Black Desert makes $2M in cash shop sales in one week

    
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Wait, what did that headline say? Did Black Desert really make a cool two million in just a week?

Apparently so! According to FreeMMOStation.com, the Korean fantasy title made 2.3 billion KWN ($2 million) in its first week of open beta in the country. Those sales were powered by Black Desert’s impressive 1.5 million registered users.

Now the question is, when Black Desert comes to the west in 2016, will future sales make this look like pocket change?

[Source: FreeMMOStation.com via Reddit]
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Rohirrim
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Rohirrim

RicharddeLeonIII Exactly..as I did not spent a dim in Archeage because of this…and I could pay them just to have my farmhouse and my boat to go out and fish. But..

Observer98
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Observer98

Orontos 
Gamers will pay for anything and everything these days.  Then they wonder why they get crap.

Nanulak
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Nanulak

That is exactly why I have to stay away from games with cash shops.  Just one month in a cash shop game can cost me 10 years of subscription from a normal pay model.

Walpurgisnacht
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Perfect Hero Walpurgisnacht It is doing some very different things. For one, there is a class dedicated to crafting. NPCs will not drop items, pretty much all items will required a crafter to craft them. Crafters will need to get mats from people fighting on the frontlines. The further a realm gets into enemy territory, the better mats they can collect to make better weapons and armor to make the realm stronger. There will be no auction house, instead the crafters will have shops where people can buy stuff from them. All items will decay over time so people will always have to return to crafters to repair and get new stuff. There is also a building system where you can build towns and structures using mats. So yeah, Camelot Unchained is doing a lot of new things, this is just one of them.

Ghostmourn
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Ghostmourn

In other news Blizzard raises 1.9 million for Ebola relief selling a little blue goat :)

ManastuUtakata
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ManastuUtakata

stevebmbsqd Esoteric Coyote Gottphoenix EatCandy 
It’s a good start.

Champagon
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Champagon

That’s insane…..That’s equivalent of drug money…………  I am out of ellipses

wjowski
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Scarecrowe 
Wish granted.  Nexon will be handling it instead.

Radfist
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Orontos BrotherMaynard I think that’s a stretch goal on the kickstarter.

Radfist
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ArtemisiaWS Radfist While its certainly fun to joke about ESO being in extended beta (I agree that it should never have launched in the state it was in), the truth is that MMOs are constantly changing games.. you could call any MMO an ongoing beta.  The EQ2 you play today is nothing like the one I played at launch 10 years ago.  The basic fact is that once you stop wiping characters it is no longer a beta (ie: pre-launch testing) it is now actually launched.
For some reason putting inaccurate beta tags became a popular defence mechanism for developers these days. Its not in beta, its just a really shitty launch product.  I just wish people would stop diluting the terms. Soon we will be seeing ‘No really, its in actual testing’ just because ‘alpha’ and ‘beta’ have become so misused.