Walking Dead sells 1M in two weeks
by Steve Watts, shacknews.com, May 18, 2012 12:45PM PDT
Zombies may be dead, but the genre certainly isn't. Telltale Games has announced that The Walking Dead has sold over one million episodes in two weeks across all platforms. That includes PC, Mac, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360 so far, with iOS still to come.
This makes it Telltale's fastest-selling game so far, and it probably helps that it's gotten a more positive reception from critics than last few games. Plus the $5 price point can't hurt. It hit #1 on the XBLA charts, and made a mark the PlayStation Network, and Steam charts as well. This figure is for the first episode, "A New Day." The second, titled "Starved for Help" is coming in June.
"Premiering The Walking Dead game series to record numbers across so many diverse platforms is a tremendous achievement that shows the value of bringing strong storytelling and game play together," said Telltale CEO Dan Connors, in the announcement. "The tailored narrative design puts gamers in control of their own story within the universe of The Walking Dead in a way that appeals equally to hardcore gamers and to more casual gamers who are fans of the franchise. The most exciting aspect of getting off to such a great start is that this is just the beginning of the five episode series. The Walking Dead fans are going to experience some really great moments in the months ahead that are uniquely influenced by the choices they make throughout the season."