Looks like a bright future for the Darksiders franchise
Developer, THQ, has clearly been on a budget this past year by making large cuts and focusing more on their core franchises. As for Darksiders, its future looks somewhat brighter.
Numbers don't lie; Darksiders 2 lead software sales in the US for the month of August, but the numbers are more impressive when it comes to PC sales. According to VG Chartz, Darksiders 2 sold 30,000 copies on PC in its first two weeks, a vast improvement over its predecessor which only sold 10,000 copies five weeks after its launch in 2010.
Here’s what the chart looked like for the month of August...
- Darksiders 2 (Xbox 360, PS3, PC)
- New Super Mario Bros 2 (3DS)
- Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance (3DS)
- NCAA Football 13 (Xbox 360, PS3)
- Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes (3DS, Wii, PS3, Xbox 360, PC, PSV)
- Sleeping Dogs (Xbox 360, PS3)
- Transformers: Fall of Cybertron (Xbox 360, PS3)
- Batman: Arkham City (Xbox 360, PS3, PC)
- Call of Duty: Black Ops: (Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, NDS, PC)
- The Amazing Spider-Man (Xbox 360, PS3, Wii, 3DS, NDS)
As for a third installment to the series, Vigil Games' lead designer Haydn Dalton stated beforehand that Darksiders 2 needs to sell "4 to five million units"
It seems like some time will pass until they can reach that number, especially when the sales from the current gen consoles slow down. But Vigil is hoping that sales from Wii U version of Darksiders 2 will help push the over that number, it’s totally possible considering it’ll be launching around the holiday season.
So what do you think g1s? Are you dying for another installment to the series? Or are you to busy saving up for the all the upcoming AAA games this holiday season? Let me know below in the comments!
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I love Darksiders! I don't know why but I adore it. I would definitely want at least 2 more games for the remaining horsemen.
I'm thinking more about how the upcoming dlc is gonna be before hoping on a third installment. So far Darksiders II didn't disappointed so no regrets from my purchase.
Haven't gotten around to playing it much, but Darksiders II is definitely awsome from what little I've played of it.
It was awsome can't wait for 3!!!!!!!!!!!!
Pre-oredered. Loving it and I seriously hope for the Third to come. We need our Strife/Fury game.
Honestly i was planning to buy it for the wiiu just because i wanted something zelda like right at launch. That's the only reason why i havent picked it up yet. Also i would love for there to be a 3rd game. Id be so stoked!
If i get to play as Fury in Darksiders III, oh YEAH!! oh, and i'm waiting on the Wii U till i buy Darksiders II
Waiting for the Wii U version, but please let this series flourish. New IPs are too rare these days. I'd rather play Darksiders 3 than COD 568.
I really loved Darksiders 2. The only thing that bothered me was the ending, but the game was fantastic overall. If a third game come, I wouldlike for it to be co-op, start right after the events of the original Darksiders and with both Fury and Strife being playable. Strife could even have FPS mode in some moments of the game. And of course, new great bosses. The second instalment improved much in the issue, but the last boss was lame.
This is a good sign, but I want to know where VG Chartz get's their numbers from. If it's not the NPD I'd be worried about it's placement on the list
YES!!! played the first one had enjoyed it, Played the second one and loved it. I'm glad to see this IP get a chance to show us what it is truly made of. Still waiting for the Darksiders 2 DLC to come out.
Good to see SOMETHING doing well at THQ.
If there's any company that needs a successful IP right now, it's them.
EXCELLENT! *air guitar solo* Always nice to see a new IP flourish...
I still havn't gotten it yet, I'm waiting for the Wii U version, but i liked the first Darksiders, and i hope the second one is good
Wait till we're 6 games in and the first one is downloadable under the title Darksiders Classic
liked darksiders 2 except the final boss was a let down.still cant wait if they do 3
While I haven't played either Darksiders game, I gotta agree that it certainly looks like a great franchise with future. If only people could care less about military shooters and yearly sports games.