Released into Early Access on January 19th, Palworld has reached another impressive milestone. A few days ago, 1,864,421 Steam users were playing the simulator at the same time. Now it has been revealed that this number later exceeded 2 million concurrent players, which is the second result in the entire history of the service.
Palworld became the second game in Steam history to reach a peak online audience of more than 2 million people. PUBG remains the leader in this regard with a record of 3,257,248 concurrent players. Palworld’s breakthrough success at launch looks impressive, but just days after the game became available to users, player count exceeds 1.5 million people. That number is expected to rise over the weekend as more people have the opportunity to play Palworld.
Palworld reportedly sold over 8 million copies on Steam in less than six days. However, the total number of players is even higher because Palworld is available on Xbox including Game Pass. According to a source, the number of players in Palworld on Xbox in the US briefly exceeded that of perennial crowd favorite Fortnite this week.
Pocketpair’s Palworld developers are looking to the future and plan to not only fix bugs, but also add new content to the game. However, their lives could be complicated by the Pokemon Company, which has apparently discovered similarities between Palworld characters and Pokemon and is ready to accuse the game developers of violating intellectual property rights. “We plan to take appropriate action against any activity that infringes the intellectual property rights related to Pokémon.”“The Pokemon Company said in a statement.