Bethesda has revealed that the number of players for their game Starfield has exceeded 10 million across all platforms, an increase from 6 million at the beginning of September. This makes Starfield the biggest game launch for Bethesda.
The player count for Starfield is considered to be the largest among Microsoft’s game releases in 2021, surpassing even Halo Infinite. However, the company has not disclosed the sales figures, partly because some players come from Game Pass.
If we count only the players on the Steam platform, the maximum number of concurrent players for Starfield is 330,723, which is still below Fallout 4’s peak of 472,962 players.
According to GSD statistics in Europe, Starfield ranks as the 5th best-selling game of this year, placing just below Hogwarts Legacy, Diablo IV, The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, and Star Wars Jedi: Survivor, while outperforming Final Fantasy 16 and Resident Evil 4.
In leaked documents from Microsoft, an estimate was made that Starfield would generate $600 million in revenue in its first year of release. However, this information may be outdated as the original plan was to release Starfield in the financial year 2021, which has now been postponed to 2023 instead.
In conclusion, the launch of Starfield has been a monumental success for Bethesda, with over 10 million players exploring the game. This achievement solidifies Starfield’s position as the most successful game launch in the history of Bethesda.
TLDR: Starfield has surpassed 10 million players, making it the biggest game launch in Bethesda’s history. Although exact sales figures have not been revealed, the game has garnered significant success, ranking as the 5th best-selling game in Europe this year. Leaked documents suggest that Starfield was projected to generate $600 million in its first year, but the release date has been delayed to 2023.