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Farming Simulator 22 sells over 1.5 million copies in one week

Holy cow!

Chris Kerr, News Editor

November 30, 2021

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Farming Simulator 22 sold over 1.5 million copies during its first week on shelves. The latest iteration of the agricultural sim is the first to be self-published by Swiss developer Giants Software.

Since launching on November 22, 2021, the title has achieved an all-time peak of 105,636 concurrent players on Steam (according to SteamDB), and most recently experienced a 24-hour peak of 83,991 concurrent players.

Farming Simulator 22 is also available on console platforms including PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X | S, and Google Stadia.

Giants Software CEO Christian Ammann said the decision to self-publish Farming Simulator 22 allowed the studio to more effectively work with international distributors to ensure its strategic goals were met.

"Being able to successfully build international structures to transfer an already huge series like Farming Simulator into a self-published brand with new impulses, is not to take for granted," commented Ammann. "The great collaboration with our partners ensured a fantastic launch."

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Chris Kerr

News Editor, GameDeveloper.com

Game Developer news editor Chris Kerr is an award-winning journalist and reporter with over a decade of experience in the game industry. His byline has appeared in notable print and digital publications including Edge, Stuff, Wireframe, International Business Times, and PocketGamer.biz. Throughout his career, Chris has covered major industry events including GDC, PAX Australia, Gamescom, Paris Games Week, and Develop Brighton. He has featured on the judging panel at The Develop Star Awards on multiple occasions and appeared on BBC Radio 5 Live to discuss breaking news.

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