Total War: Rome II sales reach 800,000 copies

Sega reveals new sales milestone for recently released turn-based strategy game; Blood & Gore DLC out now.

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Total War: Rome II has sold over 800,000 copies since launch, Sega announced today as part of its latest earnings report for the six-month period ended September 30.

Creative Assembly's turn-based strategy game was released on September 3 and Sega's fiscal reporting period ended September 30, meaning the milestone was achieved in under a month.

Separately, Sega announced this week the Blood & Gore DLC for Total War: Rome II. It adds "hundreds" of animations for actions like decapitations, dismemberment, and "devastating impalements."

"Gore coats combatants, the ground will become soaked with blood, and you'll hear every stab, slash, and impact with bespoke new sound effects," Sega said. The Blood & Gore DLC is available today for $3.

Overall, Sega Sammy posted revenue of ¥162.21 billion ($1.62 billion) for the six-month period and a profit of ¥11.35 billion ($115.58 million). Sega's Consumer segment, which includes its games business, saw revenue reach ¥44.095 billion ($446.42 million) and a profit of ¥1.11 billion yen ($11.24 million)

The publisher described the packaged game software business as "generally solid" for the period. As a result, the company saw a year-on-year increase in total value of package software sales to 3.2 million copies (1.3 million in the US, 1.5 million in Europe, and 400,000 in Japan).

Discussion

247 comments
renerak
renerak

Good to know PC still makes good sales. In your face- Other companies.

Jason Pineda
Jason Pineda

Imagine how many more they could've sold had they waited a bit and got the game out bug free and with semidecent AI. Sadly now the damage is done already but at least they keep on patching it

Sam Frank Maunsell
Sam Frank Maunsell

Shame its horrifically buggy and nowhere near up to par with what Shogun 2 was.

Ben Davison
Ben Davison

Rome II has sold over 800,000. Over 800,000 want there money back.

James Buck
James Buck

Should have just cloned Shogun 2 but with Rome units.....but noooo they had to Streamline it and make it snazzy.....snazzy = bug ridden and broken.

Triton
Triton

Not bad for a game with all the bad press. First time I have not bought a Total War game out of the gate - owning all of them. Going to wait until its all fixed and with all the DLC on sale at Steam.

David Lockyer
David Lockyer

Like to see these games on ps4. Will it be able to handle them.

Jan Christoffersen
Jan Christoffersen

Sadly, it doesn't deserve those sales since it released way too early.

Tomislav Tomic
Tomislav Tomic

I would love to see this game in History Channel Decisive Battles like it was with Rome.But they are to busy with reality shows to even consider that unfortunately.

Dark_Rage
Dark_Rage

People just don't stop complaining. I've had enough fun out of this game as much as i had with any other of the series. Yes there were nuisances but not that they didn't try to fix them, and it became better with patch releases. New factions were added as well. 

And people keep reminding themselves about how smart they were not to buy this game, just making up for what they missed, in a flimsy way.

Disturbed_88
Disturbed_88

I LOVE the series, didn't buy this game and I'm happy for it as it turns out...

Aik Gevorkjan
Aik Gevorkjan

i wanted to give it a try after those bugfixes , is it not worth ?

Runar Jenssen
Runar Jenssen

The guy who buys copy number 800,001 will be the first to say "hey, this game isn't a horrible mess, what was all the fuss about?".

marcosrtc
marcosrtc

By now everyone knows that Rome 2 was one of the buggiest game releases in history.

The game probably needed another year of development or so. It's a sad state of affairs, as this is one of the few PC exclusive franchises remaining.

The sales figures are encouraging, but I wonder if there will be a backslash against CA in the future (angry fans knocking on SEGA's door...)

Adam Wood
Adam Wood

You're better off. The game isn't that great. Somehow, the series just seem to be getting worse as they go, not better.

Mohamed Hedi Dhaouadi
Mohamed Hedi Dhaouadi

thats it ? :o GTA V made like 30 million ,the world needs to know its priorities

Michael Smith
Michael Smith

Is it still bad ?.. not played it since launch day

Eric Rhoades
Eric Rhoades

I've only played this game for 39 hours because it's so buggy. It's sad...

Moataz Mohamed
Moataz Mohamed

Could have sold way more copies if only it wasn't full of bugs and performance hiccups.... it has the potential to be great and satisfying through more to come updates but reviews and users first impressions are not so good. It's all about the first impression even if updates make it perfect.

Anthony Carbone
Anthony Carbone

not the best sales, and its cause you guys wanted to make it more "streamlined and simple" should be ashamed!

saralacerda
saralacerda

I have quite enjoyed the game after the patch 5. For me it was an excellent purchase.

BuBsay
BuBsay

Huh, so the worst quality Total War ever made is the fastest selling Total War? That sounds about right for modern gaming.

pboontap
pboontap

so now we are selling basic game animations as dlc? WOW!! glad i haven't forgiven them for empire total war.

also does anyone remember a lil mod called crimson tide for M2:TW? cus this dlc sounds a helluva lot like it

Tzardok
Tzardok

@Triton I really liked the original, so I jumped in right away. I have completed the prologue and first campaign. I haven't encountered any glaring issues as some have reported. But I think its a wise move to wait up a little after a release to iron out all bugs.

Tzardok
Tzardok

@Dark_Rage I had a great experience with the game so far. Started by second campaign. Its my favorite Total War game to date.

Tzardok
Tzardok

@Octavio Mancilla I don't know. I really like how this one plays out. I prefer the army distribution on this one. Also, the civil war is pretty cool too when you consider the fact you are defending your borders and all hell breaks lose. I am a little on the hardcore side, I only save game once I am done for the day.

juliopalmacr1
juliopalmacr1

@Aik Gevorkjan If you played the first one you will feel identified with the mechanics, main difference would be that you have to spend less time managing cities since, things like taxes, provinces growth are done at a province level, not settlement, and only the capital is capable of having walls.  Forces can only move under a general control (which makes sense) from an army perspective, and with that you guarantee a better management of the armies. Overall is a good game, with the tutorial itself you learn easily how to play it. 

Con is that it does not provide initial guidance while building your empire, so you would likely commit a few mistakes and then have to re initiate the campaign. I have installed the 4rt patch released a while ago and since then all of the bugs have gone away. 

Dark_Rage
Dark_Rage

@Aik Gevorkjan Buy it, you won't regret it.

Dark_Rage
Dark_Rage

@Mohamed Hedi Dhaouadi Totally different genres, and mostly different gamers as well.

Dark_Rage
Dark_Rage

@Eric Rhoades Epic game bro.

Dark_Rage
Dark_Rage

@Kimbarly Vang Well get it then, you won't regret it.

Dark_Rage
Dark_Rage

@Anthony Carbone From a single platform, like just PC, that's a pretty decent sales figure.

Dark_Rage
Dark_Rage

@saralacerda Exactly, i have been playing it for more than a month and i'm enjoying it, i don't get people why they're complaining so much.

shafe-man
shafe-man

@pboontap Rome II has mod support, so if anyone ever releases a gore mod you can get it for free. Sadly that hasn't happened yet, which is why we have a DLC version.

Tzardok
Tzardok

@juliopalmacr1 @Aik Gevorkjan Thats a pretty good assessment Juliopalmarcr! I agree with you on all those points. I decided not to re-start my campaign and just ran with my early mistakes. The challenge was fun and I considered those slip ups of mine a political mistake, we all know they happen all too often so it added a little bit of challenge and also made sense to me as the empire tries to get back on track - pretty epic stuff IMO. =)