Report: Skull and Bones attracted just 850k players in its first week, less than other major 2024 releases
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by Evgeny Obedkov
2d ago
Ubisoft has yet to disclose official figures for Skull and Bones, its new pirate action title that suffered from exhausting and troubled development. But a new report sheds light on the game’s not-so-impressive player count. More details: https://gameworldobserver.com/2024/02/22/skull-and-bones-850k-players-compared-to-other-2024-games ..read more
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Deep Rock Galactic: Survivor sells 500k copies in its first week, exceeding studio’s “wildest imagination”
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by Evgeny Obedkov
2d ago
More than 500k players have already purchased Deep Rock Galactic: Survivor. It took the new auto shooter just one week to reach this milestone. More details: https://gameworldobserver.com/2024/02/22/deep-rock-galactic-survivor-sales-500k-copies-first-week ..read more
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Elden Ring hits 23 million copies sold, cementing its status as best-selling FromSoftware game
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by Evgeny Obedkov
2d ago
Following the announcement of the Shadow of the Erdtree DLC, FromSoftware has updated sales figures for the original Elden Ring game. It seems that players continue to actively buy the studio’s action RPG. More details: https://gameworldobserver.com/2024/02/22/elden-ring-sales-23-million-copies-top-fromsoftware-game ..read more
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Palworld became top game in UK and US by revenue last month, with its players overlapping with Lethal Company and BG3
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by Evgeny Obedkov
2d ago
Market intelligence firm Newzoo has shared its own data on Palworld, the breakout hit from Japanese indie studio Pocketpair. Here is how the game performed in key markets last month. More details: https://gameworldobserver.com/2024/02/21/palworld-revenue-mau-january-charts-newzoo ..read more
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Nightingale and Balatro enter top 10 Steam releases of 2024 by peak CCU: digging into their launch numbers
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by Evgeny Obedkov
3d ago
Nightingale and Balatro are drastically different games released on the same day: one is a Victorian survival title and the other is a poker roguelike. But they both managed to attract tens of thousands of concurrent players at launch. More details: https://gameworldobserver.com/2024/02/21/nightingale-balatro-concurrent-players-top-10-steam ..read more
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Phil Spencer says cloud now accounts for double-digit percentage of total hours played on Xbox
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by Evgeny Obedkov
3d ago
Phil Spencer continues to discuss his vision of the Xbox future following the recent business update. This time, the Microsoft Gaming head opened up about the main growth areas, mass layoffs, and finding new customers outside traditional console markets. More details: https://gameworldobserver.com/2024/02/21/xbox-cloud-double-digit-hours-played-phil-spencer ..read more
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Warhammer 40,000: Rogue Trader hits 500k copies sold in its first month: how it compares to other Owlcat games
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by Evgeny Obedkov
3d ago
Warhammer 40,000: Rogue Trader has reached its first sales milestone one month after its global launch. Let’s take a look at its launch figures and recall the commercial performance of Owlcat Games’ previous titles. More details: https://gameworldobserver.com/2024/02/21/warhammer-40k-rogue-trader-sales-500k-copies-other-owlcat-games ..read more
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Helldivers 2 remains highest-grossing game on Steam, while Deep Rock Galactic: Survivor debuts in top 10
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by Evgeny Obedkov
4d ago
After losing its crown earlier this month, Palworld has failed to reclaim the title of top-grossing game on Steam. But there were still enough changes on the platform’s charts last week. More details: https://gameworldobserver.com/2024/02/20/helldivers-2-steam-charts-drg-survivor-top-grossing ..read more
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Skull and Bones debuts poorly on UK boxed charts, with physical sales 4x weaker than Sea of Thieves’ launch
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by Evgeny Obedkov
4d ago
It seems that the launch of Skull and Bones is far from a success, especially for a big-budget project branded as a “AAAA game.” Ubisoft has yet to reveal any figures, but we can take a look at how it performed in terms of physical sales. More details: https://gameworldobserver.com/2024/02/20/skull-and-bones-uk-charts-launch-weak-sales-ubisoft ..read more
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Over 500 Steam games grossed $3+ million in 2023, and other notable records for Valve’s platform
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by Evgeny Obedkov
4d ago
Steam has summed up 2023, calling it a “landmark year for Valve.” The platform set several new records, while also introducing multiple features/improvements for both players and developers. More details: https://gameworldobserver.com/2024/02/20/steam-2023-summary-500-games-revenue-3-million-records ..read more
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