped, it won't even come close to the previous game's sales and those were below expectations. The greedy deal taken by SE essentially killed this game considering that it's hardly selling on xbox and by the time it hits PS4 Uncharted 4 and Horizon will be out. Considering the fact that RotTR is a 1 and done with no mp i can see it dying out rather quick. I anticipate many used copies at Gamespot simply bc ppl will be done with it in a week. With Uncharted 4's robust mp i just don't see the motivation for ppl to buy RotTR when it hits PS4. SE better hope it sells on pc bc they basically killed their own game.
Honestly surprised this game didn't sell more.
Is this one of the reasons why we´re getting FF7 Remake in an episodic format now? Game X sold poorly, adjust upcoming games for max profit?
500,000 (dollars) / 60 (dollars per copy)= 8,300 copies sold. ouch
That's good and it should get a nice boost for the holiday
The game is on sale for as low as $20 on amazon right now.
$20 off but that was a Black Friday deal. Unless you're referring to the 2013 version. That one is $20
Sorry I meant as low as $30.
Man, you had me going! I was like at that price, I would have bought one for gifting purposes. It's fantastic gift, but I really didn't see any great price drops for it. I think the least I've seen it for is about 40$.
So was Battelfront, that sold millions. This doesn't have anything to do with how well or not the gake is selling. They have sells all over the place. Give it a rest...
Dude, these figures are terrible.
It's not hard to believe to be honest.
Such a shame. I enjoyed the game.
Idk why u have all them disagrees but this game is fantastic hopefully it starts to pick up on sales
This game will soon be out for one month and still fail to cross the million sold milestone. For a game as heavily hyped and with production costs as high as this, it's a flop no matter how you look at it. This game does not look like it'll have sales legs this holiday season on the Xbox consoles.
But what production costs. It's not like they needed a new engine to make the game Keep downplaying
Game probably had a production budget between 40-60 million, and a sizable marketing budget, mostly fronted by MS since the deal was announced. A game of this scope typically comes in around the 50 million dollar range for production costs, and I wouldn't be surprised if it were more given the quality of the game
Wow. That's really unimpressive. With a release like this, though (platform exclusive when it's been confirmed to be coming to other platforms later; same launch day as the biggest game of the year) it's really unsurprising. I hope next year is kind to that game on other platforms, it sounds like it deserves to sell well.
Okay let's get pass our teasing, I was amused by it at first because square got what they deserved for doing this shady deal. But I will say this. Quality over quantity. This is one of the few xbox games I will actually give props towards though it pains me. Everything else, including the future line up looks horribly uninteresting to me. Call it trolling cool. But I'm just being real with my opinion.
I wasn't teasing, and it doesn't pain me to give a good game props. Platform choice doesn't matter unless you're petty and can't stand having downsides to choosing one console over the other. You're entitled to your opinion.
Uhm.....it pains because of the deal that square nd xbox did. So nice job at assuming
"This is one of the few xbox games I will actually give props towards though it pains me" And why should it pain you? A good game is a good game, no matter what console
I guess this is quite good for the Xbox consoles. The rebooted Tomb Raider didn't sell that well on Xbox last time anyway as the Tomb Raider fanbase was always on PC and PS. I've always said Rise of the Tomb Raider wouldn't have massive numbers on Xbox platforms as that's not where the fanbase is. This is poor judgement by Square-Enix but I guess they didn't have much choice but lay in bed with Microsoft to develop RotTR. Damned if you do and damned if you don't :) We'll see how RotTR sales perform when the game launches on PC/PS4 and how the larger fanbase responds by being rejected by the developer and publisher which favoured MS money instead.
Think they did so with the idea that Uncharted was going to come out this yr. It back fired though.
@Hazard Phil himself stated he wanted TR to be able to have their own Uncharted. http://www.eurogamer.net/ar... "Totally. I'm a big fan of Uncharted and I wish we had an action adventure game of that ilk. We've started some, and we've looked at them. But we don't have one today of that quality. This is an opportunity." He also says in the same interview "I think it's a win/win. It's good for us. We've got certain needs out of it [Compete against UC4]. I think it could be good for them. And, frankly - and I know a lot of people won't like this but I'll say it - I think it can be good for the franchise and good for gaming all up, because it's a franchise that's meant something, and we're going to be able to work with them and invest and try to put the marketing and everything else at a level, and we're active in working with them on the development of the game as well, to try to make it one of those franchises that stands out.' I'm not sure that actually happened the way he had hopes, and I'm sure SE is probably thinking that it wasn't that great for them. Square did a great job marketing the original game. They, and CD were very engaged with the community. MS showed it at E3, and threw it into compilation commercials for over a year when they weren't releasing many games to make their roster look bigger. Then they dropped it like a dead dog when they announced the Fallout 4 DLC partnership. So yeah, great job Phil...giving Tomb Raider the respect it deserves. This is the kind of thing that pisses me off. TR does deserve better recognition and respect, and the second that UC4 was delayed, I knew MS was going to forget about giving the franchise justice which just shows they only really cared about what it could do for MS, and not what it could do for the series.
What's happened seems obvious to me. This deal was clearly made before anyone realised the PS4 was absolutely destroying XB1 (in terms of numbers sold)... SE expected MS to have a stronghold on the majority of markets like they did last gen but when that didn't happen it was too late to back out
@ Hazardman Um, yes it did. Tomb Raider was supposed to compete with Uncharted 4.
Quantum Break is MS Uncharted since they actually own the IP. TR is just another game to add on top of there line-up for 2015. If MS really wanted to they would have delayed TR to compete with UC4 but they didn't bother. QB will counter UC in 2016.
But honestly, do you really think that Tomb Raider would able to compete with Uncharted 4 if it was released this year?
If the "fanbase" reacts negatively then they all suck. I remember when games were a complete mystery and I never even bothered with who made it. Those were the days. If those fans don't want to support the game then it's idiotic to call them fans of the game.
It's idiotic to support when you're getting the short end of the stick. Why would I support a game that made me wait 1 full year. I'm a fan of the series but I ain't dumb and this game will be bought second handedly. No reason why I should reward them for making me wait a full yr. Oh and no I shouldn't have to buy a new console for just one limited exclusive.
@dcboyc310 basically this....
They are not fans of the game because they refuse to buy another cobsole just to play it? LOL talk about being delusional!
@badz So by your logic, if you're a fan of game you should buy a new console. So if youre a sport fan, you should buy all the season tickets to all your favorite sport teams. Talk about delusional!
What are you saying? Are you suggesting that there are no true TR fans on Playstation, and that they are all in the wrong to be upset that they don't get to continue a franchise w/ a history of multiplat releases until a full year later? I'm a huge fan of the series & I would've been a day one buyer, but this move seriously has me questioning whether I rent it or buy it used. I can't support the idea that a multiplat franchise I enjoy can be yanked from me at anytime w/ no notice. Won't be strong armed into supporting deals like these on either side of the fence. Fans have every right to question their support of a franchise that could essentially be pulled from their platform entirely...the early rumors suggested that it wouldn't hit PS platforms at all, & Spencer encouraged those rumors by likening the situation to Ryse & DR3, insinuating that the game would hit PC but not the PS4. I don't care about the business behind it, but as a gamer that enjoys games, I feel like Square was in the wrong for doing the deal. Can't know for certain if any future sequels will even hit my platform at all, so why be bothered to support what could potentially be the final installment for me?