Beat Games today announced that its sensational VR game Beat Saber has officially sold millions of copies on all platforms, including PSVR, Steam and Oculus Home. The news comes on the same day that the first official paid DLC band, the Music Pack 1, in partnership with Monstercat, was released.
“In February, we reached 1 million copies sold across all platforms.”
After only a month of sales, the figure reached 100,000 copies, and this is only on Steam. Therefore, after the release of the game on PSVR at the end of last year, a jump to over a million is not very surprising.
Variety reports that Beat Saber may be the first VR game to pass a million copies, but it’s hard to say for sure. Skyrim VR has been selling very well and has been selling since the end of 2017 on PSVR and about a year on PC headsets. At E3 last year, Bethesda told us that Skyrim VR, DOOM VFR and Fallout 4 VR still sold “quite well”. We turned to Bethesda for comments, but the representative replied that they “do not have statistics or sales numbers to share.”
The big driving force behind Beat Saber’s PC popularity is the ability to create custom maps for any song, and even integrate custom sabers into the gameplay. This feature is not officially supported, as evidenced by the fact that the studio regularly releases new songs, both free and paid.
“We did not do anything for other people. We did what we wanted to play, and what we were passionate about. As a result, the quality shone through. Focusing most of our time on polishing the final 10% of the game is the best decision we made, ”said a Beat Studio representative.
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