It got glowing reviews (including one from us). It had the backing of a confident team. It featured aliens and guns. Despite all of that, XCOM: Enemy Unknown has failed to take off in terms of sales so far.
According to VG Chartz, XCOM has sold less than 0.2 million units for each console it was released on (worldwide). Keep in mind that this doesn’t include sales from digital services, of which Steam is probably the biggest distributor. Even then, it’s unlikely to boost the sales considerably. Interestingly, the retail PC version did better in Europe than North America.
This isn’t the only well-received, high-budget title to under-perform lately; see Darksiders II, Spec Ops: The Line, and Sleeping Dogs. What are your thoughts on the matter, single-players? Let us know!
XCOM: Enemy Unknown is available now for PC, Xbox 360, and PS3.