Games like Assassin’s Creed have been around for a pretty long time and have established themselves as the go-to titles for anyone looking for an excellent action-adventure game. Still, a series that is synonymous with the action-adventure genre but not talked about enough is Prince of Persia. The first game was released in the ancient period of 1989, and the series itself has produced games that have consistently been regarded as high-quality and top-tier gaming whenever they came out. In honor of the long legacy of Prince of Persia, we’re going to be displaying some Prince of Persia statistics and facts so we can get into the nitty-gritty of the games and see how many copies they’ve sold, how much money they’ve made, and much more. Hopefully what we present here can answer all of your questions, but if you still want more information, we’ve talked extensively about the growth of the video game industry.
Prince of Persia key statistics
“Key statistics means that this section is going to contain all of the relevant information for the series, from sales and revenue to the latest news regarding new and upcoming releases, as well as any other numbers we manage to find.
The Prince of Persia series has sold over 20 million copies.
(Source: VG Chartz)
Prince of Persia sold 2 million copies.
Prince of Persia 2: The Shadow and the Flame sold 750,000 copies.
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time sold 2.4 million copies.
Prince of Persia: Warrior Within sold 1.9 million copies.
Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones sold 1.5 million copies.
Prince of Persia (2008) sold 2.5 million copies.
It’s always a good idea to start from the beginning and examine how the first release of a game performs as its debut title, then how subsequent games take the initial success of the first game and expand on it. We can see that the first game was a solid success, selling 2 million copies and making way for Sands of Time and the 2008 version to sell approximately 5 million copies together.
The Prince of Persia series has generated over $6.1 million on Steam.
(Source: VG Insights)
Prince of Persia generated $989,000 in gross revenue.
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time generated $1.4 million in gross revenue.
Prince of Persia: Warrior Within generated $1.1 million in gross revenue.
Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands generated $849,000 in gross revenue.
Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones generated $706,000 in gross revenue.
When it comes to the revenue that the games generated throughout their lifetimes, all of the data that is available is only related to the Steam version of the games, so the $6.1 million figure seems modest at this point, but the whole series, accounting for consoles and other platforms has surely earned a massive amount of money. Nevertheless, from the Steam statistics, we can see that the most popular game is, again, Sands of Time with $1.4 million in revenue.
Only 28% of the reviews for the Prince of Persia: The Lost Crown trailer were positive.
It was revealed that the game is a 2.5D side-scroller.
The trailer received negative reviews across all of the platforms where it was broadcast.
Across those videos, the trailer had 148% more dislikes than likes.
The complaints lie with the presentation of the game, as it showed rap music and others commented on the dated-looking graphics.
Positively-reviewed modern games are rarer than shiny Pokemon, and unfortunately, The Lost Crown did not escape the crossfire. The trailer itself shows a colorful, fast-paced side-scroller that looks extremely fun to play, but it diverges from the core ideas of the Prince of Persia series since it tries to instill this aspect of modernity and a trendy air compared to the slower, more ambient nature of classic Prince of Persia games. We’ll just have to see how the game performs when it comes out.
The most popular Prince of Persia game on Twitch is Sands of Time with 265,686 hours watched in 2017.
The game had 3,196 broadcasting hours.
It had 30 viewers on average.
It had a viewer ratio of 83.1.
Its max viewer count was 142,096.
There were 472 broadcasters that streamed the game.
Prince of Persia had 107,344 hours watched in 2021.
Prince of Persia 2: The Shadow and the Flame had 26,421 hours watched in 2022.
Prince of Persia: The Two Thrones had 156,654 hours watched in 2020.
Prince of Persia: Warrior Within had 217,083 hours watched in 2020.
Twitch statistics! People just love watching other people play games, there’s no way around that. When it comes to the Prince of Persia series and how it performs on Twitch, the views are… not that good. While other adventure games and side scroller tend to gather millions of hours watched per year, Prince of Persia seems to have fallen off when it comes to viewership.
Prince of Persia is among the 10 releases that Ubisoft is planning to release in the 2023 fiscal year.
The company’s net sales for Q1 2023-2024 were $321.4 million.
That was a decrease compared to the previous fiscal year which sat at $354 million.
Yves Guillemot said that the company experienced excellent results despite this drop in profits.
Because of this, Ubisoft is looking to roll out 10 new titles throughout the 2023-2024 fiscal year.
Ubisoft, the ninth biggest video company in the world, is making big moves in 2023 and 2024, as we can see from all of the games they have planned to release despite a drop in profits compared to the previous year. Some of these games are likely to redefine their franchise, like Assassin’s Creed Mirage, which should go back to the roots of the Assassin’s Creed series and produce something groundbreaking.
To sum up
Alright, so that would be everything we have to say about the Prince of Persia series, at least when the numbers are concerned. This series has been gracing the screens of gamers for decades, and now it’s starting to get redone under the standards of modern gaming, and we’re all here for it. However, since the gaming industry is a bit shaky with what is considered a “good game” versus what is not, it’s literally a coin flip to see how The Lost Crown is going to perform in the long run. While it looks fun and fast-paced, the question arises if it will manage to maintain the image of Prince of Persia. We hope that you’ve enjoyed what we’ve written on this subject and that all of your questions have been answered!
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