THQ outlines new core games strategy

Saints Row: The Third ships 3.8 million.

January 25, 2012 / 08:27 AM EDT / (@salromano)

Saints Row: The Third has shipped 3.8 million units worldwide, THQ has announced. The publisher plans on leaving its past of licensing made-for-kids video games to focus on core franchises and digital initiatives, such as Saints Row: The Third. It plans on “supporting key console launches” and creating “dedicated digital properties for emerging platforms,” it said. 

“THQ will be a more streamlined organization focused only on our strongest franchises,” said Brian Farrell, President and CEO, THQ. “The success of Saints Row: The Third is an example of what our revised strategy and focus can achieve. We have now shipped 3.8 million units globally and are currently expecting to ship between five and six million units lifetime on this title. Additionally, our robust digital content offerings for this game have resulted in the highest digital revenue of any console title in our history.”

The company’s five studios, as well as Yuke’s, are currently developing games for its key franchises, including:

  • Yuke’s: UFC Undisputed 3.
  • Vigil Games: Darksiders II.
  • Relic Entertainment: Company of Heroes, Warhammer 40,000.
  • Voition, Inc: inSANE, Saints Row.
  • THQ Studio Montreal: unannouned title headed by Patrice Desilets.
  • THQ Studio San Diego

The publisher also has Homefront 2 in development at Crytek, Devil’s Third underway at Valhalla Game Studios, and an “ambitious” project in the works at Turtle Rock.

THQ will discuss its new strategy in greater detail during its third quarter 2012 conference call on Thursday, February 2.

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  • howardmoonish

    Whatever keeps them afloat is fine by me. I need more Darksiders, Red Faction, and Space Marine.

  • Chaos Raiden

    More Darksiders games and more Saints Row games, please.