Paradox Interactive has announced that one month after its launch, which took place on October 25, 2022, the grand strategy Victoria 3 ha sold more than 500,000 copies. It is one of the company’s most successful launches, which promised: “The game will also receive a number of important updates, adding greater historical immersion, more diplomatic options and better military planning.”
For a strategy of the caliber of Victoria 3, 500,000 copies in a month are to be considered an excellent result. For more details, read our review.
Nominated for “Best Sim/Strategy” at The Game Awards, Victoria 3 is a sandbox simulation of the world between 1836 and 1936, a century of rapid technological innovation, social transformation and political revolution. Its detailed depiction of the world’s population and resources presents a rich source of exciting alternate histories, and these histories are now being written by hundreds of thousands of players. Players who want to support Victoria 3 at The Game Awards can vote for the title here.
The Victoria 3 development team recently released theirs road map for game improvements and updates, including some much-requested changes to available player information and new ways to influence potential allies in Diplomatic Plays.
“Seeing Victoria 3 nominated for this year’s Game Awards is a defining moment in our careers and we couldn’t be happier to share this achievement with our players,” said Martin Anward, Victoria 3 Game Director at Paradox Development Study. “Our players have made this possible and it’s just the beginning. We are committed to supporting Victoria 3 and will continue to add more content to the game.”
We also read the nice list of goals achieved so far by the players:
500,000 copies sold with 14623631 total hours played. (That’s 1669 years of gameplay) 187 million technologies studied New countries created 380335 times. Built 126263 Suez Canals Built 39982 Eiffel Towers Germany unified 98082 times Players built the Trans-Siberian Railway 18471 times Players built the Trans-Continental Railway 45614 times