Paradox Interactive has announced the global sale figures for three of its most important internally developed games, which includes the recently released Stellaris, Hearts of Iron IV and Europa Universalis IV.
Hearts of Iron IV, Paradox’s World War II-themed grand strategy game, has sold over 200,000 copies since its release on 6th June, while Stellaris, the developer’s first sci-fi grand strategy title, has sold over 500,000 copies since 9th May. Finally, the world-conquest grand strategy game, Europa Universalis IV, recently reached the 1 million copies worldwide milestone, which doesn't include sales of expansions and other downloadable content.
"PC gaming is thriving, and we're doing incredibly well in a market that is increasingly competitive" said Fredrik Wester, CEO of Paradox Interactive. "Over the course of our company’s lifetime, we have remained dedicated to creating deep and challenging games for players who want experiences that will last for countless hours. The key to these successes – games that not only sell well at launch, but sell sustainably for years to come – is that we continue to provide ongoing support and development, and remain connected to our community to understand what our players want from their time with our games. The PC platform is ideal for keeping our games updated and supported, thanks to our ability to easily share updates and new expansions – and for our players to share their creative mods."
In order to celebrate this announcement, Paradox Interactive are offering a new musical add-on for Europa Universalis IV to all players for free for a limited time. Starting today and lasting through July 4, 2016, the new DLC “Fredman’s Epistles” can be downloaded from Steam, adding a collection of traditional Swedish songs from the 18th century to the game’s soundtrack. After the free release period is over, Fredman’s Epistles will cost $1.99.
The developers of Europa Universalis IV will also be hosting a special stream event today at 15.00-18.00 CEST, where they'll talk about its development and play the very first version of the game. We've embedded that below for you to watch right now.