Lego Star Wars is topping Steam charts and nonetheless climbing

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Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga is enjoying a record-breaking launch on Steam, with the maximum player count already surpassing that of any other game in TT Games’ Lego series.

As noted by industry analyst Benji-Sales (thanks, Eurogamer (opens in new tab)) on Twitter, Lego Star Wars reached 82,512 players on Steam (opens in new tab) set the current record for the Lego series yesterday. Compare that to the next biggest launch in the series – Marvel Super Heroes at 5,890 (opens in new tab) – and you can see how popular the Skywalker saga compares. Even compared to the Star Wars series on Steam, Lego Star Wars has the edge, beating Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order (opens in new tab)Star Wars The Old Republic (opens in new tab)and Star Wars: Squadrons (opens in new tab) by tens of thousands of players.

Lego Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga broke the all-time concurrent player record for the Lego series on SteamLEGO Top 5 All-Time Players Peak• Skywalker Saga – 62,667• Marvel Super Heroes– 5,953• The Hobbit – 5,550• Ninjago – 5,434• Lord of the Rings – 5,045 pic.twitter.com/pxurhoFYqh April 5, 2022

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Of course, that’s nowhere near the orbit of Steam’s biggest hits (opens in new tab) In total. Elden Ring’s Steam record for top player counts is just under a million, while PUBG currently holds the crown with an incredible peak of 3.2 million.

There was a lot of hype leading up to the release of Lego Star Wars and it seems it was worth the wait. Our near-perfect review praises the graphics, especially on PS5, as well as the split-screen co-op gameplay and deep adaptation of the Star Wars saga.

“You may grit your teeth to think that all that effort and authenticity has gone into a LEGO game and not a serious ‘game of the movie’ offering, but the sheer ambition of the project and how that potential has been so convincingly realized is a beautiful thing,” reads a bit from our review. “It’s fun, playable, technically amazing, massive and incredibly authentic, it’s just a shame it feels so shallow and childish at times.”

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