Anno 1800 sales have been the fastest in the franchise's history. A press release from Ubisoft reveals that the game has sold four times more copies than its predecessor Anno 2205 in the first week of their respective launches. This may be particularly surprising considering that the game is an Epic Games Store exclusive as of its launch date of April 16, 2019, although there is a little more to the story.
Although Anno 1800 has secured an exclusivity deal with the Epic Games Store, it wasn't the only place to purchase it on PC. Pre-orders were available on Steam for some time and Steam sales numbers can be reflected in the Steam Charts rankings for the game. Anno 1800 has had an all-time peak of 25,214 players, nearly four times the all-time peak of Anno 2205's 7,401 players, despite the fact that the former has just come out. Additionally, Anno 1800 is on UPlay, and with The Division 2, Ubisoft reported they had stronger direct platform sales for the game then they did for its Steam released predecessor.
While Ubisoft says that Anno 1800 sales are much stronger than past games in the franchise, we can't get an accurate count of how many copies have sold. The Steam Chart rankings can give us a rough idea of the game's performance on that platform, but we don't know how many copies the game has sold on the Uplay Store or the Epic Games Store.
We can't say for sure why Anno 1800 sales have been so good, but it's clear that the game has been performing well. If you'd like to pick up a copy for yourself, you can get the game via the Epic Games Store or via Uplay at a price of $59.99 or your regional equivalent.
Disclosure: The Epic Games Store works with TechRaptor for affiliate partnership, and TechRaptor earns a small commission off purchases made from some links in this article.
What do you think of Anno 1800 sales doing better than the previous game in the franchise? Do you believe its exclusivity to the Epic Games Store was a factor? Let us know in the comments below!