People sure do like their virtual farms. Although we shouldn’t be surprised after that Farmville craze. Developer of Farming Simulator 17, Giants Software, and publisher, Focus Home Interactive, announced that their latest title has already sold more than one million copies in less than a month. Compared to last year’s title that sold over three million units. The PC version accounts for half of the title’s sales and is at the top of the charts within Scandinavia, England, France and Germany.
“Reaching one million players in such a short amount of time is simply amazing. It makes us very happy to see that Farming Simulator 17 is being received so well after all the work we’ve put in the game and the additional people we brought on board to make our largest project ever come to life.” “In our publisher Focus Home Interactive, we have a great partner who fully supports our vision of creating a game that lives up to the expectations of our passionate community throughout all stages of development and release, which led to this success“, said Thomas Frey, Creative Director GIANTS Software
“Farming Simulator was always a game for fans, but with Farming Simulator 17 it has expanded into a whole new experience for a wide audience, who needed to be offered new things in video games. Existing fans of the series are already impressed by the improvements and its amazing content. As for newcomers to the series, they discover a really addictive and rewarding title, sharing some similarities in the games’ mechanics between Farming Simulator and other genre reference. Giants Software has done an exceptional job with Farming Simulator 17, and we are very proud to have collaborated with them for five years now. The happiness of these many players is the most beautiful reward for both our companies“, said Cédric Lagarrigue, President of Focus Home Interactive.
If you want to be apart of the experience not many people take seriously, be sure to order it here on Amazon as it’s on a nice sale at the moment. It will probably remain that way until Cyber Monday is over and done with. Let us know if you’re on the farming kick and what you’ve been doing on your virtual land!
Focus Home Interactive Press Release