Paradox Interactive and Colossal Order announced today that its critically and now commercially acclaimed city simulation game,, has sold over 250,000 copies - including pre-orders – in the first 24 hours of being on sale.
Paradox says that this has "shattered the sales records for every previous game in the Paradox catalogue".
"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 much 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." said CEO of Paradox Interactive Fredrik Wester.
He then went on to praise developer Colossal Order, who have done a fantastic job of bringing the city simulation genre back to wide appeal.
"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 Motion and Cities in Motion 2, and I am happy to see such a talented team now being widely applauded for their unmatched passion and skill." said Wester.
CEO of Colossal Order Mariina Hallikainen is "thrilled to see so many players enjoying", and says that the team can't wait to "continue working" on it.
"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!" said Hallikainen.
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