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Torchlight 2 Sells 1MM

Runic Games tweets a New Year's wish that reveals the company sold over a million copies of Torchlight 2, the action/RPG sequel (thanks Joao). Here's word:

We had an amazing 2012, and proud to say that #Torchlight2 has sold over 1 million units! Thank you! Happy New Year's Eve everyone :)

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40. Re: Torchlight 2 Sells 1MM Jan 2, 2013, 20:38 Suppa7
 
The problem was torchlight 2 was the game torchlight 1 should have been. TL1 was just regurgitated shit. TL2 while better then diablo 3 had lame story and a really fucked up art aesthetic. I just couldn't dig the toony characters at all and the stupid names for classes.  
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39. Re: Torchlight 2 Sells 1MM Jan 2, 2013, 15:50 PHJF
 
They are not going to do serious DLC, just patch it up fully and get the editor out.  
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38. Re: Torchlight 2 Sells 1MM Jan 2, 2013, 14:52 BobBob
 
People are still playing Torchlight 2?  
http://tinyurl.com/WeatherImmunity Whew
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37. Re: Torchlight 2 Sells 1MM Jan 2, 2013, 13:16 Verno
 
Anyone know if they're going to do any DLC for this? I remember Travis saying they were pretty burned out on TL content since they've been making it for 5 years now but maybe a million sales will change his mind

Looking forward to Grim Dawn hopefully sometime this year too, they are taking their time with it but the latest dev stuff looked promising.
 
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36. Re: Torchlight 2 Sells 1MM Jan 2, 2013, 12:06 Axis
 
Verno wrote on Jan 2, 2013, 11:19:
Fantastic game, glad to see indies enjoying some deserved success. I got way more mileage out of this than D3 and even my POE beta account.

Well you clearly stated you didn't enjoy PoE.

Maybe you could be less obvious about trolling in the future. Pretty obvious you like games that hold your hand.
 
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35. Re: Torchlight 2 Sells 1MM Jan 2, 2013, 11:19 Verno
 
Fantastic game, glad to see indies enjoying some deserved success. I got way more mileage out of this than D3 and even my POE beta account.  
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34. Re: Torchlight 2 Sells 1MM Jan 2, 2013, 08:23 Beamer
 
Dev wrote on Jan 1, 2013, 18:37:
Optional Nickname! wrote on Jan 1, 2013, 17:23:
I am curious to know how many 'non-sales' of Torchlight 2 there currently are.

You know, those very same things that Ubi-Soft, EA and other DRM-snorting Sara-Lee snacking vampires bemoan more greedily than Gollum did about his precious.
One could do the same minimal checking that everyone else does. Only takes a few seconds.

For instance, a quick google turns up the TPB web page with torrent stats of:

Seeders:
1556
Leechers:
138


Being as those are current stats and its not months after release, and this is undoubtedly just one public torrent among many in existance (and there are many other methods) I don't think it would be too much of a reach to say hundreds of thousands at a minimum.

That's also just one of many listings on TPB, and also just the active seeds and leeches. Undoubtedly many, many more grabbed it. Since TPB doesn't have any ratio requirements, you can be sure a huge chunk of people just DL then turn off the torrent to preserve bandwith.
 
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33. Re: Torchlight 2 Sells 1MM Jan 2, 2013, 03:40 Wowbagger_TIP
 
Dev wrote on Jan 1, 2013, 19:26:
PHJF wrote on Jan 1, 2013, 18:47:
Heck why stop at hundreds of thousands? I say a minimum of four hundred trillion. That's not too much of a reach, really.
Since thats just a bit more than the population, I'd say it is.

Not really. I pirated it 59254 times. I'm sure that's about average for most people.
 
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32. Re: Torchlight 2 Sells 1MM Jan 2, 2013, 03:34 InBlack
 
Krizzen wrote on Jan 2, 2013, 00:31:
deqer wrote on Jan 1, 2013, 21:44:
TheEmissary wrote on Jan 1, 2013, 20:01:
It was only slightly lacking a bit in the story/cinematics department compared to Diablo 3


Well, no one can really compete with Blizzard when it comes to story/cinematics. Story/cinematics is pretty much the reason why Blizzard became my #1 company back in the day; especially the fact that they used the same software I was using at the time, 3DSMAX.

The fact they used 3DS MAX was a big deal for me too. It was very inspirational.

On topic, I would love for Runic to go dark and gritty for their next game. The cartoony, steampunk art style of Torchlight is a bit of a turn off. Still, it didn't prevent me from thoroughly enjoying the game!

