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Job Simulator's $3 Million In Sales Show That VR Can Be Profitable

Virtually successful.

A lot of people are still unsure of virtual reality and whether or not it can truly thrive as a platform for gaming, and it’s not really helped by the three major manufacturers largely keeping quiet on how many units they’ve sold. There is, however, good news from the developers, and Owlchemy Labs have proudly claimed that Job Simulator has raked in $3 million in sales and is “the most popular VR title to date.”

While they didn’t state how many copies they’ve sold, the silly, irreverent and cartoonish game is out for Oculus Rift and HTC Vive – for which is a was bundled with hardware at launch – and PSVR, where Owlchemy did point out it was the best selling game through October and November.

While $3 million would be a poor return for a AAA project, it’s healthy sum for smaller developers and points to a sustainable future for indies on VR. Speaking to GamesIndustry.biz, Owlchemy Labs CEO Alex Schwartz said, “It’s great to finally see the numbers show that even in such an early market, success can already be found.”

Owlchemy’s next project looks set to take the silliness to the next level, as they work on Rick and Morty Simulator: Virtual Rick-ality.

Source: GamesIndustry.biz

  1. Crazy_Del
    Since: Jul 2009

    I haven’t bought/played this game yet. Waiting for the price drop a bit say £18 (yes I am picky =P)
    Will get around to it soon. Loving me VR and need more VR titles ^^

    Comment posted on 09/01/2017 at 14:02.
  2. Severn2j
    Since: Aug 2008

    Is the $3m down to PSVR sales (as it was given away for free on Vive and Rift), or does that include the money Valve/HTC and Oculus gave them in order to bundle it?

    Nice to see they did well tho, its a great game and one that is trotted out regularly around our house..

    Comment posted on 09/01/2017 at 16:56.

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