In an interview with VG247, Red Hook Studios unveiled sales to The darkest dungeon 2 Since it was published in early access: 300,000 copies. Data updated as of March 31, 2023.
Darkest Dungeon II has been on the market for about a year and a half now, since its release on October 26, 2021. The first 100,000 copies were sold in the first 24 hours of marketing, while another 200,000 copies were sold in the following months.
The numbers look good for a standalone title, but they’re definitely lower than Chapter 1 launched in 2015, which managed to put in 650,000 copies in twelve months. As of December 2022, Darkest Dungeon has sold over six million copies. In total, the game plus its DLC have sold 16 million units.
Why does Darkest Dungeon 2 struggle a little compared to Episode I? The main reason seems to be its exclusivity withEpic Games Store. Many gamers may have been waiting for it to come to Steam to purchase it. It must be said that the history of the Epic Games Store exclusivity would have resulted in compensation for the development studio, so fewer copies sold may have been sufficiently paid.
The full version of Darkest Dungeon 2 will be released on May 8, 2023. The game will also arrive on Steam on the same date. It will be interesting to see how sales fare after it hits the Valve Store.
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