The realm rejoices as Paradox Interactive announces the launch of Crusader Kings III, the latest entry in the publisher’s grand strategy role-playing game franchise. Advisors may now jockey for positions of influence and adversaries should save their schemes for another day, because on this day Crusader Kings III can be purchased on Steam, the Paradox Store, and other major online retailers.
i just looked at your website and saw FTG as the 3rd most sold game, i love FTG and its concept(historical events ftw) but are you guys suprised by its success for a game whose graphics are substandard and relies on the player to do all of the imagining for themselves and do you think the gaes success shows content is the way forward, not graphics?
We've worked with distributors in these markets for quite some time already now. Our ties to Cyberfront (Japan), New Era (Thailand, Singapore), Snowball (Russia) for instance go back all the way to Hearts of Iron 2. The reason you don't hear too much about that on these boards is because those versions are localized and releases handled mainly by their local companies rather than us. I've attached a couple of localized examples
Aside from physical retailer, digital distribution has skyrocketed and that has helped our presence worldwide.
Actually, thats the 3rd most sold game that day.
To be entirely honest, the sales of FTG have not been as good as we had hoped or expected.
is the top 5 afaik.
is the top 5 afaik.
Wow, I didn't see that coming...I mean i expected EU3 and Hoi3 and 2, but i would certainly expect to see EU2 in the list. Let's be honest, it was the game that actually made Paradox's name, is it not? Unless sales that old are not documented properly...
As for the FTG sales Johan, was that a real surprise? I know it was hard work and a nice idea altogether, but the price was a bit high, especially for us who already owned an original EU2...I truly believe that had it been in the 10 euros scale, it would have fared much better in the long run, just like AOD would.
And just to satisfy my curiosity, could you please post a complete list of all the Paradox titles in order of sales? Or at least reveal where EU2 stands in that list?
I doubt it would have sold more at any price. The market for deep rigid historical event games are not that huge as we've noticed. I'd have hoped that an EU2 remake to a forum that was so in uproars over Eu3 going sandbox would sell at least a 1/20th of an average EU3 expansion.