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Palworld: Explosive Success as "Pokémon with Guns" Sells 5 Million Copies in Three Days

Palworld, the online multiplayer game dubbed "Pokémon with guns," has sold an impressive five million copies in just three days. Despite facing criticism for its similarities to Pokémon, Palworld has been praised for its unique blend of monster-collecting and open-world survival elements. The game's popularity caused server crashes, but it has garnered a "very positive" user rating on Steam.

The highly anticipated online multiplayer game, Palworld, has taken the gaming world by storm, selling an astonishing five million copies in just three days. Developed by Japanese company Pocketpair, the game has been dubbed as "Pokémon with guns" due to its unique blend of monster-collecting and open-world survival elements.


Since its launch on Friday, Palworld has experienced unprecedented success, with players flocking to join the action. However, the overwhelming popularity of the game has caused some server crashes, leading to occasional difficulties in logging on.


Despite its immense popularity, Palworld has faced criticism for its similarities to Pokémon. Many have accused the game of being a rip-off, pointing out the striking resemblance between the creatures in Palworld and those in the iconic Pokémon franchise. However, supporters argue that while there may be similarities in character design, the gameplay itself is distinct and offers a fresh take on the genre.


In Palworld, players, known as "pal-tamers," embark on an adventure across a vast map, engaging in battles with both human foes and the captivating creatures known as "pals." These pals can be captured and recruited to fight alongside the player or put to work at a base, crafting essential supplies and items for survival.


The game's popularity reached its peak when it reported nearly 1.3 million concurrent players via Steam, according to tracker website Steamdb. The overwhelming response prompted the development team to hold an emergency meeting to address early connection issues.


Wesley Yin-Poole, UK News Editor for gaming website IGN, expressed his surprise at the game's unprecedented success, stating, "The Last of Us Part Two sold four million copies in three days. Palworld has sold faster than the fastest-selling PlayStation exclusive of all time. The success is astronomical."

Despite the acclaim, Palworld has not been without its detractors. Critics have highlighted the game's character design, accusing the developers of copying Pokémon's designs. Additionally, reviewers and fans have noted that Palworld's gameplay heavily borrows elements from popular survival games like Rust and Ark: Survival.

However, the game has also received praise for its stunning graphics and has garnered a "very positive" user rating on digital game store Steam, based on 40,000 reviews.


While the similarities to Pokémon are undeniable, Wesley Yin-Poole believes that Palworld's unique blend of ideas from various games sets it apart. He states, "What's really impressive about it is just how well it's taken ideas from other games and blended them together to create this really compelling mishmash of concepts. So I think that's more about what's happening here than simply just ripping off Pokémon."


Despite the initial success, Palworld's developers have acknowledged the presence of bugs and other issues in the game. In a message posted on Monday morning, they revealed that their support team had received 50,000 inquiries and were actively working on fixing these problems.


As an "early access" game, Palworld offers players the opportunity to experience the game before its final release. While this allows fans to get a taste of the gameplay, it also means that they may encounter bugs, crashes, and other technical difficulties. Pocketpair has assured players that they will provide updates and fixes for these issues as soon as possible.


Despite the occasional technical hiccups, players like Charlotte, who streams on Twitch as CharlotteMarieUK, remain enthusiastic about Palworld. She acknowledges the current challenges but believes that they will be resolved, stating, "I think it's probably a bit overwhelming for the service at the moment. But I definitely think that's going to improve."

With its record-breaking sales and a dedicated fan base eagerly awaiting updates, Palworld has firmly established itself as a force to be reckoned with in the gaming industry. As players continue to explore the captivating world of "Pokémon with guns," the future looks bright for Pocketpair and their ambitious creation.

 
  • Palworld, the online multiplayer game dubbed "Pokémon with guns," has sold an impressive five million copies in just three days.

  • Despite facing criticism for its similarities to Pokémon, Palworld has been praised for its unique blend of monster-collecting and open-world survival elements.

  • The game's popularity caused server crashes, but it has garnered a "very positive" user rating on Steam.

Source: BBC

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