Latest European numbers reveal stunning fact about Farming Simulator 22

Published 12/27/2021, 1:04 PM EST


Christopher Dring claims more people purchased Farming Simulator 22 than award-winners such as Forza Horizon 5 and other popular titles.

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Head of GameIndustry.biz. and GamesAid trustee Christopher Dring, revealed this fact along with several others on a Twitter thread today. He often offers several updates on KPIs.

Christopher Dring added in the thread, Some fun stats. Across Europe, more people have bought Farming Simulator 22 than Skywards Sword HD, Ratchet & Clank Rift Apart, Monster Hunter Rise, Forza Horizon 5, and Guardians of the Galaxy.”

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Farming Simulator 22 breaks the series record

The Farming Simulator 22 from Giant Software broke the record of the series. It sold over 1.5 million copies just in the first week. To date, they have sold more than 25 million copies. In addition, the title has also had 90 million mobile downloads.

One of the many reasons behind this success must be the reason that Farming Simulator 22 was the first globally self-published title.

The games that Christopher compared Farming Simulator 22 to have had very low sales. Guardians of the Galaxy resorted only with 4 million sales as of November. Monster Hunter Rise sold over 7.5 million units as of October. And Ratchet & Clank: Rift Apart only sold 1.1 million as of July. This shows how Farming Simulator 22 has not only smashed the series record but also has sold more copies than the award-winning titles.

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Key takeaways from Dring’s thread

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Dring revealed other striking facts and numbers about big titles. He stated, “FIFA 22 will be No.1, as usual. And it’s actually sold better than FIFA 21 (so far).” EA disclosed around 460 million matches have been played in FIFA 22 in only the first week of its release.

However, he also claimed, “In terms of games… it was a pretty poor year for ‘new’ game releases across various European territories,” in the same thread.

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Moreover, according to Dring, multiple European territories witnessed a Nintendo Switch supremacy in 2021. Conversely, PlayStation 5 is to be the dominator in the UK, along with Denmark, Finland, and Sweden.

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Upasrutee Majumdar

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Upasrutee Majumdar is an eSports writer for EssentiallySports. She has a Bachelor's degree in Sociology. She is passionate about Genshin Impact and Call of Duty, among other titles.

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