For THQ Nordic, the Epic Games Store beat PSN, Xbox Store in terms of revenue

By Sherif Saed, Friday, 24 May 2019 15:09 GMT

THQ Nordic CEO Lars Wingefors is a lot more enthusiastic about the Epic Games Store than he sounded when delivering the company’s financial results earlier this week.

When revealing the company’s financial results, Wingefors either didn’t respond directly to questions about Metro: Exodus’ sales on the Epic Store, or used some vague language. This indicated to many that perhaps the THQ Nordic CEO isn’t too happy with the game’s performance.

Wingefors clarified to PCGamesN that the Epic Games Store has in fact “exceeded our expectations” as far unit sales for both Metro: Exodus, and Satisfactory.

What’s more, the revenue THQ Nordic generated on the platform was enough to trump all other digital storefronts in the most recent quarter. “Epic Games store is in fact the group’s leading digital platform in terms of revenue generated by units sales in the quarter ending March,” said Wingefors.

For Metro: Exodus, the “absolute majority” of sales were indeed made on consoles, but that’s taking into account digital and physical for both platforms combined, which makes a lot more sense.

“My statement yesterday about console share of Metro: Exodus sales was referring to the two console platforms combined – both physical and digital revenue. This is still the majority of the revenues of Metro: Exodus,” clarified the executive.

That obviously doesn’t give us hard sales numbers, but it certainly paints yesterday’s comments in a different light.

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