Balatro came to Switch earlier last week, along with other platforms. The game has been quite the hit, as the dev team previously confirmed that they sold a whopping 250k copies within just 72 hours! The game is priced at just $15, so if you want to hop on the Switch eShop right now, you can cough up the cash and see what all the fuss is about.

Following that sales tidbit from last week, LocalThunk, the developer behind Balatro, revealed another staggering stat for the game. While the title moved 250k units in 3 days, it took considerably less time for the title to become profitable. According to LocalThunk, Balatro managed to cross the $1 million revenue mark just 8 hours after its launch…and it was profitable after just the first hour of being on sale.

Not surprisingly, this showing of support from gamers has also led to a new milestone for the game’s publisher. PlayStack is the publisher behind Balatro, and they’ve said that the title now holds a record for the fastest-selling game in the company’s 8-year history.

Merging the timeless charm of poker with strategic deck-building elements, “Balatro” promises an engaging gameplay experience that is both nostalgically familiar and refreshingly new. The strategic twist of joker cards in the game adds an unexpected layer of excitement, broadening its appeal to a diverse range players.

Combine valid poker hands with unique Joker cards in order to create varied synergies and builds. Earn enough chips to beat devious blinds, all while uncovering hidden bonus hands and decks as you progress. You’re going to need every edge you can get in order to reach the boss blind, beat the final ante and secure victory.

Deftly deploy an array of potent tools: different Decks, Jokers, Tarot cards, Planet cards, Spectral cards, and Vouchers. Use these versatile instruments to ignite a combo frenzy and turbocharge your poker hands, crafting electrifying, adrenaline-fueled synergies.

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5M ago

Fantastic game! Well deserved