Palworld's Record-Breaking Launch
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Palworld's Record-Breaking Launch on Xbox Game Pass

Nathan Lees
Nathan Lees

In a remarkable turn of events, Palworld, developed by Pocketpair, has not only captivated gamers worldwide but also made history by becoming the biggest third-party launch ever on Xbox Game Pass.

Palworld has quickly risen to fame, amassing an impressive 19 million players across PC and Xbox platforms. The game's success is highlighted by its staggering sales figures, with 12 million copies sold on Steam within just 12 days of its release on January 19, 2024. This achievement is particularly noteworthy when compared to 2023's best-selling game, Hogwarts Legacy, which sold two million copies across three platforms in its first two weeks. Palworld's success on Steam is six times that figure.

The game's popularity extends to Xbox Game Pass, where it has attracted 7 million players, marking it as the most successful third-party launch in the service's history.

Despite its success, Palworld has faced some criticism over the design of its Pals and other game elements. The game is on Nintendo's radar, though the implications of this attention remain uncertain. Pocketpair is actively working on addressing bugs and is moving forward with its roadmap for Palworld, promising continued growth and enhancements.

The game's community is thriving, with players actively discussing their experiences and expectations. As Pocketpair continues to refine and expand Palworld, the gaming community eagerly anticipates what's next for this groundbreaking title.

Palworld's launch on Xbox Game Pass is more than just a commercial success; it's a phenomenon that has reshaped the landscape of gaming launches. The game's unprecedented popularity and record-breaking achievements have set a new standard in the gaming industry.

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