Market researcher The NPD Group said today that Humankind was the top-selling PC game in August, ranking fourth in the overall sales table. The 4X strategy game from Sega Europe and Amplitude Studios is the best-selling PC strategy game since Crusader Kings III in 2020, according to The NPD Group.
7th, mid-month under review. It shows that the PC gaming market still wants 4X strategy games (another good one, Old World that got out of Early Access in July). It’s also a sign that humanity’s main mechanic of changing civilizations as you progress from one era to another has caught on with players.
That is a strong achievement for a game released on August 1
The NPD also said Humankind ranks fifth on the list of best-selling PC games for 2021, behind Outriders, Resident Evil: Village, Sea of Thieves and Halo: The Master Chief. However, analyst Mat Piscatella said in an email that this doesn’t cover all of the different PC game storefronts.
“Keep in mind, however, that PC tracking only covers Steam and some of the top titles on Steam are from publishers who are not part of the Digital Leader Panel,” he said. “Furthermore, Take-Two Interactive is part of the Digital Leader Panel and shares its digital sales data, but its digital sales are not included in the best-selling title charts.”
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Basically, this means that no matter how you measure it, Humankind has done pretty well for Sega Europe and Amplitude.
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