Analyst: Darksiders Might Have Not Sold Enough For THQ

on February 3, 2010 9:00 AM

Although Darksiders played like a dream to some, it seems as though it might have not lived up to the expectations of publisher THQ. Todd Greenwald, an analyst for Signal Hill, estimated for Gamasutra that Darksiders has sold less than a million units, which is exceptionally disappointing given that the game went through a couple of years of development and a hefty marketing campaign. Adding insult to injury, of course, is the fact that the game was discounted just two weeks after its initial release.

I sincerely hope the series continues moving forward. This is just a bump in the road for a new series that many weren’t familiar (or were just too familiar) with. A lot of fans will be pretty disappointed at the cliffhanger ending if something sequel-ish doesn’t come into fruition, that’s for sure.

 /  Co-Founder
Born and raised in New York City, Yaris is one of three co-founders at DualShockers. Gaming since the inception of Nintendo in the 80's, he has grown to avidly appreciate games of every genre, maturing his preference specifically now to third-person action games, first-person shooters and JRPGs. He's a software engineer, father and husband during the day, and mildly attempts to hold onto his "hardcore gamer" title during the evenings. An attempt that he tends to fail miserably at.