Posted on February 29, 2008, Chris Sins of a Solar Empire Sells 100k
This is certainly a pleasant surprise – the 4X RTS Sins of a Solar Empire (which you can hear Shawn and Ron gab about on the most recent File-N-Forget podcast) has cracked 100,000 sales in just 23 days and was the best selling PC game last week, leading games like Call of Duty 4 and The Orange Box. 1UP gave the game an A-, so this isn’t a fluke – the game is just good.
I haven’t spent nearly as much time with it as I would like (covering conventions like GDC will do that to your spare time), but from what I’ve played, the game is tremendous. You always feel like you’re in complete control, even when you have dozens of planets doing dozens of different things. It’s a great feeling to be the head of a massive galactic empire.
Congratulations to Stardock on the game’s success. Hopefully the game continues to sell and we’ll see an expansion and/or sequel.