According to THQ CEO Brian Farrell, THQ’s sci-fi narrative (my personal classification) Metro 2033
has turned a profit for the company. While Farrell did not provide any specific numbers, he cited the success of the title as being a major contributor to the fourth quarter sales growth of the company in a recent earning’s call for the company.
Farrell did note that a majority of the sales of Metro 2003
did occur in Europe and could be accounted for by the PC version of the game. According to VGChartz.com
the Xbox 360 version has sold about 200,000 units worldwide. The profitability of the game is attributed to the low-cost development model that was used in its development.
Both Chuck and I have were thoroughly impressed with the game and felt it was / is on that should definitely not be overlooked
in this year of blockbuster games. You can check out our full review of the title here