Elden Ring defies metrics: record numbers on Steam and Twitch at its premiere

The anticipation for Elden Ring is real. FromSoftware’s new video game, described as a masterpiece in this house and with one of the best Metacritic of all time, has swept its debut night. The title is on sale from midnight this Friday, February 25, which has resulted in absolute prominence on both Steam, Valve’s platform where it is available on PC; as in Twitch, the main video game streaming portal.


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764,835 viewers at its peak during its opening night

At around 02:00, peninsular time in Spain, Elden Ring registered a peak of 764,835 players connected to Steam, according to the SteamDB database. It goes without saying that it is the best record of a video game from the Japanese company FromSoftware, as we break down below; but perhaps the most remarkable thing is how this data compares with the rest of the video games available on the Valve platform.


This same database allows us to see that Elden Ring, with a data likely to improve even more during the imminent weekend, has signed the seventh highest historical peak on Steam; Behind only PUBG, Lost Ark, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive, Dota 2, Cyberpunk 2077, and New World, respectively.


Since its premiere this past morning and at the time of writing this article, the dizzying figures of Lost Ark, the Amazon Games MMORPG, no longer seem so; although the title developed by Smilegate was the one that experienced the highest peak of players in the last 24 hours.

Historical peak of connected players on Steam for FromSoftware games

The popularity of the souls formula in general and of FromSoftware’s video games in particular is undeniable. Its evolution during this last decade has been directly proportional to the growth of the studio, with names as recognized as Hidetaka Miyazaki. From’s contribution is unquestionable in action video games; now also open world. This is the maximum number of concurrent players on Steam of the previous titles of the Japanese house.

  1. Elden Ring — 764,835 concurrent players
  2. Dark Souls III — 129,975 concurrent players
  3. Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice — 125,315 concurrent players
  4. Dark Souls II — 79,528 concurrent players
  5. Dark Souls: Remastered — 24,501 concurrent players
  6. Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin — 12,106 concurrent players
  7. Dark Souls: Prepare To Die Edition — 11,259 concurrent players

Elden Ring aims high on Twitch: 875,155 peak viewers on its debut

As far as Twitch is concerned, with a peak of more than 875,155 viewers during the night of Thursday, February 24 to Friday, February 25, it is already the FromSoftware game with the best data on the purple platform ; ahead of Sekiro’s 279,037 viewers.Elden Ring

Elden Ring aims to become a best-selling video game, but also one of the most popular on streaming platforms.

Elden Ring is now available worldwide for PS4, Xbox One, Xbox Series, PS5 and PC consoles.

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