Wasteland 2 rakes in $1.5 million in sales in four days

Just four days after its initial launch, Wasteland 2 has already generated $1.5 million in sales.

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Wasteland 2 impressed us greatly  and it looks like fans of the original title purchased the game in droves as inXile Entertainment is reporting the title generated $1.5 million in sales in just four days after its initial launch.

"We are ecstatic that the style of game we love so much has been embraced so well," said inXile founder Brain Fargo.

Wasteland 2 is yet another title that can credit its success thanks a successful Kickstarter campaign which raised over $3 million in development funds at its end. Considering the project was seeking an initial target of $900,000, over 61,000 backers were able to push its funding to a little over three times its intended target.

Hopefully the success of Wasteland 2 will spark an interest in revitalizing old games to a newer audience. As long as they come out as polished as Wasteland 2, then we will certainly welcome their countless hours of gameplay onto our PC hard drives.

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    September 24, 2014 7:00 AM

    Daniel Perez posted a new article, Wasteland 2 rakes in $1.5 million in sales in four days.

    Just four days after its initial launch, Wasteland 2 has already generated $1.5 million in sales.

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      September 24, 2014 7:12 AM

      remember, if you read Brian's comments, they put in a lot more than the money they got from kickstarter - which I believe was 3 mil including paypal after fees. So this is awesome, but we need to make sure it sells even more :)

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        September 24, 2014 7:18 AM

        I believe it has still made enough to be profitable. Didn't the other budget money come from early access sales and Brian's own money? I'm sure Brian would like to make his money back but I don't think the company has lost money on development at this point.

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          September 24, 2014 7:20 AM

          I think they needed 2 mil in sales to pay back the company loan and Brian's own money. and to ensure a WL3.

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            September 24, 2014 7:29 AM

            I, for one, will try my absolute best to let everyone and anyone know just how awesome Wasteland 2 is!

            (This message is brought to you by inXile Entertainment.)

            (Not really)

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            September 24, 2014 8:41 AM

            I'm being optimistic, but I believe they should be able to achieve this in a few more weeks + thankgsgiving/Christmas steam sales.

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          September 24, 2014 8:51 AM

          Profitable, but not yet successful.

          I define a successful game to be one that pays for itself AND pays for the next one. Companies surviving paycheck to paycheck sucks.

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            September 24, 2014 9:12 AM

            Yeah I know. Hopefully it will be successful if it has already made this much in 4 days. Maybe it will result in copies of Wasteland 1 being sold too.

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              September 24, 2014 9:35 AM

              I know I personally own both as I never played the original. I'll probably jump into Wasteland 1 when the gaming season quiets down a bit.

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            September 25, 2014 12:19 AM

            Yeah, but RPGs have a long tail and Inxile own the licence. It's going to do really well for them.

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        September 24, 2014 8:09 AM

        its pretty much a given at this rate, short of steam pulling the game from the store

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        September 24, 2014 9:20 AM

        Didn't they have fans do asset work for them for free? Where did all that money go?

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          September 24, 2014 9:21 AM

          Paying their development team I would imagine. Writing, design, and code don't grow on trees you know!

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          September 24, 2014 9:21 AM

          Yep, free modeling and texture work.
          http://u3d.as/content/in-xile-entertainment/wasteland-2-artist-s-starter-pack/3Jd

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            September 24, 2014 9:22 AM

            Hmm, seems they mention that you could get paid for it. I wonder what the rate was for that.

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            September 24, 2014 9:25 AM

            I have no problem with companies asking their fans to participate directly in development. It's when companies make promises (like 'free exposure') and expect artists to participate that I have an issue. That's a big thing on Craig's List.

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              September 24, 2014 9:38 AM

              People still use craigslist?

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                September 24, 2014 9:39 AM

                Yeah, it's still pretty large in certain communities. I've noticed it's most popular ~ 25-40 year olds right now.

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            September 24, 2014 10:17 AM

            It was a small portion of the overall art work. But yes they used stuff in the unity asset store and paid for it like any asset.

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      September 24, 2014 7:16 AM

      Again, I'm offering a WL2 Steam key (got a couple through KS backing) for a Borderlands Pre-Sequel Steam key.

      Add madbrahmin on Steam and SM me if you are interested.

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        September 25, 2014 12:59 AM

        umm.. not sure what the prices in the US are like, but here in .au it's $40 for wastelands 2 and $70 for borderlands pre-sequel..

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          September 25, 2014 3:42 AM

          Strange, they are the same price in the UK. Supposedly BL is down to £30 from £40 on Steam,

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      September 24, 2014 8:01 AM

      I would love to buy it but at the price I just can't. Here is to steam winter sale.

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        September 24, 2014 8:06 AM

        I do the same thing, but I just couldn't resist.

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        September 24, 2014 9:15 AM

        40 bucks for over 100 hrs of gameplay, with an average of 40 per game? Interesting you feel that way.

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          September 24, 2014 11:39 PM

          With that logic a free to play MMO would be the best deal ever.

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            September 25, 2014 3:44 AM

            To some it is, what's your point?

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              September 25, 2014 4:02 AM

              That just because a lot of game time is expected doesn't mean that it's good value (in case the game is bad).

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          September 28, 2014 6:24 PM

          I have 9 hours in, and I have only finished ag center, and just started highpool

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        September 24, 2014 9:23 AM

        Well you should have backed it. Got two keys for $30

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        September 24, 2014 9:38 AM

        It's easily worth the asking price for the content alone, and you get to support a great developer. Buy it now!

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      September 24, 2014 8:12 AM

      Carge.

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      September 24, 2014 9:18 AM

      I'm lovin' this game.

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      September 24, 2014 9:35 AM

      I'm looking forward to seeing WL3 in a better engine. I'm enjoying the hell out of WL2 but it is definitely lacking in graphics tech. That's really my only complaint.

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      September 24, 2014 9:45 AM

      Well deserved! Glad to see games like this and Divinity: Original Sin are finding success.

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      September 24, 2014 11:02 AM

      The game is great so far and I would've paid $40 just for the awesome goat sound effects.

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      September 24, 2014 9:24 PM

      Awesome good for them