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Evolve has shipped -not sold- 2.5 million units

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Evolve

Evolve was one of the most severely hyped games in recent memory, winning sackfuls of convention awards, despite not – at the time – even being out. It’s something we’re guilty of too, much to my own chagrin. That game’s once immense popularity faded to black in the months after release, with player-numbers (on PC, at least) dropping to laughable levels. How well has it sold though? How many people spent money on the game, only to play it for a month, never to return?

According to 2K games, they’ve sold-in 2.5 million copies. That’s one of those misleading, nearly meaningless statistics, because it means shipped, not sold to customers. It’s a number that also blends digital game sales with shipper boxed copies, so doesn’t really paint much of a picture.

According to 2K though, the game has performed well above expectations, and is something the company is looking to continue as a long-term franchise.

The game was released in February this year to mostly positive reviews, but its approach to DLC and the fact that it was only really ever fun under very specific circumstances made it lose favour with many rather quickly. The fact that it had no worthwhile single player probably didn’t do it any favours either.

I actually rather liked Evolve when I played it – but only when playing with friends, and only for a very short time. Its charms wore off rather quickly – and I can’t say I’m excited for more Evolve. Funnily enough, I think this is a game that would have worked better as a free-to-play title; make the base game free to all, and charge money for levels, guns, lives or whatever. IT may not have made as much cash at the onset – but at least people would still be playing.

Do you still play Evolve? Do you know anyone who does?

Last Updated: May 19, 2015

20 Comments

  1. Ghost In The Rift

    May 19, 2015 at 08:23

    To much games to play and to little time, i have not played this partially to not having any friends as shard collecting kept me anti-social most of my free time, friends? no gamer got time for that,(enter gif please)

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  2. Blood Emperor Trevor

    May 19, 2015 at 08:24

    Mostly positive? I remember it being lauded as the second coming & the greatest game ever made… until a week or so AFTER it was released…

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    • Admiral Chief

      May 19, 2015 at 08:25

      A week? You are a bit optimistic there dude

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      • Blood Emperor Trevor

        May 19, 2015 at 08:26

        I try to look for the positive in things. Sometimes I try harder than others. 😉

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        • Krabby Paddy

          May 19, 2015 at 08:27

          Try it on these: EA and Ubisoft

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          • Blood Emperor Trevor

            May 19, 2015 at 08:29

            Well, Ubi still make little arty games like Child of Light & Valiant Hearts and EA… EA… EA has the two mostly commonly used vowels as its name.

          • Krabby Paddy

            May 19, 2015 at 08:30

            Thanks, good positives 🙂

    • Hammersteyn

      May 19, 2015 at 08:26

      I thought Destiny…

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      • Blood Emperor Trevor

        May 19, 2015 at 08:27

        There’s still more people playing Destiny on PC than Evolve. 😀

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        • Hammersteyn

          May 19, 2015 at 08:28

          rofl

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  3. Krabby Paddy

    May 19, 2015 at 08:26

    Anyone still playing this hasn’t evolved as a gamer.

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  4. Hammersteyn

    May 19, 2015 at 08:28

    Should have been free to play. 2K killed it with DLC, I mean there were preorders announced before we even saw any gameplay.

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  5. Frik van der Hewerskink

    May 19, 2015 at 08:28

    The moment i saw the game I knew it was just going to one of those overhyped games, so glad I just stayed away from it

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  6. WitWolfy

    May 19, 2015 at 08:30

    Full price for a free to play game… I feel sorry for the people who got suckered by the hype… Just goes to show, not all games are destined for greatness..

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  7. BurnZ

    May 19, 2015 at 08:47

    Myself and my bro both bought the game. Jammed for about a month, sold it for a crazy loss. Thanks for the 8 hours that it was fun to play.

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    • Dutch-Trevor Matrix

      May 19, 2015 at 08:51

      Did you feel… wait for it… Burnzed by the game???
      *Runs*

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      • BurnZ

        May 19, 2015 at 09:55

        ^ this
        ** runs after DTM shouting “YES! YES I DID!! YOU HAPPY!!!” – The soul reason i will not Pre-order any games anymore!

        on another note, BurnZ is not a very well though out name is it….

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        • Axon1988

          May 19, 2015 at 10:49

          My ex was nicknamed Burnz… Please stop.

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  8. Futureman

    May 19, 2015 at 09:04

    i traded my evolve for lego hobbit game on ps4, BEST TRADE EVER

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  9. Guild

    May 19, 2015 at 09:50

    There seems to be a few playing on the PS4. I know a group of about 20 who quite serious about it and begging for a tournament. I do join them now and then but I’ve moved on.

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