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A Way Out Sells 'Almost' 3.5 Million Units

A Way Out Sells 'Almost' 3.5 Million Units - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 17 January 2021 / 1,442 Views

Hazelight's Josef Fares in an interview with IGN announced sales for A Way Out are "almost" at 3.5 million units. 

"When I believe in something, nothing can stop me. Obviously, no one believed in [A Way Out] – not even EA thought it would sell, but they still believed in me. I didn't care. I was like, 'This is going to happen.' Now, we've sold almost 3.5 million units of that game.

"These numbers for a small team of 30, 35 people are madness, you know? And at 3.5 million units sold, that means that, I don't know, almost seven million people played this game, which is crazy.

A Way Out Sells 'Almost' 3.5 Million Units

"Now it's proven but, for me, the important thing was to follow your passion and what you believe in. I do believe that there might be someone in the industry who wanted to try this kind of game, but they didn't really dare to because they were afraid of what could happen.

"I just think that sometimes you need to f**k s**t up and really go with what you truly believe in. That's the only thing that matters, you know? I do think – and hope – that more people do this, especially when publishers see that, 'Oh, we have an audience here.' People want this, obviously."

A Way Out is available for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.


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 wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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7 Comments
shikamaru317 (on 17 January 2021)

"F*ck the Oscars" xD I'm glad to see that Josef has found so much success in gaming. His movies all flopped, but as soon as he switched to games he found instant success, his first game meta'd as high as 90 on the PC version and sold over 1m copies lifetime. Now his second game has sold nearly 3.5m copies.

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elazz (on 17 January 2021)

It was an amazing experience to play together with my brother.

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LivncA_Dis3 (on 18 January 2021)

A very great game for a 30 bucks retail launch!
2 player splitscreen or online meaty single player campaigns with mini games can't complain sir!

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KratosLives (on 18 January 2021)

It's good to see a lebanese guy make it in gaming

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TallSilhouette (on 17 January 2021)

Surprisingly high.

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Podings (on 17 January 2021)

Good to hear it, but I've never before hear dof this game. ^^

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VMCJonCarter (on 17 January 2021)

Awesome good on Mr Fares

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