Chivalry Sells 1.2 Million Copies In 9 Months

Torn Banner Studios' first-person medieval game, Chivalry: Medieval Warfare – a game that came out to rival Paradox Interactive's War of the Roses last year – has gone on to sell more than 1.2 million copies.

Torn Banner released an infographic on their official blog to showcase just what the stats are for their independent game, which was built on Epic's Unreal Engine development kit (also, big props to a Epic for allowing a smaller studio to really contribute to game culture with a smaller version of their SDK.)

The game, since being released in October of 2012, has managed more than 1.2 million total sales, with 455,802 copies of the game sold in the U.S., 98,856 sold in the U.K., 87,283 in Canada, followed by Germany, Russia, Australia, France, Brazil, Sweden and Spain amongst others. In short, the game is very popular to not have had a large budget or an aggressive marketing campaign. That awesome video comparison by TotalBiscuit between War of the Roses and Chivalry also probably didn't hurt much at all, either.

Anyway, the game garners just over 20,000 concurrent users at any one time and is continuing to see solid community support and additional growth with updates and expansions added by the developers.

The game is basically a first-person, medieval warfare version of Battlefield 2 but without any of the vehicles. Weapon class, teamwork and strategy play a pretty big part in the way the game is played, but don't think that it overshadows the real nit and grit of Chivalry: the combat.

As the main image above showcases, this game is a gory affair that only the strong of stomach and iron of will should be able to endure and overcome without having your lunch marry your keyboard.

Rounding out the infographic, Torn Banner let loose some additional details on the recent update that dropped for the game, including a ton of fixes. In fact, majority of the changelog notes includes fixes more than it does actual updates. That's good, though, because it means that the developers are constantly and continually improving and fixing the game for their audience.

You can check out the game right now, exclusively for the PC Master Race via digital distributors. Maybe, just maybe, you might see this game one day appear on the PlayStation 4 given Sony's strong pursuit for solid indie titles and this game kind of fits the bill. For more information on Chivalry: Medieval Warfare you can learn more by paying a visit to the official website.

Staff Writer at CinemaBlend.