I know what I said about big numbers. “Please be careful with numbers, chums,” I said. “Many folks sadly seem to deploy statistics as weapons in territorial arguments,” I said. Let’s not do that. Numbers can be celebratory too, numbers can make you feel included, let you know that there are plenty of others like you out there.
If you bought Cities: Skylines, hey, you might like to know that you’re not alone. Over one million copies of the city-building sim (our Game of the Month) have been sold, publishers Paradox announced today. Perhaps you all might like to meet up for drinks, a meal, and see where the night takes you? Finding a bar with space might be tricky though.
“We continue to be amazed at just how players have embraced Cities: Skylines,” Paradox CEO Fredrik Wester said in today’s announcement. “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.”
I bet he’d put a small tab behind the bar if you asked nicely.
Cities: Skylines came out on March 10th, just over one month ago. Signs were already good that you’d soon find your new bestest best friends when Skylines became Paradox’s fastest-selling game. It sold over 250,000 by the end of its first day on sale, including pre-orders. Don’t you go thinking you’re better than others if you got in early, mind: you’re all only one slip away from Vomageddon.
We quite like Skylines too. Maybe you’ll buy us, members of your merry band, a drink too. Was this post all one long con to cadge a drink on a hot spring evening? We may never know.