When editor Sammy Barker is out of the office, it falls to another Push Square staffer to cover anything with the word 'Simulator' in the name. To that end, here's an update on Farming Simulator 22: it's sold more than 1.5 million copies in the space of a week.
It's a significant milestone for developer Giants Software; this is the first game in the series to be self-published, for one thing. The team will be doubly pleased, then, that this PlayStation 5 and PS4 title has now set a series record for the most sales in the opening seven days.
There's definitely something to be said for games like this, which turn menial, even boring jobs into satisfying, relaxing pastimes. Farming Simulator has reached the point where it has many licensed vehicles and products from the world of agriculture, and even boasts a yearly convention where fans enjoy updates on the franchise.
Boris Stefan, acting Head of Publishing at Giants Software, seems pleased with the series' growth: "The initial success of this first week and the great feedback we got from players proves: Farming Simulator is going in the right direction," he says.
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