Despite Fable 2 being very well received it seems as if Lionhead weren’t happy with the game’s sales figures, approximately Fable 2 sold 3.5 million copies, however Peter Molyneux says Lionhead need Fable 3 to do much better.
Molyneux says that he wants Fable 3 to be purchased by 25-30% more people, this means that Lionhead want to sell approximately 5 million copies, obviously anything more than this will be a bonus.
Peter’s words at GDC 2010 sounded pretty serious, at one point he stated that is Fable 3 didn’t grow as a franchise it could eventually die.
I feel as if this figure is pretty achievable as piracy is down due to the mass console ban, not only this but with Twitter integration and possible Project Natal support the game sounds as if it has improved on the solid foundations set by Fable 2.
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