The company says Id Software’s shooter doubled the launch revenue of the previous series entry, 2016’s Doom, although it didn’t offer specific figures.
Bethesda said Doom Eternal was the best-selling game on Steam during a particularly busy week for the digital distribution platform, racking up over 100,000 concurrent players.
“We want to thank our millions of fans for their enthusiastic support of this amazing title,” said Ron Seger, SVP of global sales at Bethesda.
“Despite thousands of retail stores closing, we are pleased so many fans have been able to enjoy Doom Eternal.”
With the ongoing coronavirus pandemic threatening the closure of many businesses, multiple retailers began selling Doom Eternal ahead of its official release date on March 20.
VGC’s Doom Eternal review says “Id delivers another relentlessly entertaining single-player campaign that’s one hell of a stress buster.”