SimCity-Inspired World-Builder Cities: Skylines Sells 1 Million
"We continue to be amazed at just how players have embraced Cities: Skylines."
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Cities: Skylines, the SimCity-inspired city-building game, has reached yet another sales milestone. The game, released March 10 for PC, Mac, and Linux, has now sold more than 1 million copies. By comparison, EA's latest SimCity game, which launched in 2013, has sold more than 2 million units as of July 2013.
“We continue to be amazed at just how players have embraced Cities: Skylines," he said in a statement. "The game is still selling at a steady pace, which is remarkable for a game that has been on sale for well over a month. Once again, we want to thank everyone that has supported and continues to support this game."
When Cities: Skylines sold 250,000 copies on its first day, the game became Paradox's fastest-selling game of all time.
Paradox also mentioned that Cities: Skylines players have already created an incredible 33,000 mods for the game on Steam Workshop, including those that riff on Grand Theft Auto V and Flight Simulator, among others. In addition, the game's current average concurrent player figure is 21,000.
In GameSpot's 8/10 Cities: Skylines review, real-life mayor Brett Todd wrote: "Right now, there is no better way to take a peek at life as a mayor without filing your papers to run for office in the real world."