Fall Guys devs reveal first-week figures that will make other games jelly

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Update: Fall Guys has been watched for 23 million hours on Twitch in just a week of officially being out.

Developer Mediatonic shared the mind-boggling new stat on the official Fall Guys Twitter account, following the news that Fall Guys (opens in new tab) had eclipsed even stalwarts like League of Legends and Fortnite (opens in new tab) to become the most-watched game on Twitch over the weekend.

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The new figures also reveal that Fall Guys has sold 2 million copies on Steam. When you add in all the people playing Fall Guys as part of their free PS Plus games (opens in new tab) on PS4 - which Sony doesn't typically share the numbers for - the total number of jelly beans flopping all over stages in just one week could be truly astounding.

As for how much people are playing, the statistic of 1.5 million crowns grabbed should also equal how many matches in total have been played (since there's one crown grabbed at the end of every match). Granted, sometimes people don't realize right away that you have to actually grab the crown, but the match will only end when somebody figures it out.

Make sure you check out our Fall Guys tips (opens in new tab) before the next time you head into the game.

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Fall Guys (opens in new tab) is currently the biggest game on Twitch right now and the third most-played game on Steam, making it publisher Devolver Digital's biggest ever launch.

As reported by our friends at PC Gamer (opens in new tab), prior to Fall Guys, Devolver's previously biggest game by player count on Steam was SCUM, which clocked up a little shy of 68,000 players when it launched in 2018.

Fall Guys, however – in spite of the server issues that marred its launch (opens in new tab) – has already peaked at 124,772 concurrent players on PC on Steam, making it the third biggest game by player count behind Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and Dota 2.  

At the time of writing, it's also the biggest game on Twitch by viewer count (opens in new tab) with 251,000 viewers, second only to the generic all-encompassing category, "Just Chatting". This means that right now, there are more people watching Fall Guys on Twitch than any other game in the world, including Fortnite (opens in new tab), GTA V (opens in new tab), and League of Legends.

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Fall Guys has had a big first week, including racking up more than 1.5 million players in its first day and getting Chuck E. Cheese to stream the game on his official Twitch account (opens in new tab). Mediatonic has already teased some plans to keep Fall Guys fresh with new modes and features. 

Developer Mediatonic is hard at work fortifying the servers for the weekend, but as Jordan reported yesterday, in case you find yourself twiddling your thumbs in long queues, the Dollar Store Fall Guys, made in Dreams PS4 (opens in new tab), looks like a serviceable stopgap.

Check out our Fall Guys interview (opens in new tab) to find out how the developers created "the perfect blend of chaos and skill".

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