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The Walking Dead has sold 8.5 million episodes so far

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Guess how many copies of Telltale’s critically acclaimed The Walking Dead: The Game has sold to date. Go on, guess. What? How’d you know? Oh, you read the title? Darn.

Alright. To be fair, ‘copies’ isn’t the right way to put it. It’s sold 8.5 million episodes, of which there are five of in the current season, on sale for $5 each or around $20 for the whole season. So, the sales data may very well be a bit scattered, but the important thing to know is that so far, the game has made over $40 million in total sales, a very impressive number considering the budget, which was “not huge.”

Telltale CEO Dan Connors said just as much in an interview with The Wall Street Journal, where he revealed that on average, each person who bought The Walking Dead dedicated $16 to it. He also said that about a quarter of the sales came from iOS users, and that the game sold more units during the November and December period of 2012, likely due to positive word of mouth and its placement in several Game of the Year awards and nominations lists.

Speaking of which, the game won the categories of Game of the Year, Best Story, Best Protagonist and one or two others in our recent 2012 GOTY Awards Ceremony. In other words, we’re kinda in love with it. We can’t help it.

Stay tuned for news on the second season of The Walking Dead, which is already in early production.

Michael Urban
Now an occasional contributer, Michael Urban is the former Editor-in-Chief at OnlySP and has the nickname "Breadcrab" for reasons his therapist still doesn't understand. From the moment he first got hacked in Runescape, he's been uninterested in multiplayer games and has pursued the beauty of the single-player experience, especially in terms of story and creative design. His hobbies include reading, writing, singing in the shower, pretending to be productive, and providing info and feedback regarding the games industry. It is an industry, right? You can ask him a question or send him spam at michaelurban@www.onlysp.com. Also, follow him on Twitter or the terrorists win. (@MichaelUrban1)

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