Norsfell and Gearbox Publishing have announced that Tribes of Midgard sales have surpassed half a million on PC and PlayStation in the game's first week alone.
Tribes of Midgard is a bit difficult to categorize as a game. It's got some survival crafty bits, some roguelike bits, and some action RPG bits, all blended into a pretty entertaining package. It looks like Norsfell's unique game design has resonated with players: more than 500,000 people have picked up a copy of the game.
"We did it Vikings!" read a tweet on the game's official account. "More than half a million of you have protected Midgard just a week after launch. Thank you once again for your incredible support!"
Can the Tribes of Midgard Sales Match Valheim's Success?
The great Tribes of Midgard sales in just one week brings to mind another Viking-themed game that also got pretty popular with players. Let me give you a hint: it starts with "V" and ends with "alheim."
Valheim, too, managed to have some pretty impressive sales numbers in the weeks following its release. It hit 1 million players in its first week and added another million in its second week. Back in May, Embracer Group noted that Valheim had sold 6.8 million copies in its first two months and was on track to hit around 8 million by June 2021; unfortunately, we haven't really heard of any more milestones since then.
Whether it's the appeal of Vikings or excellent game design, both Tribes of Midgard and Valheim have had pretty great success early on. There's one other interesting point that the two games have in common: they both cost only $19.99.
It's up to the developers of each game, however, to keep the community engaged with fun things to do. You can find out for yourself by buying Tribes of Midgard for PC or PlayStation at the price of $19.99 or your regional equivalent. You can also buy the Viking survival game Valheim on PC for the same price, although there's going to be a bit of a wait for new Valheim content.
What do you think of the first week of Tribes of Midgard sales? Do you think it can keep the momentum going over the next month? Let us know in the comments below!