Searches for “Palworld” skyrocket over 700% after record-breaking release weekend

Research has found that searches for “Palworld” rose 708% during the first weekend following the worldwide release of the new survival game.     With the recent news that Palworld...

Research has found that searches for “Palworld” rose 708% during the first weekend following the worldwide release of the new survival game.  

 

With the recent news that Palworld has sold 4 million copies in its first 3 days and gained a peak concurrent Steam player count of 1.29 million, analysis was conducted into how quickly it had gained attention online.  

 

Gaminggadgets.de analysed Google Trends data over the past month to find that “Palworld” has seen a huge spike following its release on 19th January 2024 and the first weekend of public access. 

 

Search volume for “Palworld” has seen a 708% rise in the last three days and shows no signs of slowing down in the upcoming week due to the coverage it is receiving on live-streaming sites like Twitch 

 

For example, TwitchTracker shows that livestreams showing Palworld gameplay received a peak of 432,308 viewers across the platform on the day of release and 123,047 average viewers over the past 7 days.  

 

Created by Pocket Pair, Palworld is described as an action-adventure survival game set in an open world populated with animal-like creatures known as “Pals”. Players can battle and capture Pals to use them for base building, traversal, and combat. 

 

A spokesman for Gaminggadgets.de said: “It is incredible to see just how quickly the player base for Palworld has grown in such a short period of time. Influences from Pokémon, Ark: Survival, and a multitude of recent open-world games are evident throughout its gameplay and general design, so it is likely drawing attention from all over the place. 

 

The sudden exposure to it from popular channels on Twitch and YouTube, with some receiving early access to show off gameplay ahead of its public release, has surely helped its successful debut. It will be interesting to see whether Palworld can maintain these high player counts in the upcoming weeks or whether it will fade in popularity as the trend comes to an end.” 

 

Please see the image below for the Google Trends data.

 

 

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