Developers of Farming Simulator 17 are celebrating quite the crop this year, as Focus Home Interactive have sold over 1 million copies of its regular agricultural sim since its launch on October 25th. One of the kings of the sim world alongside Euro Truck Simulator, this latest edition of Farming Simulator shot to third on the Steam global top ten on the week of release, selling 220,000 copies on Steam alone and receiving a bumper crop of positive reviews.
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"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,” says Focus Home Interactive president Cédric Lagarrigue when talking to MCV about the game’s success. “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.”
While Farming Simulator is slowly growing in global popularity, Europe remains the die-hard lover of tractors and tilling. Germany is still outstanding in its field as the resident lover of virtual farming, with it reaching number one in the country’s physical sales chart on release.
Farming Simulator 17 is still within the top 50 most played games on Steam at the moment, beating games like Dark Souls III and Smite for most concurrent players. With it currently on sale for 15% off as part of the Steam Autumn sale, it may be time to plough the old wallet and join the brotherhood of virtual farmers.