SOMA Selling Well, Developer Can Pay Its Bills For A While
Hey, if you can pay your bills for a while, you're good, right?
Developers don't often reveal sales numbers for recently released products, but Frictional Games isn't shy: They revealed on their website that their new horror adventure, SOMA, has sold around 92,000 units across PlayStation 4 and PC.
That may not sound like a lot, but bear in mind the title has only been available for 10 days. And besides that, the sales have allowed the studio to "pretty much" pay all their bills for the next two years. In comparison, their last game, Amnesia: The Dark Descent, only sold 20,000 copies in its first week and 30,000 in its debut month.
SOMA keeps doing well, selling about 2,000 copies every day. They'll need to hit 276,000 to recoup development costs but the team isn't too worried about it:
"Given that it took us five years to make the project, there's no immediate stress to do so. One of the great things about funding SOMA 100 percent ourselves is that all money earned goes into our own pockets and is directly used to fund our upcoming projects. So we are under no pressure to recoup immediately so long as we get enough to keep going--which we certainly have now."
We'll have to check out SOMA; it has been receiving some pretty favorable review scores and horror fanatics can always use another solid freak-fest.
Related Game(s): SOMA
10/1/2015 9:22:38 PM John Shepard