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Tomb Raider reboot will cross over the 6 million sold mark this month

Thursday, 6th March 2014 17:22 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Tomb Raider was released a year ago today and the game is set to cross the 6 million units sold mark, according to Eidos.

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By the end of this month, the game will hit the milestone, wrote studio head Darrell Gallagher.

“At launch we set franchise records for the fastest selling day one and month one in Tomb Raider history,” he said. “With the positive word of mouth and continued commercial momentum it’s great to see Tomb Raider on course to become the best-selling game in the history of the franchise.

“This would be a crowning achievement for the teams around the world, and one that we have our sights firmly set on.

“Like every great adventure, the story continues long after the initial launch. It’s great to be able to look back at the last twelve months and share some of the achievements we are really proud of. We can’t wait to continue our adventures with Lara in the sequel that is in development at Crystal Dynamics.”

Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition was released earlier this year on PS4 and Xbox One.

Last year, Square announced a sequel to the Tomb Raider reboot for next-gen was “well into development”.

The comic Tomb Raider #1 picks up where the events of the 2013 game left off, and as previously reported last year, may lead into the sequel.

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5 Comments

  1. heyvc

    Squarenix sill thinks this game did not sell well?!

    #1 9 months ago
  2. salarta

    Which is the sales after a full year.

    Meanwhile Resident Evil 6 sold 5 million in its first couple months, even while being widely considered a major flop.

    #2 9 months ago
  3. salarta

    Oh, and let’s add on: this is after the release of a “Definitive Edition,” after a massive and obviously excessively expensive marketing campaign, and a series of games that either weren’t promoted enough or weren’t very good. Also, of course, the increase in potential audience needs to be considered. Parasite Eve sold 1 million when it released in the late 90s and it was considered a major hit, something people still admire and respect. Not very hard to reach “franchise records” when the prior good games were made when the potential audience was much more limited.

    #3 9 months ago
  4. Rafa_L

    Well, I’m glad they are working on the sequel.

    Hope the game, character and franchise only grows.

    #4 9 months ago
  5. Djoenz

    Haha Salarta this reboot deserves better sales so you make sense however you dont really like the game anyway so yeh :P

    RE5 was so terrible I did not complete it. I can’t understand why so many bought RE6. Back to the basics these devs should go. A lot of devs have lost their touch. I’m looking at you SE. TSK.

    #5 9 months ago

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