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Report: Doom Eternal made $450m in nine months

Report: Doom Eternal made $450m in nine months

Id Software's Doom Eternal apparently generated a whopping $450 million in revenue within its first nine months of release.

That's according to the LinkedIn profile of a former monetization designer at the studio – as spotted by ResetEra – which says that the game managed this nine months after it was launched in March 2020.

That takes us up to the end of 2020, meaning that the title will have made at least $450 million at the time of writing, though the bulk of sales will have been in Doom Eternal's launch window.

Publisher Bethesda claimed after its release that Doom Eternal had the series' best opening weekend to date, though didn't provide any figures. Meanwhile, the title boasted an all-time peak of 104,891 concurrent users on Steam – according to SteamDB – when it launched and shot straight to the top of the charts on Valve's platform.

Though Doom Eternal boasted a strong commercial performance, it wasn't all good news. Id Software fell out with the game's composer Mick Gordon over the quality of Doom Eternal's music.

David Kushner's 2003 book about the creation of Id Software, as well as Doom and Quake – Masters of Doom – is being turned into a TV show, with James and Dave Franco's Ramona Films working on the project.


PCGamesInsider Contributing Editor

Alex Calvin is a freelance journalist who writes about the business of games. He started out at UK trade paper MCV in 2013 and left as deputy editor over three years later. In June 2017, he joined Steel Media as the editor for new site PCGamesInsider.biz. In October 2019 he left this full-time position at the company but still contributes to the site on a daily basis. He has also written for GamesIndustry.biz, VGC, Games London, The Observer/Guardian and Esquire UK.

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