Boyarsky dropped by this thread at the RPGCodex forums to explain a
little bit more about the sales figures for Troika's games, and some
of their business practices.
don't have any actual numbers at hand (nor do I know whether I can
reveal numbers per our contract, since I don't have that with me at the
moment either), but to the best of my knowledge, ToEE was our best
seller - or at least our fastest. The reason it's difficult to say is
because our numbers were often being adjusted after the fact for arcane
business reasons (on the publisher's end). I believe Arcanum is close
to ToEE in sales, but Arcanum has been out alot longer and is at a much
lower price point. Vampire hasn't been out long enough to really judge
how well it will eventually do, as our games tend to continue to sell
(as do all RPGs) longer than most.
The reason Andrew could see our royalty statements is because we were
an open book company - besides sharing good news with our employees
(like good sales numbers) everyone knew where we were financially at
all times, even when the news was bad.
It's such a shame that companies that have good business practices fall, while companies like Interplay continue to live on.