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Metro Exodus shifted around 200k copies in first few days on Steam

Metro Exodus shifted around 200k copies in first few days on Steam

Publisher Deep Silver and developer 4A Studios' Metro Exodus has reportedly sold in the region of 200,000 units on Steam in a few days after its launch on the platform.

That's according to the CEO of Deep Silver parent company Embracer Lars Wingefors (pictured) – as reported by GamesIndustry.biz – who said that he was happy with the title's performance on the Valve's storefront.

Wingefors said that the apocalyptic shooter had been popular in "one big Asian country" in particular and that this was its biggest market on Steam. The exec didn't specify which region he's referring to, but it's almost *definitely* China, right?

Metro Exodus launched in February 2019 as an exclusive to the newly-launched Epic Games Store. Given that it had long been available on Steam to pre-order, this served to annoy fans, including those who had already bought the title ahead of its release.

The game was the first of many exclusive titles to launch on Epic's platform, with CEO Tim Sweeney saying that the decision to make such partnerships is down to the developers and publishers. At GDC 2019, the company boasted that Metro Exodus had sold 2.5 as many copies on the Epic Games Store than Metro Last Light had shifted on Steam in the same time frame.


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