Company of Heroes 2 sells 380,000 in five days

Sega's new real-time strategy game helps boost company's gaming business for April-June quarter.

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Company of Heroes 2 sold 380,000 units in five days, according to sales information released by publisher Sega today. The game launched June 25 to a positive critical reception.

The sales news for Company of Heroes 2 came as part of Sega's latest financial report for the April-June quarter ended June 30.

Sega's consumer business, which handles the company's gaming efforts, posted net sales of ¥18.9 billion ($192 million), up 25.2 percent year-over-year. Operating income was ¥39 million ($400,000), compared to a loss of ¥1.6 billion ($16.2 million) last year.

Sega achieved these results despite a year-on-year decline in total volume of packaged software sales of 1.21 million copies, including 370,000 in the United States, 570,000 in Europe, and 250,000 in Japan.

The company's digital business was a bright spot for the quarter, with performance remaining "favorable" on games for smartphones and PC. Sega called out free-to-play role-playing game Phantasy Star Online 2 as a top performer, exceeding 500,000 for downloads and packaged versions since launch.

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62 comments
hadlee73
hadlee73

The guy in that screenshot looks like Sean Pertwee.

GameFan1983
GameFan1983

cool story, now please bring us 40k DOW 3, the only relic game I cared to see.

Beatnizzle
Beatnizzle

Well good to see the pathetic review bomb worked well.

arc_salvo
arc_salvo

Okay, cool.  So where's PSO for the US?

JimmyJumpy
JimmyJumpy

I just started on CoH 1 which I only recently bought.  Got CoH 2 on my shelf, waiting its turn...

gralvader
gralvader

I got the first games in a Humble Bundle, I have not yet played them yet but hope to do so sometime this year; I have so much stuff to play through that I might go crazy.

Saidrex
Saidrex

Game made by Nazis to fool people into believing in their view of history.

Gomtor
Gomtor

Very good game.  But how is 380 000 of this good sales and 4 000 000 of Tomb Raider bad sales?

alenth
alenth

I really liked COH 2, it has tons of content and has the same amazing gameplay from the first game.

I would like to  see from relic Warhammer 40k dawn of war 3 next year it would be amazing :D

jack00
jack00

The game still needs alot of balancing. I'm playing Soviets pretty much all the time and even easy games are a pain in the ass with them. You need to micro everything ALL the time. Germans ? phss, just make any units, send them in with an upgraded weapon, let them do whatever they want and they will kill just about everything.

Kinda pissed I spent 39$ on it. But if I did wait for a better sale when I would go online the community probably would of been dead by then.

Dark_Mits
Dark_Mits

Phantasy Star Online 2 has sold 500k+ in Japan alone, and they still haven't brought it to the west. Sometimes you wonder what happens in a company.

jhonMalcovich
jhonMalcovich

They would sell 3 times more if the game weren´t such an anti-Soviet bu*llshit. Many russians were looking forward to this game. But their portrayal of how we waged that war is just insulting. I know that there were mismanagements during the start of the war, but Russians never used zerg tactics to defeat Germans. As well they never burned fields with their own fellow soldier still there. This is just a ridiculous dehumanization of Soviet Union, our history.

07wintert
07wintert

good game but to much russian i wanted a bit of variety hope there are some expansion where you are british ,french maybe even german. 

chatphon
chatphon

Topic picture looks like James Bond.

Tixylixx
Tixylixx

It's mediocre and over priced, such a let down :\ I was hoping for great things from Relic, but I guess the talent has moved elsewhere. 

n1i2z3a4n5
n1i2z3a4n5

there is some guy on metacritic who opened more than a hundred acounts and gave this game an 0 rating on each of them on the same day, he dropped the metascore by more than 4 points, lol

SteamyPotatoes
SteamyPotatoes

Well played Relic, shame they don't get to do Homeworld.

MAD_AI
MAD_AI

Good news, hopefully this means an Ostheer campaign expansion.

brainiac1988
brainiac1988

The game keeps crashing on me.    Major bummer dude.

Oh well,  Im still waiting for Rome 2: Total War.

ZZoMBiE13
ZZoMBiE13

I don't really enjoy this franchise, but I'm super happy to see it doing well. I love RTS games though, so it's good to see one doing really well even if it's not one that I play. 

powerdesignkid
powerdesignkid

Its nice to see an RTS sell so well. Maybe there is hope afterall.

nyran125tk
nyran125tk

@Gomtor because games like tomb raider and Resident Evil and COD etc spend most of their stupid money on mass Marketing so they spend more and have to get more sales. Its crazy really. Look at Kingdoms of Amalur., bankrupted on 1.2 million sales. pretty sick. There expectations were to high and they spent to much making and advertising the game, so they have to sell more. Whereas as Company of Heroes wouldn't of taken as much money to develop and less money on marketing

Atolm1
Atolm1

@Gomtor did you miss the part where it said in five days? not lifetime sales total.

