El Presidentes around the world have elected with their wallets to make Tropico 5 the most successful launch in the franchise's history, according to publisher Kalypso. The game reached sales of "over six figures," topping the Steam sales charts and showing impressive debuts in the UK and Germany.
We mentioned in our review of Tropico 5 that we felt Tropico 4 remains a better experience, but it's still good to see players voting to play the sunny banana republic simulation series. The Xbox 360 and Mac versions of the game are planned for summer, with the PS4 expected to welcome the Tropico delegation this autumn.
Tropico 5 (Gamescom 2013)
Bracknell, UK – 4th June 2014 – Kalypso Media is proud to announce that the recent release of Tropico 5, the latest title in the popular series of political simulation and city building games, has been the most successful launch in the history of the series for the Kalypso Media Group. The game has achieved international chart success with worldwide sales reaching over six figures. Tropico 5 went straight to #2 in the German full-price charts, while it also reached #4 in the UK and hit the #1 top spot on Steam.
"We are very pleased that the latest title in the Tropico series has been enthusiastically received worldwide by both the fans and the press. This once again shows that Tropico is one of the world's best known and most popular brands in the strategy arena." Said Simon Hellwig, Global Managing Director, Kalypso Media Group.
Tropico 5 is available now for PC via digital download, retail boxed version and the Kalypso Launcher (US retail release is 17th June). Xbox 360® and Mac will be available this summer – with a version for the PlayStation®4 platform following in autumn. For more information on Tropico 5 don't forget to visit the official website at www.tropico5.com.