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In the final developers diary for Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice, developers Ninja Theory went into detail on what made Hellblade such a successful game, and how their “independent AAA approach” experiment succeeded and might be turning into a model for future companies to use.

See vid here

The entire developer diary (which runs for about 11 minutes) is definitely worth a watch, but you can check out some key numbers for the games launch below, courtesy of Ninja Theory:

  • Over 75k pre-orders across PC and PS4 before launch.
  • 250K units sold in the first week at $29.99.
  • Over $13m in revenue generated in 3 months.
  • 500k units sold in 3 months, which puts the project beyond breakeven and into profit. Our prediction was to be at this point in 6 months from release.
  • Development took 3 years and with an average team size of 20.
  • Game sold as digital-only.
  • About half the sales were on PC.

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Last edited by CGI-Quality - on 22 November 2017

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This is an underwhelming OP. Good news though, loved the game and I'm glad it's been successful.



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Dat title though. For a second I though that an "I am Setsuna" sequel had released without me realizing it



“Senuas” sacrifce

Fully deserved but in my opinion it deserves quadruple those sales.

After watching the dev diary it almost seems certain they’re thinking of continuing Senuas journey.



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When I first read it I also thought it was reffering to I Am Setsuna. Hellblade is awesome, I hope to see these guys continue doing great games, hopefully more frequently. Three years has been such a long time.



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shikamaru317 said:

Dat title though. For a second I though that an "I am Setsuna" sequel had released without me realizing it

 

Haha same here....Definitely should fix it or better replace it with Hellblade to avoid confusion.



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SO glad to read and watch this. A great dev and a wonderfully powerful game deserve this.



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Great sales.
However, with the amount of buzz around the game, I was thinking it would already be more than 1M now. Guess I was wrong.



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flashfire926 said:
Great sales.
However, with the amount of buzz around the game, I was thinking it would already be more than 1M now. Guess I was wrong.

I think with it being digital only it could be hurting the sales abit. I’m still expecting a physical release down the Line, even more so now the game is pure profit with every sale now. I’d even buy it again myself if it came with an art book or OST.



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