It’s not every day that a developing country’s embassy in another state reports sales of the game, but that’s exactly what happened with Baldur’s Gate 3, a fantasy role-playing game from Belgium’s Larian Studios.
Remember that Baldur’s Gate 3 spent almost three years in Early Access on Steam and GOG (two years, nine months and 28 days to be exact) sold 2.5 million copies – the developers announced this at release the full version with.
Now, two weeks after Baldur’s Gate 3 left Early Access, the Belgian embassy in China has hit out via social media post Weibo reported that the game has sold over 5.2 million copies to date.
As clarified in the office, the indicator is relevant for August 16 and applies only to Steam. In other words, Baldur’s Gate 3 sold better in two weeks of its release (August 3) than it did in (almost) three years of Early Access – 2.7 million versus 2.5 million.
Where exactly the Belgian embassy in China has sales data for Baldur’s Gate 3 is not specified. It’s entirely possible that the developers themselves shared the information with the panel, but they haven’t commented on the situation yet.
What is beyond doubt in the message from the Belgian representation are the other achievements of Baldur’s Gate 3 – more than 870,000 concurrent players and the highest scores on Metacritic (however, the average rating of the project the previous day dropped to 96%). .
Baldur’s Gate 3 is available now on PC (Steam, GOG) and will be released on September 6th on macOS and PS5. The game recently received its fourth patch (twice in fact). Next, the release of the first major patch is expected.