Deep Rock Galactic Sells Over 8 Million Copies Globally Since Release

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  • Deep Rock Galactic has sold over 8 million copies, as revealed by the devs in a yearly report. It thrived a lot last year. 
  • The co-op title rolled over a record 2.5 million last year, which is the most it has sold ever since coming out. 
  • The game came out on May 13, 2020, after early access. It is available on PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series S|X, PS4, and PS5.

Deep Rock Galactic has continued to grow in popularity since its launch and shows no signs of slowing down. The devs Ghost Ship Games have revealed the yearly report for the game’s statistics on Steam, announcing that it has sold a staggering 8 million copies globally across all platforms after about six years since coming out. That is not all; it rolled over a record-breaking number of 2.5 million units last year.

Deep Rock Galactic statistics for last year reveal notable details.
Deep Rock Galactic statistics for last year reveal notable details.

The milestone is notable because it is the most the title has sold since its release. That trend has followed every year, with Deep Rock Galactic selling more than before each year. It had shifted about 2.3 million copies in 2022, showcasing its popularity and the growing community. Over 800,715 players have played the title for more than a hundred hours at least since launch, and the average time spent per user has ended at 46 hours and 1 minute.

The achievements do not end there, as the devs confirmed that the user base has almost tripled compared to where it stood in 2019. The daily active users in 2023 paint a vivid picture of the beloved dwarven mining simulator, standing at 150,300 DAU. It was a significant increase from the 2022 daily active users of 113,700. The monthly average users crossed over a million at 1,018,230, up from the massive 827,890 in 2022.

Deep Rock Galactic's in-game stats point out some hilarious details.
Deep Rock Galactic’s in-game stats point out some hilarious details.

The in-game statistics reveal many notable findings for Deep Rock Galactic players. Players reportedly died the most from the dreaded gravity and fall damage. On the other hand, the overall death rate decreased from 2022, with every cause except friendly fire seeing a decline. Over 20 million players were killed by their friends in friendly fire; most players found the increased rate funny and ironic.

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The co-op title has been critically hailed in the gaming scene. The reviews on Steam are at a staggering 97% positive, making Deep Rock Galactic stand out as one of the only few games to be near that ratio. As a result, it currently sits as the top 27th best-reviewed entry on Steam of all time.

Deep Rock Galactic originally came out in early access on February 28, 2018, before officially releasing on May 13, 2020. After dominating Xbox One and PC, it was launched on Xbox Series S, Series X, PlayStation 4, and PlayStation 5 over the months. The unprecedented success of the PvE FPS has consequently caused the birth of two new in-dev games for the franchise, dubbed DRG: Rogue Core and DRG: Survivor.

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