4le_breVVer
4le_breVVer

@Gomtor bad was only according to SE's 'unrealistic' projections. Basically they shot themselves in the foot. 3.something million sales is good!

ps, do you only read partial headlines?

Grenadeh
Grenadeh

@jack00 That's how you play RTS, by microing. Germans are OP though. Panzergrenadiers and regular grenadiers are the most fucking annoying thing ever, whether it's the beginning or if you have enough katyushas to spam them to oblivion. The problem is that when you compare units, German units simply do a better job one on one. I had to hit a german mortar unit with 4 AT guns at once on Monday to kill it with any speed.

Cloud_imperium
Cloud_imperium

@Dark_Mits It's not best selling title bro . Sims 1 ,2 and 3 have sold over 150 million copies on PC alone . No exclusive game from other platform have sold that much in recent years .

blackace
blackace

@Dark_Mits Yeah, I'm still waiting for it, even though I don't have a PSVita yet. That would be one of the first games I get for it. 

Grenadeh
Grenadeh

@jhonMalcovich I love the Russians who are so offended by the game as if they actually were there and know the history .They did in fact use zerg tactics, they DID burn their own fields with people still there, and many other things that apparently none of you would like to admit. It's not the Soviet Union, either, that you live in - it's Russia. Just accept that Stalin did a majority of bad things to your country. No one is holding it against you the same way people don't think all Germans are Nazis.

Sargoroth
Sargoroth

@jhonMalcovich Were you there yourself? My (German) grandpa was in a russian prison after the war; he said nasty things about the Russians aswell...

I think it's hard to tell, what really is the truth and if and where the truth got a little bent, especially in that nasty period of time... (is that even proper english? it's too hot here to think straight...)

 Either way...I find it interesting that the game sold so much more in Europe - is it automatically  less interesting for Americans if they aren't involved in the game like in CoH1?

Riddick123
Riddick123

@07wintert Did you try the revised Steam version for the first CoH?  It does have a German campaign. It was extra an expansion to the original. But you may know that already.  

MAD_AI
MAD_AI

@Tixylixx 

Since when is 60$ overpriced? Rome 2: Total War is going to be 60$ same for Arma 3.

As for the quality, that's subjective. I found it to be more of the same as COH1, which is a good thing. 

MAD_AI
MAD_AI

@n1i2z3a4n5 

Overzealous people from the CIS have been targeting the game's meta score, because the campaign put a too negative light on the Soviet commanders and commissars. 

jhonMalcovich
jhonMalcovich

@Sargoroth @jhonMalcovich Sorry. But didn´t it cross your mind that your grandpa was a prisoner of war (German). Anyway I don´t know anybody who would speak good things about the country he was emprisoned in. 

The difference is your grandpa came out from a Russian prison and got you father. While not many Russians made it from German "prisons".

I take these numbers from wiki about East Front. You can check them at casualties section.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eastern_Front_(World_War_II)#Results


German prisoners taken by the Soviets: 3,300,000

Prisoners who died in Captivity: 374,000

Result: 89% made it alive


Soviet prisoners taken by the Axis: 5,200,000

Prisoners who died in captivity: 3,600,000


Yep. Sovient Union wasn´t that evil after all. The fact that your grandpa had a chance to tell you his story shows that.


07wintert
07wintert

@Riddick123 @07wintert i have the Anthology its been that long since iv played it i couldn't remember. opposing fronts is where you play as british and germans and i cant remember anything about tales of valour.  i want a game where your french or british alot of the game and alternate. or even set in asia as japan.

jhonMalcovich
jhonMalcovich

@Grenadeh @jhonMalcovich Stalin was a huge  asshole. No doubt of that. He killed a lot of his own people. No doubt of that. But he was killing more by political reasons than racial. He was Georgian himself, not even Russian. Many Soviet rulers after him weren´t Russians as well. But still the number of 60M is a complete nonsense. Germans with all its infrastructure for killing only managed to kill 40M. While Soviets having no infrastructure what so ever killed 60M ? Doesn´t make sense to me. Especially when all sources about death toll just mix up historical events such as the revolution, post revolution civil war, famines of 30s, Stalin´s political purges, etc. I mean, come on. According to official westen numbers and sources, I mean, the ones that can be proved, the ones that were confirmed by legitimite historians, Stalin killed some 3M people. Famines took 7M lifes during 30s, but they have nothing to do with WW2 or COH2. But if we start using any sources, we will come up with rediculous numbers made up by yellow press journalist, bestseller writers pseudo-historians and politicians that can´t collaborate them with any proof. 

