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Mythological roguelike Hades has sold more than 1 million copies

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Supergiant's latest release, the mythological action-roguelike Hades (opens in new tab), has sold more than one million copies. 

Hades initially launched in early access in December 2018 as a year-long Epic Store exclusive, with the game's full 1.0 release launching just last week on September 17. This one million milestone is a combination of units sold in both early access and full release across PC and the Switch.

In celebration of the game's landmark, Supergiant revealed in a tweet (opens in new tab) that the game shifted 700,000 when it was in early access and sold a further 300,000 units since its release. The studio gave a special thanks to its early access players, saying, "We designed Hades for Early Access, believing you could help us make a better game. That's just what you did."

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It's not a complete surprise that Hades has surpassed such an impressive number, critics and players have been living for the drama of the Greek gods, its gorgeous artwork and bombastic combat since its early access debut. The roguelike currently sits on a comfortable 92 score on Metacritic for its PC release, and in our Hades review Jody gave it a 90, describing its action as, "so intense it'll leave you jittery and hopped-up on adrenaline."

Rachel had been bouncing around different gaming websites as a freelancer and staff writer for three years before settling at PC Gamer back in 2019. She mainly writes reviews, previews, and features, but on rare occasions will switch it up with news and guides. When she's not taking hundreds of screenshots of the latest indie darling, you can find her nurturing her parsnip empire in Stardew Valley and planning an axolotl uprising in Minecraft. She loves 'stop and smell the roses' games—her proudest gaming moment being the one time she kept her virtual potted plants alive for over a year.