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Brink Sells 2.5 Million Worldwide

If you get enough people to enjoy the online multiplayer, the game should be a success.

Despite an only average critical reception, Splash Damage's Brink has apparently managed to sell plenty of copies and generate quite a bit of revenue, according to the developer.

In speaking to Gamasutra, studio CEO Paul Wedgwood revealed that Brink had sold 2.5 million worldwide, which has resulted in "120-$140 million in revenue." Obviously, though, not all that money went to Splash Damage, as they weren't the publisher. However, the team does plan to become a publisher soon, as they've announced their Warchest publishing program, which will focus on free-to-play games. First on the list is RAD Soldiers, a turn-based multiplayer strategy title set to arrive on iOS in June.

It's a little surprising that Brink managed to sell so well but it did have a lot of hype behind it, and it could be lots of fun with enough people...well, enough good people. But that's the same with all multiplayer-oriented titles, right? The campaign wasn't very good, that's all.

Related Game(s): Brink

Tags: brink, splash damage, brink sales, brink sales numbers

4/23/2012 9:59:37 AM Ben Dutka

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Comments (11 posts)

DjEezzy
Monday, April 23, 2012 @ 10:19:37 AM
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Yeah... I really wanted to like this game. In fact i wanted to love it. As much fun as i had with the customization and the parkour to and extent. It was just a very ho hum experience. It was extremely average and the maps were just... Meh. It was definitely a game that was hyped and didn't live up to the hype. Oh well on to the next title. LOL

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Geobaldi
Monday, April 23, 2012 @ 10:48:42 AM
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It was one of the more fun shooters that I played in a while and was great to play online with a bunch of friends, until all the cheaters and aim bots showed up. When people started shooting me when their back was turned, that's when I stopped playing online. I'll still pick up Brink 2 if they decide to make it.

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CrusaderForever
Monday, April 23, 2012 @ 12:02:53 PM

Shooting you with their backs to you!!! Seriously! That is horrible! I never understood why people cheat in online games. What's the point? There is no skill involved and you are not achieving anything. You max out your character and you didn't even earn it. Your post is exactly what is wrong with online gaming. They are always trying to eliminate this cheating but it never really seems to go away. So far MW3 has been great. It's been month since I played though, so not sure about now.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, April 23, 2012 @ 12:36:05 PM
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Surprising, I had high hopes for it but they were dashed.

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Qubex
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 @ 9:35:55 AM

What didn't you like about it World, anything in particular? I may have picked up the same announces when messing with the demo!

Q!

"play.experience.enjoy"

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xenris
Monday, April 23, 2012 @ 3:46:05 PM
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I'm really surprised this game sold so well. I was incredibly hyped for this game, as the art direction and customization was super fresh. However for the PS3 this game fell flat, it was too buggy and had so many latency issues.

PC version was actually a lot better, I tried it out for a free weekend event on steam and was surprised.

Hopefully if they make a Brink 2 they polish it up and fix some of the weird design choices, like headshots not being 1hit kills, and grenades doing pretty much no damage just knocking you over. I see why they did this, as they wanted to try and make it more balanced and fair for casuals but in the end it was just a little poorly executed.

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schillah
Monday, April 23, 2012 @ 4:46:52 PM
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I did appreciate something new to the shooter world

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JackDillinger89
Monday, April 23, 2012 @ 5:55:32 PM
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This game now i believe is like $20 new so it may be worth a shot. Glad to see splash weather the storm with a rather average shooter.

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firesoul453
Monday, April 23, 2012 @ 7:13:45 PM
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I knew a ton of people who were exited about it and pre ordered it. Many of them were disappointed.

I also know a ton of people who bought the game after it quickly went down to $20 before most games would drop to $50

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BikerSaint
Monday, April 23, 2012 @ 8:28:16 PM
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I got it for $7, so I was happy with it.
Damn, that reminds me, I stopped playing it cause I had gotten another game at the same time that caught my eye even more, so I'm gonna have to get back to playing Brink again soon.

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___________
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 @ 6:24:57 AM
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im really surprised how well it did considering its a new IP, from a not so known developer, and it was pretty crap!
normally the first 2 are instant sales failures, let alone add the 3rd one your dead!
i guess allot of people bought into the always online idea of it, even the campaign was moddled on the MP!

i always thought the ratio of MP gamers to SP was about 1:1 if not leaning towards the SP side.
but now im not so sure, look at all the games that are doing so well 99% of them are MP orientated!
not to mention if i had a nickel for everyone saying a game sucks, i ask why and they say oh the MP id be a multi billionare by now!
RAGE for instance, everyone ive spoken to who does not like it their reason is the MP.
ahhhh you do realise the whole point of the game is the campaign right?
drives me nuts!!!!!!
oh how multiplayer has killed the gaming industry!
hey, thats a good subject for a article.

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