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The Outer Worlds Sales Top 2 Million Units Sold, Switch Version Delayed Due to Coronavirus

The Outer Worlds Sales Top 2 Million Units Sold, Switch Version Delayed Due to Coronavirus - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 01 March 2020 / 3,365 Views

Take-Two Interactive announced The Outer Worlds has sold over two million units worldwide since launch. 

The game is out now for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows PC, however, the Nintendo Switch port of the game has been delayed due to the coronavirus outbreak in China. The Switch port is in development by Virtuos and the delay is to give them enough time to finish the development with as little impact from the virus as possible. 

Publisher Private Division will provide a release date once they know when it will be ready. 

Here is an overview of the game:

The Outer Worlds is a new single-player first-person sci-fi RPG from Obsidian Entertainment and Private Division.

Lost in transit while on a colonist ship bound for the furthest edge of the galaxy, you awake decades later only to find yourself in the midst of a deep conspiracy threatening to destroy the Halcyon colony. As you explore the furthest reaches of space and encounter various factions, all vying for power, the character you decide to become will determine how this player-driven story unfolds. In the corporate equation for the colony, you are the unplanned variable.

Key Features:

  • The player-driven story RPG: In keeping with the Obsidian tradition, how you approach The Outer Worlds is up to you. Your choices affect not only the way the story develops; but your character build, companion stories, and end game scenarios.
  • You can be flawed, in a good way: New to The Outer Worlds is the idea of flaws. A compelling hero is made by the flaws they carry with them. While playing The Outer Worlds, the game tracks your experience to find what you aren’t particularly good at. Keep getting attacked by Raptidons? Taking the Raptiphobia flaw gives you a debuff when confronting the vicious creatures, but rewards you with an additional character perk immediately. This optional approach to the game helps you build the character you want while exploring Halcyon.
  • Lead your companions: During your journey through the furthest colony, you will meet a host of characters who will want to join your crew. Armed with unique abilities, these companions all have their own missions, motivations, and ideals. It’s up to you to help them achieve their goals, or turn them to your own ends.
  • Explore the corporate colony: Halcyon is a colony at the edge of the galaxy owned and operated by a corporate board. They control everything… except for the alien monsters left behind when the terraforming of the colony’s two planets didn’t exactly go according to plan. Find your ship, build your crew, and explore the settlements, space stations, and other intriguing locations throughout Halcyon.

A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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curl-6 (on 06 February 2020)

Props to them for listening and putting it on a cart. Hope the team remains safe and healthy.

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KLXVER (on 07 February 2020)

Sweet. Really wanted a physical version of this:)

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Mr Puggsly (on 06 February 2020)

I imagine millions more played via Game Pass. Two million sales is not bad for a new IP that's still selling.

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