Despite topping the US retail sales charts back in August, it would appear that Darksiders II is struggling to reach the 2 million sales needed for publisher THQ to break even on the product.
GamesIndustry is reporting that, according to ever-present industry analyst Michael Pachter, the title has “probably” sold over a million copies. Considering about 250,000 of those copies were sold in its first month alone, it appears that the action title has failed to gain enough traction to reach the magic 2 million number. Obviously, that isn’t the kind of news THQ would like to hear.
“Darksiders II’s performance and a history of game delays and cancelations leaves us skeptical that THQ can successfully execute its turnaround strategy, which centers on a streamlined release slate,” said Pachter.
While the publisher has been generally successful earnings-wise as of late, it remains to be seen how the latest Darksiders’ apparent struggles will affect the company’s overall strategy.