Warhammer 40,000: Darktide sales amounted to almost $60 million in the first month of release on Steam
The new Warhammer game - Warhammer 40,000: Darktide from Fatshark studio was released on Steam on November 17, 2022.
The first-person action shooter Warhammer 40,000: Darktide takes place in the fictional world of Warhammer 40,000, and the gameplay is very similar to that of the previously released Vermintide dilogy by Fatshark. By the way, Fatshark, in addition to development, also took on the responsibility of publishing all three games.
Currently, the novelty is available only on PC. The game's release date on Xbox Series X/S consoles will be announced later.
According to GameSensor's estimations, Warhammer 40,000: Darktide sales amounted to about $60 million in the first month of release on Steam. If we look at the Warhammer 40,000: Darktide copies sold, the new product was purchased by about 2 million users during the same period.
Despite such financial results, Warhammer 40,000: Darktide received mostly negative reviews from players on the aggregator website Metacritic and 4.7 points out of 10. According to them, the game contains a large number of errors and bugs. Critics on the same site gave the novelty 74 points out of 100 possible. The game's rating on the Steam platform is also not very high and amounts to 2 stars out of 5.
If we compare the new product with two other games from Fatshark in the Warhammer series, Warhammer 40,000: Darktide’s revenue in the first month of release is almost twice as high as Warhammer: Vermintide 2 sales in the 5 years since its release date on Steam and 8 times more than Warhammer: End Times - Vermintide for 7 years of sales on the platform. Accordingly, the number of Warhammer 40,000: Darktide copies sold during the first month of release is also the largest.
It is worth noting that almost 75% of players who purchased Warhammer 40,000: Darktide on Steam speak English. Chinese accounts for 8% of the audience and about 5% for Russian. The game also supports French, Italian, German, and other languages.
More analytical data on Warhammer 40,000: Darktide sales can be found here.