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News After a Month on PS4, Darkest Dungeon PC Sales Still Lead by a Huge Margin

News Bot Nov 3, 2016

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    Darkest Dungeon launched on PS4 and Vita in September, and now developer Red Hook Studios has announced that it's surpassed one million copies across all platforms.

    Red Hook did a sales breakdown of where each copy was sold on its website, noting that Steam accounts for 94 percent of them. While Steam is "enormously popular," the lopsided number can be explained further. For one, Darkest Dungeon's Early Access phase was only done on Steam, and the game sold more than 50,000 copies in its first 24 hours.

    It wasn't until the full release on January 19, 2016, that the game launched on GOG. Additionally, crowdfunding via Kickstarter and Humble Widget accounted for the first 11,000 or so copies sold. The PS4 and Vita's sales are described by Red Hook as "decent so far," having shipped around 50,000 copies worldwide.

    The dungeon-crawler roguelike has performed the best, sales-wise, in the United States, but it's also done well in many other parts of the world. Red Hook says this is why it pushed to localize Darkest Dungeon in seven languages at launch and plans to add more later.

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    The post then talks about some of its past announcements, including its first DLC, The Crimson Court. Red Hook notes that mod and Steam Workshop support, which it announced this past April, is still on the way. The developer also teases bringing Darkest Dungeon to more platforms, such as tablets, handhelds, and other consoles. Nothing more specific than that was mentioned.

    Lastly, Red Hook confirmed that it will make another game. Calling it "Game 2" for now, the untitled game hasn't begun production, but when it does, Red Hook won't have concluded its support or new content for Darkest Dungeon.

    "[A]s long as you keep supporting what we do, we want to keep making things for you!" Red Hook stated. "It is not hyperbole to say that we are doing our dream jobs, and we love what we do. We also specifically love Darkest Dungeon, despite the fact that we, too, sometimes lose our favorite heroes and want to destroy our keyboards.

    "We get Afflicted from time to time during development, though we aren’t quite ready to share with you what each of our predominant Afflictions are!"

    Darkest Dungeon received a score of 9/10 in GameSpot's review for its "deep, evolving play that encourages broad strategies" and "foreboding atmosphere [that] sets a gripping tone of hopelessness."

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