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Baldur's Gate 3 Has Sold About 15 Million Copies, Larian CEO Confirms

Baldur's Gate 3, Larian's latest venture, has rolled over 15 million units at the time of writing, double that of Divinity: Original Sin 2.

just_looken87d ago

That is awesome

60-30%=42

So 42x15 million would get them 630 million if these were all steam sales we do not know what psn took so lets say 540 million minus 90million for hasbro.

$410-450million profit (well there is dev cost so minus that?) that is some dam good sales right there great work larian.

Tapani87d ago (Edited 87d ago )

Taxes are 40%, depending on country of sale, fixed costs, operating costs, capital costs, license costs for all platforms etc. No, they are not pocketing 400M USD after costs, probably a very low double digit %. And from that % they need to fund their next project for years and years.

Profit and Revenue are two entirely different things.

phoenixwing87d ago

Not only that they owe for royalties that I'm sure wizards of the coast charged a substantial percentage

just_looken87d ago

I said 30% because that is what steam takes off

They were also on early access for years.

RiseNShine87d ago

So happy we live on a time a CRPG can sell 15 million copies, the dark age of post Infinity engine games where no CRPG would succeed are truly gone.

Kiryu199287d ago

So you mean to tell me if you make a great quality game that it will sell and doesn’t need it to be live service game with micro transactions

who knew

Someone should call up Warner Bros Gaming ceo

S/

Sgt_Slaughter87d ago

I mean, they really have a bad time escaping the idea of live service games, but Hogwarts Legacy has sold upward of 24M units and that's a single-player microtransaction-less game.

Kiryu199286d ago

Exactly some of these publishers just refuse to accept what gaming sales data tell them even when their own products are selling so well

Live service bubble needs to burst and if will because of the level of greed by these companies

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Dragon Age: The Veilguard Faces A Giant In Baldur's Gate 3

Salman from Tech4Gamers writes "I am waiting for a new adventure in Thedas, but I have some worries, especially considering the huge success of Baldur's Gate 3."

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Baldur's Gate 3 Actors Explain How They Shot The Emperor Romance Scene

Two actors from Baldur's Gate 3 explain how they shot *that* scene with The Emperor, and how it broke the ice on the first day of filming.

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Baldur's Gate 3 Steam Deck Settings for Best Performance

Baldur’s Gate 3 is among the best RPGs ever made. We tested the game last month and posted the optimization guides for midrange and low-end PCs. This post covers the performance of BG3 on the Steam Deck, including the best settings to attain a stable 30 FPS gameplay.

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anast15d ago

That's not good. The Deck is struggling.

blanka454515d ago

Too demanding of a game that is only one game no problem. fsr 3 mod will be there

anast15d ago

There are a lot of games that are like this.