Well, it won't hit $10 million but it has shattered the previous record, as many anticipated.

The Kickstarter campaign for Yu Suzuki's Shenmue 3 has now earned the most crowdfunded money in history: The project currently sits at $5,618,314 from 62,253 backers with 11 hours remaining.

The original goal of $2 million was eclipsed within hours and while funding died down after the initial spark, the new record has been set. Shenmue 3 has beaten Koji "IGA" Igarashi's Bloodstained: Ritual of the Night campaign, which ultimately brought in $5,545,991. Overall, the new Shenmue 3 is 8th, behind The Veronica Mars Movie Project ($5,702,153), Ouya ($8,596,474), and Exploding Kittens ($8,782,571).

If you're wondering, the highest-grossing crowdfunded project ever was Pebble Time- $20,338,986. WTF.

Related Game(s): Shenmue 3

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ProfPlayStation
ProfPlayStation
7 years ago

I don't know if I'd call a 2% difference a "shattered" record. More like "narrowly edged out".

Still, I hope they keep it going outside of Kickstarter, like other campaigns have, so that we can get the full 10 million for a fully realized experience!

There were big mistakes with this campaign which I'm sure have impacted the total. I didn't back it myself until they caught on that people might actually want a disc hard-copy on PS4, and that wasn't very well reported when it happened.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
7 years ago

maybe "cracked and gained entry past"

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
7 years ago

I can't code anything but I wanna direct a game, I wonder how much they'd give me to build a team 🙂

Rachet_JC_FTW
Rachet_JC_FTW
7 years ago

this isn't surprising either tbh after the hype from the sony press conference i was gunna say if it didn't i would have been surprised.

happy gaming

Corvo
Corvo
7 years ago

Ha. The Ouya.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
3 years ago

maybe "cracked and gained entry past"

Rachet_JC_FTW
Rachet_JC_FTW
3 years ago

this isn&#39t surprising either tbh after the hype from the sony press conference i was gunna say if it didn&#39t i would have been surprised.

happy gaming

Corvo
Corvo
3 years ago

Ha. The Ouya.

ProfPlayStation
ProfPlayStation
3 years ago

I don&#39t know if I&#39d call a 2% difference a "shattered" record. More like "narrowly edged out".

Still, I hope they keep it going outside of Kickstarter, like other campaigns have, so that we can get the full 10 million for a fully realized experience!

There were big mistakes with this campaign which I&#39m sure have impacted the total. I didn&#39t back it myself until they caught on that people might actually want a disc hard-copy on PS4, and that wasn&#39t very well reported when it happened.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
3 years ago

I can&#39t code anything but I wanna direct a game, I wonder how much they&#39d give me to build a team 🙂