The Walking Dead Sells 8.5 Million Copies: What’s Next for Telltale?

Telltale Games’ return to the point-and-click adventure genre with The Walking Dead seems to have been a very wise decision. Dan Connors, CEO of Telltale, recently unveiled the impressive numbers to The Wall Street Journal, you can check out what he had to say below.

“To date, it’s sold 8.5 million episodes and it’s been in the marketplace for seven months. November and December were our biggest months. It was the culmination of the product, the game of the year awards, the retail push, and it still has a ton of head room in it Apple has featured us a bunch of times for each of the episodes, and it’s in Apple’s Hall of Fame (for iPhone and iPad apps).”

With the developer seeing the iOS market as a possible extension for growth it will be interesting to see just how far they will be able to take The Walking Dead series in terms of sales figures. As it stands now, Telltale has raked in more than $40 million from The Walking Dead. Not too shabby for creating one of the best gaming experiences of 2012.

So, what could be possibly be next for the crew at Telltale?

Connors spoke with and revealed the studio’s desire to flesh out stories for popular franchises such as Star Wars, Halo, and even Half-Life. With such huge ambition boiling underneath the surface of Telltale it should make 2013 a very interesting year for gamers. We will, no doubt, be left in the dark for some time though as we anxiously wait to see how the new adventures that the team creates will be similar to the commercial success of The Walking Dead.

What are some properties that you would like to see Telltale take on? Of course, many of us will simply be salivating at the thought of another season of The Walking Dead game. Either way, make your voice heard in the comments below!