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Deus Ex: Human Revolution tops Square Enix sales with 2.18m copies moved

Deus Ex: Human Revolution has proven itself the star of the last six months for Square-Enix, with 2.18 copies of the shooter sold in the US and Europe over the past two quarters – despite the game being available for less than half of that time. This success boosted the company's profits to more than twice what it had initially predicted for the period, and should finally make the executives who pulled the trigger on the Eidos purchase feel good about their decision.

The biggest fans of Eidos Montreal's sci-fi FPS were by far its European customers, with American sales figures coming in significantly lower than those of PAL territories. Square Enix reports 1.38 million sales for Human Revolution in Europe, compared to only 800,000 in North America. Japanese sales figures aren't included in the report, which includes figures up until the end of September (the game didn't launch until late October in Japan).

Square-Enix had initially predicted a company-wide ¥1.5B ($US19.2M) profit for the April-September period, but the company ended up posting earnings of ¥3.7B ($US47.45M). This is largely attributed to the success of Human Revolution, which Square Enix's report drily calls a “favorable result.” Human Revolution was recently updated with its first DLC, The Missing Link, but if the sales continue like this we expect there will be more DLC (or even a possible sequel) in the near future.

12 comments

  • Shinn - November 8, 2011 3:16 a.m.

    I just got the game for pc and I'm enjoying it. But I have to say, the game is definitely not optimized for pc, which is disappointing.
  • Linktoreality - November 8, 2011 12:38 a.m.

    I wonder if the reason for more being bought in Europe was due to online CD Key re-sellers?
  • TriforcePlayer - November 7, 2011 9:17 p.m.

    Excellent
  • TheLastRGP - November 7, 2011 9:09 p.m.

    It's a little disappointing to hear only 800,000 copies were sold in the US. The game is awesome, and if people are fans of the Splinter Cell or MGS games, they need to play this. Soundtrack available on 11/15 as well if anyone's interested in purchasing it.
  • TheZigMan - November 7, 2011 7:37 p.m.

    Playing it right now....so goooodd
  • jasoncarter - November 7, 2011 7:21 p.m.

    Wonderful game, taught me never to underestimate the beauty of a punch to the face.
  • jcarbajal - November 7, 2011 6:51 p.m.

    @UberNoob So far with about 4 play throughs I really haven't experienced any game breaking glitches, there have been some minor ones but nothing a little reload of the file wont fix. Besides there has been patches issued out, my advice is to buy off of amazon I got mine for 35 new and try it out. It was a great game in my opinion like the posters before me said easy GOTY not counting anything after September.
  • UberNoob - November 7, 2011 6:20 p.m.

    I honestly have not played this game yet. I've been told about bugs and glitches being relevant that ruin the game. Is that really an issue now? The game itself looks interesting I definitely want to try it.
  • TURbo - November 7, 2011 5:06 p.m.

    Exempting games released after September, Deus EX: HR is my GOTY.
  • Zepaw - November 7, 2011 4:53 p.m.

    Exempting games coming out between Nov 8-15 this is my GOTY.
  • TheLastRGP - November 7, 2011 9:08 p.m.

    Agreed.
  • TomSJ3 - November 7, 2011 4:49 p.m.

    I'm happy to hear this. Deus Ex:HR was really good and deserved to sell this well.

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