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Saints Row IV Sells Over 1 Million Units in Launch Week

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The Saints have done well for themselves, this time around.

Koch Media was the clear winner in the THQ asset bid when it acquired both the Saints Row and Metro series. Now, with both Saints Row and Metro: Last Light clocking in with over 80% average ratings on Metacritic (we at Tom's loved it to, read our review here), it definitely looks like Koch Media's investment paid off. 

Deep Silver, the Koch Media subsidiary, has reported that Saints Row IV has sold over 1 million units in its first week of sales, outselling Saints Row the Third on a 3:1 margin. No doubt Saints Row IV's publicity campaign, which was just about as ludicrous as the game itself, had a hand in the game's success. On the alternative, Saints Row the Third sold far less well because it received much less publicity and released during the holiday season, pitting it against blockbusters like Call of Duty and Battlefield 3.

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    shikamaru31789 , August 28, 2013 10:43 PM
    I tried one of the earlier Saints Row games and didn't like it, but I've been watching 2 of my favorite gaming commentators play IV in co-op on Youtube and it actually looks really fun. I might just get a copy.
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    cats_Paw , August 28, 2013 11:01 PM
    I was dissapointed by the Graphics... so i decided to pass on this one.
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    Anonymous , August 28, 2013 11:59 PM
    cats_paw are you serious, jesus christ its just graphics! Graphics don't make a game, the gameplay does and this is one of the most fun games I've played in years
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    mitko , August 29, 2013 12:58 AM
    As a person who plays both GTA and Saints Row I have to say that Saints Row is much more fun to play, and replay. Its ridiculous weapons/events/overall atmosphere provides for tons of fun. Other games, that take themselves too seriously, like GTA, simply can't match that.
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    tomfreak , August 29, 2013 2:52 AM
    I am not sure I will buy SR4, since I have SR3 full package, which is just as fun. I gonna skip to SR5 and see how. Hopefully it is a fully PS4/XboxOne level graphics, not

    not the say the game is bad but because SR4 is pretty much like SR3 with super power = meh pass.....
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    apache_lives , August 29, 2013 4:00 AM
    im a fan on both the GTA series and Saints Row series

    im hoping this will ocupy me long enough until GTA V comes out on pc (which is usually 8 months after consoles aka May 2014 *HOPEFULLY*)

    its amazing.
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    digiex , August 29, 2013 7:00 AM
    I would certainly give this game an space in my computer.
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    chugot9218 , August 29, 2013 8:20 AM
    I think it is a lot of fun, and even if they did try to be a GTA clone at first, they have acknowledged that was not the best route and have taken it in a completely different direction. If you are truly hesitant about purchasing it, Cracked actually did a pretty funny and well written article about why it's actually pretty great, might change your minds: http://www.cracked.com/blog/5-things-all-games-could-learn-from-saints-row-iv/
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    stingstang , August 29, 2013 9:52 AM
    What? Only a million? What a failure!!!!! No more SR games ever.
    (What EA would think if they had a hand in this game)
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    clonazepam , August 29, 2013 10:50 AM
    I've been watching a youtube gameplay channel too, theradbrad, tromp through this title. His gameplay is atrocious, but the commentary can be amusing at times... "oooh take it deep b!t@&" lol... anyway, the gameplay and controls look solid, the game itself is hilarious, but it does suffer from serious slowdown issues when the screen becomes filled with npc's, vehicles, explosions, etc.
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    TheinsanegamerN , August 29, 2013 11:15 AM
    This game is amazingly fun. graphics wise, its pretty much identical to SR3, but its still fun. and runs smoother than sr3 did.
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