Grenadeh
Grenadeh

@jhonMalcovich Yea, you're right. Stalin let the German soldiers go. He just killed so many people in his own country that the number still isn't understood, usually estimated to be as many as 60 million, including the 7 million that is a solid figure (Gulag, the Ukrainian famine, and deliberate ethnic cleansing).

Grenadeh
Grenadeh

@miser_cz @MAD_AI @Tixylixx Uh, no. While the core gameplay of resource management is intact from CoH, the game is completely different from the original. They introduced WC3 elements that expand the micro needed exponentially.

And you don't play against real people? So you have no idea how the game actually plays, I see.

MAD_AI
MAD_AI

@miser_cz @MAD_AI @Tixylixx 

I don't play MP outside automatch vs AI with a friend, I think we're on the EU server.

I prefer the SP part of StarCraft.

I do the same for COH, either SP or automatch vs AI, I just don't have the time for competitive play. 

MAD_AI
MAD_AI

@miser_cz @MAD_AI @Tixylixx 

That I can't answer since I don't know the limitations of the essence engine, whether or not it can actually handle the additions in COH2. 

But I speculate that since COH 1 was built using Essence 1, which was then upgraded to Essence 2 to  be used with DOW2, then upgraded again to 3 for COH2, if Essence 1 was enough to power DOW2 and COH2 then I don't see why Relic and THQ/SEGA would bother with spending money on engine upgrades in the first place, logically they did because they had to, unless they wanted DOW2 and COH2 to be mere carbon copies of the COH1 even down to the graphics.

miser_cz
miser_cz

@MAD_AI @miser_cz @Tixylixx All nice and cool, but at the end - both games look quite identical. Both those minor features are not reason for building brand new engine, and could be easily implemented in the old one. On the other hand, you can´t redo 2D game (from 1998) into 3D with the same engine, so that makes your previous comparison invalid.

MAD_AI
MAD_AI

@miser_cz @MAD_AI @Tixylixx 

I'm aware of what units and buildings SC1 and 2 have, since I've been playing 1 since 1998 and 2 since it's release. And yes for the most part, the unit and building roster is about 70% identical. 

Mutalisks, Hydralisks, Zerglings, Carriers, Zealots, Battlecruisers, Marines, Siege Tanks,  etc...etc...

SC2 does have new units and buildings at the same time COH2 has a whole new army equivalent of a new race in SC2 terms. 

So the argument here balances out on both sides. 

As for the engine, yes breaking ice and true line of sight as well as blizzards were a reason for a new engine. But I don't doubt that there is also improvements in texture and model quality.

A PC that can only run a COH1 on medium or low  can't be expected to run COH2 on the same settings in the end.


miser_cz
miser_cz

@MAD_AI @miser_cz @Tixylixx Sorry for deleting the post, I was rephrasing it, but you´ve replied too readily.

I put it here:
Exactly, why pay twice for the same thing which brings nothing more then few dubious gimmecks? (winter, ice, fire camps). Very little work went into the COH2 making it undeserving of title "sequel", and thus full game price. Its more of a DLC.
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Now for your preposterous comparison of SC1 and SC2. Have you even saw Starcraft 2? The graphics became 3D, compared to 2D of SC1. Its generation leap. THIS actually deserved new engine.

On the other hand, I don´t see any difference, nor improvement, in COH2 graphics over COH1. So why they would need new engine is beyond me - maybe you can illuminate me on this matter. What´s so nextgen about COH2 which needed new engine? Breaking ice? Storm? Come on.

And I won´t even start on units comparison of SC1 vs SC2, because you apparently don´t know any units except zerglings and marines -.-

MAD_AI
MAD_AI

@miser_cz @MAD_AI @Tixylixx 

I already said it before, they're using a new engine, a new campaign and adding an entire army. 

DLC? Hardly, I would like to see how a DLC made on a new engine would work on a older engine. 

If I were to take your argument, I could apply it to StarCraft 2. 

It's the same game in all respects, same gameplay, even same units, zerglings, marines etc....

If StarCraft 2 can get away with a 60$ pricetag merely for a new engine and a new campaign then I don't see why COH2 can't.