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The Outer Worlds Sales Top 3 Million Units Sold, Microsoft to Publish Future Releases

The Outer Worlds Sales Top 3 Million Units Sold, Microsoft to Publish Future Releases - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 19 May 2021 / 2,638 Views

Take Two Interactive CEO Strauss Zelnick in a financial earnings call with investors revealed Obsidian Entertainment’s The Outer Worlds has sold over three million units to date. 

Private Division, who is a subsidiary of Take-Two, published The Outer Worlds as a deal was worked out before developer Obsidian was acquired by Microsoft in 2018. Private Division has now confirmed that any future releases in the The Outer Worlds IP will be published by Microsoft and Obsidian. 

"Moving forward, Obsidian and Microsoft will be publishing future iterations in the franchise, and we're absolutely thrilled to see where they take it," Private Division told Tweak Town’s PR/gaming editor Derek Strickland.

Strickland did point out that this does not confirmed The Outer Worlds 2 is in development.


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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8 Comments
Libara (on 19 May 2021)

So if there are any sequels they will be Xbox/PC exclusive, is the only take on this. I do hope they continue the franchise, it's great!

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Machina (on 19 May 2021)

No new milestone, means it has almost certainly sold <500k in the last 6 months.

That's not a criticism btw - 3 million is a strong figure for a new IP like this - just an observation.

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Dulfite Machina (on 19 May 2021)

I'm sure many that played it in the last 6 months did so the free way via Gamepass, so that 3 million isn't indicative of its actual success (as is also true of any MS owned game). All about subscriber numbers and what the subscribers are playing!

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curl-6 (on 19 May 2021)

Well deserved, it is an excellent game.

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Tridrakious (on 19 May 2021)

I would hope they would, they own the studio and IP now.

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LivncA_Dis3 (on 20 May 2021)

next game is xbox xclusive but could make its way to switch hahaha!

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KratosLives (on 19 May 2021)

Hopefully they have a much larger team and budget this time. As the game was good, but followed a simple mission structure loop.

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