Ubisoft has over 9,000 employees. Possibly becoming the world’s largest gaming company

InSynch is a gorgeous stop-motion animated music game out on 24 April

Let's talk about Thief's anti-open world

Total War: Rome II sells more than 800,000 copies in a month

Sega and Creative Assembly are sitting pretty right now. Despite its buggy launch, Total War: Rome II has gone on to sell more than 800,000 copies in its first month. It means Creative Assembly will be able to update their library to include books covering periods of history they’ve not already made into games.

Expect a Total War: Tudor announcement in the coming months.

The news came from Gamespot who spotted an earnings report published on financials dating up to 30 September, just 27 days after the launch of Rome II.

Rome II’s been a great success for Creative Assembly. Its peak number of players is triple that of Shogun II. While that’s likely due to the popularity of the first Rome game it also shows that the Total War series is growing in popularity the longer it continues.

In fact, it would have been the UK number one, instead of number two, had the chart included digital sales, not just physical copies.

The studio are still releasing weekly patches to the get the game up to scratch. At 16,000 players have been affected by bugs if Creative’s claims that 2% of the playerbase are suffering from bugs.

Login or Register
Shriven's picture

I believe it. But I bet 800,000 people were all slightly disappointed with the quality of the game. That 2% figure is BS.

Total War

Total War: Rome II PC Review

Grudge match: Rome II DLC pits Carthage against Rome in the Second Punic War

Total War: Rome II Beasts of War DLC introduces throwing bees, snakes, scorpions

Total Figure Skating: Olympic skaters add Total War to their routine at Sochi

A new way to be trampled: Total War: Rome II updated with geographically accurate elephants

Total War: Rome 2 modding is a go with the release of the Assembly Kit

Total War

Placing authenticity over accuracy in Total War: Rome II

Total War: Rome II patch 8.1 puts a stop to inappropriate use of flaming projectiles

Close-up combat: Rome II: Caesar in Gaul DLC out now

Leaky Xenomorphs: Alien Isolation concept art appears

Come Caesar these screenshots of Total War: Rome II's Gallic campaign

Creative Assembly field Total War: Rome II's first standalone expansion pack: Caesar in Gaul

Total War

Total War: Rome 2 hands-on: a new endgame

Total War: Rome II coming to SteamOS "early next year", Steam Controller support to follow

Rome 2 DLC spills gallons of blood and severs a legion of heads for Halloween

Total War: Rome II reinforced by three (temporarily) free new playable factions

Creative Assembly's Alien: Isolation is a BioShock-inspired FPS, apparently

Rome 2: Total War patch brings new faction, a fix list as long as your spear and Steam Workshop support

Total War

Creative Assembly developers make the case for Total War: Arena

Creative Assembly on patching Rome II: "We’re achieving in weeks what, on previous projects, took months"

Total War: Rome II is patched for a fourth time, starts to look like a lecturer’s jacket

Creative Assembly "confident" that Total War: Rome II SteamOS port is possible

Creative Assembly GM Tim Heaton ran Relic following SEGA takeover

Total War: Rome II "not difficult at all" to adapt for Steam Controller; "We could get something within an hour"