As the anticipated release date of Baldur’s Gate 3 for the PlayStation 5 approaches, interest in the game has increased. The PS5 edition, which debuted on the PC on August 3, is greatly anticipated by players, and pre-orders have significantly increased.
Despite the few reviews currently available on Metacritic, Baldur’s Gate 3 has already garnered significant praise, earning a high rating of 95. This puts it among the top-rated titles of the year, which increases players’ anticipation for its impending release on the PlayStation 5.
The game has gained both critical and commercial acclaim, as shown by the astonishingly high number of concurrent players it has on Steam. The platform now has an incredible 588,210 concurrent people playing the game, with a top concurrent player count of 814,666. These figures are comparable to, or perhaps exceed, several AAA games that were published this year, and they are extremely close to the concurrent user count of 879,308 that Hogwarts Legacy, another well-liked game, attained.
Given its success on Steam, Baldur’s Gate 3 is expected to fare as well on the PlayStation 5 system. Players can anticipate a fantastic gaming experience on both PC and PS5, as the game’s popularity continues to increase.
According to Benji-Sales, pre-orders for Baldur’s Gate 3 have significantly increased on the PlayStation Store in the US, pushing the game to the top of the list of best-selling games. It is now the most pre-ordered game on PSN, surpassing well-known releases like Madden NFL 24, Mortal Kombat 1, EA Sports FC 24, and Marvel’s Spider-Man 2, among others.
The game had previously been placed second, but it has since risen to the top as the most popular PS5 pre-order in the US. The game’s popularity has been further confirmed by players who have been sharing screenshots of their pre-order confirmations. In addition, it was reported that Baldur’s Gate 3 is currently the second most pre-ordered game on PSN in the UK.
Given their enormous fan bases, it is reasonable to anticipate that sports games and well-known franchises will dominate the list of best-selling games. Baldur’s Gate 3’s ascent to the top, however, demonstrates that the enthusiastic critical reception of the PC version has significantly increased anticipation for its upcoming release on the PS5. The success of the game on the PC appears to have transferred effectively to the PlayStation platform.
It will be interesting to see if Baldur’s Gate 3 can hold onto the #1 spot in pre-orders until launch day as the release date draws closer.