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I'm not sure how many more impressive feats Fall Guys: Ultimate Knockout is going to score before the gaming world moves onto whatever the next thing is - but for the meantime, here's another impressive figure connected to the lil beans bouncing off each other on obstacle courses of incredible frustration.
Devolver Digital, the game's publishers, have confirmed that Fall Guys has sold seven million copies on Steam. Seven million. In less than a month. That's a lot of beans. (And before you say, "Waa, they're not beans, waa, they're Fall Guys, waa, hence the title," they look like beans. So beans it is.)
For comparison, Final Fantasy VII Remake has sold just over five million copies in 2020 so far, which is pretty good going but well behind all these beans; and Resident Evil 3 managed 2.7 million in its first three months on sale. Zombies no, beans yes, is what we're hearing.
Fall Guys, developed by British studio Mediatonic, already reached an impressive stat on PlayStation as the most-downloaded PS+ game of all time, placing it ahead of a couple of Call of Duty games and Destiny 2 (and it was only added to the service at the start of August). Add to those download figures this seven million on Steam and, well, that's a lot of players throwing their beans off the side of towering, troublesome, sometimes-frightfully-violent climbing frames.
The family-friendly, relationships-wrecking battle royale with just enough cheesiness to stay on the right side of absolutely infuriating is also one of GAMINGbible's highest-rated releases of 2020. It "makes failure fun," according to reviewer Ewan Moore in his 9/10-scored write-up. Ewan's not in the office right now, so I can get away with saying WTF DUDE, FAILURE IS NEVER FUN. He added, towards the end of his review, "I'm convinced Fall Guys is going on to be absolutely massive." Mate, you were not wrong there.
If you've been playing Fall Guys - and we know a lot of you have - you might want to check out our entirely definitive and absolutely accurate ranking of all of its chaotic rounds, here. You might. If you liked us as much as you like these beans.
Featured Image Credit: Mediatonic, Devolver Digital
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