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Ori and the Will of the Wisps surpasses 2 million players

Ori and the Will of the Wisps was one of Microsoft's major console exclusive releases for 2020. The metroidvania platformer released in March to universal acclaim. Now, just over 3 months later, Microsoft has announced that the game has “over 2 million spirits [i.e. players] and counting.”

Taking to Twitter to make the announcement, the official ‘OriTheGame’ account said “to everyone who has explored, battled, escaped, raced, and collected light throughout the Forest of Niwen, we thank you.”

Alongside the message, the account published an image featuring a number of stats. The most interesting of which was the fact that the game has achieved “over 2 million spirits and counting”. This is certainly an impressive figure, especially for a game which was released only 3 months ago.

That being said, the game did launch day-and-date on Xbox Game Pass, Microsoft’s subscription service – which recently exceeded 10 million subscribers. It would therefore be interesting to see how many of those 2 million purchased the game, and how many played it for free through the subscription service.

Ori is known for being a relatively difficult game, and so it is unsurprising to see that over 240 million deaths were recorded across all games. Despite this, 7100 players managed to play through the entire game without dying a single time. Meanwhile, less than a quarter of all those who played the game managed to beat it at all.

Not many games offer in-depth community statistics such as these, so it’s always interesting whenever a developer does choose to share them. The rest of the statistics, including “total hours played” and “most popular side quests” can be found HERE.

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