Rise of the Tomb Raider Selling Extremely Well on PC; Denuvo Victorious?

Rise of the Tomb Raider was one of the most anticipated games for many fans. The game was released in late January on PC. It was protected by Denuvo, a service designed to protect existing DRM such as Steam and Origin along with making it nearly impossible to pirate the game. And that is what happened. RotTR has yet to be cracked.

RotTR sold extremely well on PC, according to Steamspy, the game sold over 430,000 copies on Steam alone where it is currently priced at a full $59.99.

Is Denuvo to Praise?

Yes and no. Sure, the game hasn’t been cracked yet and that has probably added to the sales but we must keep in mind that this is a genuinely good game. Companies like Ubisoft (nothing against them, they do make great games) have relatively poor sales on their games and ‘blame’ piracy rather than realizing that their game wasn’t really that good to begin with (yearly sequels, slightly changed gameplay, bugs and glitches, rushed storyline etc). Whereas RotTR is a great game in all aspects.

A perfect example of this is the newly released XCOM 2, which has sold more than 500,000 copies in a week. Keep in mind, that XCOM 2 is easily pirate-able.

So in conclusion, good games sell well. What a surprise.


  1. Madison Mills

    Well who doesn’t like TR? I started playing when I was in 4th grade, I’m still playing and the games have gotten better when each new one!

  2. Moo6792114214


  3. Or..people just want it?

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