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Stardock celebrates Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion’s success of 100,000+ purchases

Today Stardock posted a news item for their loyal fans discussing sales of the recently released Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion.

The article is here and contains some interesting information:

• In the short release window (mid-June) they’ve sold 100,000+ copies of the game

• They briefly discuss the difference between sell-in vs sell-through

• Positive reviews and even some Editor’s Choice Awards


“When we combine our direct sales of Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion with the sales from GameStop, we see unit sales similar to what we’ve seen previously when at retail. This contradicts our projection that sales via Steam would share the overall digital pie we’d previously seen,” said Brad Wardell, president & CEO of Stardock. “Sins of a Solar Empire: Rebellion on Steam didn’t cannibalize its GameStop or direct sales.”

It’s neat to see companies be so open and honest about sales and what things mean. Transparency can be a good thing. Stardock has had some rough launches with games like Demigod and Elemental, but SoaSE has always been strong for them. We look forward to seeing more of Sins of a Dark Age.