Yesterday we wrote that Metro Exodus pulled of the best launch in the history of THQ Nordic. Later on, however, the publisher shared additional information, which is crucial for the analysis of the success of this title.
After the conference that discussed the company's financial results, a panel was organized during which the president, Lars Wingefors, answered investors' and journalists' questions. He stated that the company is very satisfied with the results of Metro Exodus, but at the same time he admitted the generated revenue is coming almost exclusively from the console versions. He refused to comment on the results of the PC edition.
In the case of Metro Exodus, the issue of the PC version sales results raises particularly high emotions, because shortly before the release, the game was removed from Steam and made available only in the Epic Games Store. It is currently the largest exclusive that the store has ever managed to get, at least until the premiere of Borderlands 3.
Wingefors, pushed by the participants of the session, only said that the PC version sold a little better than expected, but only at the beginning of the year, which is probably about the time when the game was still available on Steam in pre-order.
At this year's GDC, Epic Games boasted that Metro Exodus sells better than Metro Last Light. However, the criteria chosen for this comparison were questionable. The results of sales of both titles in the first month were presented without any specific figures. At the time of the premiere of Metro: Last Light, digital distribution was not such an important part of the PC market, so in reality, it was difficult to assess whether the decision on exclusivity turned out to be beneficial for the publisher. The latest statement from THQ Nordic may suggest that not everything went according with the plan.
Metro Exodus was released on February 15 for PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4.
- Official website of the game
- Metro Exodus - our guide to the game