Paradox Interactive sure know their strategy games and their audience, as Victoria 3 has already sold over half a million in the space of a month. Victoria 3 is a sandbox simulation of the world between 1836 and 1936, a century of rapid technological innovation, social transformation and political revolution ICYMI: read our review.
Sharing the details over a press email, Paradox said "Victoria 3, has sold 500,000 units since its release on October 25, making it one of the most successful launches in Paradox history". It's been nominated for the "Best Sim/Strategy" at The Game Awards (where you can win a Steam Deck).
“Seeing Victoria 3 nominated for this year’s Game Awards is a career-defining moment and we couldn’t be happier to share this achievement with our players,” Martin Anward, the Game Director for Victoria 3 at Paradox Development Studio, said. “Our players made all of this possible and it’s only the beginning. We are committed to supporting Victoria 3 and will continue to add more content to the game.”
Paradox also shared some fun player data:
- 500,000 Copies sold with 14623631 total hours played. (That’s 1669 years of playtime).
- 187 million technologies researched.
- Created new countries 380335 times.
- Built 126263 Suez Canals.
- Built 39982 Eiffel Towers.
- Unified Germany 98082 times.
- Constructed the Trans-Siberian Railway 18471 times.
- Constructed the Trans-Continental Railway 45614 times.
- Turned Prussia Yellow on the Map 83 times.
You can grab Victoria 3 on Humble Store or Steam.
Quoting: slaapliedjeSo can you now go from imperial rome to crusader kings 3, to victoria 3 to hearts of iron?Now all they need is something set in an interplanetary-exploration-in-our-solar-system era and you could go from Rome to Stellaris.
Quoting: Purple Library Guyha, wonder what that would look like. From like 1950s to 3xxx? You'd be stuck converting up to Stellaris to play humans, or some civilization that conquered them :P (which at this point is probably more likely!)Quoting: slaapliedjeSo can you now go from imperial rome to crusader kings 3, to victoria 3 to hearts of iron?Now all they need is something set in an interplanetary-exploration-in-our-solar-system era and you could go from Rome to Stellaris.
Quoting: PhiladelphusIt's not a Paradox game, but the recently-released Terra Invicta (by the studio created by the guys who made the Long War XCOM mod) is a grand-strategy game which fits that "early solar system exploration with alien combat" theme to a T.I was actually thinking less "alien combat" and more "conflicts between Earth, Mars, the asteroid miners of the Belt, and the 'outer planets moons' crowd".
Quoting: Purple Library GuyI was actually thinking less "alien combat" and more "conflicts between Earth, Mars, the asteroid miners of the Belt, and the 'outer planets moons' crowd".Apparently it has that too, though I'll caveat all this by saying that I haven't played it yet, merely watched a video or two; but basically you play as one of…"several" (I think ~8?) different secret society-like organizations, with the initial stage of the game being consolidating control over a number of modern-day countries in order to start a new space race, where you then expand control out to the solar system. (And as an astronomer whose first love was the solar system, the map and its level of detail has me positively drooling.) So there are aliens, but there are also (many more) other human factions, and you'll be fighting the ones opposed to your take on the aliens (and the aliens, if you aren't one of the alien-friendly factions).
(I'm selling myself on it now, but I need to actually get around to playing Victoria 3 again first… 😅)
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