GTA V on PC, Bloodborne and Cities: Skylines all hit a million copies sold

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People sure do love them some of those vidjer games! This week, two game publishers have been proud to announce that their games are selling like proverbial digital hotcakes, with a third reaching that milestone based on data-mining – and they’re well deserved sales, too.

The first hat we’ll talk about, is PlayStation 4 exclusive Bloodborne. The Souls-styled games are a little on the niche side. They’re certainly not for everyone – and that’s ok. Not everybody enjoys punishing difficulty, frustration and dying over and over again. It makes it’s million copies sold rather impressive. By April 5, It had sold through over a million copies since its release at the end of March.  That’s two weeks to hit a million, for a game that doesn’t exactly have mass market appeal.

Bloodborne was a new challenge for us, and our goal was to create a title that took full advantage of the power of PS4,” said Shuhei Yoshida, President of Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studios (SCE WWS).  “I am thrilled that so many users have been enjoying the extremely rich and detailed world, beautiful melancholic atmosphere and palpable tension of Bloodborne.  SCE WWS will continue to bring exciting software titles that offer entertainment experiences only possible on PS4.”

Also reaching that milestone is the city-builder that showed EA and Maxis how to do things properly, Cities: Skyline, from Scandinavian publisher Paradox Interactive and developer Colossal Order. The game was released on March 10, and in just a month, a relatively small game from a relatively small publisher with a relatively small marketing budget has hit a million copies sold. That’s purely because of how damned good it is, and how much sim fans have been starving for a game to make up for the mediocre Sim City.

“We continue to be amazed at just how players have embraced Cities: Skylines,” CEO of Paradox Interactive Fredrik Wester said. “The game is still selling at a steady pace, which is remarkable for a game that has been on sale for well over a month. Once again, we want to thank everyone that has supported and continues to support this game.”

And lastly, though not at all surprisingly, GTA V on PC has sold through over a million copies in Steam alone – in just a single day. According to Steam Spy, GTA V hit a million on its first day of availability. And that doesn’t include retail copies or those purchased through Rockstar’s warehouse.

Last Updated: April 15, 2015

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I'm old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time - they were capable of being masterpieces. I'm here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

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