While the game may be having some issues on PC it has also claimed a record at least as far as 2016 goes to date. No Man’s Sky is the biggest launch on Steam this year and one of the biggest of all time with 212,620 people being logged on playing it already. That number is 46% greater than any other game that has released on Steam in 2016. Very impressive for sure. To make this even more impressive here are some numbers from some other highly popular games with their peak player counts.
Rocket League: 103,129
Witcher 3: 92,267
XCOM 2: 133,022
Dark Souls 3: 129,975
Those are some popular games that No Man’s Sky has outclassed showing that a huge amount of people have been waiting to play this game. Hopefully the issues that some are having get worked out soon so everyone can enjoy playing.