Flying Wild Hog's Shadow Warrior 2 has been out for a couple weeks now on PC. In that span of time, sales for the title are nearly quadruple that of the original that was released in 2013. We chalk it up to the inclusion of co-op this time around.
We've been enjoying taking on the Rikers, Rioters, Cleaners, and other threats to the city of New York since Tom Clancy's The Division launched a week ago. Us and many, many others. So many others, in fact, that it appears the title has broken some sales records for Ubisoft.
Activision likes to throw big numbers around when its franchises do well, see Call of Duty for reference. One day after their 10 year investment launched, we've found out some preliminary sales numbers. According to Activision, Destiny has sold over $500 million dollars worth of "Destiny" on launch day, "making the game the biggest new video game franchise launch in history. "
Call of Duty: Ghosts owners on the PlayStation 3, 4 and PC can now purchase and download the Onslaught DLC. This pack contains four new multiplayer maps, a new weapon called the Maverick, and Episode 1 of the new co-op extinction campaign called Nightfall. The pack will set you back $14.99 individually or is included in the $49.99 season pass.
Microsoft has announced that the Xbox One has sold 2 million units in its 18 days since launch. If you are wondering how the PlayStation 4 is doing? They've sold 2.1 million units in their 3 weeks since launch. Honestly it's neck and neck and both manufacturers are selling everything they can at this point. There's still a lot of demand.
Congratulations, Starbreeze Studios! PAYDAY 2’s sales have been going strong since its August release. Just hitting the 1.6 million mark across all platforms a few days ago, this comes at no big surprise to us; it’s a fantastic co-op game.
The hardships of XBLA development continue, as the developers of Monaco, Pocketwatch Games, recently described their overall disappointment with the game’s low XBLA sales. Due to its complications during launch, Andy Schatz of Pocketwatch expressed his thoughts on the results of the Xbox 360 version.
What do you get if you sell 2 million copies on the Wii U? Co-Op! Nintendo have released sales figures for their new console and it makes good reading for fans of co-op titles New Super Mario Bros. Wii U and NintendoLand. Both have managed to sell over 2 million copies. Elsewhere, sales of the console are not looking quite as rosy.
Hmmm, this seems familiar. Oh right, I just wrote about Halo 4 in terms of sales dollars. Now it's the other big juggernaut's turn. Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 has sold over 500 Million dollars worth of product in the first 24 hours since launch across all three platforms: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC.
Halo 4 has sold a lot of copies since it launched a little over a week ago. While the exact sales numbers are not available, Microsoft has decided to put the sales launch into dollar amounts. So how much has Halo 4 sold? In the first 24 hours over 220 Million dollars were spent on the game. Let's say that the average selling price - when you take into account special editions, exchange rates, and everything else is $75. That would mean the game has sold just shy of 3 million copies in one day. Impressive to say the least.
Borderlands 2 has sold over 5 million copies across all three platforms to date, giving publisher 2K Games a very positive quarter. The company stated it has been one of the most successful games in their company's history, which is impressive considering they publish the Grand Theft Auto series and other Rockstar Games. Borderlands 2 also received high marks with over a 90 Metacritic average, including our own Editor's Choice Award and a perfect score.