THQ’s popular video game franchise “UFC Undisputed”, which debuted earlier this year for Playstation 3 and Xbox 360, will expand to additional consoles with future installments, including the Nintendo Wii and handheld Nintendo DS platforms.
Prior to the the release of UFC Undisputed 2009, THQ had been struggling and was rumored to be on the brink of collapse. With the May release of the game, and subsequent two million copies sold, THQ was able to turn their fortunes around and post profits for the first time in several months. The UFC and THQ have since signed a multi-year contract that will produce updated versions of the franchise each year, with the 2010 edition already having been announced.
THQ’s rival EA Games will release it’s competing franchise “EA Sports MMA” at some point in 2010, which may put a damper on sales of the UFC Undisputed franchise. However it will also provide competition in the MMA game market, and will undoubtedly lead to a better product for the consumer.
Pictured: US Cover of UFC Undisputed 2009