The Civilization series has been around for a long time, but it seems as if it’s doing better than ever. Last night, publisher Take-Two Interactive confirmed that the series’ latest outing, Civilization VI, had sold faster than any of its predecessors.
During the company’s quarterly earnings call last night (transcript via SeekingAlpha), Take-Two president Karl Slatoff addressed the mobile and Switch versions of the long-running strategy series’ latest outing. Even more notably, however, he revealed that “Civilization VI is the fastest-selling title in the history of the series, selling to date more than 5.5 million units worldwide.”
For a franchise that’s nearing its 30th birthday, that’s certainly impressive, but this title is one that Civ 6 has held for many years. In November 2016, less than a month after release, Take-Two confirmed that the game had already sold one million copies, reaching that milestone than any Civilization game to have come before it.