Darksiders 3 Performed “Within Expectations”, Remains A “Key IP” For THQ Nordic

Darksiders 3 has managed to recoup all development and marketing investments.

Posted By | On 13th, Feb. 2019

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Darksiders 3 launched late last year to mixed reception. Though many ended up enjoying the game (including ourselves), there were some who were not as enamoured by it, with the game currently sitting at a rating of 69 on Opencritic. In spite of the less than positive reception to the game, though, it turns out it has managed to sell well enough to match the expectations publishers THQ Nordic had internally set for it.

In their latest financial report, THQ Nordic confirmed that Darksiders 3 ended up performing “within expectations”, driving increased net sales for their Vienna based business area. It has, in fact, managed to sell well enough to recoup all investments that were made for its development and marketing. “Net sales in our Vienna based business area THQ Nordic increased 38% to SEK 352 million, largely driven by the release of Darksiders 3,” the publisher revealed. “The game has performed within management’s expectations and has recouped all the investments made in development and marketing during the quarter.”

It also seems THQ Nordic are going to remain committed to supporting the franchise, which they say is a “key IP” for them. “In 2019, several DLC’s will be released that will give the game a further boost. Darksiders remains one of the Group’s key IP’s.”

A couple months back, THQ Nordic responded to the criticism Darksiders 3 had received from several critics and players at launch, stating that they remain satisfied with the product they had put out, so it’s definitely good to see them standing by the franchise and looking to keep it active.

Darksiders 3 will be receiving two expansions this year, while Darksiders: Warmastered Edition was recently announced for the Nintendo Switch.


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