Giants Software’s latest iteration of Farming Simulator sets new sales records for the franchise.
Despite a hefty season of blockbuster releases like Pokemon Let’s Go and Battlefield 5, Farming Simulator 19 from Giants Software still managed to make its mark. The farming title sold over 1 million digital and physical units combined within its first ten days. It marks a new franchise sales record, which is an even bigger deal.
Giants Software CEO Christian Amman said, “It’s incredible to see the impact of the team’s hard work. Farming Simulator 19 offers so many new opportunities and our players are thrilled about them. Never before has a Farming Simulator game reached the one million mark so quickly and we are proud and happy that so many players join us on this amazing journey.”
COO John Bert of Focus Home Interactive, who published the game, noted that it was extremely proud of the developer and its commitment to quality. What made Farming Simulator 19 such a big deal? It features an overhauled graphics engine, which allows for more immersive visuals (as per the developer), and includes new locations for creating one’s farm. Horses can be ridden for the first time as well.
Farming Simulator 19 is currently available for PS4, Xbox One, and PC. Though it has sold fairly well, our official review was quite mixed on the overall gameplay and visual presentation. You can read it in full over here.