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Job Simulator tops $3 million in sales

Owlchemy Labs dubs its comic multiplatform VR game "the most popular VR title to date"

It turns out some people really like spending their time away from work pretending to work. Owlchemy Labs today proclaimed its Job Simulator "the most popular VR title to date," saying it has raised more than $3 million in sales and generated 250 million views on YouTube.

"When we started development of Job Simulator, it was a massive risk to bet it all on a project that could ONLY work in VR, especially with consumer VR hardware productization so far off and ambiguous," 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."

The studio didn't say how many copies of the game it sold, but did note it was the best-selling PlayStation VR game in North America for October and November, the Sony headset's first two months on shelves. It is also available for Oculus Rift and HTC Vive, where it was bundled with the hardware for several months.

Job Simulator joins Raw Data as an early VR success story. In September, developer Survios said the Vive co-op first-person shooter racked up $1 million in sales in its first month.

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