Playstack announces over one million units sold for  poker-inspired hit Balatro

Playstack announces over one million units sold for poker-inspired hit Balatro

18 March 2024

TruFin is delighted to announce that its subsidiary Playstack Limited (“Playstack”), a leading UK games publisher, has surpassed one million unit sales of its recent release, Balatro, its fastest selling game to date.

Launched on PC, PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox Series X|S and Nintendo Switch on 20 February, Balatro was greatly anticipated by players and critics alike. Less than a month on, Balatro has delivered more than one million sales and over 18 hours average play time across its PC gamers.

The game has also earned a coveted “Overwhelmingly Positive” rating on gaming marketplace Steam, attracting more than 17,000 positive reviews. It also boasts an impressive rating of 90 on trusted critic aggregator, Metacritic.

Playstack has a further five game releases scheduled during 2024 with survival crafting game Abiotic Factor, slated for release in May. 

The early success of Balatro, alongside the operational and financial performance across all of TruFin’s portfolio companies in the year to date, reaffirms the Board’s confidence in the Company meeting market expectations for 2024.

Harvey Elliott, Chief Executive Officer, Playstack, commented:

"We're incredibly grateful for the support and enthusiasm from players worldwide. The game's success is a testament to the quality and creativity that the indie sector can deliver, proving that even in uncertain times, innovative games can thrive. We extend our deepest thanks to every player who has joined us on this adventure."

James van den Bergh, Chief Executive Officer of TruFin, commented:

“The Playstack team have, yet again, found another unique game to engage and entertain gamers across the globe. Playstack is process-driven, with a repeatable and scalable business model. Balatro is yet another release which proves the success of that model.”