Soccer Supervisor now repeatedly charts among the many prime video games on Steam, and even in the event you don’t absolutely perceive the attraction of sports activities video games, as a PC gamer you in all probability get the attraction of number-crunching technique video games. Both method, FM is far more profitable than you would possibly realise in the event you’re exterior the bubble, to the tune of 33 million models bought throughout the sequence.
Or, somewhat, 33 and a 3rd million models bought, as director Miles Jacobson has introduced on Twitter. The somewhat particular quantity is a double entendre – a uncommon non-sexual double entendre – because the gross sales document is now a, er, document. Like an LP. Look, I don’t need to have to elucidate different folks’s jokes to you. Suffice to say, Soccer Supervisor has bought a complete lot.
To maintain the music metaphor going, that’s extra gross sales than The Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper or Eagles’ Lodge California. In videogame phrases, FM has outsold massively common sequence together with Kingdom Hearts, Tony Hawk, and – for my PC crowd – Half-Life. (In order for you additional examples of issues Soccer Supervisor is extra common than, you may go browse the identical Wikipedia pages I’m .)
It’s solely getting extra common, too. FM2021 gross sales reached a million sooner than any earlier recreation within the sequence.
It is a document. Actually.
What a milestone to hit.
— Miles Jacobson 💙 (@milesSI) February 26, 2021
As one in all PCGN’s American staffers, I hope you’re admiring my restraint in not making a joke about calling it soccer or one thing about Patrick Mahomes in all this, however towards all odds, my US-based colleague has managed to get into the factor Europeans name soccer by means of the FM video games.
If an American turning into the resident soccer professional at a predominantly British website isn’t proof of the FM magic, I don’t know what’s.