You Won't Be Getting A Refund On That Copy Of Wolfenstein

Prior to the release of Wolfenstein, Raven Software designer Manveer Heir promised a full refund to anyone who bought the game if it outsold this year's Madden. It did not. It didn't come close, actually, according to NPD Group estimates.

According to a report from GameSpot, the Activision game sold just 106,000 copies across the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC. Madden sold 1.9 million. Sure, combined Wolfenstein looks like it may have outsold the Wii version of this year's Madden, but I don't think that counts.

Not terribly good news for Activision, id or Raven, but news that helps shed a bit more light on those recent layoffs at the developer.

Here's to hoping that Singularity, Raven Software's other first-person shooter, fares better with its new release date.

Wolfenstein sells 106K on PC, PS3, and 360 combined [Gamespot]


Comments

    Brutal. But frankly this relic of the old days of generic FPSs never really had a chance...

    About that last sentence. I doubt it.

    Wolfenstein is actually well known. It isn't an original IP - its part of a franchise. Which a previous game did VERY well.

    So i don't see a brand new IP doing as well as Wolfenstein when they are probably using the same engine and looks fairly similar. Correct me if i'm wrong, but Singularity is that FPS with the hand. LOL. You have powers from a glove or something?

    But yeah it looks just average. Like other FPS that don't too well.

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