The Saints are bringin' in the bucks for publisher Deep Silver.
Saints Row IV has sold over 1 million copies in its first week of availability, which Deep Silver defines as a "smashing commercial success."
The PC version did especially well, selling three times as many units when compared with the PC iteration of Saints Row: The Third . In my review , I said the game suffered from a minor identity crisis and didn't feel quite as engaging as its predecessor. But it was still lots of fun and there was oodles of great content that keeps you playing.
Concerning the sales result, Deep Silver parent company Koch Media CEO Klemens Kundratitz had this to say:
"We are incredibly happy of the reception for Saints Row IV as a critical and now a commercial success. The development team at Volition is second-to-none as a driving creative force in the entertainment industry and we are very proud to have them as part of the Deep Silver family."
The Deep Silver acquisition of the former THQ IP seems to have worked out for them. After all, they only spent $22.3 million to grab the Saints Row brand, and you have to assume they'll make that back relatively quickly.
Related Game(s): Saints Row IV