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We Happy Few Sells an Estimated 57,758 Units First Week on Consoles at Retail

We Happy Few Sells an Estimated 57,758 Units First Week on Consoles at Retail - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 03 December 2018 / 7,187 Views

The action adventure game from publisher Gearbox Publishing and developer Compulsion Games - We Happy Few - sold 57,748 units first week on consoles at retail, according to our estimates. First week sales can be viewed on the VGChartz Global Weekly Chart for the week ending August 11.

Breaking down the sales by platform, the game sold best on the PlayStation 4 with 35,719 units sold (62%), compared to 22,029 units sold on the Xbox One (38%).


Breaking down the sales by region, the game sold best in the US with 33,112 units sold (57%), compared to 13,356 units sold in Europe (23%). Looking more closely at Europe, the game sold an estimated 2,786 units in the UK, 2,530 units in Germany, and 1,924 units in France.

We Happy Few released for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows PC worldwide on August 10.

 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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Marth (on 18 September 2018)

Remember when this was supposed to be an $30 indie game? Before it got a season pass, preorder stuff and a collectors edition.
I am pretty sure focusing more on improving the game, than how to get the most money out of it would have been better in the long run.

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Masked_Muchaco (on 18 September 2018)

Compulsion Games are full of good ideas, they just need to marry them with a good execution, so I hope that now with MS funding and support from their other studios, they can finally make great games.

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DialgaMarine (on 18 September 2018)

Sure hope buying Compulsion Games will be worth it for MS. :/

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CosmicSex DialgaMarine (on 18 September 2018)

I think they should have waited until after they released their game to make that kind of purchase. I think the decision was rushed for E3.

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COKTOE DialgaMarine (on 18 September 2018)

I didn't even realize the game was made by compulsion until I read this article. I watched the Sterling video on WHF and it never clicked with me.

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Walbert (on 18 September 2018)

Compulsion Games to close in 2022.

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LuccaCardoso1 (on 18 September 2018)

Is it just me or that feels kinda low?

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KLAMarine LuccaCardoso1 (on 18 September 2018)

Definitely not promising numbers...

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Liquid_faction (on 19 September 2018)

Hey, at least the game name matches the sales... i

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ResilientFighter (on 19 September 2018)

looks like a soft copy of bioshock infinite

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