Deus Ex: Human Revolution Sells 2.18 Million In EU, NA

Square-Enix must be rubbing their hands with glee after having purchased Eidos, makers of the Deus Ex series.

Deus Ex: Human Revolution, the latest entry in the sci-fi shoot/stealth/convince-em-up franchise, has sold 2.18 million copies in the US and Europe, eclipsing the sales of other Square-Enix titles released in the six-month period ending September 2011.


It beat off second place Dungeon Siege 3, which only reached 820,000 in sales by comparison.

Most surprisingly, American audiences weren’t particularly wowed by Adam Jensen’s adventure  – Human Revolution only sold 800,000 copies in the US, with the other 1.38 million sales coming from European audiences.

Source: CVG



  1. Brilliant game, played it on PC at launch, and did a full playthrough on PS3 last week after buying it new. Deserves more sales if anything!

    • I was going to say that, but you said it so I don’t have to! See what I have to do just to say +1? :-)

  2. I rented this and love it, will be buying at some stage but there are so many great games out at the mo.

    • Cracking game and now part of my untradeables…

  3. Going back to this now that Uncharted 3 is done – huge game.

    (Lost all my saves about 2/3 into it so started Arkham City instead or restarting!)

    • I’ve done exactly the same, stupid PS+ corrupted a bunch of my save games on cloud upload and I’m about to dive back in when I finish Uncharted 3 tonight. Loved what I played so far, congratulations to Square.

  4. I hope Edios can get a new Legacy of Kain game made one day, the acting and story was amazing… reboot or remake would be great :o

    Do it Sqaure, do it!

    • I think Activision have the license back now. Ask them if they are making a new Kain game.

  5. So far this has been my game of the year, it’s absolutely phenomenal. After experiencing the amount of choice this game gives you in terms of how you play it everything else feels decidedly average. I shelved my Uncharted 3 playthrough because the gameplay just left me cold and made me realise how much I missed this, not having the option to play how I want was starting to become very tedious.

    So yeah good work Squeenix although personally I feel it deserves more. Hope this gets a decent amount of DLC, a steelbook goty edition and a sequel. Then I’ll be satisfied. Praise Deus! ;)

    • I felt the same way after playing Deus Ex and Assassin’s Creed 2. Uncharted 3 is a great game but it can’t compete with Deus Ex’s cover system and AC2’s free climbing in my opinion. Especially if you play those two games right before UC3 comes out. Bad timing, I guess. ;)

  6. Probably the best game of 2011 for me and that is already including UC3 in the equation. Will go back and try to get a platinum trophy when the holiday season starts.

    • I wonder if these figures include the recent price cut sales, I picked it up for £15 new from shopto. I have no chance of playing it at the mo but for £15 it was a no brainer especially when you read the favourable reviews it has received. It just surprised me that it was discounted so quickly – bet that doesn’t happen with MW3!

      I think Asda also had it discounted at a similar price too.

      • I got it from for 19 Pounds, which was an offer I couldn’t refuse especially when I also got LBP2 for 14 Pounds and only payed once for shipping. :D

    • I have four trophies left for the platinum, I’m going to try and.get it around Christmas, after I’ve gotten skyrim out of my system.

  7. I imagine it will get a sequel, bearing in mind this is the 3rd Deus Ex game.
    Personally, I thought it was outstanding. Done two runthroughs, without The Missing Link DLC, and am still missing trophies.

    • DE:HR is basically a prequel to the old Deus Ex games as far as I know so the question would be would they squeeze in another title before the original storyline begins or would the produce a true sequel? Personally I’d be happy either way after playing HR. A sequel would give me a reason to paly the old games. :D

  8. Wasn’t particularly wow-ed by the game tbh. It seemed alright but I haven’t really got into yet. I got rid of the game shortly after buying it but I kept the collector’s guide, firstly because I plan to buy a copy again in the new year when its sub-£10 and secondly because its a beautiful hard back guide that looks ace on my shelf! :D

    • Superb game…and I really enjoyed it.
      Very surprised though that the sales of the game did not end up being a lot more.
      This game had a massive price fall from when being launched.
      Dropped from £40 ..down to around £14 now.
      Shows the state of gaming at the moment and the Online price wars which are taking place. Favors the consumer if you can afford to wait a month and then you get the benefit of massive price drops.

    • Im with ya there. I played it and instantly got rid. Not a keeper. For want of a better word id use monotonous right now.

  9. convince-em-up, that just sounds odd. God sales though, interesting that US was so much lower..

  10. Should have been double imo., brilliant game! Hopefully they are going to push some games @ Xmas.

    Seriously if you haven’t picked it up by now, Zavvi has it for £11.95 for both 360 and PS3. £11.95 for a GOTY contender, it’s a freaking steal.

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