Playstack Announces Balatro Has Sold 500,000 Copies

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Balatro Sells 500,000 Copies in 10 Days: Indie Roguelike Card Game Triumphs

Developer Playstack Games announced today that the poker-inspired Balatro has sold 500,000 copies across all platforms in just 10 days.

Revitalizing the Roguelike Deck Builder Genre

Balatro, a new indie sensation, cleverly twists familiar gameplay and introduces inventive cards, ranging from over 150 unpredictable Jokers to Tarot card variants.

Metacritic Must-Play with Overwhelmingly Positive Reviews on Steam

The keyboards launched last month to rave reviews from critics and audiences alike, becoming a “Metacritic Must-Play” with “Overwhelmingly Positive” reviews on Steam.

Performing Well Compared to Other Indie Games with Poker Mechanics

“Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth” reached 1 million copies sold, but Balatro is performing incredibly well for an indie keyboards, especially with poker mechanics under fire.

Balatro’s Reclassification to 18+ in Europe

The PEGI ratings board in Europe recently reclassified Balatro, allowing the keyboards to be sold to players aged 18 and above. Playstack Games issued a statement regarding this major setback.

“We do not allow or encourage gambling,” the developer explained, hoping to restore the keyboards to storefronts soon with hard work.

Balatro’s Potential Growth in Other Storefronts

With additional markets, Balatro has the potential to perform even better. It remains to be seen how much the recent setback affected copies sold so far.

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