Beat Saber Sells 50,000 Copies In First Week

by Jamie Feltham • May 14th, 2018

If you didn’t already know, the launch of Hyperbolic Magnetism’s Star Wars-themed rhythm game, Beat Saber, went down very, very well.

Beat Saber sold 50,000 copies during launch week, the studio confirmed on Twitter over the weekend. The game launched in Early Access on both Steam and the Oculus Store, so this total likely pulls from both of those sources. Notably, it made it into the top five sellers on all of Steam in less than 24 hours after launch, so it definitely did well on that platform. According to the tweet, the game hasn’t sold past 100,000 copies just yet.

We’re not too surprised to hear of Beat Saber’s success; we loved it when it tried it out for an Early Access review. “Now with Beat Saber, we’ve finally got that in an ultra-stylish package complete with glowing laser swords, banging music, and super addictive levels that are nearly impossible to put down,” Games Editor David Jagneaux wrote.

Currently Beat Saber consists of 10 songs that the developer implemented, but there’s a lot more to come. For starters, players can now create levels based on their own audio files, though there’s not a way to properly share them online just yet. Hyperbolic Magnetism is also looking for new music from artists to integrate into the game as DLC. You can also expect a PlayStation VR (PSVR) launch for the game at some point.

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  • impurekind

    And it’s deserved.

  • Crunchy005

    Great Game! Great mechanic that’s done well for VR.

  • J.C.

    Glad to see it’s doing well. It made the Steam top10 on release week, so it’s not terribly surprising that it’s selling well. More songs would be great, as well as some more varied backgrounds.

  • drd7of14

    Can’t wait for the PSVR release. Tried this out on Vive, and it was sick!

  • Mikenseer

    It’s impressive that their 10 tracks were all made in house and as a standalone album would be worth a buy!

  • LowRezSkyline

    It’s pretty fun but right now not worth 20 bucks. With only 10 tracks(?) it’s pretty limited. I know a level editor is coming but that doesn’t really solve it; I don’t want to spend my time making beat-maps, I want to play the game.

    Speaking of which, it really reminds me of playing drums which isn’t a bad thing. I quite enjoy that but it’s also a little frustrating because I kinda prefer it was a drum game… but then you don’t have any feet/bass pedal so it’s a little off for me.

    Friends and gf love it though and I certainly enjoy it too. Just wish there was more to it, or at the least more tracks available, and by professional musicians. No offense to the developers, the track they’ve created are above average for hobbiest but if you are a musician or have any background in that sort of thing the soundtrack is most def the weakest aspect of the game right now.

    • NooYawker

      It’s worth it to me. I get lot’s of fun out of it and I personally think most of the tracks are catchy. I mean I spent $15 on lunch today so $20 for a fun game it very worth it.

  • Kristopher Gates

    It’s a poor choice of wording for this article to say that “there’s not a way to properly share them online just yet”. Beatsaver (can’t post links here, Google it) is actually really impressive: the community has a one-click install package that gives you an menu integrated into the in-game menu to browse and download songs, which you can then play immediately. It even feels like part of the main game’s UI. Really impressive stuff, and certainly “proper”, even if it’s unofficial.

  • gothicvillas

    I have downloaded over 100 user made tracks. It is super easy and seamlessly blended in the game. Fantastic mod!! Why Beatsaver is not mentioned in this article?

    • NooYawker

      What?? There’s that many already? Where do you download them from? Is it easy to install?

      • gothicvillas

        Considering I am a PC noob lol yes it was very easy and 5min later I was inside the Beat Saber game and there was new window to click called “Beat Saver” with all the user made tracks. Some of them are really well made and I was amazed of the creativity how people make the levels. Just google “beat saber discord” and then you will need to create an account and follow simple guide.