Sleeping Dogs ships 1.5 million copies

Square Enix action game the company's best performing title during latest financial period; Dragon Quest X ships 700,000.

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Square Enix's new action game Sleeping Dogs has shipped 1.5 million copies since launch this summer, the company announced today as part of its financial report for the six-month period ended September 30.

The United Front Games-developed project was Square Enix's best performing title during the period, outpacing the second strongest offering, Dragon Quest Monsters Terry No Wonderland 3D for the 3DS. That title has shipped 900,000 copies since launch in May, though it is available only in Japan.

Square Enix also disclosed shipment figures for Dragon Quest X (700,000 units in Japan), Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance (650,000 copies), and Theatrhythm Final Fantasy (150,000 units).

Sleeping Dogs is a resurrection of True Crime: Hong Kong, which Activision canceled in 2011. For more on the title, check out GameSpot's review.

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pl4yer_f0und
pl4yer_f0und

Proof that there is still money in making quality games that are different, and not overly derived of what is the hot ticket these days ie military shooters

SavoyPrime
SavoyPrime

I hope more people purchase this game and give it a chance. It is a damn solid game. Good story and fun gameplay. I really hope SE lets United Front develop a sequel.

UrbanTracker
UrbanTracker

You know why Activision backed off from this? They thought                                              " OH shit!! this isnt another generic shooter, we cant make this, hmm can we somehow turn this into cod-style ?, probably not, So lets junk it...."  

jon2435
jon2435

I like seeing new IPs do so well.  I can't wait for the next Dragon's Dogma.

Hurvl
Hurvl

Theatrhythm Final Fantasy? Is FF like Mario now, making all kinds of spin-off games. Since a lot of people like/praise FF:s music I guess a rhytm game where you can "play some of your favorite Final Fantasy tunes" isn't too far-fetched. It's still got a way to go until it makes them play tennis or act doctors and whatnot.

Kaz32
Kaz32

This is the best open-ended game this year, simply because the combat mechanics is like the Warriors+ more kung fu. I played this game for 66 hours, mostly by doing the fight club missions because they are so awesome. It's a wonder how a combat mechanics can make a game worthwhile.

somebody336
somebody336

Took me like an hour to remeber my passwprd here but it was worth it to say this...*Ahem*

 

In your face Avtivision! (Sucks at grammar :P)

PaulJanson
PaulJanson

People need to stop comparing this game to GTA. If you don't like GTA, then it's not for you, no need to bash it. Why does everything always got to be compared? The only similarity between Sleeping dogs and GTA is that they're both open world, other then that, they're nothing alike.  GTA is GTA, it's great the way it's always has been. Sleeping Dogs was also great and it deserves to sell alot, THE UNDERDOG (Activision, you see these nuts, suck it! lol), because it was about turning into a typical hong kong action flick into a game and they were SUCCESSFUL. The combat, the driving, the gunplay, the chase, the music, it was all brilliantly done. The story really pulls you in. For a while, I kept wondering why they call this game "Sleeping Dogs", it actually pertains to the ending (of  what COULD'VE happened to the main character). My only complaint was the surveillance drug bust missions were toooooo easy, they are many ways that they could have made it challenging.

wcw1985
wcw1985

This was the best game i played this year.

Looking forward for its sequel.

saffan
saffan

The game was ok,not breath taking good but enjoyable,i wish United Front Games

would bring us its sequel

itchyflop
itchyflop

it wasnt ground breaking but a very enjoyable experience, what it did do it did well, infact very well. id buy the second if it arrived, listening developers ?????

mahavir_singh89
mahavir_singh89

I loved the game. It was an easy 8.5 out of 10 for me. But damn, Am I the only one who thinks 1.5 million copies isn't really a big number? I expected like 3 million copies to call this game a commercial success considering how much development time it took!!

Rkvonack
Rkvonack

Loved the game; glad it did well. Cant wait for Square to come out with Sleeping Dogs II, III, IV, Versus, Tactics, etc.

SaintRasmus
SaintRasmus

Good game with a lot of room to grow in the furture.

archvile_78
archvile_78

Well deserved, loved the game from start to end.

vader501st
vader501st

Wish I owned one of those copies.

lyncer777
lyncer777

actually this is the only game that i enjoy in the PC this year.

 This game deserves it, this game is BAD ASS!

jsmoke03
jsmoke03

so thats a good thing right? this game didn't take 50 million to make right?

valium88
valium88

Sleeping Dogs was ok IMO Nothing revolutionary, but ok entertainment. It's good GTA has competition to some extent making Rockstar work even harder on future titles. No one can really compete with Rockstar though....

