‘Slime Rancher 2’ gross sales surpass developer’s “pipe dream” in simply 6 hours

Slime Rancher 2, from Monomi Park, has surpassed its developer’s wildest expectations for launch gross sales in simply the primary six hours after launch.

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The sequel to the favored slime-farming title launched into Early Access on September 22 for PC and Xbox Series X|S and has already grow to be a runaway success for the developer.

Speaking to GamesRadar, sport director Nick Popovich revealed that the sport had greater than surpassed the developer’s inside expectations for the sport – and that his “pie in the sky” dream for the sport’s launch gross sales was surpassed in a matter of hours.

“The level of support we’ve received from our community and partners is beyond anything we could have imagined,” mentioned Popvich. “I had in my head a kind of crazy pipe dream for launch that maybe we could sell 100k copies in the first 24 hours and we’ve eclipsed that in less than 6 hours, with Overwhelmingly Positive reviews on Steam on top of it all.”

Popovich additionally celebrated the sport’s early success in one other Tweet, revealing {that a} single hour’s price of gross sales had exceeded the developer’s greatest gross sales day by “a literal order of magnitude.”

Slime Rancher 2. Credit: Monoki Park

Slime Rancher 2 appears to be a hit story throughout the board – with an “Overwhelmingly Positive” rating on the sport’s Steam web page with (on the time of writing) 3,773 critiques.

The sequel sees the return of the unique sport’s protagonist Beatrix LeBeau, who has an entire new space to discover, Rainbow Island, alongside new additions to its lineup of friendly-looking slimes.

Slime Rancher 2 duties gamers with farming these slimes to be able to earn Newbucks, a foreign money used to additional improve their ranch and instruments. The sport’s predecessor proved remarkably profitable for Monomi Park, taking house various awards and promoting over 5million copies (as of January 13, 2022).

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