The latest game from the popular Paradox studio, Stellaris, broke the sales record in 24 hours on Steam when it sold over 200000 copies of the game. This also broke a revenue record for the developer, after the game’s launch on May 9th. It also had 68000 concurrent users on Steam on launch day, which is also a record. The company’s previous best seller, Cities Skylines, received much praise by reviewers. Crusader Kings, and Europa Universalis, however critically acclaimed didn’t manage to sell this many.
“We are immensely proud of the Paradox team for putting together such a stellar release,” said Fredrik Wester, CEO of Paradox Interactive and master of puns. “This release is the result of hard work and dedication from the entire company and in particular Paradox Development Studio. The incredible reception by players, indicated for instance by the steam user reviews, is all the proof we could ask for that our hard work paid off. Our fans have put their faith in us and Stellaris will be a part of Paradox’s onwards journey for a long time to come.”
”Stellaris breaks a lot of new ground for Paradox Development Studio. It is a type of game we have never attempted to do before, and we are immensely satisfied to see this leap of faith work out well, especially with all the positive response we are getting from the players,” said Henrik Fåhraeus, Game Director of Stellaris. “We are listening very keenly to all the feedback we are getting and look forward to many years of continued expansions and improvements to the game. Let’s make space great again, together!”
Stellaris released on Steam on May 9th and will set you back a mere $39.99. We reviewed the game and gave it 10/10, for being one of the most original grand strategy titles available. You can read the full review here.