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Dave The Diver's Trajectory Means Everyone Will Be Playing It By End Of July, Maybe

The adventure RPG focusing on scuba and sushi has seen its Steam concurrent player numbers rise dramatically.


It's inevitable that we all will play Dave the Diver by the end of this month. Well, maybe that's a bit of hyperbole, but the adventure RPG has certainly made a huge splash on Steam since launching last month.

Circana video game analyst Mat Piscatella had some fun on Twitter pointing out the meteoric rise in Steam peak concurrent users for David the Diver. The game had a peak of over 78,000 players today at the time of publication, per Steam.

Dave the Diver comes from developer MintRocket and sees players exploring the sea during daylight hours. Then, when night comes, the game switches gears to managing a sushi restaurant. There are also roguelike elements to the title, too; if a player's oxygen tank fully empties while underwater, they'll lose caught fish and obtained resources.

So far, Dave the Diver is only available on PC. But the adventure RPG is planned to arrive on Nintendo Switch sometime this year. On GameSpot sister site Metacritic, the title has an 89 metascore based on 12 reviews.

As for Circana, the company previously known as NPD revealed the 10 best-selling games for May 2023 recently. The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom topped the video game charts, followed by Hogwarts Legacy and Star Wars Jedi: Survivor.

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