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Total War: Rome II sales reach 800K mark
Posted: 04.11.2013 18:51 by Comments: 5
Sega revealed in its earnings report that Creative Assembly's Total War: Rome II has sold over 800,000 copies from its launch on the 3rd September through to the 30th.

The publisher had recently released the Blood & Gore DLC pack for the game, which adds "hundreds" of gory finishing moves including decapitations, dismemberment, and impalements. The DLC costs $3 USD.

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By nocutius (SI Elite) on Nov 04, 2013
nocutius
I know the game got mixed reception but I still thought these sell more, 800k seems kinda small for such a major game.
By JonahFalcon (SI Elite) on Nov 05, 2013
JonahFalcon
Very good for a PC title in less than 4 weeks.
By Kres (SI Elite) on Nov 05, 2013
Kres
Wondering how that goes against previous TW releases. I would hope it is less then previous titles. If they get rewarded by equal sales, they wont know they've screwed it up.
By Hammerjinx (SI Core) on Nov 06, 2013
Hammerjinx
Well, I think the press and reviews let them know that, if they could not work it out for themselves, and I expect they'll get a lot more ppl adopting the Wait-and-See approach to the next TW title, regardless of how good it looks beforehand.

800k x $50 ea.. even if they only take in half that it's $20M banked in the first month, excluding DLC and excluding gouging Aussies on price. IDK what they spent making it, but $20M is a decent grab. I'd be interested in seeing some *2nd* month figures, after the reviews came through.
By nikola1010 (SI Core Member) on Nov 06, 2013
nikola1010
After R2TW major screwup I think most players won't pre-order anything from CA at least next 5-7 years. Game is so bad I stopped playing it after 3-4 weeks, now all I play is EU IV, altough I miss the battles greatly since EU IV combat system is really basic and crude.