Palworld was released in early access on January 18, 2024, and within a week, broke several records set by previous games. So if you are curious to know the Palworld player count, sales data, and exactly how many people play the game, here are some stats to give you an idea of its burst of popularity.
Palworld Player Count Stats (Steam)
At the time of writing this article, Palworld has 1,091,803 players actively in-game, and an all-time peak of 2,101,867 players on Steam.
It’s worth noting that the game is also on Xbox Game Pass but the player count data from that platform isn’t readily or publicly available. It’s a paid game on Steam whereas Xbox Game Pass subscribers can either play for free if they have an active subscription, or they can choose to buy the game on the console as well. It’s not available on PlayStation consoles (PS4, PS5) and Android/iOS devices yet.
People are also watching the gameplay on Twitch with the Palworld having around 211K viewers and 60.5K followers already. It hit an all-time peak of 432,486 viewers as per SteamDB.
Palworld Sales Stats – Breaking Records Daily!
Here are some known achievements that Palworld has unlocked to date:
As of January 23, 2024, it’s the #1 most played game in the world and #1 top selling game in the world on Steam.
It sold over 2 million copies in 24 hours since release. This escalated to over 3 million copies in 40 hours, over 5 million copies in about 3 days, 6 million in 4 days and 7 million+ in 5 days.
Moreover at one point, it became the most concurrently played Japanese game ever on Steam.
It also became the second highest in the history of paid games on Steam to have over 1 million concurrent players.
While it was assumed that Palworld also achieved the honor of being a paid game with the highest concurrent player count in Steam’s history, that record is still held by PUBG in January 2018 with a whopping 3.2M+ concurrent players from back when it was a paid title.
Soon enough, Palworld’s current player count reached 1.5M+ giving it the spot of the 3rd highest concurrently played game on Steam ever, following PUBG and Counter Strike 2. At the time of writing this article, Palworld’s all-time peak player count surpassed 1.7M.
UPDATE: As of Jan 23, 2024, Palworld beat Counter Strike 2 to become the second-highest game to have an all-time peak in Steam history. This is huge!
This was everything to know about how many people play Palworld, and some sales and player count stats. All of this makes it clear that there’s a hungry audience on PC and Consoles that wants to play a survival crafting game with Pokemon elements – something Nintendo may sit up and notice now. Whether Palworld can make the most of this initial push and maintain players for longevity, remains to be seen.