Darksiders 2 “Struggling” to Break Even
While Darksiders 2 may have been a top-seller in the US during August, but according to Wedbush analyst Michael Pachter, the game probably hasn’t sold many copies since and is struggling to break-even.
In a new note to investors, Pachter said:
“August release Darksiders 2 has sold an estimated 1 million units to date, and appears to be struggling to approach its 2 million units break-even threshold.”
THQ is undergoing restructuring, with its leadership focused on outputting fewer but higher quality games, and this doesn’t bode well for the company. Pachter added:
“Darksiders II’s performance and a history of game delays and cancellations leaves us skeptical that THQ can successfully execute its turnaround strategy, which centers on a streamlined release slate. If any of THQ’s Q4:13 releases are late, liquidity is likely to be tight by next summer unless either Homefront 2 or the Patrice Désilets game are released by then.”
When can we get some good news from THQ?