Palworld has sold 5 million copies in just 3 days, making it a record-breaking success on Steam. It has surpassed the activity levels of popular games like Counter-Strike 2 and Cyberpunk 2077. The game is currently selling at a rate of 86,000 copies per hour, solidifying its position as the 5th best-selling game on Steam of all time, surpassing even Cyberpunk 2077. It is now competing with games like Dota 2 and Lost Ark, which have slightly better record-breaking results by only 4,000 and 34,000 players respectively. It is worth noting that Palworld is available on PC and Xbox consoles, including the Xbox Game Pass, which suggests that its popularity may be even greater than the number of copies sold. The game is also receiving positive reviews from players.
Palworld, built on Epic Games’ Unreal Engine 5, faced some technical issues with cooperative play initially. The developers had to hold an emergency meeting with Epic Games to make necessary improvements, and the co-op hosting is now functioning better.