Paradox Interactive announced today with a press release that its newly released Hearts of Iron IV sold 200,000 copies in the two weeks since launch, making it the publisher’s fastest-selling historical strategy game to date.
Stellaris, which launched a couple weeks before, sold 500,000 copies to date. On top of that, we also learn that Paradox’s previous grand strategy game, Europa Universalis IV, sold over a million copies worldwide, not including expansions and DLC.
Paradox Interactive CEO Fredrik Wester accompanied the announcement with a comment, celbrating the success of PC gaming:
“PC gaming is thriving, and we’re doing incredibly well in a market that is increasingly competitive.
Over the course of our company’s lifetime, we have remained dedicated to creating deep and challenging games for players who want experiences that will last for countless hours. The key to these successes – games that not only sell well at launch, but sell sustainably for years to come – is that we continue to provide ongoing support and development, and remain connected to our community to understand what our players want from their time with our games.
The PC platform is ideal for keeping our games updated and supported, thanks to our ability to easily share updates and new expansions – and for our players to share their creative mods.”
To celebrate the success of its latest games, Paradox is distributing a DLC for Europa Universalis IV for free. You can download it here.