This is the main reason why I skipped T2, I hate the cartoony look. It reminds me too much of that other piece of shit game that Blizzard put out...
 
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31. Re: Torchlight 2 Sells 1MM Jan 2, 2013, 01:50 Creston
 
Congrats, Runic.

Only played it for a very short while, and it really didn't grab me. I obviously need to go back and play for an afternoon to see if it does any better with a longer sitting, but I have too many other things to play through first.

Creston
 
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30. Re: Torchlight 2 Sells 1MM Jan 2, 2013, 00:31 Krizzen
 
deqer wrote on Jan 1, 2013, 21:44:
TheEmissary wrote on Jan 1, 2013, 20:01:
It was only slightly lacking a bit in the story/cinematics department compared to Diablo 3


Well, no one can really compete with Blizzard when it comes to story/cinematics. Story/cinematics is pretty much the reason why Blizzard became my #1 company back in the day; especially the fact that they used the same software I was using at the time, 3DSMAX.

The fact they used 3DS MAX was a big deal for me too. It was very inspirational.

On topic, I would love for Runic to go dark and gritty for their next game. The cartoony, steampunk art style of Torchlight is a bit of a turn off. Still, it didn't prevent me from thoroughly enjoying the game!
 
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29. Re: Torchlight 2 Sells 1MM Jan 1, 2013, 23:10 Wildone
 
So its a failure then. Too bad for the dev team cya on unemployment  
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28. Re: Torchlight 2 Sells 1MM Jan 1, 2013, 22:58 MisterBenn
 
I've had so much fun with this game. It was unapologetically focussed on the action and gameplay, the story and FMV were light and the game was priced to match. They really nailed the gameplay and put the game out untainted by modern money grabbing bullshit - they deserve all the success they get.

While you're at it Runic, feel free to release a couple more classes as DLC and take more of my money!
 
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27. Re: Torchlight 2 Sells 1MM Jan 1, 2013, 22:26 The Half Elf
 
But the servers have been down for hours with no dev response...  
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26. Re: Torchlight 2 Sells 1MM Jan 1, 2013, 21:44 deqer
 
TheEmissary wrote on Jan 1, 2013, 20:01:
It was only slightly lacking a bit in the story/cinematics department compared to Diablo 3


Well, no one can really compete with Blizzard when it comes to story/cinematics. Story/cinematics is pretty much the reason why Blizzard became my #1 company back in the day; especially the fact that they used the same software I was using at the time, 3DSMAX.
 
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25. Re: Torchlight 2 Sells 1MM Jan 1, 2013, 20:01 TheEmissary
 
Torchlight 2 definitely deserves success as it was a quality game. I honestly think it was one of the better ARPG games to date. It was only slightly lacking a bit in the story/cinematics department compared to Diablo 3 but that really isn't issue in this genre when you end replaying the game content.  
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24. Re: Torchlight 2 Sells 1MM Jan 1, 2013, 19:26 Dev
 
PHJF wrote on Jan 1, 2013, 18:47:
Heck why stop at hundreds of thousands? I say a minimum of four hundred trillion. That's not too much of a reach, really.
Since thats just a bit more than the population, I'd say it is.
 
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23. Re: Torchlight 2 Sells 1MM Jan 1, 2013, 18:47 PHJF
 
Heck why stop at hundreds of thousands? I say a minimum of four hundred trillion. That's not too much of a reach, really.  
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22. Re: Torchlight 2 Sells 1MM Jan 1, 2013, 18:37 Dev
 
Optional Nickname! wrote on Jan 1, 2013, 17:23:
I am curious to know how many 'non-sales' of Torchlight 2 there currently are.

You know, those very same things that Ubi-Soft, EA and other DRM-snorting Sara-Lee snacking vampires bemoan more greedily than Gollum did about his precious.
One could do the same minimal checking that everyone else does. Only takes a few seconds.

For instance, a quick google turns up the TPB web page with torrent stats of:

Seeders:
1556
Leechers:
138


Being as those are current stats and its not months after release, and this is undoubtedly just one public torrent among many in existance (and there are many other methods) I don't think it would be too much of a reach to say hundreds of thousands at a minimum.
 
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21. Re: Torchlight 2 Sells 1MM Jan 1, 2013, 18:10 wtf_man
 
Congrats for Runic.

I personally can't get into "action-rpgs", so I can't really formulate a valid opinion one way or the other on how good the game is.

I'm happy for them over Blizzard's-shallow-cash-grab and always-online-DRM, though. I'd rather see people buy this than D3.
 
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