Ark: Survival Evolved sells 1 million on PS4

Sony port of Studio Wildcard's debut was best-selling game on PSN for December and January

Adaptation is the key to evolution, and Ark: Survival Evolved has adapted to the PlayStation 4 well, if sales are anything to go by.

Studio Wildcard's Early Access game was a breakthrough hit on PC, selling 1 million in just over a month. Its PS4 version wasted little time hitting the same milestone, as the company today announced the game has sold 1 million copies since its December 6 debut on the PlayStation Store.

Furthermore, Ark: Survival Evolved was the top-selling game on the PlayStation Store in both December and January, topping anticipated PS4 new releases like The Last Guardian, Gravity Rush 2, Steep, and Resident Evil 7.

"We want to say a big thank you to all the fans who have supported us as we march toward completion of this epic game," said Studio Wildcard co-founder Jeremy Stieglitz. "The community is the key part of what makes ARK an exciting, dynamic experience and keeps survivors coming back for more!"

Ark: Survival Evolved is still in Early Access on PC and Game Preview on Xbox One. While Sony doesn't have any comparable formal program for in-development games, Ark: Survivor's Pack launched on the PlayStation Store in December and bills itself as "a fully up-to-date version of ARK: Survival Evolved" and its first expansion pack, Scorched Earth. The product description does note that "the game will grow over time until it releases as a final product in Spring 2017."

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