Anno 1800 Is the Fastest Selling Game of the Series Despite Not Being on Steam

Players have reached almost 7 billion citizens across their worlds

On April 29, Ubisoft has announced that Anno 1800, the latest installment in the city-building franchise, is the fastest selling Anno game. While the exact numbers are yet to be published Anno 1800 sold 4 times more than the previous game Anno 2205 in its first week.

After the release, Anno 1800 left Steam in favor of Epic Games Store and Ubisoft’s own Uplay. Despite this change, it still crushed Anno 2205’s first week results, which was available on Valve’s platform.

Benedikt Grindel, managing director at Ubisoft Blue Byte, is grateful for how their game was received:

"Anno 1800 has been an incredible journey for all the people working at Ubisoft Blue Byte and we are so happy to see that players really enjoy playing our game. Since the announcement of the game, the community of Anno 1800 has provided us with countless useful feedbacks through our community platform Anno Union and helped us releasing an excellent game. We really feel privileged to have one of the most committed communities of the video game industry. After this amazing and successful launch, we now completely focus on delivering the best post-launch content possible for Anno 1800 and can’t wait to show you more!"

The publisher has also shared some other figures that players have achieved since launch:

  • Players have built over 10 million ships;
  • Players have built over 1 billion grain fields;
  • Over 3 million islands have been settled on.

Anno 1800 is city-building strategy game set during the Industrial Revolution in the 19th century. The game was released April 16 exclusively on PC.