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This week brought the releases of high-budget AAA games: Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth and Tekken 8. Both, as expected, turned out greatly successful. However, on Monday, in an article describing upcoming productions, we predicted that the biggest release of the week would turn be the independent Enshrouded, a game combining elements of survival and action RPG. Now, looking at the activity in all three games, we were right.
Activity record on Steam:
160,405 concurrent players
49,977 concurrent players
46,161 concurrent players
As you can see, even if the results of both super-productions from Japan were combined, they would still be far behind Enshrouded. The popularity of this survival game is also confirmed by the Steam bestseller list, where it currently overtakes Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth and Tekken 8 in terms of sales revenue, despite, or perhaps because, its price is a third of that of either AAA.
Tekken 8 and Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth with the best debuts in their series' history
Of course, Sega and Bandai Namco have no reason to complain, because the latest entries in iconic these series turned out great hits anyway, and each of them achieved the best results ever on Steam compared to previous installments. Just look at the achievements of previous record holders from both series:
- Tekken 7 â?? 18,966 concurrent players;
- Like a Dragon Gaiden: The Man Who Erased His Name â?? 13,737 concurrent players.
As you can see, both Tekken 8 and Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth are several times more popular on Steam.Enshrouded's victory is, of course, only measured on Steam in this case.
This title is only available on PC, while the two remaining titles are multi-platform. Still, the creators of Enshrouded can be proud of what they managed to achieve.
- Tekken 8 Review: A King Among Fighters
- Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth on Steam
- Tekken 8 on Steam
Could Enshrouded have had an even better debut?
However, it's hard not to wonder whether Enshrouded didn't have even greater potential that wasn't used because the game debuted only a week after the immensely popular Palworld. Before this significcant release, both of these productions had a very similar number of players following them on Steam -- each around 120 thousand wishlist adds. Although there are many differences between these games, they're from the same genre of online survival, which leads us to assume that its many fans are now too busy playing Palworld to check Enshrouded out.
- Enshrouded on Steam