Enslaved sales fall short of expectations
- Posted February 3rd, 2011 at 13:51 EDT by Mike Harradence
- 8 Comments
Enslaved: Odyssey to the West sold through 460,000 copies during the third quarter ended December 31, 2010, publisher Namco Bandai announced today.
The sales figure puts the critically acclaimed adventurer below expectations, though Tekken 6 continued to pull in the punters, shifting 1,080,000 units during the same period.
Namco also reported an increase of 1.8 percent in Net sales for the quarter compared to this time last year, with the firm turning in a profit of 3,673 million yen.
As for Enslaved, the IP’s future remains cloudy at present, though Namco’s nonetheless chuffed to bits with its reception from gamers and critics alike.
Said Lee Kirton, marketing director for Namco Bandai: "It didn't perform as well as we hoped it would, but we're very proud of how it was received by both the media and the gamers who have experienced it.”
"I can't discuss where we are in terms of a sequel, but we're looking at reviews and feedback from the press and because of the gameplay and quality that Enslaved delivered, we see it as a great catalogue title going forward."
Check out our review of Enslaved here.
- 2:10pm EST - February 3rd, 2011
poor ninja theory, they do everything 80% right.
The story seemed amazing, the characters seemed cool, but the controls played so awful and I couldn't stand this game for more than the first couple of hours....
- 2:35pm EST - February 3rd, 2011
Ninja Theory need to stop making interactive movies and start making actual games.
- 5:31pm EST - February 3rd, 2011
The truth is that after this game went multiplatform I was not interested. I downloaded the demo and found out it didnt look as good as Heavenly Sword (and its 3 years newer), its clear they had to dumb down the graphic to get this thing to run on the xbox360.
Ninja Theory had a very small following after Heavenly Sword, (I was one of the followers), but after selling their souls to M$ and dumbing down their games, I just view them as another crappy developer with good voice overs.
- 9:01pm EST - February 3rd, 2011
HAHA... I guess that therory isn't always true, go multiplatform and you will gain more sales.
- 10:00pm EST - February 3rd, 2011
The game was good, it just was released at the wrong time. It was hard to sell between Medal of Honor and Call of Duty. The game would have made lots of money if it was released in the summertime.
- 11:07pm EST - February 3rd, 2011
makes you wonder what's going to happened to the new devil may cry game that they are making.
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- 11:11pm EST - February 3rd, 2011
Andy Serkis can't catch a break! Both of his games had disapointing sales.
- 11:42pm EST - February 3rd, 2011
The PS3 has so many great exclusives, that multiplats are always a lesser priority for me. A multiplat game has to really stand out on the PS3, and while Enslaved seems like an okay game, it's just not that great. Definately not worth $60, IMO. I may end up getting it from the sale bin, or perhaps used. It's too bad, because Heavenly Sword was a great game at the time it came out. Its sales were actually pretty good too, considering where PS3 was in its life cycle at the time.
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