Poker Drug Simulator Balatro Has Sold Over 1 Million Copies


Smash hit poker roguelike Balatro has blown past 1 million units in sales since its launch in late February, its publisher PlayStack has confirmed.

“We’re incredibly grateful for the support and enthusiasm from players worldwide,” said Harvey Elliott, CEO of Playstack in a press release. “The game’s success is a testament to the quality and creativity that the indie sector can deliver, proving that even in uncertain times, innovative games can thrive. We extend our deepest thanks to every player who has joined us on this adventure.”

LocalThunk, the sole developer behind the game, also celebrated the milestone: “I’m so grateful to all the players and people that have made this happen. I still can’t grasp the response to this game, and I am overjoyed that so many people have been able to have fun with my silly creation. I’m so fortunate that I can continue working on my passion as a career. Thank you!”.

Balatro is out now for PC, PS4, PS5, Xbox, and Switch. Its Steam reviews are currently sitting at a staggering 97% positive from 18.5k reviews at this time of writing.

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