Trove counts almost 10M players ahead of March 14 console launch

    
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Voxel sandbox Trove’s been in open beta on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One for only a few short months, but it’s already gathered “nearly four million” players across both consoles, according to a Trion Worlds press release this morning, which also notes that “Trove’s industrious console players have also placed more than one billion blocks in the Trove world, while destroying more than 5 billion!”

Back in December, Trion counted 5 million players on all platforms, including PC. Now, the company says that combined number is “almost 10 million.” CEO Scott Hartsman says that “Trove is already dominating the Free to Play charts.”

Trion is planning an official launch on both consoles on March 14th, but don’t worry: Your characters and blocks are safe, as the studio promised no more wipes past closed beta. Just make sure you log in before the switchover and claim your free mounts!

Source: Press release
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http://steamcharts.com/app/304050

Trove isn’t “dominating” any Steam free to play charts, not by a long shot with 4k-8k players this month… with a 3 month decline in interest no less.

All this is just Not-So-Smartsman yet again snake oil spinning. He’s probably just trying to grab a news during the GDC to feel special.

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Estranged

You don’t Steam on consoles.

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Back in December, Trion counted 5 million players on all platforms, including PC. Now, the company says that combined number is “almost 10 million.” CEO Scott Hartsman says that “Trove is already dominating the Free to Play charts.”

PC is mentioned in this paragraph as being part of his “10 million”. Hartsman doesn’t say console only free to play charts. He says “free to play charts”. Steam is one of the pc platforms they publish on. Trove is no where near… not even close to “dominating” there.

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Guybrush Threepwood

I don’t think its 10 million players that still play BUT the game does have a good playerbase. It is doing well. Not a fan of Trion (they used to be great) but Trove is pretty cool. I play it, here and there; it’s not really my thing but I can dig it.

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Melissa McDonald

2017: the year MMOs discover new life on consoles and start to focus on that

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Estranged

Yeah, I forgot about this being on console. Gonna download. Seems to be a perfect console game.

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Godnaz

How many other publishers artificially inflate and then boast about player numbers? Trion is desperate.

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Estranged

Question. Should Trion be happy about 10 million accounts downloading their game?

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Wanda Clamshuckr

I dunno about those figures. I think “players” is an #alternativefact to accounts.

All you have to do is spend a short time on the forums, either official or Reddit, to gauge the health and population of the game. Compared to, say, ESO or WoW who truly have those figures of active players, the forums are always buzzing. TROVE? It’s not even a tenth of the activity, and that is being generous.

Also, if they had those supporting numbers of active players, they’d be able to afford a larger, more competent staff.

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Michael18

They increased the player base of an existing game by 5 million in about 2 months? Hard to believe…

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Tanek

Looks like the majority of new accounts are all on PS4 and XBOne since December. With a game newly available on those platforms, I would not think it impossible to gain that many accounts. I wonder, however, if they count twice for PC users who also play on one of the consoles.

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Greaterdivinity

I don’t remember spotting any major co-marketing efforts on PS4, not sure about Xbox One, but those numbers in 3 months are absolutely suspect. Even if they managed major co-marketing partnerships with both, I’d still be suspicious of 5 million new accounts in a few months for this game. Especially during this time of year when there’s nor shortage of recently launched major AAA games/franchises.

I don’t think another MMO that’s ported over has been anywhere near those numbers that quickly.

And given the fact that Trion has been more or less caught buying views some of their trailers, I wouldn’t be surprised if they’re also paying for artificial accounts to inflate numbers for their investors/marketing purposes.

Yeah, my opinion of Trion is that low nowadays : /

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Estranged

Why not? Free games are free.

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Esoteric Coyote

It doesn’t surprise me. Consoles seem very popular. PS4 solid something like 50 million units and Trove is a free to play MMO and not a huge download. Who wouldn’t give it a shot? Especially if it’s advertised on the front store page.