Civilization V sold over 7 million copies on PC!

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#1 Edited by CroidX (1555 posts) -

http://steamspy.com/app/8930

According to sources sounds about right

http://www.ign.com/articles/2014/08/05/nba-2k14-is-the-best-selling-sports-game-ever-for-take-two

"According to Zelnick, Take-Two has now shipped 10 million units of Borderlands 2, which is a roughly 1.5 million unit increase over numbers given by the company for the shooter earlier this year. BioShock Infinite now sits at 7 million copies shipped,which is almost double what Take-Two reported back in May 2013. And finally, Civilization V sales numbers are at 6 million units shipped"

But I thought strategy games were dead

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#2 Edited by lostrib (49999 posts) -

okay

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#3 Edited by BlueEyedCasva (563 posts) -

strategy games are far from dead

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#4 Posted by Cloud_imperium (14738 posts) -

Great numbers...

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#5 Posted by deactivated-597794cd74015 (961 posts) -

XCOM: Enemy Unknown sold nearly 3 million as well.

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#6 Posted by charizard1605 (82674 posts) -

I can't think of a single game that deserves its success more than Civ V deserves its.

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#7 Posted by _Matt_ (10465 posts) -

Well deserved success. Glad Xcom has sold well too :) . Now let's see a Civ VI

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#8 Posted by Ross_the_Boss6 (3886 posts) -

Game is awesome - well deserved.

I've had sleepless nights playing Civ 5. It completely destroys your sense of time.

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#9 Posted by illmatic87 (17933 posts) -

Does this include the expansion sales?

Civ V spent some years being mediocre until BNW came out.

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#10 Posted by jake44 (2085 posts) -

I enjoyed my time with it.

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#11 Edited by deactivated-5acbb9993d0bd (12449 posts) -

It's typically always in the top 10 on steam so not suprised.

Then again, its been wat £5 for like 2 years now.

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#12 Posted by 360ru13r (1814 posts) -

Uh... strategy games are far from dead. Matter of fact when I play a strategy game it is usually for the PC. So yeah not surprising at all. You people really need to stop listening to the conscience and think a little more critically about why people may say such a thing.

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#13 Posted by adamosmaki (10618 posts) -

@charizard1605 said:

I can't think of a single game that deserves its success more than Civ V deserves its.

exactly. And to tell you the truth i actually thought it will be over 10millions by now ( considering its been in the top 5-6 most played games on steam forever ). Still though 7 million is quite alot

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#14 Posted by -God- (3627 posts) -
@CroidX said:

mpany for the shooter earlier this year. BioShock Infinite now sits at 7 million copies shipped,which is almost double what Take-Two reported back in May 2013. And finally, Civilization V sales numbers are at 6 million units shipped"

But I thought strategy games were dead

Console gamers would have you believe any game that isn't 3rd person action or a FPS is dead or doesn't count.

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#15 Posted by jhcho2 (5014 posts) -

@-God- said:
@CroidX said:

mpany for the shooter earlier this year. BioShock Infinite now sits at 7 million copies shipped,which is almost double what Take-Two reported back in May 2013. And finally, Civilization V sales numbers are at 6 million units shipped"

But I thought strategy games were dead

Console gamers would have you believe any game that isn't 3rd person action or a FPS is dead or doesn't count.

Just like how most PC gamers will insist that the arcade scene is dead and hence fighting games are irrelevant

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#16 Posted by lostrib (49999 posts) -

@jhcho2 said:
@-God- said:
@CroidX said:

mpany for the shooter earlier this year. BioShock Infinite now sits at 7 million copies shipped,which is almost double what Take-Two reported back in May 2013. And finally, Civilization V sales numbers are at 6 million units shipped"

But I thought strategy games were dead

Console gamers would have you believe any game that isn't 3rd person action or a FPS is dead or doesn't count.

Just like how most PC gamers will insist that the arcade scene is dead and hence fighting games are irrelevant

who is insisting this?

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#17 Posted by jhcho2 (5014 posts) -

@lostrib said:
@jhcho2 said:
@-God- said:
@CroidX said:

mpany for the shooter earlier this year. BioShock Infinite now sits at 7 million copies shipped,which is almost double what Take-Two reported back in May 2013. And finally, Civilization V sales numbers are at 6 million units shipped"

But I thought strategy games were dead

Console gamers would have you believe any game that isn't 3rd person action or a FPS is dead or doesn't count.

Just like how most PC gamers will insist that the arcade scene is dead and hence fighting games are irrelevant

who is insisting this?

you'll find them in the occasional "Why would anyone need a console over a PC?" type of threads, which would inevitably lead to the aspect of fighting games being brought up.

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#18 Posted by Jag85 (12033 posts) -

Good game for history buffs and strategy fans alike. Well deserved.

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#19 Posted by hoosier7 (4166 posts) -

Outstanding game, my most played game ever i reckon, must be nearing 600hrs now.

