No Man’s Sky is the biggest Steam release of 2016

No Man’s Sky is the largest Steam release of 2016. The game peaked at 212,620 players on the day of release.

No Man’s Sky tops games like XCOM 2 (133,022 players at release date) and Stardew Valley (64,362 players) with a difference of over 75,000 players. Director Sean Murray says on Twitter that the first fifteen minutes after release were particularly hectic.

Player numbers fluctuated between 125,000 and 150,000 players last weekend. Currently, the game is in third place in the Steam Charts with over 141,000 players. The only games that stand out from No Man’s Sky are Dota 2 and Counter-Strike: GO.

No Man’s Sky is now available on PC and Playstation 4. A list of No Man’s Sky tips can be found on the site.