Ninja Theory’s hellish hack ‘em up Hellblade has sold one million copies.
The developer announced on Twitter (below) that the title had sold over a million copies across all platforms. This comes just under year after the game’s August launch on PC and PS4, with an Xbox One release occurring in April this year.
The game hit 500,000 sales within three months of release, surpassing Ninja Theory’s expectations. Hellblade rang as a success story for the often-troubled middle tier of games development - sitting between the huge budgets of triple-A and comparatively tiny indies. The studio had previously been responsible for 2013’s DMC: Devil May Cry, as well as Enslaved: Odyssey to the West which launched in 2010.
Ninja Theory was among the development studios Microsoft announced it had acquired during this year’s E3, alongside Undead Labs, Compulsion Games, and Playground Games. This sets the studio up strongly for a future of first-party development, though we currently don’t know what its next title will be.