Doom Eternal had the series' best opening sales weekend

Hell in a shopping cart.

Bethesda has trumpeted the launch of Doom Eternal by announcing it earned the series' best ever opening week sales.

Here in the UK, shops began selling boxed copies of Doom Eternal early in a bid to shift stock before stores were shut down.

As we reported on Monday, physical sales of Doom Eternal's boxed version were down around a third on those for Doom's 2016 reboot, though it's likely the rise in digital console sales made up much of this.

How many copies Doom Eternal sold altogether, Bethesda isn't saying. But it was enough the game doubled the launch weekend revenue of Doom's 2016 reboot.

And, over the weekend, 100,000 people concurrently played Doom Eternal on Steam.

Edwin deemed the game "an even faster and bloodier but slightly wayward follow-up to a thunderous shooter reboot" in Eurogamer's Doom Eternal review.

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