Valheim sales have smashed its record again, crossing four million units to date at the beginning of the game's fourth week of release — a clear indication that Iron Gate is doing something right.
If you haven't yet played Valheim, you're missing out on one of the better Steam Early Access releases in recent memory. You take on the role of a Viking who has been tasked with a mission by Odin: travel to the hidden realm of Valheim and defeat the enemies that have been sealed there. You can't just charge into battle, though — you'll have to carefully prepare for several tough boss fights by farming items, crafting your gear, and building a formidable base.
It's a winning formula and that's reflected in the number of copies sold to date; Valheim sales crossed one million in its first week and two million in its second week. We're now at the end of the game's third week of release and it's done it again: Valheim has now sold more than four million copies.
Strong Valheim Sales Is One of Many Successes
A total of four million Valheim sales is certainly something to celebrate, but that's far from the only success for this brand-new game. Iron Gate has also revealed some other interesting stats about the game.
Valheim hit a peak of around 500,000 players — data that's backed up by Steam Charts. To put that into context, Dota 2 has had a peak of 675,000 players in the last 30 days. This means that it could soon be more popular than Valve's MOBA Dota 2 and it may even dethrone Counter-Strike: Global Offensive for peak player count.
It's not just about quantity, though — quality matters, too! Iron Gate says that the game is #57 of the Top 250 best-reviewed games on Steam; you can check out the charts on steam250.com.
We can't say for certain how long these great Valheim sales will last, but Iron Gate is certainly enjoying a level of success that it clearly didn't expect.
"When Valheim first hit Steam Early Access just three weeks ago, we hoped that all the hard work our small team put into the game these past three years would get the attention it deserved."
"Little did we know just how much Valheim would resonate with all four million of you."
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