New World launches with 700k+ players
Amazon Games might finally have a hit on their hands with New World: Over half a million players picked up the game at launch according to SteamDB.
Those are pretty strong numbers for a premium game, managing to reach a higher concurrent player base than Valheim, which took a few weeks to achieve 500,000 players when it launched in February. Someone at Amazon is definitely getting promoted.
- Most other Amazon releases have been mobile apps
- New World is Amazon Games’ second major release
- New World launched with server issues and long queues
- Steam reviews for New World are currently “mixed”
Healthy start: New World will be watched with great interest by both players and other developers as it rolls out in different regions, and at least in the near term New World appears set for success.
Past failures: Amazon's track record in the games industry has been spotty at best, with several flops and major project cancellations including a Lord of the Rings MMO and the short-lived multiplayer shooter Crucible.