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The Evil Within II Sells an Estimated 211,000 Units First Week at Retail in the West

The Evil Within II Sells an Estimated 211,000 Units First Week at Retail in the West - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 02 December 2017 / 16,385 Views

The third-person survival horror game from publisher Bethesda Softworks and developer Tango Gameworks - The Evil Within II - sold 211,418 units first week at retail in the west, according to our estimates. First week sales can be viewed on the VGChartz Global Weekly Chart for the week ending October 14.

Breaking down the sales by platform, the game sold best on the PlayStation 4 with 156,361 units sold (74%), compared to 47,436 units sold on the Xbox One (22%) and 7,621 units on Windows PC (4%). 


Breaking down the sales by region, the game sold best in Europe with 98,751 units sold (47%), compared to 75,942 units sold in the US (36%). Looking more closely at Europe, the game sold an estimated 15,639 units in the UK, 20,342 units in Germany, and 17,862 units in France.

Compared to the first game in the series, sales are way down. The Evil Within sold 800,328 units in its first week in October 2014. 

The Evil Within II released for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows PC worldwide on October 13.

A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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ironmanDX (on 28 November 2017)

The first seemingly launched with a massive marketing hype train behind it. This sort of just whimpered out. Not surprising, though disappointing.

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Nem (on 29 November 2017)

This is very disappointing indeed. Releasing in the fall might've been a bad idea. The game deserves alot more.

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Wright Nem (on 29 November 2017)

Not to mention, lack of marketing in comparison to the original one.

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thevideogameninja Nem (on 29 November 2017)

While that no doubt definitely did not help I think this year has been an unusual one in terms of how competitive it has been. Practically every month has had a big name AAA title (if not more.) drop.


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Wright (on 29 November 2017)

Hmmm, a shame. It all points out to a bomb. Even if I liked the first one much more than this, here's hoping the game eventually creeps out to a million; would be a shame if Bethesda shelves any chance of this franchise going on, even though I'd also love to see new things from Tango Gameworks.

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StriderKiwi (on 29 November 2017)

No marketing. No Shinji Mikami, 50% slashed price for black friday a month later just like the first. And that's before getting into whether it's better or worse than the first (fans are split on that).

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LivingMetal (on 29 November 2017)

Would anyone here consider this franchise the new Silent Hill?

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Nem LivingMetal (on 29 November 2017)

In a way, yes. But TEW can be even more chaotic than SH, as in the STEM anything goes. Silent Hill had a formula of misterious foggy town to nightare town and repeated that cycle. Both are good though.

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thevideogameninja (on 29 November 2017)

Hopefully it makes ground in the future but judging by how it is out of the gate I'm not sure it will make the impact the developers were hoping for. That's a real shame as I felt TEW2 was better in almost every way from it's predecessor.


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GhostlyTheGhost (on 29 November 2017)

Now that's disappointing The Evil Within 2 is a big improvement on the first game.

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Salnax (on 28 November 2017)

America = The West?

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reviniente Salnax (on 28 November 2017)

Is the term 'Europe' unfamiliar to you?

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Machina Salnax (on 28 November 2017)

I fixed the title.

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