Warhammer: Vermintide 2 Sells 500K In Four Days
Warhammer: Vermintide 2 Sells 500K In Four Days. Today, Swedish developer Fatshark announced that Warhammer: Vermintide 2 has sold more than 500,000 copies on PC in less than a week on the market.
In addition to the impressive sales milestones, Fatshark also shared that over 50 billion enemies have already been slaughtered, many of which to a live audience, with over 204 million minutes of the game already viewed on Twitch. In light of all of these states, Fatshark cutely describes itself as “100 percent proud developers.” And they should be, to develop and publish your game independently is an impressive accomplishment, but to sell more than 500k copies in less than a week on market, tips the scale of impressiveness even further.
Fatshark CEO, Martin Wahlund, accompanied the announcement with the following:
“We are proud and happy that gamers worldwide have taken Warhammer: Vermintide 2 to their hearts,” Fatshark chief executive officer Martin Wahlund said in a statement. “500,000 games sold was a milestone that we had, but not less than a week after release.”
Warhammer: Vermintide 2 expands on the ideas of the original, which plays a lot like a melee-focused version of Valve’s Left 4 Dead games. The original Vermintide, which debuted in October 2015, also sold well — but Fatshark notes that game took six months to reach 500,000 copies sold.
In Vermintide 2, players take on familiar roles of elves, dwarves, and magic users. And because the world is ending, you must work together with a team of others to wipe out the Chaos and the Skaven horde — as you might expect from the game’s name, those opponents often come in the form of giant bipedal rats.
A sequel to 2015’s Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide, Vermintide 2 is currently available on PC for a price-point of $29.99 USD. It is also poised to come to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, though when exactly, hasn’t been divulged. Given the news of these sales numbers, it seems like Fatshark and Vermintide 2 are doing just fine isolated on the PC though.