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Doom Eternal breaks franchise launch records, reaches over 100,000 concurrent players on Steam

Doom Eternal Launch Trailer
Doom Eternal Launch Trailer (Image credit: Bethesda)

What you need to know

  • Doom Eternal is the latest first-person shooter from id Software.
  • According to published Bethesda Softworks, Doom Eternal broke franchise launch records.
  • Doom Eternal also crossed 100,000 concurrent users on Steam.
  • Doom Eternal is available on Xbox One for $60 at the Microsoft Store (opens in new tab).

Doom Eternal just hit a few days ago and it is already putting up some impressive sales achievements. According to Gematsu, Bethesda Softworks has announced that Doom Eternal broke franchise launch records, achieving "double the launch revenue" of the previous game which released in 2016.

Additionally, Doom Eternal reached over 100,000 concurrent players on Steam. Doom Eternal is currently available on Xbox One, PC and PlayStation 4, with a Nintendo Switch release coming sometime at an unknown point in the future.

If you haven't checked out Doom Eternal yet, our Senior Xbox Editor Jez Corden wrote our review, saying "If you loved DOOM 2016, you simply have to buy DOOM Eternal. The gunplay achieves all-new heights, with new gore mechanics, spectacular new weaponry, and varied demons from DOOM's vast back catalog (as well as some new ones, no spoilers though, sorry!)"

Related: Our full DOOM Eternal Xbox One review

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Samuel Tolbert is a freelance writer covering gaming news, previews, reviews, interviews and different aspects of the gaming industry, specifically focusing on Xbox and PC gaming on Windows Central. You can find him on Twitter @SamuelTolbert.

  • Not to be an ass but timing is everything, everyone is trapped home and wants a new game.
  • Only 100k? disappointing.............millions and millions of people are trapped home, so, that number is weak.
  • Concurrent, not total sales. 100,000 concurrent players on just one platform for a primarily single-player game is extremely high. For context, The Witcher 3 only hit 100,000 concurrent players on Steam after extreme sales and the Netflix series renewing interest.