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Cities: Skylines lays solid foundations with 1 million sales

Cities: Skylines has sold a whopping 1 million copies in just over a month.

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Cities: Skylines

Cities: Skylines, the city simulation game from Paradox Interactive and Colossal Order, has sold a whopping 1 million copies in just over a month.

The game, which is available on PC, Mac and Linux, was released on 10 March to the sort of acclaim that must keep the SimCity team awake at night.

In addition to the impressive sales numbers the game has also grown a dedicated mod community, with 33,000 mods created to date and available on the Steam Workshop.

And in another riposte to EA, Cities: Skylines can also boast of having an average of 21,000 concurrent players online since launch.

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CEO of Paradox Interactive Fredrik Wester is naturally delighted and said, “We continue to be amazed at just how players have embraced Cities: Skylines. 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.”

So is it time for SimCity to hand over the title of ‘King City Builder’ to Cities: Skylines? It’s probably too early to say but the game’s smooth launch, engaged community and responsive development team bodes well for its long-term prospects.


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