Heavenly Sword’s 1.5m copies not enough to break even

2007’s PlayStation 3 exclusive Heavenly Sword was not a profitable undertaking for Ninja Theory, co-founder Tameem Antoniades has revealed.

“It’s difficult. Heavenly Sword came out pretty early on the PS3, and we sold, I think, a million and a half copies, and that’s still not enough as an independent studio to break even,” he explained. “The publisher potentially breaks even at that point, but the developers don’t.”

The company is currently working on two games; “a new secret project” first heard of earlier today and Enslaved, a post-apocalyptic actioner which Ninja Theory is releasing on both the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.

“It’s just that when so many people have Xbox,” Antoniades says, “I mean over half the market or more has Xbox 360s – why limit yourself to one platform?”