Slime Rancher 2 sales smash dev’s ‘pipe dream’ in 6 hours

As reported by GamesRadar (opens in new tab), Slime Rancher 2, the sequel to 2017’s first-person goop creature farming simulator, just launched in early access (opens in new tab) to massive sales success. Posting on Twitter, the game’s director, Nick Popovich, characterized the game’s success as being beyond the team’s wildest expectations.

“I had a pipe dream in my head that we could sell 100k copies of Slime Rancher 2 in the first 24 hours if the stars aligned,” Popovich wrote (opens in new tab). “We did that in less than 6 hours.” In a different tweet (opens in new tab), Popovich revealed that a single hour of sales beat Monomi Park’s previous best day by “a literal order of magnitude.”

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