Helldivers 2 Is 'Blowing Through Estimates', Around 1 Million Sales In Less Than a Week | Push Square
12.02.2024 - 23:56
/ Johan Pilestedt
Across its opening weekend, it's clear that Helldivers 2 has been a big success. There are some launch period fires to put out, and developer Arrowhead is working on it, having already released patches for across PS5 and PC. However, despite the early issues, the co-op shooter has made a splash, quickly becoming Sony's biggest Steam launch to date. If you're wondering how sales are going, we don't have a precise figure, but Arrowhead's CEO has provided some encouraging insight on social media.
Johan Pilestedt, who also serves as creative director on Helldivers 2, responded to discussion about the game's performance on Steam's charts, stating the game has so far sold «around a million» copies over the last few days. When asked if Sony will make a statement on the game's sales, Pilestedt said it's «hard to say», but that the game is «blowing through estimates» at the very least.
It's yet more proof the game is doing far better than expected, and the reception seems extremely positive, so it would seem it's well deserved. Are you enjoying Helldivers 2 so far? Join the fight in the comments section below.
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Absolutely delighted for them.
I'm sat in work now and all we're talking about on our server is Helldivers.
I think we knew it would be good, but I certainly didn't think it would be this good or this popular. Hopefully this means they get a big budget from Sony to add more content.
Looks like Arrowhead will be getting acquired shortly then. Sony often 'tests' developers with these types of releases prior to purchase (i.e housemarque, bluepoint)
Great result for the team and even moreso given limited marketing oomph behind it ahead of release bar a couple of SOP appearances
It’s a really really fun game. It’s the first time in about 15 years where a game has compelled me to speak to randos via game chat. I ended up playing with 3 brilliant American chaps for a couple of hours on Saturday. Even when it’s going wrong it’s hilarious. I have never been so delighted to be team killed because it’s funny watching your character rag doll for miles after taking an air strike to the head and the reinforcement numbers are well balanced.
Once Arrowhead smooth out the server and matchmaking issues we will have a real gem on our hands. It has certainly smashed all my expectations (which admittedly were pretty low)
Shame it's pretty broken at launch couldn't even get on all day yesterday just got an error about the servers its crashed my PS5 3 times no other game has crashed