The newest Farming Simulator game got off to a strong start. Farming Simulator 19 sold more than 1 million combined physical and digital copies over its first 10 days, it was announced today. A press release points out that the success is particularly notable given that Farming Simulator 19’s release date–November 20–came amid a busy season for blockbuster releases.
1 million copies sold in 10 days represents a new franchise sales record, according the CEO of developer Giants Software, Christian Amman. “It’s incredible to see the impact of the team’s hard work. Farming Simulator 19 offers so many new opportunities and our players are thrilled about them. Never before has a Farming Simulator game reached the one million mark so quickly and we are proud and happy that so many players join us on this amazing journey.”
Publisher Focus Home Interactive COO John Bert added that the company is “extremely proud” of Giants Software, adding that the new sales milestone reflects the game’s commitment to quality. Farming Simulator 19 boasts a “mostly positive” aggregate review score on Steam after more than 4,500 reviews.
New for the 2019 edition of Farming Simulator was a “complete overhaul” of the game’s graphics engine, which Giants Software says delivers the “most striking and immersive visuals and effects.” The game also adds a major new license in John Deere, along with a number of new locations in America and Europe to create and expand a farm. The game also adds rideable horses for the first time.
Farming Simulator 19 is out now on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.