Kickstarter: Shenmue 3 becomes fastest game to ever hit $1M

In less than two hours, Shenmue 3 -- which went live on Kickstarter Monday at 6:51 p.m. PT -- has become the fastest game on the crowdfunding platform to reach the $1 million mark, and the second-fastest ever Kickstarter campaign to reach the landmark figure.

It comes in behind smartwatch Pebble Time, which reached the $1 million mark in just 49 minutes, and ahead of Reaper Miniature Bones II, at around two and a half hours.

It's also soared ahead of Banjo-Kazooie spiritual successor Yooka-Laylee. That video game launched on Kickstarter just last month, hitting $1 million at around the 6-hour mark.

Shenmue 3, which was announced during Sony's presentation at this year's E3 conference, is seeking a minimum of $2 million in funding, which developer Ys Net said would go towards creating the game in collaboration with fans.


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