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THQ has now pushed back many of its upcoming titles, including Company of Heroes 2, Metro: Last Light and South Park: The Stick of Truth.

In a statement made to Game Industry, THQ President Jason Rubin said the company was "excited" about both its overall position and the "pipeline of games beyond fiscal 2013, including the sequel for Saints Row: The Third, Homefront 2 and the as-yet-unannounced game from Turtle Rock Studios.

THQ's most recent game, Darksiders II has failed to reach sales expectations. It has sold 1 million units, well below the 2 million mark needed for the game to break even.

Wedbush Securities analyst Michael Pachter has said he is sceptical about THQ's turnaround strategy.

"We do not believe THQ is investable for most institutions."


http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/articles/401950/20121106/thq-facing-bankruptcy-closure-darksiders-sales.htm
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Sensationalist title. One analyst cannot speak for a company.

At most the title should say "Darksiders 2 failed to reach sales expectations."
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Honestly, this is one of the times where OCN's rules on following the article's original title should NOT be followed. This is a completely misleading title.
 
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Well stop putting out crap, problem solved thumb.gif
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Well stop putting out crap, problem solved thumb.gif

Well to be fair they've put out many good games along with some bad ones, Saint's Row 3 and Darksiders 2 are both very good games. Its a pity DS2 hasn't been as popular as it could've been.
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When games need 2 million sales just to break even there is a BIG problem. I remember a few years back 1 million was a MAJOR success.
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Well stop putting out crap, problem solved thumb.gif

Darksiders 2 is pretty good game, and its rare for games like these to come to pc, if anyone is a fan of platforming puzzle games with fun combat I would recommend it. Im worried because I have my copy of COH 2 preordered.
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When games need 2 million sales just to break even there is a BIG problem. I remember a few years back 1 million was a MAJOR success.

Gaming has become a much larger industry though, as a result, game developers get larger budgets to work with, which translates to needing to sell more games.

When I read the title, I immediately thought, "No Saints Row 4!?"
 
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Gaming has become a much larger industry though, as a result, game developers get larger budgets to work with, which translates to needing to sell more games.
When I read the title, I immediately thought, "No Saints Row 4!?"

Same, no matter how messed up that game was It was hilarious and had quite a gripping comedic storyline.
It was very small though.
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I wish that they would have kept on making Warhammer 40k Dawn of War ONE instead of making that trash sequel 40k DoW 2.
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