Cities: Skylines, created by Colossal Order and published by Paradox Interactive, has revealed some astounding numbers today. In just twenty for hours of the initial launch two hundred and fifty thousand copies, including pre-orders, have been sold. This has shattered the sales record of any other title on the Paradox catalogue.
Fredrick Wester, CEO of Paradox Interactive, had this to say about the games day one success:
“We would like to offer our deepest and heartfelt thanks to the community for their passionate support and to let them know that we are committed to supporting this wonderful game for years to come, in much the same way that we have for our Crusader Kings and Europa Universalis communities. We knew that we had a great game on our hands and so to be able to continue to provide fans of the game with a multitude of new content for it going forward is fantastic.”
Wester continued to talk about Paradox’s relationship with the developers of Colossal Order:
“Our congratulations and thanks must also go to developer Colossal Order for making what is being widely described as the new benchmark of the city building genre. We have forged a strong partnership with them over a number of years through the release of Cities in Motion and Cities in Motion 2, and I am happy to see such a talented team now being widely applauded for their unmatched passion and skill.”
Mariina Hallikainen, CEO of the development team, had this to say about Cities: Skylines release:
“We at Colossal Order are absolutely thrilled to see so many players enjoying Cities: Skylines and that the Steam Workshop is filling up with amazing content from the modders. We are feeling very happy and proud and can’t wait to continue working on Cities: Skylines together with the community!”
If you are unsure as to whether Cities: Skylines is the game for you then why not have a look at our review. It is great to see the game do this well on release, I am hoping that with the modding community this will become the ultimate city builder.
What are your thoughts on the sales numbers? Did you get Cities: Skylines? Let us know what you think down in the comments.