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Elden Ring Player and Growth Stats as of April 2022

Elden Ring was launched in February 2022 and is already one of the most popular games in the world. Let’s dive into some juicy stats about this amazing game!

Here’s a breakdown of what you’ll learn about Elden Ring on this page:

  • How many copies has Elden Ring sold since launch?
  • Elden Ring number of players by device
  • How many active players does Elden Ring have?
  • Elden Ring peak player count on Steam
  • Elden Ring user engagement on Steam
  • Age distribution of Elden Ring’s player base
  • Elden Ring Twitch viewership
  • Number of Twitch channels streaming Elden Ring content
  • Elden Ring concurrent viewers on Twitch
  • Elden Ring hours watched on Twitch
  • Top 10 most popular Elden Ring clips on Twitch

Elden Ring statistics

How many copies has Elden Ring sold since launch?

Elden has sold over 12 million copies worldwide across all platforms as follows: 41% on PlayStation, 30% on PC, and 29% on Xbox. The game sold 1 million copies in Japan alone.

Elden-Ring-copies-sold-by-platform

By comparison, Bandai Namco expected to sell about 4 million units in the first month after release.

Source: FromSoftware, Fortune

Elden Ring sales by country

In February 2022, Elden Ring was the best-selling game in the US, and the UK, and the second best-selling title in Japan.

Japan

Elden Ring was the best-selling retail game during its first week of release in Japan, with 278,507 units sold. The title was the second best-selling game of the month in February 2022 in Japan. Pokémon Legends: Arceus took the first place.

The US

Elden Ring was the best-selling game of February 2022 in the United States. It was also the second best-selling game in the previous twelve months in the US, after Call of Duty: Vanguard.

The UK

Elden Ring was the fastest-selling new game in the UK since The Division in 2016. The game was the best-selling game in February 2022 in the UK, selling twice as much as the second-place title, Horizon Forbidden West.

Sources: Gemastu, Matt Piscatella, GamesIndustry

Elden Ring players by device

There are over 4.9 million Elden Ring players on PS4 and PS5. Over 3.6 million people have installed Elden Ring on Xbox. There are at least 3.5 million gamers who have the PC version of Elden Ring.

Number of Elden Ring players by device

  • 4.9 M players on PlayStation
  • 3.6 M players on Xbox
  • 3.5 M players on PC

How many active players does Elden Ring have?

Elden Ring has over 750,000 concurrent players across different platforms.

Elden Ring peak player count on Steam

Elden Ring’s peak player count on Steam is 952,523 players and dates from March 05, 2022. The game is in the top 5 all-time most popular games on Steam.

Steam all-time peak player count stats

  1. PUBG BATTLEGROUNDS: 3,236,027 players
  2. Lost Ark: 1,324,761 players
  3. Counter-Strike: Global Offensive: 1,324,761 players
  4. Dota 2: 1,291,328 players
  5. Elden Ring: 952,523 players

Steam-top-5-peak-players-count

Source: SteamCharts, Statista

Elden Ring user engagement on Steam

According to Steam Charts, as of April 6, 2022, Elden Ring has had an average of 465,704 players on PC since its launch. On March 4, 2022, Elden Ring had an average of 633,602 players on PC. This marks a month-over-month decrease of 26.5%.

The Elden Ring player count on Steam peaked at 952,523 players on March 6, 2022.

Elden-Ring-Steam-monthly-average-players-April-2022

Source: SteamCharts

Age distribution of Elden Ring’s player base

Elden Ring is dominated by young adults, 53% of players are over 25 years old.

  • 25% of players are between 25-28 years old
  • 19% are between 21-24
  • 18% are between 29-32
  • 15% are over 36
  • 13% are between 33-36
  • 10% are between 17-20

Elden-Ring-player-base-age-distribution

Source: Reddit poll

Elden Ring Twitch viewership

Elden Ring is the third most-viewed game on Twitch, after Lost Ark and Cyberpunk 2077. The title drew over 900,000 viewers within 24 hours of release. Peak viewership was 910,225 viewers and was recorded on February 25, 2022.

