Darksiders II has possibly moved over 1 million units almost a month after release. It is speculated that over 2 million have to be sold for the game to break-even.
Sources show that Darksiders II may have had a bad time in the sales department despite the amount of talk, mostly positive, of the game by gamers and critics.
NPD Group confirmed that Darksiders II only sold 247,000 units (US territory) for the August reporting period, according to GameIndustry.biz. The August reporting period closed on August 25th.
Considering the bleak past (and rather dangerous future) for the company, it's not necessarily a postiive outlook.
Michael Pachter, outspoken analyst for Wedbush Securities, notes that the game probably sold 500,000 units globally in the first two weeks of the game being on sale, and that it is probably sitting at over one million units right now.
Michael understands that the game's break-even point is more than 2 million units, meaning that just to cover the costs of development, the game needs to sell over two million units.
What does this mean for THQ's future? We'll have to wait and see to notice whether this affects the company's plans going forward.