Infogrames: Alone in the Dark to sell two to three million

CEO David Gardner expects big sales from the horror adventure

Recently-appointed Infogrames CEO David Gardner expects Alone in the Dark to help edge the money-losing company towards break-even.

"We want to stop losing money," Gardner told Reuters. "...This management team's number one goal is to get a business plan together that gets us to a break-even level."

Gardner gave no timetable as to when the Lyon, France-based game maker is expected to reach that goal.

Infogrames hasn't turned an annual profit since 1999.

Infogrames announced Gardner, a former Electronic Arts bigwig, as CEO in January this year. Another industry mainstay, former Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios boss Phil Harrison, joined Infogrames subsidiary Atari as president this year. With proven track records at previous companies, hope is running high that the publisher can find success with the new management.

Eden Studios-developed Alone in the Dark is starting to pick up a bit of buzz, thanks to some promising game footage that has been circulating the web as of late.

Gardner has high expectations for the game.

"Over the life of the product in this business year [April to March] across platforms we are expecting between two and three million units," he said.

The game is slated for release in the US on June 24 and in Europe on June 20 on Wii, PlayStation 2, Xbox 360 and PC. A release date for PS3 is to be announced.

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