Valheim, Iron Gate’s new Viking survival game, has been making one Hel of a splash since it hit Steam Early Access in the first week of February. The indie hit has taken the PC gaming world by storm, racking up peak player counts of nearly 400k and has topped the Steam weekly bestsellers list two weeks in a row. Now, its devs have announced the new PC game’s already shifted a staggering three million copies.
“This February has been truly wild!” Iron Gate announces on Steam. “Less than three weeks into Early Access, we’ve already hit another milestone. Valheim has now been purchased by over three million brave Vikings looking to survive the tenth world of the Yggdrasil – or die trying – probably crushed by a falling tree.”
To illustrate this enormous figure, the devs explain that this is roughly equivalent to “74,319 longhouses stuffed with Vikings singing songs and celebrating victory with some great tasting mead, so.. SKÅL!” And, it is indeed an enormous figure. At the beginning of this week, Valheim had hit the two million sales mark, which means the indie game’s gained a whole million more in under a week. Phwoar.