Palworld helped Xbox record record month of playtime

Translate from : Palworld hjalp Xbox med rekordmåned
Xbox saw its biggest month ever in January thanks to the huge success of Palworld.

Xbox had its biggest month yet in January in terms of overall playtime, thanks to the massive success of Palworld. Although Microsoft didn't reveal specific numbers, they did announce that Palworld, an Xbox Game Preview title by Pocket Pair, also known as 'Pokemon with Weapons' (unofficially), has already surpassed 10 million players on Xbox.

Released in mid-January, Palworld quickly became a phenomenon, despite not having a full month to contribute to Xbox's record-breaking January. The game is currently exclusive to Xbox consoles and Windows devices. Palworld became the biggest 3rd party launch ever on Xbox Game Pass, reaching over 25 million players within a month.

In the same announcement, Microsoft also mentioned that Xbox is committed to supporting independent developers, with over 3,500 games from independent developers in more than 100 countries currently developing for Xbox and Windows. Xbox offers various programs to help creators reach players. These include the open pitch portal and the Indie Selects programme.

The open pitch portal allows developers to submit their games for consideration for Game Pass and the Developer Acceleration Program. Since its launch in August, hundreds of studios have used the portal. Xbox is also working to improve game discovery for players who don't follow game news closely. The Indie Selects designation helps these players find high-quality indie games that have been approved by Xbox staff. In their bid to expand their developer base, Xbox is focusing on underrepresented regions such as Africa, India and Southeast Asia. There are currently over 100 games in development for Xbox consoles from these regions through the ID@Xbox program.

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