Cities: Skylines publisher posts record-breaking year

Paradox Interactive says 2016 was a record-breaker following the smash sales of PC hits Cities: Skylines and Stellaris.

Sim title Cities: Skylines sold over 2m copies since it debuted in March 2015, while newly released space strategy title Stellaris shifted 200,000 units in just one day.

The past 12 months has shown us that we can achieve a lot of growth within a limited time period and that our organisation is ready to take the next step,” said CEO Fredrik Wester.

We had a record year with record-selling SKUs but that was also true for the years 2011, 2012 and 2013 with the releases of Magicka, Crusader Kings 2 and Europa Universalis IV respectively. This is a long-term trend of Paradox being able to build better games and continue to support our fans with great content.”

Wester continued: Stellaris has gone far above expectations for us, which of course feels great. Stellaris fills a gap in between the traditional 4X games and our own grand strategy games that seems to be attractive to a fairly large audience.”

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