Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice was received as one of the better games of this year, and it seems like the sales for the game are reflecting that. Speaking to VentureBeat in an wide ranging interview about the game, the chief creative director at Ninja Theory discussed the sales of the game amongst other things.
When asked about the sales for the game and if it sold well given his expectations, Tameem Antoniades – the chief creative director – went on to reveal that Hellblade sold much better than their extractions. “I think it’s almost broken even, or it’s about to break even in the next couple of weeks. I’d have to check.” he said. “We weren’t expecting to break even for six, eight, nine months on this game. It looks like within three months, it will have broken even and then some.”
Antoniades says that because the game was self-published, they would also be getting a bulk of the money back for the game, which only makes the sales numbers even better. “We own the IP this time. It’s opened up a bunch of doors and possibilities that we just didn’t have until this point. In terms of a model, I’d say it is a success.” Antoniades also went on to discuss much of the game making process and how the process of going independent with Hellblade worked to their advantage. For more, make sure to head over to VentureBeat and check out the full interview.
For those that might have missed it, make sure to check out our review of Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice:
Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice is a complete experience for a bargain price. Struggling through life as a psychosis sufferer is an alarming experience, and Hellblade provides an illuminating glimpse into the lives of those afflicted by such terror. Combat is visceral, yet on the game’s easiest mode should prove no problem for those interested in experiencing the story. At an asking price of $29.99 USD, the campaign is just long enough to feel like this is money well-spent. Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice is a stellar entry from Ninja Theory, and I can only hope this is the first of many “independent AAA” games to come from the veteran studio.
Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice is available now.