We heard that the sales of Tomb Raider: Underworld were giving EIDOS a bit of trouble. North Americans weren’t picking up the game as quickly as anticipated. Now, through EIDOS fiscal earnings report, we can see that Underworld may have been a slower-start, but things are going well for it now.
Despite challenges in the US market and a wider global recession, Tomb Raider: Underworld is currently outselling the last two iterations of the game over the same period and is expected to follow similar sales trends to Tomb Raider: Legend, which has sold through over 4.5m copies to date. Tomb Raider: Underworld’s sustained sales lifespan will also be supported by two additional downloadable content releases. This is a new initiative for the Group, looking to extend the sales cycle and engage both the consumer and our retail partners in new game levels after the main release.
I picked up a copy for the Wii. Did you guys grab a copy?