Warhammer 40,000: Rogue Trader has reached its first sales milestone one month after its global launch. Let’s take a look at its launch figures and recall the commercial performance of Owlcat Games’ previous titles.

Warhammer 40k: Rogue Trader hits 500k copies sold in its first month — compared to other Owlcat titles

Owlcat Games shared the news on February 20, announcing that Warhammer 40,000: Rogue Trader sold over 500k copies globally in its first month. The game is available on PC, PlayStation 5, and Xbox Series X|S, but it is unclear how sales are split between platforms.

The studio also released the first major patch for Rogue Trader featuring over 1,800 fixes. As with previous Owlcat projects, the new game also suffered from a slew of technical issues at launch, so players will likely be happy to see the team working to fix those.

Launched on December 7, Warhammer 40k: Rogue Trader received generally positive reviews from critics and players. It currently has a 75% rating on Steam based on more than 9,500 reviews, but the rating is slowing rising. The game also peaked at over 45k concurrent players, just 1,320 short of Pathfinder: Wrath of the Righteous’ all-time high.

Rogue Trader sales compared to previous Owlcat Games titles

  • Pathfinder: Kingmaker has sold 1 million copies globally in almost three years since its release in September 2018. Its lifetime sales remain undisclosed, and it is worth noting that Owlcat stopped receiving royalties for the game in 2019, when it separated into an independent studio from its former parent company MY.GAMES.
  • The sequel, Wrath of the Righteous, reached 250k copies sold in its first week. It has crossed the 1 million mark in less than two years since its launch in September 2021.
  • Both games were funded through Kickstarter, with Kingmaker and Wrath of the Righteous raising over $900k and $2 million respectively.
  • Although it is hard to compare all titles directly in terms of sales, Rogue Trader might be performing better than the studio’s previous games. It also became the first project from Owlcat Games that was not only funded without community help, but also self-published.
  • Rogue Trader was made in partnership with Games Workshop, the owner of the Warhammer IP, but the terms of the licensing deal are unclear.

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