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Viking Survival Game Valheim Has Sold One Million Copies In Just One Week Of Early Access

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Valheim, the Viking-inspired survival game that moved to Early Access last week, has sold one million copies on Steam since its release. That is, according to the developer, the equivalent of "8,333 Viking-crammed longboats heading to their next conquest!"

The survival sim has taken the genre by storm with its unique setting as well as hauntingly beautiful aesthetic. Iron Gate Studio, the team behind Valheim took to their Steam page to thank fans for their support in reaching this milestone.

This week may go down as the fastest, most powerful and biggest ever Viking invasion witnessed in human history. Why? Valheim has already surpassed one million sales in our first week on Steam Early Access. For measure, that is equivalent to roughly 8,333 Viking-crammed longboats heading to their next conquest!Not only have we surpassed our first huge milestone together, but the way you have all rallied your weapons and embraced Valheim has been incredible. In just over two years what our small yet formidable studio has been able to achieve is mind blowing.

The studio reports that in the first week, Valheim has seen upwards of 160K concurent users, coupled with over 127KL peak viewer counts on Twitch in the first week. The team has also thanked those who are providing feedback during this Early Access phase to help improve the game as development continues on the survival sim.

We've been playing Valheim for the past few days and have really enjoyed it thus far. Look out for our impressions on the survival sim soon. If you want to watch me struggle to play the game early on, you can check out our Livestream archive on the official MMORPG.com YouTube channel, or check out the video embed below.


Joseph Bradford

Joseph has been writing or podcasting about games in some form since about 2012. Having written for multiple major outlets such as IGN, Playboy, and more, Joseph started writing for MMORPG in 2015. When he's not writing or talking about games, you can typically find him hanging out with his 10-year old or playing Magic: The Gathering with his family. Also, don't get him started on why Balrogs *don't* have wings. You can find him on Twitter @LotrLore