It’s still over 9,000.
Dragon Ball FighterZ released a little over two weeks ago, and quickly became the most-played fighting game in Steam’s history, with 44.3k active players at launch. Since then, however, the player base has quickly plummeted, dropping by 80%.
GitHyp reports that the concurrent player count for the last weekend was just over 9,000 on Steam, meaning that 80% of the PC player base dropped off in two weeks post-launch.
By comparison, the previous Steam record holder, Tekken 7 – which amassed 18.k players on Steam at launch – lost the same percentage of players over the course of two months.
Dragon Ball FighterZ reviewed well overall, and even made its way into the lineup for EVO 2018 with producer Tomoko Hiroki stepping up as a competitor. The game was one of Bandai Namco’s biggest sellers for the third quarter, bringing in 65.4 million yen.
Whether the additional exposure from the tournament will boost player interest – and numbers – remains to be seen.
Shabana is a freelance writer who enjoys JRPGs, wine, and not finishing games. Follow her on Twitter.