Saint’s Row hits 11 million sales

After months of financial woe for THQ, the publisher finally has something to smile about, with news that it’s premier game continues to sell well.

Saint’s Row The Third has shifted 4.25 million copies, meaning the franchise’s total sales have smashed the 11 million mark. It’s certainly an impressive figure for a series that had a lot of obstacles – including the fact that the first iteration was exclusive to XBOX, and not least the derision it received for being ‘GTA-lite’.

The publisher had this to say in it’s latest financial report:

“Saints Row is firmly established as THQ’s most successful owned-IP franchise. It generated the highest digital revenue of any console title in the company’s history.

We exceeded our initial fourth quarter guidance for net sales, earnings and cash position, driven by high quality core games with a significant digital component, which is the blueprint for our future.

We have made significant changes to our business, and are on track to execute our strategy of delivering quality connected core gaming experiences, beginning with the sequel to the award-winning Darksiders in August.”

You may remember that THQ‘s money troubles came one after another earlier this year. Now though it looks like they’re hopefully managing to get back on track. And it’s all down to giant ‘adult toys’ and octopus guns…

Written by Raj Mahil

Game collector. Journalism graduate. Batman addict. Movie goer. WWE nut. Sports obsessive. Arsenal fan. Sub-Editor.

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