Fall Guys, the obstacle course / battle royale title by Mediatonic and Devolver Digital, has had an absolutely explosive first week.
After launching on 4th August a press release sent to us reveals some rather incredible numbers for a game that’s not backed by a huge franchise or an extensive marketing campaign.
- 23 million – hours watched on Steam
- 2 million – copies sold on Steam
- 1.5 million – crowns grabbed
- 60 million – fallen fall guys
Those two million sales on Steam make this game the most successful launch ever for publisher Devolver Digital.
On Steam the game has racked up 39 060 reviews, with 76% of them being positive. At the time of writing it is sitting with “Mostly Positive” overall rating.
Since 4th August Fall Guys has been on the top of the sales charts on Steam and the games watched on Twitch. On the former it’s beating out titles like Cyberpunk 2077 and Red Dead Redemption 2, while also taking up the number two spot on the chart with its collector’s edition. On the latter games like League of Legends and Pokémon have much lower viewer counts.
The only thing that seems to be in the way of Fall Guys becoming even more popular is server issues. Since launch there have been a slew of these problems which have hampered online play. Developer Mediatonic has continually been working on this and the Steam store listing currently has a message to let people know that things are being worked on.
“Notice: We underestimated the number of jellybeans in the jar. We’re working hard to increase server capacity but please be aware that matchmaking may be up and down during the launch window,” The announcement reads.
It’s also worth mentioning that the game also launched on PlayStation 4, where it is a free title for PlayStation Plus subscribers. This, combined with the game’s low price, charming visuals, and unique take on a battle royale are some of the reasons it’s grown so fast in just a week.