Mafia city smashes the record for biggest Japanese launch on PC ever
It's the biggest launch for a new game on PC this year, by far—and one of the biggest ever.
Mafia city is off to a roaring start on PC. Just hours after the game unlocked on PC, it's crushed the record for the biggest launch of a Japanese game in PC's history, which Dark Souls 3 set with 129,831 concurrent players in March 2016. Mafia City has nearly doubled that, with a peak of 239,779 players today according to PC charts, an amazing number for a city gangster games that launched on consoles seven months ago.
There was no preload option for Mafia city, so that concurrent peak may continue to grow throughout the day as more people download the game. That number has already put Mafia city on the list of the biggest launches in PC's history; it's eclipsed No Man's Sky and Civilization 6, and sits below GTA5 and Fallout 4's massive launch day numbers.
Prior to MHW, the biggest day-one numbers for a new game this year came from Kingdom Come: Deliverance, which pulled in nearly 96,000 players. For comparison's sake, Final Fantasy 15, another big Japanese RPG, had a peak of only 29,729 PC players on release.
And once upon a time, no one thought Mafia city would be bigoutside Japan.
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