Prior to the release of Wolfenstein, Raven Software designer Manveer Heir promised a full refund to anyone who bought the game if it outsold this year's Madden. It did not. It didn't come close, actually, according to NPD Group estimates.
According to a report from GameSpot, the Activision game sold just 106,000 copies across the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC. Madden sold 1.9 million. Sure, combined Wolfenstein looks like it may have outsold the Wii version of this year's Madden, but I don't think that counts.
Not terribly good news for Activision, id or Raven, but news that helps shed a bit more light on those recent layoffs at the developer.
Here's to hoping that Singularity, Raven Software's other first-person shooter, fares better with its new release date.