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Saints Row IV Sells 1M in One Week

Deep Silver announces sales figures for Saints Row IV, saying Volition's open-world action sequel sold over (Dr. Evil voice) one million copies in its first week of availability:

Already hailed as a critical success, Deep Silver & Volition’s Saints Row IV has had a breakthrough commercial achievement as more than one million units sold through in its first week of retail availability. In the first days of availability, the PC version of Saints Row IV more than tripled its first week’s sale numbers over the prior release from THQ, Saints Row: The Third.

Saints Row IV is also leading the charts in almost all major European countries in the first week of its sale. The game has already garnered the top spot in the UK, Germany and Benelux (on all platforms).

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11. Re: Saints Row IV Sells 1M in One Week Aug 29, 2013, 13:16 Creston
 
eRe4s3r wrote on Aug 29, 2013, 11:51:
They likely meant it's top spot in all 3 of these countries, but didn't want to type them out.

I know. That still doesn't make Benelux a country.
 
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10. Re: Saints Row IV Sells 1M in One Week Aug 29, 2013, 12:58 Flatline
 
ItBurn wrote on Aug 29, 2013, 12:42:
Flatline wrote on Aug 29, 2013, 12:36:
News Flash! People like having fun in sandbox games instead of hauling around virtual friends to virtual social activities and sitting around waiting for them to be virtually satisfied every 20 minutes of gameplay.

"NIIIICO IZZZ YOUR COUZAIN! LEEEETS SEE SOME TITTIES!"

Rockstar announced earlier today that they intend to counter Saints Row 4 with a new, as-yet-unannounced combination of features including a realistic blackhead squeezing minigame and procedural generation techniques that allows your virtual girlfriend in GTA 5 to criticize everything about you down to your activities in the game, in real time, over a cell phone connection that accesses your actual phone via bluetooth to call you at the most inopportune times of the game to complain that you don't pay her enough attention and how you're sexually inadequate in the bedroom minigame.

"This is unprecedented levels of fun" announced Rockstar. "We've on average tripled the amount of crying and emasculation during a session of the game, without having to result to peripherals like electric shock trodes attached to sensitive areas of the body!"

They're two very different experiences and I like them equally. I absolutely loved GTA4. While SR4 is doing great, people prefer the GTA style. Contrary to what you're saying.

I know, but GTA has been marching steadfastly away from the "psychotic fun" sandbox genre for a while now. I mean, while it's cool that they put in television that you could watch (which managed to be kind of amusing at times even) the idea that you're playing a video game replicating the most mind-numbing of mundane existence and then they expect you to maintain a make-believe social circle... well... those were the low points of the game for me that bordered on tedium. Yeah I know I can ignore it, but the game obviously wants you to stop playing it every 20 minutes and go do something inane.

That's not to say I won't play GTA 5 at some point, because I totally will, but I really don't want to simulate the parts of real life I play video games to escape from to begin with.
 
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9. Re: Saints Row IV Sells 1M in One Week Aug 29, 2013, 12:42 ItBurn
 
Flatline wrote on Aug 29, 2013, 12:36:
News Flash! People like having fun in sandbox games instead of hauling around virtual friends to virtual social activities and sitting around waiting for them to be virtually satisfied every 20 minutes of gameplay.

"NIIIICO IZZZ YOUR COUZAIN! LEEEETS SEE SOME TITTIES!"

Rockstar announced earlier today that they intend to counter Saints Row 4 with a new, as-yet-unannounced combination of features including a realistic blackhead squeezing minigame and procedural generation techniques that allows your virtual girlfriend in GTA 5 to criticize everything about you down to your activities in the game, in real time, over a cell phone connection that accesses your actual phone via bluetooth to call you at the most inopportune times of the game to complain that you don't pay her enough attention and how you're sexually inadequate in the bedroom minigame.

"This is unprecedented levels of fun" announced Rockstar. "We've on average tripled the amount of crying and emasculation during a session of the game, without having to result to peripherals like electric shock trodes attached to sensitive areas of the body!"

They're two very different experiences and I like them equally. I absolutely loved GTA4. While SR4 is doing great, people prefer the GTA style. Contrary to what you're saying.
 
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8. Re: Saints Row IV Sells 1M in One Week Aug 29, 2013, 12:36 Flatline
 
News Flash! People like having fun in sandbox games instead of hauling around virtual friends to virtual social activities and sitting around waiting for them to be virtually satisfied every 20 minutes of gameplay.

"NIIIICO IZZZ YOUR COUZAIN! LEEEETS SEE SOME TITTIES!"

Rockstar announced earlier today that they intend to counter Saints Row 4 with a new, as-yet-unannounced combination of features including a realistic blackhead squeezing minigame and procedural generation techniques that allows your virtual girlfriend in GTA 5 to criticize everything about you down to your activities in the game, in real time, over a cell phone connection that accesses your actual phone via bluetooth to call you at the most inopportune times of the game to complain that you don't pay her enough attention and how you're sexually inadequate in the bedroom minigame.

"This is unprecedented levels of fun" announced Rockstar. "We've on average tripled the amount of crying and emasculation during a session of the game, without having to result to peripherals like electric shock trodes attached to sensitive areas of the body!"
 
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7. Re: Saints Row IV Sells 1M in One Week Aug 29, 2013, 11:51 eRe4s3r
 
Creston wrote on Aug 29, 2013, 10:59:
Congrats to Volition.

Note to Deep Silver: Benelux is not a country.

It's standard short form for these 3 countries.. at least here They likely meant it's top spot in all 3 of these countries, but didn't want to type them out. Just a top spot in Luxembourg wouldn't really have any relevance now would it...
 
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6. Re: Saints Row IV Sells 1M in One Week Aug 29, 2013, 10:59 Creston
 
Congrats to Volition.

Note to Deep Silver: Benelux is not a country.
 
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5. Re: Saints Row IV Sells 1M in One Week Aug 29, 2013, 10:41 ItBurn
 
I bought it on day one for 35$ on GMG and this is my game of the year so far. This is just pure fun... I haven't had as much fun in years...

The only bug I've seen is that my game locked up. But it only happened once in 30 hours. Extremely solid game.
 
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4. Re: Saints Row IV Sells 1M in One Week Aug 29, 2013, 09:56 Verno
 
LurkerLito wrote on Aug 29, 2013, 09:47:
It's great to hear them doing good. I haven't bought it and won't till it either drops to a price I can't resist, a complete version gets released or I finally finish SR3. Whichever comes first (I am guessing the first one).

Same, I'm sitting it out due to other games for awhile and to get it at a decent price bundled with DLC.
 
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3. Re: Saints Row IV Sells 1M in One Week Aug 29, 2013, 09:47 LurkerLito
 
It's great to hear them doing good. I haven't bought it and won't till it either drops to a price I can't resist, a complete version gets released or I finally finish SR3. Whichever comes first (I am guessing the first one).  
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2. Re: Saints Row IV Sells 1M in One Week Aug 29, 2013, 09:38 Prez
 
In the first days of availability, the PC version of Saints Row IV more than tripled its first week’s sale numbers over the prior release from THQ, Saints Row: The Third.

That is awesome!
 
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1. Re: Saints Row IV Sells 1M in One Week Aug 29, 2013, 09:34 nin
 

Great news! (Now fix the damn bugs, including the patch that broke shit the other day - ETA today, according to twitter.)

 
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