Dishonored has released to praise and sales success, which is something of a marvel for a new IP during this stage in a console cycle. The powers that be at Bethsoft indicate that the reception might be enough to have the game become a whole new franchise.

“I can tell you that Dishonored is far exceeding our sales expectations, which is especially cool considering it’s new IP facing a host of well-established franchises this quarter,” said Bethesda’s VP of PR and marketing Pete Hines. “We did terrific numbers again this past weekend, both in stores and on Steam, where Dishonored was listed as the #1 selling title over the holiday weekend. And Dishonored has really sold well overseas. So, we’re very pleased and appreciate all the fans that have supported Dishonored and Arkane. We clearly have a new franchise.”

Source: Destructoid