Anno 1800 has become the fastest selling entry in the series

Sold four times as well as previous entry

Anno 1800 has become the fastest selling entry in the 20-year series. Ubisoft excitedly announced the news along with a bunch of other figures for how popular 1800 has become. Despite being exclusive to the Uplay and Epic Games stores, 1800 has sold four times as many copies as the previous game, Anno 2205, in its first week.

In a press release, Benedikt Grindel (managing director at Ubisoft Blue Byte) said, “Anno 1800 has been an incredible journey for all the excellent 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 feedback through our community platform Anno Union and helped us release an excellent game.” He thanked the community for its continued support and ended by saying the team is excited about all of the post-launch content coming to 1800 over the year.

In addition to general sales figures, Ubisoft gave out some stats about what players have done in 1800. Across all play sessions, players have reached nearly seven billion citizens across their islands, built more than 10 million ships, constructed over one billion grain fields, and settled on over three million islands. A lot of these figures eclipse historical statistics from the same time period.

If you’re curious about Anno 1800, you can check out Destructoid’s review. As Josh Tolentino wrote, “This leaves us with Anno 1800, a refined city-building game with a delectably savory approach to logistics optimization, a lovely core aesthetic, and a time-devouring rhythm. For me, that’s worth the cost of a historical anachronism or two.”

Peter Glagowski
Former Dtoid staff member.