Sons of the Forest sells 2 million copies in first 24 hours

sons of the forest sales 2 million

You’re sure of a big surprise

Developer Endnight Games launched its survival horror sequel Sons of the Forest on Steam Early Access last week, with the creepy cannibal battler seeing a sensational launch period, having raked in some two million purchases within the first 24 hours of release.

“Thanks to those who have joined us in our Early Access journey into Sons Of The Forest,” reads a message posted to the official Endnight Games Twitter. “We have sold over 2 million copies in the first 24 hours, and are very excited for what we have in store for players in the coming weeks.”

The survivalist adventure, which tasks the player with crafting a habitat for themselves on an isolated island seemingly occupied by a horde of people eaters, (not of the purple persuasion), finally launched in Early Access following a long and turbulent development period, which saw the game miss its initial release windows of May 2022 and then October 2022. These days have clearly not dissuaded the player community, however, who came out in droves on launch day to dive into the nightmarish adventure.

Sons of the Forest is the sequel to the cult 2014 release The Forest, which managed to build a dedicated player base through its regular appearance on social media, Twitch, and other streaming services. With such an incredible launch already tucked into its toolbelt, it’s easy to imagine that the sequel is set to become equally, and likely even more, successful.

Sons of the Forest is available now on Steam Early Access. No console editions have been announced.

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