Hitman 3 sets a new digital sales record.
Hitman 3 has finally arrived, and the stealth action game is off to a strong start. Developer IO Interactive said Hitman 3 was the “biggest digital launch” in the entire franchise in years.
However, IO Interactive did not share any specific sales numbers or other metrics that would provide any information about Hitman 3’s previous sales history. You can usually see how many players the game has on Steam thanks to the platform’s public stats page, but the PC version is exclusive to the Epic Games Store. Microsoft and Sony also do not have public sales data for digital console games.
Hitman 3 took a more unique route to release than the earlier games as IO Interactive self-published the game. Previously, the studio worked with Square Enix and Warner Bros. to release the earlier games.
Hitman 3 concludes the World of Assassination trilogy. For this purpose, players can import the locations from Hitman 1 and 2 into the new game. There have been some issues with this, but IO is working to improve the situation.
As for IO’s next projects, the company has teamed up with MGM to produce a new James Bond video game that tells an original story in the 007 universe.