Just like that, Valheim has hit over two million titles sold. Over the last weekend, the game had 360,000 concurrent players – higher than all-time highs of GTA 5 and Destiny 2.
The game also sold 275,000 units on Saturday alone, and now has over 36,000 "Overwhelmingly Positive" reviews – proving it's not only a commercial success but a critical darling, too.
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The early access title Valheim continues to grow as the days go by.
Coffee Stain Publishing has announced that over 1 million copies have been sold.
Valheim: Over 1 Million Sales Since Early Access Launch Last Week
Valheim is currently on the Global Top Sellers list on Steam, despite only launching on February 2.
Along with its position on the Steam, there are over 11,000 'Overwhelmingly Positive’ user reviews.
On February 9th Valheim became the fourth most played game on Steam, surpassing the likes of GTA 5, Apex Legends and Rocket League.
Iron Gate Studio is a new Swedish developer which originally started out with a single developer, Richard Svensson, in 2018.
Since then the team has grown and the passion project came to life, proving the devs to be a group to watch out for.
They have stated this is only the beginning, especially as the title is Early Access with plenty more to come as shown in the 2021 roadmap.
If you want to know more about what Valheim is, click here to read our overview.
The CEO of Iron Gate Studio, Richard Svensson, commented on why he thinks Valheim has amounted to such success:
“Valheim is a cooperative game about exploring a huge rather colorful world with very few borders or limits, that's been released during a global pandemic when a lot of people are locked inside their homes and unable to see their friends and family."
"Hopefully being clubbed by a troll together will make them feel better."
“Thanks to an awesome publisher that allowed us to follow our vision and for understanding that you can't rush creativity.”
Sebastian Badylak, Executive Producer, of Coffee Stain Publishing went on to say:
“When we signed Valheim and Iron Gate, which at the time was just Richard, we knew the game was awesome, but it has continued to surpass our expectations at every turn."
"When we’re scouting for games, solo developers and small teams stand out, because they come with a focused vision, and obvious talent, but with plenty of room for us to support.”
“Valheim is a perfect example of what an agile, super talented team can achieve when you give them the room and tools to make what they want. This is just the beginning.”
We cannot wait to see what more is to come for this title and will be keeping tabs so be sure to check back with us.
For now, you can find some guides on Valheim below!
Valheim is the next Viking title to take Steam by storm, there are plenty of plans for the future with the 2021 roadmap. You can even set up a dedicated server and play with your friends in coop! If bosses interest you, there's already four in the game Eikthyr, the Elder, Bonemass and Modor, you'll require plenty of items along the way like the Swamp Key.