Shenmue 3 Kickstarter Ends At $6,333,295, 69,320 Backers

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The Shenmue 3 Kickstarter campaign has officially ended, earning a total amount of $6,333,295 with 69,320 backers.

Fourteen years after Shenmue II was released, and following two failed attempts at reviving the franchise (Shenmue Online and Shenmue Gai), Yu Suzuki was welcomed to Sony’s E3 2015 stage to officially announce the beginning of the Kickstarter campaign for Shenmue 3. Breaking the Guinness World Record for the fastest video game to reach $1 million through crowdfunding in one hour and 42 minutes (as well as initially crashing Kickstarter’s site), Shenmue 3 continued to break records by being the second fastest Kickstarter campaign in all categories to raise over $1 million. Less than nine hours later, Shenmue 3 continued to drop jaws around the world when it reached $2 million, its 100% funding goal. Since the announcement, the money has continued to flow in, raising almost $1 million more on its last campaign day.

The game has also become the most funded video game in Kickstarter History, a record previously held by Bloodstained, the third most funded Kickstarter campaign in the “Games” category, and, most impressively, the sixth most funded Kickstarter project of all time.

The Kickstarter campaign should be considered a massive success, and now we can all rest (if only for a little bit), and await a steady flow of Shenmue 3 news until December of 2017!


7 responses to “Shenmue 3 Kickstarter Ends At $6,333,295, 69,320 Backers

  1. Lincoln says:

    I wonder how much sony backed

  2. @keeppassingcars says:

    Has any information been cascaded about how donations through PayPal is going to work? Are they offering rewards or standard donations?

    Would love to pledge for another copy of the game once pay day comes around at the end of the month.

  3. Gen says:

    Hope they add a paypal now and make it possible to still get the rest of the rewards for pledging, wasn’t able to pledge in that time and it’ll be necessary to keep this open with paypal to make the game as complete and fully developed as possible, the pledges went right up to 12 million, wonder what the last pledge was, it was covered in question marks.

  4. CrispX says:

    Money to Make Shenmue 1, 2, 3 and Jet Set Radio Future.

  5. Sestren_NK says:

    What a ride those last moments were! Strangely, I was more excited for that than the initial announcement (which somehow didn’t surprise me considering all the talks of crowdfunding the game. I dunno). It feels nice to be a part of that. I just hope my $300 pledge doesn’t screw me over financially, but it’s Shenmue, it’s worth it. 🙂

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