Palworld developer Pocket Pair has announced that the game has sold a total of six million units in only four days since its early access launch. As of writing, Palworld has also topped Steam’s concurrent player peak with around 1.7 million players, making it one of the fastest-selling games on the platform.
Palworld launched on 19 January and managed to sell around one million copies in eight hours, two million copies in 24 hours, three million copies in 40 hours and four million units in three days. On the fourth day, those numbers have increased to six million units sold, according to Pocket Pair. The sales seem to account for both Steam and the Microsoft Store, despite being available on Xbox Game Pass.
To understand just how crazy those sales numbers are, when compared to some of Sony’s biggest first-party launches, Palworld dwarfs the sales of The Last of Us Part II which sold four million units around the same time period. 2018’s God of War also sold 3.1 million copies in three days. However, it’s not quite on the level of Pokemon Scarlet/Violet‘s sales which topped 10 million copies sold in three days worldwide, making it one of Nintendo’s fastest-selling games and seemingly Palworld‘s biggest influence.
Despite Palworld‘s enormous success, it has also been hit with some controversy. Many have accused Pocket Pair of using AI to generate its monster designs that are eerily similar to Pokemon, igniting allegations of potential plagiarism. The studio CEO had to come out and urge players not to send death threats or harass its staff in the wake of these accusations.
Palworld is currently available for PC, Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S but Pocket Pair says it’s considering a PS5 version down the line too. It’s also available on Xbox Game Pass.
Source: Palworld Twitter/X