Deus Ex: Human Revolution ships 2M units

Deus Ex: Human Revolution has shipped 2 million copies throughout North America, Europe, and PAL territories, Square Enix announced today.

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If topping the August NPD charts wasn't enough indication, Square Enix has a hit on its hands with Deus Ex: Human Revolution. The company announced today that it's shipped two million units since launch, across North America, Europe and PAL territories.

Of course, that figure is for shipped units, not sold. Still, managed to take the top spot in last month's NPD figures, despite being released late in the month. Now that the franchise has been revived with a hit, Square Enix could capitalize on it with further games in the series.

If you've already plumped the depths of Deus Ex, you can look forward to some more this October with the Missing Link downloadable content. It features a shirtless Jensen trapped on a ship bound for an unknown destination, filling in the three-day gap in the story.

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    September 9, 2011 8:00 AM

    Steve Watts posted a new article, Deus Ex: Human Revolution ships 2M units.

    Deus Ex: Human Revolution has shipped 2 million copies throughout North America, Europe, and PAL territories, Square Enix announced today.

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      September 9, 2011 8:06 AM

      "Now that the franchise has been revived with a hit, Square Enix could capitalize on it with further games in the series"

      What are you, some kind of super genius?

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      September 9, 2011 8:06 AM

      But it has only Sold 250k!

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        September 9, 2011 8:10 AM

        Certainly a nobody shacker couldn't have been lying, could they!??!?!?!??!!!!!!11111111111111

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          September 9, 2011 8:57 AM

          The 244k number was reported as the NPD sales figure that was leaked from some subscribers, which was then posted on a number of gaming blogs. The number was also the sales figure in NA only, no digital distribution, Wal-mart estimates for the sales from August 23rd to 27th.

          I doubt the shacker was lying -- just relaying what he he read from other gaming news sites.

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            September 9, 2011 9:01 AM

            err... maybe not NPD sales figures. Kind of looks like a "trust me, it's real" post on the neogaf forums.

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        September 9, 2011 9:34 AM

        250k retail copies for 5 days U.S. according to the NPD. You are forgetting: Copies sold after that 5 days, Europe and digital sales.

        Sorry bro, try harder.

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        September 9, 2011 9:38 AM

        If you read the article that's sell in, not sell through.

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      September 9, 2011 8:17 AM

      Woooooooooooooooooooooooooooo Deus Ex

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        September 9, 2011 11:02 AM

        Yes, if there is any game which deserves a triumphant return, it is the deus ex formula

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      September 9, 2011 8:18 AM

      >shipped

      how many has it sold?

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      September 9, 2011 8:26 AM

      "Further games in the series," no. We've seen the Jenson-Denton legacy from the first mechanical augs to global super-conscious; there's nothing more to tell.

      "Further games in the genre," that's more like it. Expand on the mechanics and delivery that made the game a hit, but don't needlessly drag on a story just because it had those mechanics.

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        September 9, 2011 8:46 AM

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        September 9, 2011 9:16 AM

        Yeah, I'd really rather have a new IP than see the franchise beaten into the ground. Yay games industry!

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          September 9, 2011 9:37 AM

          2 games in 11 years is not running something into the ground. 8 games in 7 years is (HELLO COD)

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            September 9, 2011 10:57 AM

            oh no, I know. I meant that it could potentially be run into the ground.

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              September 9, 2011 11:07 AM

              I kind of doubt it. the scope of these games means they take a while to make. they probably could have spent another year or two on Human Revolution in fact. they're not going to get CoD style yearly releases because the type of game makes it less feasible. they could probably crank one out in two years with a huge enough team but I wouldn't worry about much more than that.

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        September 9, 2011 9:37 AM

        I don't see why they couldn't cover the decade or two between HR and Deus Ex 1

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          September 9, 2011 9:46 AM

          There's a LOT that happens between these two games. AIDS gets cured, there's an earthquake that destroys San Francisco and drops LA and San Diego into the Ocean causing the west coast to be declared a disaster zone, the NSF secedes Utah and parts of the Northwest, the Russo-Mexican army captures Southern Texas, MJ12 breaks off from the Illuminati, creates the Gray Death virus and blows up the Statue of Liberty and blames Silouette. And depending on how they go with the way HR ends, you could either see the collapse of the augmentation industry or it become so powerful that the Illuminati has to find a new way to stop it.

          I wouldn't mind if they decide to retcon the way Invisible War ends, either, if they went for a sequel to Deus Ex. It seems like this was kind of a reboot for the series, so they may take some license there. The very definitive outcomes for humanity at the end of Invisible War were so much less satisfying than the vague outcomes that you get in the other two games.

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            September 9, 2011 9:50 AM

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            September 9, 2011 9:53 AM

            Could always retcon DX2 out of existence.

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              September 9, 2011 11:01 AM

              Already done in my mind.

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              September 9, 2011 11:07 AM

              what game?

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              September 9, 2011 12:17 PM

              The only "Deux Ex 2" I know of is DX:HR.

              I mean, it's a prequel, but I (for serious) had been calling it Deus Ex 2 until a friend of mine was like: "Don't you mean 3?"

              It took me a few second to realize I had forgotten Invisible War existed.

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                September 9, 2011 12:29 PM

                you have to wonder what Harvey Smith thinks of this game, knowing that they not only pulled off a better Deus Ex, but they pulled off what he initially thought wasn't possible on the consoles AND it sold a fortune.

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            September 9, 2011 12:54 PM

            They should make a game based off of the terrorist attacks that brought down the WTC (they were absent in the originals skyline) and then release it on Sept. 11

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              September 9, 2011 1:05 PM

              It would definitely be a hit with the Truther crowd.

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      September 9, 2011 8:36 AM

      "Now that the franchise has been revived with a hit, Square Enix could capitalize on it with further games in the series"

      I never asked for this.

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      September 9, 2011 9:26 AM

      Do "shipped copies" include downloadable versions, too?

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        September 9, 2011 12:27 PM

        Nope. You can't count those. You can't count packed in codes either.

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      September 9, 2011 9:35 AM

      Deus Ex: Deuces Wild

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      September 9, 2011 10:40 AM

      I still can't believe the ending... augmented crazy zed people? really...? 4 buttons with endings practically taken right from Metal Gear?

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      September 9, 2011 12:24 PM

      Is this game seriously worth the $50? My resistance to buying is wavering watching others play it.

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      September 9, 2011 12:32 PM

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        September 9, 2011 12:41 PM

        Hahaha goddamnit, I couldn't help but laugh at that. Nice.

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        September 9, 2011 1:01 PM

        All Sarif Industry logos and text use nice sarif fonts.

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      September 9, 2011 2:45 PM

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        September 10, 2011 12:49 PM

        Yeah im sure the console version is good too but your right. The PC version is great, just how pc games this day and age (that need console no.s to fund development) should be done.

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      September 11, 2011 2:33 AM

      Another game destroyed in the market due to leaks, lack of multiplayer and piracy.

      Wait, what?

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