Darksiders Reigns in Retail

February 5, 2010 Written by Zak Islam

THQ has announced its Q3 fiscal year 2010 shows net sales of $356.7 million, and that their action-adventure title Darksiders shipped approximately 1.2 million units during its first four weeks upon release.

Brian Farrell, president and CEO has announced the firm’s Q3 financials for fiscal year 2010.

We are pleased to report solid profitability in the third quarter and we are on track to achieve all of our fiscal 2010 financial targets that we announced at the beginning of the fiscal year. This marks a significant turnaround for THQ in just one year and underscores the success of our focused strategy and reduced cost structure.

In addition to meeting our financial targets, we launched two new franchises, UFC and Darksiders, and significantly strengthened our balance sheet. We also secured new long-term license agreements and continued to migrate our brands to digital platforms in order to drive THQ’s growth over the next several years.

The company also delivering the success of Darksiders:

In January, THQ launched new original game Darksiders™, which achieved an average Metacritic rating of 83 and delivered strong commercial sales, with shipments of approximately 1.2 million units in its first four weeks.

Check out PlayStation LifeStyle’s review of THQ’s Darksiders.