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Lara Fan 4Life
17-12-10, 23:07
Just thought I'd make a general TR sales thread, where we could discuss the sales of previous games, estimated sales of future TR games, and also updates, thanks to Vgchartz, on how many copies the latest TR games are selling each week. And I'll start off by posting the sales graph, posted at the start of 2009, by SE/Eidos -

http://images.bit-tech.net/news_images/2009/04/eidos-shows-lifetime-sales-for-tomb-raider/pla.jpg

So, here's what Underworld and Anni are selling each week for the week ending the 11th of December -

Underworld:
PS3 - 1,201 (1,024,902)
360 - 1,812 (972,936)
Wii - 1,116 (387,457)
PS2 - 6,430 (277,876)
DS - 199 (133,777) (US Sales only)
(PC sales missing - Vgchart doesn't supply them)
Total - 10,758 (2,796,948)

From the graph, it shows Underworld has sold around 2.4million WW, so by now, including to the PC and and WW DS, the game could easily be nearing 3.5million copies WW! :)

Anniversary (US sales only):
360 - 390 (144,895)
Wii - 308 (122,102)
PS2 - 1,086 (424,842)
PSP - 1,468 (151,896)
(PC sales missing)
Total - 3,252 (Total US sales - 843,735)

From the graph, the game looks to have sold around 1.4million WW. Taking in that TR sells the most in Europe, sales for Anni in Europe would be estimated as 850,000+, so that would be around 1.6million, missing the PC and the sales of the game in Japan, so the game would be well around 2million WW by now.

Guardian Of Light:
The only sales reports for GOL, as far as I know, is how much the game sold during the week of August, in which it sold 107,000 units on Xbox Live! I could try and estimate them, but it would be an extreme estimate of GOL's sales, so I won't! :p

Pietras
17-12-10, 23:20
No way Underworld sold 3.5 million copies. This is not StarCraft/WoW with huge ass PC sales. 3 million is the realistic estimation.

From the graph, Anniverary is clearly below 1.5 million. Around 1.5/1.6 million would be realistic estimate for total sales at the end of 2010.

Lara Fan 4Life
17-12-10, 23:26
No way Underworld sold 3.5 million copies. This is not StarCraft/WoW with huge ass PC sales. 3 million is the realistic estimation.

From the graph, Anniverary is clearly below 1.5 million. Around 1.5/1.6 million would be realistic estimate for total sales at the end of 2010.

PC sales of the game could be between 300,000 - 400,000 copies, got by a member here who compared the sales on Vgchatz at the time to the same time Eidos released the sales report of Underworld a few months after it's release. The DS has a huge market in Europe, and TR sells the most there, so that would be around 250,000 - 300,000 copies WW there, so the game would be around 3.3-3.5million WW!

Sales from Vgchartz in the US is around 800,000 copies, TR sells more in Europe, so that would be around 1.6million there, and of course, adding in the PC and rest of the world sales, the estimate of 2million WW would be realistic! ;)

Alpharaider47
18-12-10, 00:47
^^ But compare that to any recent big seller like Assassin's Creed, RE 5, or even... dare I say Uncharted? :p And TRU's sales pale in comparison. Granted, that's not PC sales, but even there it's being utterly destroyed by games like(as mentioned by Pietras) Wow and Star Craft.

Lara Fan 4Life
18-12-10, 18:42
^ Oh yeah, I know! I'm not saying the sales that are listed are good, they aren't, especially since Underworld was ported on every console under the sun, same goes to Anni and Legend, and recent games can do 3million and way more on just the PS3 and 360!