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on 28 November 2012
Dishonored to become franchise
November 28, 2012 7:57AM PST
Bethesda says sales of stealth-action game "far exceeding" internal expectations, making future installments likely.
Bethesda's stealth-action game Dishonored is on track to become the company's next franchise. Public relations manager Pete Hines toldDestructoid that the game is selling beyond internal expectations, making future installments likely.
"I can tell you that Dishonored is far exceeding our sales expectations, which is especially cool considering it’s new IP facing a host of well-established franchises this quarter," Hines said. "We did terrific numbers again this past weekend, both in stores and on Steam, where Dishonored was listed as the #1 selling title over the holiday weekend. And Dishonored has really sold well overseas. So, we’re very pleased and appreciate all the fans that have supported Dishonored and [developer Arkane Studios]. We clearly have a new franchise."
Dishonored launched in October and was the United States' fourth-best selling game of the month. It was also the only non-sequel to make the top-ten chart during the month. The game's first expansion--Dunwall City Trials--is due out October 11 for $5