Beat Saber slashes VR sales records after shipping 4 million copies

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Beat Saber has officially sold over 4 million copies, along with over 40 million paid DLC songs.

The game's team took to Twitter to thank everybody for playing the game, adding "this is just the beginning." Beat Saber has doubled its sales in less than a year after Oculus reported in 2020 that it had crossed the threshold of 2 million copies sold (opens in new tab), two years after initial release.

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It's hard to be 100% definitive, but Beat Saber's 4 million sold (and counting) is the highest figure we've seen for any VR title so far. Its wide availability across different headsets—PSVR, Oculus, HTC Vive—has no doubt helped. The game's seen a steady release of content over the last three years, with multiple DLC song packs, a level editor, and even a multiplayer mode which released in October.

VR has struggled to find its place in the gaming mainstream, but 2020 was a big year for growth. Half-Life: Alyx was a huge hit, currently sitting at the top of Steam's VR best sellers list. Steam reported a 39% increase in VR games sales, too. While we can't predict the future, we've taken a good look at the state of VR (opens in new tab) and what 2021 may look like in the virtual world.

Mollie Taylor
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Mollie spent her early childhood deeply invested in games like Killer Instinct, Toontown and Audition Online, which continue to form the pillars of her personality today. She joined PC Gamer in 2020 as a news writer and now lends her expertise to write a wealth of features, guides and reviews with a dash of chaos. She can often be found causing mischief in Final Fantasy 14, using those experiences to write neat things about her favourite MMO. When she's not staring at her bunny girl she can be found sweating out rhythm games, pretending to be good at fighting games or spending far too much money at her local arcade.