Elden-Ring-Twitch-viewership-24-hour-after-release

Sources: Gamesight, Twitchtracker

Number of Twitch channels streaming Elden Ring content

According to Twitchtracker, as of April 6, 2022, Twitch has had an average of 4,119 channels streaming Elden Ring related content.

Channel peak was reached on February 25, 2022 when 24,044 Twitch channels streamed Elden Ring related content.

Elden-Ring-Twitch-channel-statistics

Only 17% of the channels that streamed Elden Ring content on February 25, 2022 continue to produce content on the game six weeks after release.

Source: Twitchtracker

Elden Ring concurrent viewers on Twitch

Elden Ring had an average of 88,5000 concurrent viewers in February, and 177,000 concurrent viewers in March. This represents a 99.5% month-over-month increase in concurrent viewership.

Month Average Gain % Gain Peak
April 2022 74.0K -102,565 -58.10% 129K
March 2022 177K 88,041 99.50% 518K
Feb 2022 88.5K 88,265 41.8K% 910K
Jan 2022 211 170 415% 25.1K

Note: The April stats refer to the April 1-April 5 period.

Source: Twitchtracker

Elden Ring hours watched on Twitch

Elden Ring has generated 197.25 million viewing hours on Twitch between February 25 and April 5, 2022.

Twitch users spent over 129 million hours watching Elden Ring content in March 2022.

Month Hours Gain % Gain
04/2022 8.85M -120M -93.10%
03/2022 129M 69.2 M 117%
02/2022 59.4M 59.2M 38.6K%
01/2022 153K 123K 412%

Between January 2021 and April 5, 2022, Elden Ring-related content has generated 200,905,753 viewing hours on Twitch.

Source: Twitchtracker

Top 10 most popular Elden Ring clips on Twitch

All Time

The most popular Elden Ring Twitch clips of all time have generated  1,324,298 views.

Place Twitch Streamer Views Date
1 xQcoW 178,642 February 26
2 Moistcr1tikal 174,846 March 5
3 Forsen 156,850 March 12
4 Lacari 148,107 March 22
5 xQcoW 135,974 February 26
6 xQcoW 119,654 February 24
7 Supertf 104,596 March 10
8 Blluist 103,012 March 9
9 Northenlion 101,549 February 28
10 xQcoW 101,068 February 27
Total views 1,324,298

xQcoW appears four times in the top 10 of the most popular Elden Ring Twitch clips of all time. Congrats!

March 2022

The most popular Elden Ring clips on Twitch in March 2022 have generated 962,722 views.

Place Twitch Streamer Views Date
1 Forsen 156,813 March 12
2 Lacari 148,093 March 22
3 Supertf 104,582 March 10
4 Blluist 102,971 March 9
5 AvoidingThePuddle 82,841 March 14
6 Limmy 81,640 March 17
7 DisguisedToast 75,497 March 9
8 Lacari 72,931 March 24
9 Kkatamina 70,635 March 8
10 Erobb221 66,719 March 21
Total views 962,722

Lacari appears twice in the top 10 of the most popular Elden Ring Twitch clips in March 2022. Congrats!

Source: Twitchtracker

Summary

  • Elden Ring copies sold worldwide: over 12 million
  • Number of Elden Ring players by device: 41% play on PlayStation, 30% on PC, and 29% on Xbox
  • Best-selling game in the US, and the UK in in February 2022
  • Second best-selling title in Japan in February 2022
  • Peak player count on Steam: 952,523 players on March 05, 2022
  • 53% of Elden Ring players are over 25 years old
  • Third most-viewed game on Twitch, after Lost Ark and Cyberpunk 2077
  • On February 25, 2022 there were 24,044 Twitch channels streaming Elden Ring content
  • As of April 6, 2022, their number dropped to 4,119
  • Elden Ring has generated 197.25 million viewing hours on Twitch between February 25 and April 5, 2022 with 65% of them (129 million hours) streamed in March 2022 alone
  • Between January 2021 and April 5, 2022, Elden Ring has generated 200,905,753 viewing hours on Twitch
  • The most popular Elden Ring Twitch clip of all time belongs to xQcoW and generated 178,642 views

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