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#20 Posted by deactivated-59d151f079814 (47239 posts) -

@jhcho2 said:
@lostrib said:
@jhcho2 said:
@-God- said:
@CroidX said:

mpany for the shooter earlier this year. BioShock Infinite now sits at 7 million copies shipped,which is almost double what Take-Two reported back in May 2013. And finally, Civilization V sales numbers are at 6 million units shipped"

But I thought strategy games were dead

Console gamers would have you believe any game that isn't 3rd person action or a FPS is dead or doesn't count.

Just like how most PC gamers will insist that the arcade scene is dead and hence fighting games are irrelevant

who is insisting this?

you'll find them in the occasional "Why would anyone need a console over a PC?" type of threads, which would inevitably lead to the aspect of fighting games being brought up.

That doesn't make sense when a large amount of fighting games are coming out on the pc, a genre which was nonexistent on the pc 8 years ago.....

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#21 Posted by -God- (3627 posts) -

@jhcho2 said:

you'll find them in the occasional "Why would anyone need a console over a PC?" type of threads, which would inevitably lead to the aspect of fighting games being brought up.

That really isn't the same as literally saying X genre doesn't count in sales/library charts.

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#22 Edited by MlauTheDaft (5189 posts) -

Civ 5 (with it's expansions) is the king of it's genre and an amazing game, so it's well deserved.

@illmatic87: It certainly needed to mature, but it was never mediocre, IMO.

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#23 Posted by Bishop1310 (1274 posts) -

@_Matt_ said:

Well deserved success. Glad Xcom has sold well too :) . Now let's see a Civ VI

Yeah I'm ready to see the next instalment of civ for sure, mods have kept the game going strong for awhile now tho.

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#24 Posted by DocSanchez (4747 posts) -

It was comfortably the best one since Civ 2. I've played all of them and it's as good as it gets. Just a pity you don't build your castle any more. Totally pointless but I used to like that.

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#25 Edited by Planeforger (17722 posts) -

For reference, my mother owns a copy of Civ V. It's *that* popular.

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#26 Posted by hrt_rulz01 (17540 posts) -

Doesn't surprise me at all... such a great game! Civ 5 is one game I miss badly since going back to consoles.

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#27 Posted by thomasmcshea (40 posts) -

Civ V is good. I'd give it an 8.

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#28 Edited by Dasein808 (813 posts) -

A "problematic" series long overdue for a "call out" at best.

The Civilization games promote: violence, genocide, greed, jingoism, cultural appropriation, Machiavellianism, colonialism, imperialism, patriarchy, and misogyny.

They're also incredibly addictive and fun.

Congratulations to a series that's willing to depict humanity as it is and has been historically while still making it fun.

Strategy games are also a genre that no one cares about (7 million people is nothing compared to the PS4 userbase), so, like RTS games, they don't count.

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#29 Edited by Skelly34 (2353 posts) -

@charizard1605: @blueeyedcasva:

I agree. I personally really like turn-based and real-time strategy games.

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#30 Posted by Mr_Huggles_dog (7805 posts) -

Great game.

Good for them.

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#31 Posted by True_Gamer_ (6744 posts) -

@Dasein808 said:

A "problematic" series long overdue for a "call out" at best.

The Civilization games promote: violence, genocide, greed, jingoism, cultural appropriation, Machiavellianism, colonialism, imperialism, patriarchy, and misogyny.

They're also incredibly addictive and fun.

Congratulations to a series that's willing to depict humanity as it is and has been historically while still making it fun.

Strategy games are also a genre that no one cares about (7 million people is nothing compared to the PS4 userbase), so, like RTS games, they don't count.

Not sure if serious?

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#32 Edited by GhoX (6267 posts) -

Accidentaled so many all-nighters thanks to stupid 4X games...

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#33 Edited by Dasein808 (813 posts) -

@True_Gamer_ said:

Not sure if serious?

Then I must have captured the current culture of criticism correctly.

FWIW, it was intended as a joke, given the absurdity of my complaints, but it's a bit sad that, as ridiculous as they may have been, they're completely in keeping with the current culture of perpetual offense; to the point that they're almost viewed as legitimate.

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#34 Posted by GodspellWH (1070 posts) -

great game deserves good sales

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#35 Posted by zeeshanhaider (5524 posts) -

Am I the only PC gamer that never like Civilization games even though I pretty much played/play all major RTS?

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#36 Posted by PurpleMan5000 (9678 posts) -

@zeeshanhaider said:

Am I the only PC gamer that never like Civilization games even though I pretty much played/play all major RTS?

Well, turn-based games are very different than RTS. I really like the Civ games and there are really only a few RTS that I really enjoy.

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#37 Edited by GarGx1 (10263 posts) -

@zeeshanhaider said:

Am I the only PC gamer that never like Civilization games even though I pretty much played/play all major RTS?

Yes, yes you are :p