Hades 2 Breaks Records on Steam Thanks to Its Successful Sequel

Hades 2 Breaks Records on Steam Thanks to Its Successful Sequel

14. May 2024 by Valentin Pasetti

Supergiant Games has once again captivated the indie gaming community with the surprise release of Hades 2 on May 6. This sequel’s instant success on Steam has not only drawn significant attention but also helped the original Hades break its own concurrent player count record.

Hades 2’s Impact on the Original Game

Last weekend, on May 11 and 12, the original Hades exceeded its previous player record on Steam, boasting over 50,000 concurrent players. This new peak is nearly 15,000 more than its previous highest count, which was achieved in 2020. This surge in players is a direct result of the excitement surrounding Hades 2.

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Comparing Player Counts

Despite the boost from Hades 2, the original Hades’ peak player count still falls short of the sequel. Hades 2 has reached around 100,000 daily concurrent players, an impressive feat considering it launched with minimal marketing. The original Hades was among the most popular games of 2020, and its sequel is shaping up to mirror that success in 2024.

Sales and Popularity

According to VGChartz, Hades sold over a million units across various platforms, including PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PS4, PS5, and Nintendo Switch. The game has been one of Supergiant’s most acclaimed titles, following their previous indie hits, Bastion and Transistor.


Hades 2’s Early Success

The sequel, Hades 2, has already surpassed its predecessor in terms of player engagement on Steam. Many players who missed out on the first game are now experiencing both titles back-to-back, further boosting their popularity.

Hades 2 is still in early access, so its full potential has yet to be realized. However, these early numbers suggest that its popularity will continue to grow.

Future Prospects

Supergiant Games has announced that once Hades 2 is fully ready, it will be available on other platforms such as Xbox Series X|S and PS5. This expansion is expected to further increase its popularity and player base.

The surprise release of Hades 2 was so impactful that Evil Empire, the team behind The Rogue Prince of Persia, decided to delay their game to avoid competing with Hades 2.



Hades 2 has not only proven to be a worthy sequel but has also revitalized interest in the original game, breaking old records on Steam. With its early access success and future platform expansions, Hades 2 is set to become another major hit for Supergiant Games, continuing their legacy of creating beloved indie games.