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.