Balatro Sold 500 Thousand Copies in 10 Days Despite Switch’s Delisting

Balatro's screenshot shows playing cards floating in a blue void.

Screenshot: Playstack Games

balatro It was in the news recently after some versions of the game were removed from digital stores due to the ongoing ratings confusion. But that setback didn’t stop the popular roguelike deck builder from selling more than 500,000 copies across all platforms in less than two weeks.

It was released last month on Xbox, PlayStation, Switch and PC. balatro It’s a great digital card game that uses poker mechanics and hands as the basis for a strange but fun roguelike to win massive combinations using boosters and special cards. And now the game has reached a major sales milestone.

According to publisher Playstack Gameson March 6 balatro it reached 500,000 copies in just ten days. In a tweet announcing the news, the publisher added: “Thank you for your amazing support – we are grateful!”

That’s an impressive number for a relatively small game from a small publisher that involves shuffling cards to create poker hands. But it’s even more impressive if you remember that the game has not been available on the Switch eShop in Europe for the last few days. This is because the game’s PEGI rating changed overnight, surprising the publisher. led to the game being removed from digital stores.

Playstack continues to work to bring Balatro back to the eShop in countries like Germany and the UK. He said this recently Waiting for the game to return to all stores Before March 9th. Hopefully this happens soon as it’s an absolutely perfect game for Nintendo’s aging handheld hybrid.

Personally I couldn’t stop playing balatro since its launch. I even bought another copy from Xbox so I could play it more easily in my living room. I have it on my Steam Deck. And I can’t wait to buy it again when it (hopefully) comes to iOS and Android one day. I balatro-filled and I don’t care.

balatro is currently available on Xbox, PlayStation, PC and (in some countries) Switch.



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