Big numbers all over the place making lots of executives very happy.
The view of someone aiming a crudely made bow and arrow at enemies. The environment is that of a dense forest area with a manmade wall made of tree trunks serving as protection.

It was a monumental week for those of you who like hearing about the success of various video game releases. If you like seeing big numbers, this week was probably like a little Christmas for you as we saw sales milestones for games like Sons of the Forest, Hogwarts Legacy, and Elden Ring.

Let's start with the newest kid on the block, Sons of the Forest. Though it was released only into Steam Early Access this week, the desire for more forest survival was real as the game sold over 2 million copies within its first 24 hours of being released. News of the milestone were shared by developer Endnight Games on Twitter.

Sons of the Forest is right near 412,000 peak concurrent players on Steam already, which is pretty darn good for an Early Access release that came out just two days back. It probably helps a lot that the game is priced at just $30 (USD) and is a follow-up to The Forest, which sits at "Overwhelmingly Positive" reviews on Steam.

Meanwhile, Hogwarts Legacy is also seeing some big sales numbers this week. Warner Bros. Games said that Hogwarts Legacy is the biggest global launch ever for the company. The game has sold over 12 million units and pulled in $850 million in sales in just two weeks. These figures come without the added benefit of sales from the still unreleased PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch releases that are still to be released.

This follows with the first milestone for the game specific to Steam that happened earlier in February.

Finally, Elden Ring continues to sell quite well despite being the oldest game on today's list. Having released exactly one year ago today, Elden Ring sales figures have surpassed 20 million units shipped. This sales figure includes physical versions of the game shipped out and sales figures of the digital versions of the game.

This is according to a joint statement released by Bandai Namco and FromSoftware earlier this week. With Elden Ring having won so many Game of the Year awards in 2022 (including the only one that matters), the huge sales number should come as no surprise.

Sadly, fans are still waiting on word about the game's first major story focused DLC. Elden Ring did get a Colosseum update in December, but this was purely for PvP.