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Total War: THREE KINGDOMS has already sold over one million copies

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Smashing Total War records from all angles, Total War: THREE KINGDOMS is now the fastest selling and most popular game in the entire franchise.

Creative Assembly announced the milestone yesterday, with over one million copies sold in the first week. The player-count is doing exceptionally well too, with the current all-time peak hitting well over 190,000. Pretty amazing really, since Feral Interactive got the Linux port out on the same day as the Windows version. Considering our much smaller market share, that's awesome.

I actually reached out to Feral Interactive, to see what they thought about the Linux sales of Total War: THREE KINGDOMS so far but they declined to comment. I wouldn't go reading into that as a negative though, they've never commented before when asked but I thought perhaps they might have in this case. Hopefully sales are good enough for future day-1 one releases of titles like this, sure would be nice.

I'm really not surprised it's selling so well though, especially since Steam has been rising in the Asian markets and with the Chinese theme it's obviously a good match. It's also a very fun game, easily the most fun I've ever personally had in a Total War game. Previous games have bit a bit of a push to get me to load them back up, with Total War: THREE KINGDOMS though I'm genuinely excited each time I go back to it.

You can find Total War: THREE KINGDOMS on Humble Store, Feral Store and Steam.

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g000h 30 May 2019 at 10:58 am UTC
I guess a good title for Feral to port, under the circumstances. However, if there is a high proportion of Chinese players, and they are playing mainly on Windows then that wouldn't be good for Feral.

Personally I have a massive backlog of RTS games (including previous Feral titles) which I haven't even touched yet, and it isn't a genre that really grabs me. I'm holding off making a purchase for now.
kokoko3k 30 May 2019 at 1:43 pm UTC
g000hPersonally I have a massive backlog of RTS games (including previous Feral titles) which I haven't even touched yet, and it isn't a genre that really grabs me. I'm holding off making a purchase for now.
Same for me (different genre).

...that makes me think: too much games for not so many (Linux) users?
Is the Linux game market inflated?
Eike 30 May 2019 at 1:56 pm UTC
That's what happens when you release for Linux same day!


;-)
gojul 30 May 2019 at 2:08 pm UTC
Personally I buy all Feral titles, whether or not I intend to play those games, but just to support Feral because they're definitely worth it.
14 30 May 2019 at 2:22 pm UTC
kokoko3k
g000hPersonally I have a massive backlog of RTS games (including previous Feral titles) which I haven't even touched yet, and it isn't a genre that really grabs me. I'm holding off making a purchase for now.
Same for me (different genre).
Similar to me. I really want this one, but I haven't played the first Warhammer one yet, which I own. I just can't keep up. But I do want this one a lot... I might cave at some point.
iiari 30 May 2019 at 3:27 pm UTC
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I'm amazed there's that strong an RTS market out there given the mechanics haven't changed all that much over time. I guess people have to love the setting...
mirv 30 May 2019 at 3:55 pm UTC
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iiariI'm amazed there's that strong an RTS market out there given the mechanics haven't changed all that much over time. I guess people have to love the setting...

I think if you're the sort of person to get into these games, then the subtle changes to the mechanics will substantially affect how they're played. I mean yes, field an army, but then how good are ranged troops, cavalry, artillery types, is there magic, subterfuge, etc etc etc.

I played the Warhammer titles, and each race plays very differently. So I suspect this one plays different again to anything from those, but I can't compare to previous Total War titles.

It also helps that the Vulkan ports run so much smoother. I refrained from older titles because I knew they wouldn't really run proper - so I'm still considered "new" to the Total War series, and I'm sure many who buy and play this one are in the same boat (i.e haven't play much Total War before).
Redface 30 May 2019 at 6:58 pm UTC
kokoko3k
g000hPersonally I have a massive backlog of RTS games (including previous Feral titles) which I haven't even touched yet, and it isn't a genre that really grabs me. I'm holding off making a purchase for now.
Same for me (different genre).

...that makes me think: too much games for not so many (Linux) users?
Is the Linux game market inflated?

To many games for each individual Linux User yes, but there are around 1 million Linux Steam users so as long as a game is good for some users and does get to their attention they might get some sales. Getting peoples attention on steam with all those games is a huge problem for smaller developers. Those that know that they can go to GOL and r/linux_gaming and the different sites in other languages than English probably have a better chance to get some Linux sales.
Redface 30 May 2019 at 7:06 pm UTC
I do have a massive backlog too, including a lot of Feral titles.
Most of the Feral titles I got I did play enough to make it a lot cheaper than renting a movie per hour for the hours I played, and those that are almost unplayed are sequels where I still haven't finished the previous but did enjoy it enough to buy the next at release to support Feral.

That said I am going to play 3 kingdoms tonight:-)
KohlyKohl 30 May 2019 at 7:36 pm UTC
mirv
iiariI'm amazed there's that strong an RTS market out there given the mechanics haven't changed all that much over time. I guess people have to love the setting...

I think if you're the sort of person to get into these games, then the subtle changes to the mechanics will substantially affect how they're played. I mean yes, field an army, but then how good are ranged troops, cavalry, artillery types, is there magic, subterfuge, etc etc etc.

I played the Warhammer titles, and each race plays very differently. So I suspect this one plays different again to anything from those, but I can't compare to previous Total War titles.

It also helps that the Vulkan ports run so much smoother. I refrained from older titles because I knew they wouldn't really run proper - so I'm still considered "new" to the Total War series, and I'm sure many who buy and play this one are in the same boat (i.e haven't play much Total War before).

The last total war game that I played before this one was the original. After playing this one, I may pick up Warhammer 2.
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