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Total War: Warhammer already a “runaway commercial success”

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With all the excitement about Doom and Overwatch this month, you might have worried that Total War: Warhammer would be neglected. But no, there is really no need to worry. In just three days, Total War: Warhammer has already smashed records for the franchise, and is performing insanely well on Steam.

That’s right, in three days, Total War: Warhammer has already sold more than 500k copies. This makes it the fastest-selling Total War gamer ever on Steam. Studio director Tim Heaton commented:

Total War: Warhammer has already proven itself as a runaway commercial success and more importantly we know our players are really enjoying the game. We have been regularly topping 100k concurrent players.

I’m even more impressed by another aspect. Checking out the Steam stats, Total War: Warhammer has already jumped to number four on the list, beating out Ark, Civ V, Fallout 4 and Warframe. The only games getting more game time on Steam are Dota 2, CS:GO and Team Fortress 2, and it looks likes TF2 falls below it depending on the time of day.

It seems that it really was a match made in heaven. People wanted a new Total War game, and they wanted a great Warhammer game, and when those powers combined, something truly special was created. There is still a ton of DLC coming for the game, with every race eventually becoming playable. But I’ll put money on even more expansions and new content in the coming years, and with this much support, I wouldn’t be surprised if they announce work on a Total War: Warhammer 40 000 game soon.

Are you among the 100k people who were playing Total War: Warhammer this weekend? Did you start as a greenskin, or were you more inclined to play as a dwarf or… Empire?

Last Updated: May 30, 2016

41 Comments

  1. Kenn Gibson

    May 30, 2016 at 11:02

    Vampire Counts!!

    Reply

  2. HairyEwok

    May 30, 2016 at 11:06

    Ohhhh you said Warframe in your article… Here comes the warframe spam XD

    Reply

    • Pariah

      May 30, 2016 at 11:08

      [warframe spam comment]

      Reply

    • Kromas GG

      May 30, 2016 at 11:11

      Yeah Warframe was amazing this weekend. I totally rocked in a match with D.va.

      …. OH wait thats not warframe. πŸ˜›

      Reply

      • Ottokie

        May 30, 2016 at 11:13

        The random queue against you was pretty funny yesterday xD

        Reply

        • Kromas GG

          May 30, 2016 at 11:15

          Yes … yes it was. πŸ™‚

          Also you where playing Pharah and I was testing out some new heroes. Was not a fair fight.

          Reply

          • Ottokie

            May 30, 2016 at 11:16

            And then came D.va 2 min later πŸ˜›

          • Kromas GG

            May 30, 2016 at 11:17

            I played D.va the last minute of the game just to try and save a defeat.

          • Kromas GG

            May 30, 2016 at 11:16

            The game you played on my team with Lucio was pretty awesome though.

          • Ottokie

            May 30, 2016 at 11:17

            Lucio is my main pick, since no one else ever heals xD

          • Kromas GG

            May 30, 2016 at 11:18

            I heal. But I prefer Mercy … she has a nice ass.

          • Kromas GG

            May 30, 2016 at 11:18

            Or Symmetra cause she can pew pew.

          • Ottokie

            May 30, 2016 at 11:19

            I took Symmetra out for the first time yesterday. Had a blast!

          • Ottokie

            May 30, 2016 at 11:18

            Ever run behind a blackwidow?

          • Kromas GG

            May 30, 2016 at 11:19

            Yes. A friend almost exclusively plays her and also I am pretty sure its Widowmaker.

          • Ottokie

            May 30, 2016 at 11:20

            Ah yes. It’s Widowmaker just like Soldier 69

          • Kromas GG

            May 30, 2016 at 11:21

            Have you ever created a bot game with all soldier 76?

            If not just try it and see what happens.

          • Ottokie

            May 30, 2016 at 11:22

            Welcome to Nuketown!
            Battle commences in 30 seconds!

          • Kromas GG

            May 30, 2016 at 11:22

            More like you get Soldier 76 77 78 79 80 etc etc etc. πŸ™‚

          • Ottokie

            May 30, 2016 at 11:22

            xD

          • Captain JJ bound

            May 30, 2016 at 11:18

            Took me a while to figure out what you were on about XD

          • Ottokie

            May 30, 2016 at 11:19

            The is only Overwatch.

            For now πŸ˜›

          • Kromas GG

            May 30, 2016 at 11:20

            It’s appeal should have been lost on me by now based on BF/CoD appeal. Yet I am still eager to get home and play.

          • Ottokie

            May 30, 2016 at 11:21

            So am I πŸ˜›

          • Captain JJ bound

            May 30, 2016 at 11:24

            I’ve not even gotten in on Warframe yet, so I don’t even have time for much.

      • HairyEwok

        May 30, 2016 at 15:21

        It is a warframe though.. err meka XD

        Reply

  3. Captain JJ bound

    May 30, 2016 at 11:13

    DOW3. I am ready

    Reply

    • Pariah

      May 30, 2016 at 11:14

      YES

      Reply

  4. Strawman Jim

    May 30, 2016 at 11:27

    Good!

    Reply

    • Captain JJ bound

      May 30, 2016 at 11:30

      01100010 01100001 01101110 01100001 01101110 01100001 !
      πŸ˜€

      Reply

  5. For the Emperor!

    May 30, 2016 at 11:51

    “announce work on a Total War: Warhammer 40 000 game soon” – that will not happen. Well, it should never happen. Warhammer Fantasy fits perfectly into Total War as you even moved units in little trays (formations) on the table and all happened in one “place” which translated into a nice TW map and experience. 40K cannot work in this manner at all. Units are not in such stringent formations and it is warfare on a galactic scale. Besides, Dawn of War 3 is coming from Relic! Yay! PS Where is our review? This game is awesome!

    Reply

  6. dapacau

    May 30, 2016 at 17:40

    WAAAAAAAAAGH! Also, it’s $10 off, here : D β€” http://bit.ly/CDKEY_King

    Reply

  7. Spy Master Tokashi

    June 1, 2016 at 10:14

    I started my first game as Vampire Counts (added Radious mod just because his mods are epic)

    It is an epic strategy game! I can see my self playing this game for months and months

    http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=689913357
    http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=693667798

    Reply

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