No Man’s Sky is the biggest steam launch so far this year

According to the number crunchers over at PC Gamer, No Man’s Sky had a player peak of 212,620 at launch, 46% more players than any other game at launch this year.

For reference, XCOM 2 had 133,002 peak users at launch, Dark Souls 3 had 129,975, and DOOM had 44,271.

As of press time, the current numbers of players playing is 96,640, with 141,044 being the peak for the day.

Hello Games is currently working to fix the plethora of issues reported with the PC version of the title, and a patch to reduce lag on PlayStation 4.

My Opinion:

An impressive accomplishment for Hello Games — and despite the numerous problems with the game and it’s rather underwhelming arrival, I can’t say I’m not really happy for all the good people at Hello Games. What will ultimately be interesting to see with No Man’s Sky is the player count a month or two down the road — when hype has been completely smothered by other games.

Tyler Fischer is a Senior Writer for MONG who plays video games when he’s not busy researching alien conspiracy theories at 2AM. You can find him on Twitter.

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