It has been less than a month since The Walking Dead has been released across the three major platforms, and in that time, the game has already sold a million copies. I don’t find it surprising as it looks like Telltale Games has really struck gold with this franchise, and for a mere $5.00, you can’t go wrong.
Telltale Games CEO, Dan Connors, stated, “The most exciting aspect of getting off to such a great start is that this is just the beginning of the five episode series. The Walking Dead fans are going to experience some really great moments in the months ahead that are uniquely influenced by the choices they make throughout the season.”
While the numbers are certainly impressive, they are slightly inflated. Telltale is including both the sales from people buying the single episode as well as the season pass, which will grant them access to all five episodes for the price of four. Telltale has said that, “70% of the transactions to date have been Episode 1 sales across all the platforms” which is still a remarkable achievement, the question remains are the 30% numbers going to be included into all future episode purchases?
Number inflation aside, it’s good to see The Walking Dead getting the recognition it deserves. Telltale went on to say that, “the trial version on consoles has been downloaded over 1.5 million times since April 25th” which is a pretty good return rate for a product. For those that haven’t sunk their teeth into the franchise, there’s still time to download and try out the first episode before the second episode is released next month.