Black Desert Online Hits $1 Billion In Sales

Pearl Abyss’ hit MMO is doing pretty well for itself
Black Desert Online hits the elusive billion-dollar milestone.
Black Desert Online hits the elusive billion-dollar milestone. Pearl Abyss

It’s no World of Warcraft (and that may not necessarily be a bad thing), but Pearl Abyss’ Black Desert Online is definitely an animal of its own. When it first launched in 2015, Black Desert Online tried hard to redefine the MMO genre with brand new mechanics and faster-paced gameplay. After seeing massive success in Korea, Russia, Japan, and later, Europe, developer Pearl Abyss is proud to announce that they have broken through the billion-dollar milestone in gross sales. Overall, Black Desert Online has been one of the more successful MMOs in recent years, and it looks like it’s only going to get bigger and better from here.

Black Desert Online made waves in the gaming community for providing players with a rich and visually-striking open world, compelling story-telling, and exciting gameplay mechanics. Black Desert Online runs on Pearl Abyss’ proprietary ‘Black Desert’ game engine, which played a big role in making the game the seamless sandbox MMO that it is today. Black Desert Online is free-to-play in Korea, Japan, and Russia, but in other parts of the world - possibly due to varying economic conditions - the game follows a buy-to-play business model.

While MMOs nowadays are a dime a dozen, with the good ones being too few and far between, Black Desert Online has proven itself to be an exception. Its refreshing take on the MMORPG genre, its modern combat mechanics, unique open-world sandbox, and its stunning visuals all make it a game that’s worth playing well into 2019 and, barring any problems, beyond.

At the time of writing, Black Desert Online enjoys a massive player base of 18 million registered players. Since its official release in 2015, Black Desert Online has received numerous content releases and updates, including a full-fledged expansion, new character classes, and more. In 2017, the game released console editions for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, although the game does not feature cross-platform play with PC. A mobile version of the game was also released for Android and iOS, and is titled Black Desert Mobile.

In any case, this news of Black Desert Online’s success should definitely comfort any number of its 18 million players.The game is going strong and steadily growing. Inveterate players will be happy to know that the hours they’ve spent so far won’t be disappearing any time soon, and new or otherwise interested players have more incentive than ever to get into the game.

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