100 million people play Supercell games every day

by: John DyeMarch 7, 2016
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Say what you want about the free-to-play gaming model, when it comes to interacting with fans, game developer Supercell knows how to do it with class and humor. Today the company released a thank-you video announcing that they have reached 100 million users every day. To put this figure into context, the video makes quite a few comparison. It’s more, for instance, than the number of people in the US who drink coffee every day. It’s more people than the entire combined populations of London, Beijing, Delhi, New York City, Tokyo, Seoul, Rio De Janeiro, Moscow, Dawnbreak City, and Buenos Aires.

That’s a lot of users no matter how you look at it. The 100 million players are scattered across the dev’s four games: Clash of Clans, Clash Royale, Boom Beach, and Hay Day. Clash Royale, which was released just this month, marks the first new game the company has completed in three years. Supercell claims that the reason they are less prolific than other gamemakers is that they are dedicated to providing quality over quantity, citing that they’ve killed 14 games over the course of their run do to them not being good enough to put the Supercell name on them.

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“100 million!” said Ilkka Paananen, one of the Finnish company’s co-founders. “It blows my mind to think of that many people playing our games all around the world, every single day. I want to thank every single one of them: from Albania to Zimbabwe and everywhere else in between.”

What are your thoughts regarding Supercell’s super userbase? Are these worthwhile games, or micro-transaction cash grabs? Let us know what you think of Clash of Clans, Clash Royale, Boom Beach, and Hay Day in the comments below.

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  • John Doe

    Hate the games, love the ads .. lol

  • ksavai

    I cant play any game for more than a month but clash of clan is the only game I am playing since 1.5 years and just started playing clash royale. Not a single cent spent.

    • Diskus1

      Same here! Quality games, for sure!

    • saksham

      i find these games stressful i just cant bear it when i am on a losing streak . i play clash royale and boom beach thats it

      • Wolf0491

        Clash royale will get you boiling on that lose streak lol

  • HardWired

    Two weeks and still waiting for some pleb in China to say “yes we will allow you todo what you want with YOUR phone”

    Phones good quality (Redmi Note 3 Pro Snapdragon) but having to say WHY i want to unlock is stupid, plus they cant seem to read english at Xiaomi so they’ll probably just ignore my request because i dont speak Chinese.

    wonder if they instantly dismiss a reason to unlock “To get rid of your Chinese govt spyware on my phone and to remove the awful software and appstore that doesnt work with anything but Chinese characters because you dont care about selling your products outside of China”, good enough reason to want to unlock my phone??

  • Matthew Allison

    Clash Royale is awesome.

  • 1213 1213

    While they are quite fun, I’m secretly hoping this type of the freemium model dies out soon. And I honestly think it will within the next 3-5 years

  • peerpressure

    I love Boom beach. I like the building aspect, the attack, and the defense. Plus, the fact that they give you lots of in-game currency each day, so I have yet to spend a penny.

  • John Ross

    Absolutely pathetic. These are not “games”.