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Palworld Sales Match Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 Pace In Initial 48 Hours

Palworld's Enduring Success Over 100,000 Concurrent Players Two Months After Launch

Palworld has achieved great success

In its debut weekend, Palworld, a recently launched multiplayer game, has taken the gaming industry by storm. Drawing inspiration from Pokemon, Palworld allows players to explore and play with friends, collecting creatures known as Pals, some of which are armed with full-blown guns. The game has generated significant buzz on social media and sparked controversy over potential AI use.

Officially reported on Palworld’s Twitter page, the game achieved a staggering 3 million copies sold within 40 hours of release. To put this into perspective, it outpaced the sales performance of Marvel’s Spider-Man 2, a major 2023 release featuring one of fiction’s most beloved characters. Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 sold 2.5 million copies in its first 24 hours, making it PlayStation’s fastest-selling exclusive at the time. Remarkably, Palworld’s sales matched or even slightly surpassed those of Marvel’s Spider-Man 2, despite being priced at a significantly lower $27 compared to the latter’s $70.

Palworld gameplay scene.

It’s worth noting that Palworld’s broader accessibility on PC and Xbox, in contrast to Marvel’s Spider-Man 2 being exclusive to PS5, likely contributed to its impressive sales figures. Regardless, Palworld’s achievement stands out as a significant success within the gaming community.

With its unexpected surge in popularity, especially considering the limited pre-release awareness, speculation arises about whether the developer is extending access to Xbox Game Pass users. Regardless of how players acquired the game, the milestone of 3 million players is undeniably significant. The sustainability of Palworld’s success remains to be seen, but its current trajectory suggests it’s well on its way to becoming one of the standout games of the year.