Ninja Theory’s Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice apparently sold well enough to make Steam’s weekly top 10 chart. It was second on the list just behind Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds, which came out at number one.
The top 10 games sold on Steam for the week ending on August 13th are listed below.
- PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS
- Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice
- Total War: WARHAMMER II
- Counter-Strike: Global Offensive
- No Man’s Sky
- Grand Theft Auto V
- theHunter: Call of the Wild
- H1Z1: King of the Kill
Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds has been tearing up the charts since its release, and made Bluehole Studios $100 million within the span of just two months. People absolutely love the game’s Battle Royale setup and survival mechanics, despite the fact that the developers will be adding in microtransactions and taking an Activision approach to the game design.
The real surprise is that Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice managed to nab the second spot on the list.
According to Steam Spy, Hellblade has moved nearly 100,000 units.
It’s shocking because it’s already outselling Lawbreakers by nearly three times over, since Boss Key’s first-person shooter only managed to move 33,000 copies during its first week out. So why is this shocking? Because both Lawbreakers and Hellblade are $29.99.
For me it’s surprising because even though Lawbreakers looks really boring and is just another tired shooter in a long line of uninspired shooters, at least it’s a real game. Hellblade isn’t a real game.
Even still, it appears as if a lot of gamers have been gullible enough to part ways with their money to see what all the hype is about due to a lot of praise from the media for Hellblade when it comes to the whole psychosis topic. It could be that a lot of people are interested in the subject because that’s what’s been put front and center when it comes to the marketing of Hellblade.
Sales for the PS4 version haven’t been revealed yet, but for a $30 game it appears as if Ninja Theory could be on the fast track to making back their budget and profiting on this title if they can manage to maintain the current sales trends for Hellblade. Alternatively, word could finally get around that it’s not a real game and the sales could drop off rapidly heading into the second week, which is what happened with Mass Effect: Andromeda after word spread that it was a Social Justice Warrior paradise.
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