We all knew it was going to sell brilliantly and today we have some official sales numbers from Paradox. In the first 24 hours of release Cities Skylines sold 250.000 copies which brats Paradox’ sales record over the same time period.
Colossal Order’s CEO Mariina Hallikainen was overjoyed with the results adding, “We at Colossal Order are absolutely thrilled to see so many players enjoying Cities: Skylines and that the Steam Workshop is filling up with amazing content from the modders. We are feeling very happy and proud and can’t wait to continue working on Cities: Skylines together with the community!”
CEO of Paradox Interactive Fredrik Wester had this to say on the sales, “We would like to offer our deepest and heartfelt thanks to the community for their passionate support and to let them know that we are committed to supporting this wonderful game for years to come, in the same way that we have for our Crusader Kings and Europa Universalis communities. We knew that we had a great game on our hands and so to be able to continue to provide fans of the game with a multitude of new content for it going forward is fantastic.
“Our congratulations and thanks must also go to developer Colossal Order for making what is being widely described as the new benchmark of the city building genre. We have forged a strong partnership with them over a number of years through the release of Cities in Motionand Cities in Motion 2, and I am happy to see such a talented team now being widely applauded for their unmatched passion and skill.”