The lights are on
It's been just over a week since Saints Row IV was unleashed onto an unsuspecting world. In that time, publisher Deep Silver and developer Volition have put their purple product in the hands of over one million people.
Furthermore, PC sales in the first week tripled those of Saints Row: The Third, which was released by THQ in 2011. Deep Silver acquired Volition and the Saints Row franchise from THQ's bankruptcy for $22.3 million.
Our TakeDeep Silver's acquisition of THQ's properties was a huge risk for the publisher. It's paying off. Metro: Last Light (also acquired from THQ) was a huge hit, and there will be more titles in that series coming.
Saints Row: The Third was my favorite game of 2011. Saints Row IV is one of the most fun experiences I've had in 2013. I'm looking forward to seeing what the dynamic duo of Volition and Deep Silver come up with for next generation.
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Great news! I'm glad Deep Silver acquired Volition and kept this franchise alive. It's already paying off.
Cool. The game's great, I'm glad people aren't just skipping it for GTA.
Wow. Good for it. I guess people really do like insanity and taking it easy with a non-dramatic story.
Never was a fan of any if the Saints games; the immaturity, and over-the-top gameplay is not attractive to me. But it's always good news to hear that a game sells well.
Hopefully this is good news for the devs, and they wont be laid off.
I didn't know Mike felt so strongly about Saints Row! It's refreshing to see a major games journalist enjoy a game purely for the fun of it. And say what you will about IV's similarities to it's predecessor, it is DAMN fun to play.
Remember kids... PC gaming is dead.
Lies.. I don't know anyone that has this game or even knew it came out
Hell yeah! This game is so awesome! Some crazy ass shite going on in it. Glad to see it's doing well. Deep Silver, awesome game great job!
It's interesting that so many people are still buying Saints Row 4 on the eve of GTA V's release. It's nice to see that the two can coexist, and that Saints Row is doing better than ever. I guess over the years they've been able to distinguish themselves enough from GTA to really be its own full on brand, and not a copy cat.