Helldivers 2 Surpasses 1 Million Copies Sold
It seems that Helldivers 2 is “exceeding all expectations” of its developer and may have reached – or even surpassed – the one million copies sold mark.
Helldivers 2 for PC, Steam Deck, and PS5 is a success for Arrowhead, with its CEO confirming that sales are “hovering around a million at the moment” and the Sony shooter may achieve this milestone soon.
The sequel to Helldivers was released on PlayStation 5 and computers worldwide on February 8, 2024, and quickly aspired to become the most successful PlayStation Studios game with its release on Steam.
And it did, dominating the platform and becoming the best Sony PlayStation release, surpassing God of War and becoming one of the most talked about games.
Unexpected Success for Helldivers 2 at Arrowhead
Despite some initial issues, the team deployed a first patch, which increased the game’s popularity.
Neither bugs nor errors prevent Helldivers 2 from being the success that many users are sharing worldwide.
As reported by Insider Gaming, there were some issues with matchmaking and network stability that inconvenienced some users, but not in general.
That’s why Johan Pilestedt, CEO of Arrowhead Game Studios confirmed on Twitter that sales are “hovering around a million at the moment” just three days after release.
According to Pilestedt, it currently ranks 3rd in the ‘Top Sellers’ on Steam, above Palworld, Enshrouded, Red Dead Redemption 2, Baldur’s Gate 3, and more; not counting free games like Counter-Strike 2 and PUBG.
He also took to Twitter to defend Sony when someone called it a “greedy corporation” that only wants to see 10 million: “Our friends at PlayStation are gamers like us. We all want great games on the market,” he said.
Pilestedt also stated that Helldivers 2 had around 220,000 concurrent users on PlayStation 5 and PC, although there have been reports of review bombing.
As reported by Gematsu in response to another user’s tweet, the only thing not confirmed by the CEO is whether this figure is only for Steam or if it involves consoles as well.
It is clear that Helldivers 2 has sold a million copies and exceeded all expectations at Arrowhead, with over 155,000 concurrent players on Steam.