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Conan Exiles becomes Funcom’s fastest seller, will launch in Japan

There’s sales records, new DLC, and a Japanese release in Conan Exiles news today.

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There’s sales records, new DLC, and a Japanese release in Conan Exiles news today.

Conan Exiles – yes, the one with all the dicks – has been quite the success for Funcom. The Norwegian developer and publisher have today announced that Conan Exiles has overtaken its previous best-seller, Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures. Yes, the one you saw them playing on The Big Bang Theory that one time back in 2008.

Specifically, Hyborian Adventures sold 1.4 million units in the three years before it went free-to-play. Conan Exiles has managed to pass that milestone in half the time.

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That does include a lengthy stint in early access, beginning in January 2017 before the game released proper in May 2018, but you can’t argue with their maths: Conan Exiles has sold as many games in roughly half the time. That also fits with our interpretation that if you can pay for a game, it’s out, early access or not. Whether Conan Exiles may yet suffer the same ignominy as Hyborian Adventures – the shift to free-to-play – only time will tell.

In a day rife with Conan news, Funcom have also announced that the game’s second DLC, Jewel of the West, will launch in early August. The team is also working hard on free content updates.

And finally, Funcom have signed an agreement with Spike Chunsoft to bring Conan Exiles to the PS4 in Japan. The game will be available in both retail and digital formats, and launches on August 23rd, 2018.

You wait for a Conan Exiles news story, and three come along all at once. And you’re welcome, by the way, for not making you click through three different articles full of padding to get that information.


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