Hitman 3 Has Strong Start, Sets New Digital Sales Record
The final entry in the World of Assassination trilogy is selling well, it seems.
Hitman 3 is finally out, and the stealth-action game is off to a strong start. Developer IO Interactive announced that Hitman 3 came out hot out of the gate, quickly becoming the "biggest digital launch" across the entire franchise dating back years.
IO did not share any specific sales numbers or other metrics that speak to Hitman 3's sales story so far, however. Normally we'd be able to see how many players the game has on Steam thanks to the platform's public stats page, but the PC edition is exclusive to the Epic Games Store. Microsoft and Sony similarly do not have public sales data available for digital console games.
HITMAN 3 has arrived!— IO Interactive (@IOInteractive) January 22, 2021
And it's the biggest digital launch in franchise history. pic.twitter.com/7j8rDkEhAa
Hitman 3 took a more unique path to release than the earlier games, as IO self-published the game. Previously, IO worked with Square Enix and Warner Bros. to publish the earlier games.
Hitman 3 concludes the World of Assassination trilogy, and to that end, players can import the locations from Hitman 1 and 2 into the new game. There have been some issues with this, but IO is working to improve the situation.
As for what IO is making next, the company has partnered with MGM to produce a new James Bond video game that tells an original story in the 007 universe.
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