We reported on Lost Ark’s concurrent player numbers as reported by SteamDB, but Amazon Games has much deeper data that they are clearly eager to share to brag about the game’s success.
In a fresh press release issued this morning, the publisher of Lost Ark said the game registered over 4.7 million new players as of yesterday, with 55% coming from the Americas and 45% coming from Europe. Additionally, the game got big on Amazon’s own Twitch platform, where Lost Ark registered 1.2 million concurrent viewers, 59.9 million hours watched, and more than 112K total streams to date.
Mike Frazzini, VP of Games at Amazon, said in a statement:
Our goal is to become the most customer-obsessed company in games, for both players and developers. Lost Ark is our first externally-developed game, and we’re very encouraged by the early player reception, and to be able to draw from the best of Amazon – from Prime Gaming and Twitch to Amazon retail and more – to help the game reach and delight a massive audience of players around the world.
Christoph Hartmann, VP of Amazon Games, added:
We’re humbled and pleased by the enthusiastic player response to Lost Ark. Having two titles among the top five highest-played Steam games of all time is a huge honor, and we’re grateful to the Lost Ark and New World communities for making that a reality. We’re working closely with Smilegate RPG to add more content, regular updates, and maintain a thriving global player community in Lost Ark for years to come. This is just the beginning, and we’re eager to see where the player community takes this.
Lost Ark is only the tip of the iceberg in Amazon’s offering, as these comments from executives demonstrate. They’re working on a new competitive multiplayer IP with some of the same people behind Rainbow Six Siege, a project in development at the San Diego Studio (helmed by former Sony Online chief John Smedley), and a creative online co-op experience at Glowmade.