Farming Simulator 17 hits one million players!

The noise of combine harvesters have never been louder over in Farming Simulator 17, as they have reached over one million players in less than a month! Have you been tilling the fields?

Farming Simulator 17 hits one million players!
It seems a lot of people sure are enjoying the grind of farming. How many exactly? Well, over one million!

Farming Simulator 17 has been extremely well received by players all around the world, setting new records with their already huge player base. The game has been released on PC, Playstation 4, and Xbox One, and has sold extremely well, almost doubling the sales of the last iteration of the series at launch, which managed to sell over three million copies in two years.

So where does the player base lie in terms of platform? PC is the dominant platform, with 500,000 sales, a lot of them being sold in-store as opposed to digitally downloaded, placing Farming Simulator 17 at the top of the PC games charts for a lot of different areas. Whilst it sold a lot of physical copies, it also broke records on Steam, with over 220,000 digital copies sold. It is currently one of the most most played games on Steam, with over 90% positive reviews, a clear indicator of the success of the game. Farming Simulator 17 also released on Playstation 4 and Xbox One, half the number of consoles the previous game released on, but still managed to top the charts as the best in-store sales on all platforms in Germany. It also placed third in Scandinavia, fourth in France, and fifth in England, even considering the recent releases of massive games such as Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare, Dishonored 2, Watch Dogs 2 and more.

Thomas Frey, the creative director at GIANTS Software had this to say about the game's success:

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

Clearly Farming Simulator 17 is proving to be one of the most popular games as of late, and offers a nice change to the popular gaming scene, which is usually dominated by first person shooters and sandbox action games. If you haven't tried Farming Simulator 17 yet, it might be worth a try. Over one million people can't be wrong!

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