Carpetfluff
Carpetfluff

Ha. Good for them. Too bad for Activision.

Devil_wings00
Devil_wings00

Hope we get a sequel because this was one of those rare open world games I really enjoyed. It lacked replay value though (side quests were pretty repetitive) and the story kind of fizzled out at the end. Everything just wrapped up a little to nicely for my taste. I d/l'ed the new DLC but haven't got around to playing it, hope it's decent...looked kind of silly and very different then the game though lol I hope every open world game adapts the car controls from this one. Never played an open world game with car controls this smooth. Heck I've played arcade racing games with worse driving mechanics.

ziproy
ziproy

Story-wise this game was absolute crap.

 

Everything else about it though made me believe in video game developers again. It really felt like you were walking around Hong Kong, especially all the screaming china-men who want you to buy things

don_saulari
don_saulari

This game has a real good potential, but for some reason they decided to make it short and extremely linear!

Zensword
Zensword

Great game. One of very few games I gladly paid full price for.

AndCarlsen
AndCarlsen

I'm really glad this game sold well. It deserves it.

biggest_loser
biggest_loser

Congratulations to Square Enix and Rockstar Games for their contribution to this project! 

DrKill09
DrKill09

Sleeping Dogs was freaking awsome!

 

Hope it gets a sequel.

flammable_zeus
flammable_zeus

Great game, it really deserves it. It really should sell more.

catsimboy
catsimboy

And now they'll make a sequel with Lightning as the main character.

WCK619
WCK619

Sleeping Dogs was a pretty fun game but there was just too much wrong with it to call it great. Driving was terrible, story was shallow and boring, characters had too little depth to be interesting, fighting mechanics had potential to be far better, and some of the physics and graphics were laughably poor. Overall though it was fun for a while and certainly enjoyable.

jer_1
jer_1

Hah, so many morons think that 1.5 million = a failure. Idiocy at it's finest.

crazycat690
crazycat690

Lets hope this game gets as sequel, if any game this year deserve a sequel this game do... It had a rough development but in the end it turned out to be such a great and fun game, it was a pleasure to 100% this game.

Megavideogamer
Megavideogamer

Sleeping Dogs seems to have been the Sleeper hit for 2012.

vihazur
vihazur

One of the best games this year, IMHO.

Anigmar
Anigmar

Great game. I've been playing it on PC for 55 hours to complete with all collectibles, side missions and assets. Normal playthrough is 15-20 hours I guess but this game keeps you wanting to play which is not very common lately in this industry. Hope they keep bringing out good DLCs.

SnakeEyesX80
SnakeEyesX80

Sleeping Dogs is an awesome game! I'm so glad that Square Enix saved it from oblivion.

 

I remember being pissed off when Activision announced they were cancelling the game. It looked really good and seemed like an strange decision. Glad UFG was able to get it out to the public.

Kr3isen
Kr3isen

I loved SD and in my opinion its the first open world game of this kind that actually got the upper hand on GTA in terms of some of its features. It had great pacing, great setting and just hilarious hand to hand combat all of which GTA games have been failing at for years now.

Kaz32
Kaz32

And now I'm playing the extra content with Chinese vampires. The combat system works surprisingly well against them. BUY THIS GAME NOW IF YOU HAVEN'T!

Scorchstar
Scorchstar

 @mahavir_singh89 Considering AC3 got 3.5M... But I guess it's al about the type of person it's for. Many kiddies play AC, I don't think kids play Sleeping Dogs...

UrbanTracker
UrbanTracker

 @guhelouis next what? next gen? IF so, then I think yes,  Its running on a gtx 680 like other   gameplay and tech demos.....so yeah dats definetly next genAnd no it has no relation to sleeping dogs and hence no its not a sequel....

DeathMetalPizza
DeathMetalPizza

 @DrKill09 isn't it basically the third true crime game? either way, i'm really looking forward to buying this once all the dlc's out.

Mazinmichael
Mazinmichael

 @jer_1 indeed. People seem to forget that not every game is cod and sells 10 million(which is stupid imo.) But for an unacknowledged game to sell that much is really significant. It gives me hope for a sequel.

Devil_wings00
Devil_wings00

 @Mazinmichael  @jer_1 ya that's pretty good for a new IP that kind of just came out of no where (well there was lots of marketing but I never really paid attention until after release).