Victoria 3

Platform(s): PC
Genre: Strategy
Publisher: Paradox Interactive
Developer: Paradox Development
Release Date: Oct. 25, 2022

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'Victoria 3' Sells More than 500K Copies In Its First Month

by Rainier on Nov. 29, 2022 @ 9:21 a.m. PST

In Victoria 3 you lead your population through the age of exhibitions and steam engines in a grand strategy game about a century of revolution and innovation.

The railroad and the telegraph. Steamships and the birth of flight. Mass conscription, emancipation and the campaign for women’s rights. The Victorian Age saw a world transformed by new technology, new philosophies and new ways of doing politics.

This tumultuous century springs to new life in Victoria 3.

After years of community requests and curiosity about the future of one of the company’s iconic games, Victoria 3 is one of the most highly anticipated grand strategy games in Paradox’s history. Victoria 3 is a society simulator set in a time of great change. Track the needs and desires of national populations, each group with its own political and material preferences. Conservative factions may resist political reform as growing numbers of tradespeople and intellectuals push for a greater say in how the nation is run. Trade a wide range of goods on a global scale to make sure that needs are met at home, because if people are hungry and disenfranchised, revolution beckons.

Nominated for “Best Sim/Strategy” game at The Game AwardsVictoria 3 has sold 500,000 units since its release on October 25, making it one of the most successful launches in Paradox history.

The game will also receive a series of major updates, adding greater historical immersion, more diplomatic options and better military planning.

The Victoria 3 development team recently posted their road map for game improvements and updates, including some much requested changes to available player information and new ways to sway potential allies in Diplomatic Plays.

“Seeing Victoria 3 nominated for this year’s Game Awards is a career-defining moment and we couldn’t be happier to share this achievement with our players,” Martin Anward, the Game Director for Victoria 3 at Paradox Development Studio, said. “Our players made all of this possible and it’s only the beginning. We are committed to supporting Victoria 3 and will continue to add more content to the game.”

Over the last month, Victoria 3 players have transformed their globe in many different ways. They have:

  • 500,000 Copies sold with 14623631 total hours played. (That’s 1669 years of playtime)
  • 187 million technologies researched
  • Created new countries 380335 times.
  • Built 126263 Suez Canals
  • Built 39982 Eiffel Towers
  • Unified Germany 98082 times
  • Constructed the Trans-Siberian Railway 18471 times
  • Constructed the Trans-Continental Railway 45614 times
  • Turned Prussia Yellow on the Map 83 times

Key Features:

  • Infinite Replayability: Rewrite history as any of dozens of nations from the Victorian Era, from industrial powerhouses like Great Britain and Prussia to populous giants like Russia and Qing China or powers in waiting like Japan or Colonial Canada.
  • Deep Societal Simulation: Cultural, economic and ideological divisions compete for power and resources in one of Paradox’s most detailed historical worlds.
  • Tend Your National Garden: Nurture your population, educating it and preparing it for the future, guaranteeing their prosperity and improving their happiness.
  • Wonders of the Industrial Age: Scientific and social progress give you the chance to improve the lives of your citizens.
  • Sophisticated Economic System: Import goods to keep costs low, export goods to enrich your citizens, and then tax that wealth to advance your plans.
  • Challenging Diplomacy: Maintain harmonious relations with your neighbors or provoke a crisis to grab valuable resources or force open new markets.
  • Political Dealmaking: Manage competing interests in your government, opening up new reforms but risking revolution if key voices are not heard.
  • Detailed and Living World: Cities grow and factories darken the landscape on a beautifully drawn map of the 19th century globe. Play any of dozens of nations from 183 and try to claim your place in the sun.

Victoria 3 is available for PC (Steam), Microsoft Game Pass and the Paradox Store at $49.99/£41.99/€49.99.

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