Farming Simulator 22 has become Giants Software’s first self-published release, and it is already showing strong numbers. The game reached 1.5 million units sold in its first week, breaking the series’ previous record.
The company attributes the Farming Simulator 22 success to its dedicated and already substantial audience, as well as the support of cross-platform multiplayer between PC and consoles.
“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,” Giants Software CEO Christian Ammann said (via GamesIndustry.biz). “The great collaboration with our partners ensured a fantastic launch.”
Prior to the Farming Simulator 22 launch, Giants Software’s games have been published by Focus Entertainment (f.k.a Focus Home Interactive). Last October, the Swiss company decided to self-publish its new titles with the possibility of releasing third-party games in the future.
Farming Simulator 22 came out on November 22, peaking at 105,636 concurrent players (higher than Battlefield 2042). The game also debuted at first place on Steam’s best-selling chart.