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Palworld sells more than 2 million copies in first 24 hours

If you haven’t tried Palworld, now might be the time, as you can join those who helped it sell over 2 million copies in its first day.

Palworld reached a very specific set of gamers when it was first revealed. The Pokémon game with guns now seems to have been picked up by people from all walks of gaming life. This has seen Palworld sell over 2 million copies in its first 24 hours of availability.

Playable through Xbox Game Pass, PC Game Pass, and Steam, it is a survival adventure, and creature collecting title that is breaking records. Not only has it sold so many copies across platforms, it has broken into the top 10 of concurrent Steam players.

Palworld sales hit 1 million in 8 hours then 2 million in 24 hours

The equivalent of Pokémon trainers in Palworld is Pal Tamers. There have been millions of them since the game launched. The game has truly taken the world by storm, as there are hundreds of thousands of live viewers at any given time on Twitch.

Certain content creators received early access to this game that is already considered in Early Access. There's no doubt that their partnership with developer Pocketpair in getting the word out about Palworld contributed to its success and its 2 million sales within a single day.

For comparison, Pokémon is a much more known product. It's most recent entries of Scarlet and Violet sold 10 million combined units in its first three days. That's two games in the best-selling media franchise of all time, whereas Palworld can be considered a virtual unknown until today.

Palworld breaks into the Steam Charts of concurrent players

Most played games on Steam sorted by a 24-hour period (Image via Steam Charts by SteamDB)
Most played games on Steam sorted by a 24-hour period (Image via Steam Charts by SteamDB)

During Palworld's 2 million in sales, it has proven to be a force on Steam. At the time of writing, it sits at in the number 10 spot for highest concurrent players ever. A whopping 855,706 played Palworld on Steam at the same time, and this doesn't even include PC Game Pass or Xbox Game Pass players.

Even more impressive, the concurrent player numbers have hardly dipped under 800,000. This also puts it just behind Counter-Strike's 24-hour peak of 1 million players. It's a lot of space between spot one and two, but what a triumph.

Top 10 Steam games based on highest 24-hour concurrent player peak

Rank
Game
24-Hour Peak
All-Time Peak
1
Counter-Strike 2
1,003,394
1,818,773
2
Palworld
855,706
855,706
3
Dota 2
736,375
1,295,114
4
PUBG: Battlegrounds
559,161
3,257,248
5
Apex Legends
315,671
624,473
6
NARAKA: BLADEPOINT
244,117
295,419
7
Source SDK Base 2007
202,668
213,419
8
Baldur's Gate 3
201,685
875,343
9
Grand Theft Auto 5
193,096
364,548
10
Lethal Company
147,954
240,817

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