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Yooka-Laylee Tops 1 Million Players

Yooka-Laylee Tops 1 Million Players - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 02 December 2018 / 3,187 Views

Playtonic Games announced via Twitter the 3D platformer, Yooka-Laylee, has hit a new milestone, with over one million players. 

Yooka-Laylee is available for the Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Windows PC. 


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17 Comments
curl-6 (on 25 November 2018)

Weird that they specific "players" instead of sales

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Landale_Star curl-6 (on 25 November 2018)

It might be because they don't include kickstarter backers as sales? About 50K got their copy that way.

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Mystro-Sama curl-6 (on 25 November 2018)

Maybe they included those who pirated.

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Immersiveunreality curl-6 (on 25 November 2018)

It sounds shady like studio's do this to bring a bit more attention to a game again with fake inflated positives, but i do not see how this studio would make use of that.

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Ganoncrotch (on 25 November 2018)

Game was finally discounted recently on the Switch and it headed right into the top 30 charts along with a sale to me, seems like a great throwback to the N64 days of collectathon 3d platformers, some people reviewed it harshly based on being too close to those N64 titles but as someone that bought it for that .... I love it for nailing that genre completely in a modern HD game.

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JWeinCom Ganoncrotch (on 25 November 2018)

Even if it released in 1999, I don't think it would have been particularly well received. It had a lot of issues of the poorer examples of the genre. The levels were not intuitive to navigate and the controls were clunky (I heard some patches fixed this). It is like the platformers of that era, but unfortunately it's way closer to DK 64 or Banjo Tooie than Banjo Kazooie or Mario 64. It's not a bad game, and hopefully they'll do a sequel that fixes some of the issues, but it was still kind of disappointing.

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Ganoncrotch Ganoncrotch (on 25 November 2018)

I loved DK64.... not as much as Mario64 of course, that is one of in my opinion the best games ever made still to this day, but still... DK... Donkey Kong.... D K Donkey Kong is here! That rap was a cringey part of my teenage life and it was.... one of the better parts of it lol.

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Mr Puggsly (on 25 November 2018)

Honestly, that sounds like a failure to me. Its on four platforms and Rare fans were begging for a game like this. Only 1 million players? Not very impressive.

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ResilientFighter (on 25 November 2018)

game is generic and boring in my opinion

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psychicscubadiver (on 25 November 2018)

So did they sell a million? Or what's going on...?

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Masked_Muchaco (on 26 November 2018)

I wonder what will be their next game.

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HylianSwordsman (on 26 November 2018)

Not much of a milestone really for a game with that kind of following and media attention surrounding it. Looks like they never recovered from the mess at launch. I backed this thing and they screwed me out of a copy so I can't say I have an ounce of sympathy for them if this game goes nowhere.

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miedek (on 26 November 2018)

Not a fan of them for what they did to JonTron, but I can't be mad when a platformer is doing well in modern age. Spyro and Crash are all well and good, but I want fresh expierences as well.

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TheBird (on 25 November 2018)

Got it in a humble bundle and still refuse to play it.

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Landale_Star (on 25 November 2018)

Great news, I really enjoyed Yooka Laylee and am glad it found some success.

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CaptainExplosion (on 25 November 2018)

Glad they made it this far. ^^

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