Strategy title Civilization 6 reaches a huge sales milestone just two weeks after its release, with an equally impressive status in terms of daily Steam users.
When news regarding the most popular PC games breaks, it's often focused on the continual success of DotA 2 or the likes of Fallout 4's concurrent Steam user record. However, the most recent example of impressive user figures has come from a very different source. As it turns out, Civilization 6 is pulling up all kinds of trees over at Valve's online distribution service.
According to the game's developers, Civilization 6 has been performing incredibly well in terms of sales. With the strategy title only launching on October 21, it's very impressive to note that the game has already sold over 1 million copies. The team over at Firaxis Games took the time to celebrate over on Twitter, announcing the achievement of reaching 1 million Civilization players in such a short amount of time.
"THANK YOU to our more than ONE MILLION Civilization VI players," read the tweet over on the official Civilization channel. "Your support means everything to us. Stay civilized!" Although the game's status as one of the most anticipated games of the holiday season means that some may not exactly be surprised at the title's success, it's nevertheless a tremendous achievement for a strategy game to reach those numbers so quickly.
What's more, Civilization 6 is also keeping up in terms of daily users. One look at the Steam Stats page shows that the game is sitting nice and high in the rankings, albeit behind the obvious frontrunners of DotA 2 and Counter-Strike: Global Offensive. Indeed, the game is even pipping another highly anticipated PC-centric strategy title, Football Manager 2017, in terms of its peak daily users.
The Civilization series has always been one that has caught the attention - and the imagination - of PC users. The franchise's previous entry, Civilization 5, is still an extremely popular game with a devout following of players. This certainly points towards the continued success of the most recent iteration in the series, too - after all, although there have been a number of high-profile drop-offs in PC users over recent years, including the notorious example of No Man's Sky's 90% user drop-off, long-burn series such as Civilization very rarely see players dwindle to the same regard.
Instead, Firaxis will no doubt be hoping that the positive reaction the Civilization 6 has held so far will continue. If the fan-created massive Earth map is anything to go by, then the game's user base is already getting heavily involved in what the game can offer, while newcomers to the series are also enjoying a first taste of what the series is all about. Of course, given the daunting status of Civilization as whole, those new users could perhaps use some tips on getting started with Civilization 6.
Civilization 6 is out now for PC and Mac.