How well is Total War Three Kingdoms doing? Any sales numbers yet?
The most recent Total War game has come out in the form of Total War Three Kingdoms. This particular title is fresh in that it features players battling to rule over China instead of previously used locations. This, added with trailers and gameplay reveals, led to the game being the most pre-ordered title in the franchise’s history. And now that its out, sales records continue to be smashed.
“It’s been really good,” says Rob Bartholomew, Chief Product Officer at Creative Assembly.
“We have always done really well, since Rome II, on our pre-order numbers. I am really pleased to say that Total War Three Kingdoms has had the highest pre-orders of any Total War to-date. And that’s down to the great reviews we’ve had, which has certainly spiked interest, but it has been trending up for quite a long time now.”
And not surprisingly, China players have been a big part of the success:
“China as a market — as you might imagine — has kind-of gone crazy for us,” Bartholomew says. “A huge part of our pre-order population has been those Chinese fans, who either played and like Total War already and are excited for the subject matter, or it’s a whole new audience of Chinese fans coming to the franchise for the first time.”