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Doom Eternal breaks franchise record for launch week sales

Published: 14:45, 25 March 2020
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Developer id Software and publisher Bethesda have officially announced that Doom Eternal broke the franchise record for the opening week sales. The game managed to double the launch revenue of the 2016's Doom game.

Brutal shooter Doom Eternal launched earlier this month and it is safe to say that many players are enjoying the demonic invasion of earth in id Software's latest creation. Doom Eternal received mostly positive by both hardcore fans and the gaming critics and today, the publisher Bethesda confirmed that the game is also a huge financial success.

In its opening week, Doom Eternal broke the franchise record, doubling the launch revenue of the 2016's Doom game. This is, of course, a major success for the sequel and it will be interesting to see if Eternal manages to widen the gap between the two games even further in the upcoming weeks.

Doom Eternal also dominated on Steam in its launch week with more than 100.000 concurrent players only on PC. Add PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions and you have one truly impressive launch for the long-awaited title.

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In our review , we gave Doom Eternal 8 out of 10, describing it as a game that "revels in chaos, indulging aggressive forward momentum and empowering you at every turn".   

Doom Eternal is available now on PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Google Stadia. Nintendo Switch version of the game has also been announced and will launch at a later date.

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