IO Interactive’s latest iteration of its beloved Hitman series has been an overwhelming success. Today, the developer confirmed that Hitman 3 has recorded the biggest digital launch in the franchise’s history.
The news comes by way of a Tweet from IO’s Twitter channel, which includes a graphic celebrating the game’s equally impressive critical reception.
HITMAN 3 has arrived!
And it’s the biggest digital launch in franchise history. pic.twitter.com/7j8rDkEhAa
— IO Interactive (@IOInteractive) January 22, 2021
Given global COVID-19 stay-at-home measures, it’s perhaps no surprise that Hitman 3’s digital sales have been stronger than usual. Although, it’s still a clear indication that the franchise has a substantial following either way.
Twinfinite’s own review of Hitman 3 was certainly full of praise for what we considered yet another masterstroke from IO. Albeit, one that does play things a little safe. Our review concluded:
“Without straying far from the successful sandbox formula, it’s an excellent final part of IO’s trilogy. While the increased freedom and level variety won’t be for everyone, Hitman 3 boasts some of the best locations and stories the series has ever seen, and there’s so much to uncover in each and every one of them.”
Hitman 3 launched worldwide earlier this week, Jan. 20, across PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PC, and Stadia. A cloud-based version for Nintendo Switch also launched day-and-date with those aforementioned versions, too.
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