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Black Desert franchise tops $1 billion in revenues

Pearl Abyss says multiplatform MMORPG franchise has reached milestone in less than four years

Black Desert has seen a lot of green. Pearl Abyss today announced that its fantasy MMORPG franchise has topped $1 billion in total gross sales since its launch in 2015.

"We're proud of what this achievement represents - the hard work and dedication from our teams over the past four years and the support from a community of fans around the world," Pearl Abyss CEO Robin Jung said. "With over 30% of gross sales for Black Desert stemming from mobile platforms, which saw an initial release in Asia in the past year, we're confident that sales are accelerating. Pearl Abyss is optimistic for the future of Black Desert and we look forward to launching Black Desert Mobile globally by the end of the year."

The PC and Xbox One versions of Black Desert are premium games with in-game monetization as well, while the iOS and Android games use a free-to-play business model with in-app purchases. The PC version alone has launched in 150 countries and boasts a registered user base of 10 million.

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