Doom Eternal Has Bagged over $450 Million Revenue Within 9 Months of Release

Published 03/01/2021, 7:55 AM EST


Doom Eternal is the fifth installment in the Doom series. Developer id Software and publisher Bethesda released the game in March 2020. This game witnessed the most successful opening weekend in the franchise’s history. According to Bethesda, Doom Eternal earned twice as much as the Doom 2016 release did within the first weekend. Further, the video game saw over 100,000 concurrent players on Steam. Notably, these happened just within a week of release when the game had not even reached Nintendo Switch consoles.

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The Doom franchise’s popularity, coupled with the demand for entertainment from people confined indoors during the pandemic, gave rise to huge numbers in revenue. After almost a year of its release now, former id Software employee revealed a statement about the game’s revenue till date and the numbers are ground-breaking. VG247 originally reported the update in an article they published on 28 February 2021. He amended his Linkedin experience at id Software, specifying a $450 Million earning of the game within the first nine months of release. Watch the trailer of the game below.

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Doom Eternal Total Earnings

David Saunders, former Product Management Lead at id Software, held the role from 2017 and left a couple of month’s after the game’s release. He specified that Doom Eternal earned $450 Million within 9 month’s of release. However, this is not the company’s official statement, rather a reliable interactive media intelligence, SuperData. Either way, the figures are pretty impressive.

According to Saunders, the game was a “major focus” for developer id Software, which was clearly fruitful because the game “generated over $450 million in revenue”. PlayStation made a bold prediction and termed Doom Eternal as one of the year’s best gameswithin weeks of release. They even attached a blog to the tweet stating why they think it qualifies as the best of the year.

Likewise, as predicted, Doom Eternal got nominated under various categories in the most prestigious gaming award shows. SXSW Gaming Awards saw the game featured as a nomination for Game of the Year, Excellence in Audio Design and Excellence in Score. The voting closed on February 23. They scheduled the winners’ announcement ceremony on Saturday, March 20 at 7:00pm CT, and fans hope to see the game win at least one of the categories.

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Doom Eternal is celebrating a glorious year as of now. The game is about to complete one year of its release on March 20. If you have not played it yet, it’s time you get your hands on the masterpiece.

Which game would you like to see win the Game of The Year Award? Let us know in the comments below.

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Jenny is an eSports author at EssentiallySports since January 2021. She started as a competitive player, and found her joy in not restricting to just one title. She grew up around various popular PUBG and Call of Duty streamers, discovering her love for both titles.

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