Cities: Skylines sells 250,000 copies in first 24 hours

Cities: Skylines sells 250,000 copies in first 24 hours
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City-building sim Cities: Skylines sold over 250,000 copies within its first 24 hours on sale, Paradox has announced, breaking the publisher’s previous sales records.

Developed by Cities in Motion creator Colossal Order, Cities: Skylines went on sale on PC on Tuesday and has already been described by critics as “the best city-builder… since SimCity 4”. The game currently has an 89 Metacritic rating.

“We would like to offer our deepest and heartfelt thanks to the community for their passionate support and to let them know that we are committed to supporting this wonderful game for years to come, in much the same way that we have for our Crusader Kings and Europa Universalis communities,” said Paradox CEO Fredrik Wester.

“We knew that we had a great game on our hands and so to be able to continue to provide fans of the game with a multitude of new content for it going forward is fantastic.”

Source: Paradox Interactive