has the NPD Group's estimate that Darksiders II
sold just 247,000 units in the U.S. in August, saying it reflects how weak game sales have been lately that this still managed to place THQ's action/RPG sequel on the top ten bestseller list for the month. They were unable to get a comment on this from THQ, but have a reaction from analyst Micael Pachter who presumes the game has sold about a million units internationally by now, but that he doesn't think the game will be profitable, saying: "my understanding is that breakeven is greater than 2 million units, so it's not likely to get much higher than that."
A new video on Kotaku
shows off new units from the upcoming Heart of the Storm
expansion for StarCraft II
, Blizzard's RTS sequel. They say they have a close look at every new unit in the multiplayer add-on. Continue here to read the full story
Going to be hitting a cookout at the home of some friends this weekend. As may be obvious, we usually host such things, so I am working myself up to being a good guest who does not offer a single bit of wisdom about operating someone else's man-stove. I am sure I will fail, but I am going to try my darndest.