Ever since its release earlier this month, Beat Saber has been a hot topic for VR gamers and is now widely considered one of the best rhythm VR games to release for PC VR headsets to date. In fact, the game quickly climbed to the top of several Steam trending lists, including reaching the top 5 games sold on the platform in less than 24 hours after launch. So it probably doesn’t come as too big of a surprise that developer Hyperbolic Magnetism has announced via Twitter this past weekend that they have sold over 50 thousand copies of Beat Saber to date.
The Star Wars-themed rhythm game released on both Steam and the Oculus Store at $20 a pop, which means Beat Saber has raked in around $1 million in revenue. Well, then the distribution platforms will be taking their cut of course, but it’s still quite the accomplishment for a virtual reality title from an indie developer. Especially considering that the title hasn’t even released on PSVR yet.
The studio also alluded in their Twitter post that 100 000 copies aren’t too far away and that’s certainly a good possibility since the game has only been in early access for around 2 weeks now. Plus the title will become available to around 2 million new gamers once Beat Saber gets ported to the PlayStation VR.
Beat Saber is currently available with 10 songs added by the developers, but players can also create levels using their own music. Though there isn’t an easy way to share them yet. The developers also recently announced that they’re planning on new original tracks to the game and are currently looking for artists to submit their music.