Can the Game Hit Half a Million?
The week of Christmas appears to have been a good for Sonic Lost World, as the independent sales analysis site VGChartz estimates it’s that week that pushed Sonic Lost World well over 400,000 estimated sold overall.
Though the website does not offer week-by-week estimates past 10 weeks, the overall number has been updated to show about 420,000 copies of the game are estimated sold. The 3DS version makes up the meat of the sales, with a hair under an estimated quarter million copies sold. The Wii U version, however, is not far behind, with just under 180,000 estimated sold.
The numbers are considered estimated through December 28th. That means while there is an outside shot of Lost World cracking half a million copies sold unofficially for the year, there isn’t much time left for that to happen. With this in mind, we are comfortable estimating that Sega Sammy will, in its quarterly earnings report next month, offer shipment figures–not necessarily sales–in the 600,000 range.