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1.4m sales makes Conan Exiles the biggest game in Funcom's history

Online survival game also publisher's fastest-selling title, reaching milestone in less than half the time of Age of Conan

Funcom is celebrating new sales records as Conan Exiles passes the 1.4 million unit mark.

The game is now the biggest selling game in the company's 25-year history, outperforming its previous best-seller Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures, an MMO that originally released back in 2008.

Conan Exiles has also outpaced its predecessor, making its Funcom's fastest-selling game too. Age of Conan took three years to reach 1.4 million sales, by which point it switched to a free-to-play model.

The more recent online survival game, however, only entered Early Access in January 2017 and made it to full launch back in May this year, meaning it has matched Age of Conan's sales in less than half the time.

Funcom took the opportunity to announce a second batch of DLC, due in early August, as well as a new partnership that will enable the publisher to bring the PS4 version to Japan. This SKU will be released by Spike Chunsoft on August 23rd, and will be available both digitally and at retail.

It's welcome news and signs of Funcom's continued turnaround following debts and other financial troubles a few years back. In December, the firm secured $10.6 million in new funding to push into licensing and build up the brands it has access to.

The initial success of Conan Exiles in Early Access let to the firm's most profitable first-half of a fiscal year to date.

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