American publisher Bethesda has said that the recently-released Doom Eternal has set a brand new record for opening weekend sales for the franchise.
The firm didn't provide any numbers to back up its claims, but the company did reiterate that Doom Eternal was the best-selling title on Steam last week. That's something PCGamesInsider.biz had already reported on, as we do every week.
During its opening weekend, Doom Eternal hit a high of 104.9k concurrent players on Steam alone according to SteamDB. That's 236.9 per cent higher than the record simultaneous user figure for the game's predecessor, 2016's Doom.
Sales are potentially higher due to the number of people around the world who are staying indoors at the moment to slow down the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. There was also a groundswell of excitement around Doom Eternal, in part due to the critical acclaim of Doom 2016.
"We want to thank our millions of fans for their enthusiastic support of this amazing title," Bethesda's SVP of global sales Ron Seger said.
“Despite thousands of retail stores closing, we are pleased so many fans have been able to enjoy Doom Eternal."