A little while ago we posted some charts for the best selling games for The US and Europe. Many of you formed the opinion – based on the numbers – that Europeans’ taste in videogames might be superior to that of their American cousins. Judging from the sales of Eidos’s pretty fantastic Deus Ex: Human Revolution, that opinion could well be true.
The game’s publisher – Square Enix – has reported that the game’s sold 2.18 million copies in the west – which isn’t a terrible number by any means. It’s a commercial success, though it pales in comparison to the sales of blockbuster games like Call of Duty: Black Ops, which has sold ten times as many copies globally.
Interestingly, the majority of Deus Ex’ sales have been in Europe. According to Eurogamer, just 800 000 Americans bought Human Revolution, to 1.38 Million copies snapped up by Europeans. Why do you think that is? Not enough dancing? Not enough Muslims or Russians to shoot at? Not enough motion-controlled exercise gaming?
I loved Human Revolution (aside from those awful boss fights, of course) and really hope these sales figures inspire Square and Eidos to give us more Deus Ex.
Last Updated: November 7, 2011