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Saints Row IV Madness: Sells 1 million, 2 DLC now live

by Han Cilliers (Lola)  Posted Thursday, August 29, 2013 10:47:00 AM

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It seems the world has gone bonkers with Saints Row madness - it sold a staggering 1 million copies within the first week of release! It must be that "alien anal probe" weapon which clinched the deal, right? So on top of this success, Deep Silver announced the release of not one, but two new downloadable content packages to further incite fans.

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Already hailed as a critical success, Deep Silver & Volition’s Saints Row IV has had a breakthrough commercial achievement as more than one million units sold through in its first week of retail availability. In the first days of availability, the PC version of Saints Row IV more than tripled its first week’s sale numbers over the prior release from THQ, Saints Row: The Third.

Saints Row IV is also leading the charts in almost all major European countries in the first week of its sale. The game has already garnered the top spot in the UK, Germany and Benelux (on all platforms). “We are incredibly happy of the reception for Saints Row IV as a critical and now a commercial success,” said Klemens Kundratitz, CEO of parent company Koch Media. “The development team at Volition is second-to-none as a driving creative force in the entertainment industry and we are very proud to have them as part of the Deep Silver family.”

"A global commercial success such as this within the first week since launch of Saints Row IV proves the strength of this brand.", comments Menno van der Bil, International Commercial Director, Deep Silver. "The over the top nature of Saints Row IV underlines the Deep Silver brand strategy perfectly and we are also ecstatic about the critical praise the game has received."

The reviews

In addition to outstanding consumer reception to the game’s launch, media also recognized the fantastic game experience that Saints Row IV has to offer. Destructoid.com awarded the title a 9.5 out of 10 score, calling it “one of the best open world sandbox games.” The Escapist gave the title a perfect 5 out of 5 score and said Saints Row IV was, “hilarious, action-packed and fun to play,” while USA Today called Saints Row IV gameplay “an amazing experience.”

Presidential Pack

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Don the façades of two of our most highly-regarded founding fathers or disguise as the two Heads of State who heralded in the new millennium. Choose between four Presidential Masks (representing Abraham Lincoln, George Washington, G.W. Bush and Barack Obama) or wear the classic hairstyle of days gone by with the historical wig. Show the citizens of Steelport what tradition means with the historical presidential outfit or a female historical costume.

Grass Roots Pack

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The Saints may be known for their flashy clothes and extravagant lifestyle but that doesn't mean you can't enjoy a wide array of clothing, weapon, and vehicle options, such as this culturally-sensitive pack inspired by America's more remote citizenry. Beef up your arsenal with an assortment of special Grass Roots Weapons: Decide between a double-barreled shotgun, an assault rifle, or go for the politically approved Plunger Launcher that lets you shut up any opposition quickly! Also includes two new characteristic Grass Roots outfits and a fancy truck, complete with a pink flamingo!

And here's the trailer for the presidential and Grass Roots DLC.

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Still on the fence? Then check out the GameZone review, "Saints Row IV: Mildly Amusing".

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