Darksiders Sells 1.2 Million Copies

By: Geoff Calver

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THQ Reveals Net Income of $1.4 Million, Up From Last Year’s $334.2 Million Loss

February 3, 2010 - Darksiders, the apocalyptic game published by THQ last month has sold 1.2 million copies in just four weeks according to Brian Farrell, CEO.

During a call with investors to discuss the results of the fiscal year 2010 third quarter, Farrell revealed that Darksiders had performed incredibly well amidst steep competition from several other large, early-season titles including Bayonetta, Army of Two: The 40th Day, MAG and Mass Effect 2.

THQ also reported net sales of $356.7 million in the third quarter resulting in a net income of $1.4 million over the first nine months of the fiscal year. The news bodes well for THQ, which boasts numerous critically and commercially successful franchises but which had seen a rough fiscal 2009.

Darksiders was released on January 5. Developed by Vigil Games, the title put gamers in the role of “War”, one of the four horsemen of the apocalypse. It received an average critical rating of 83% for both the PlayStation 3 and the Xbox 360 on Metacritic.

Source: THQ


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