There's proof that farming isn’t just popular with casual gamers – Farming Simulator has sold 500,000 copies worldwide.
The specialist PC series has sold 300,000 units in Germany alone following the release of Farming Simulator 2011 last November, which also broke into the PC Top Ten in the UK.
And publisher Excalibur, which handles UK sales, expects similar success from the expansion pack and the Platinum Edition, which hit shelves on October 14th.
“It’s a main product for us this Christmas,” MD Robert Stallibrass told MCV. “It will be very strong in the UK.”
The firm believes it can have three games in the PC Top Ten this year and achieve 30 per cent profit growth.“I read with interest MCV’s ‘20 Games to Save Christmas’ and the big retailers saying which they think will be the top sellers,” Stallibrass added. “Well, they forgot about us.”