Planet Coaster Has Sold 1 Million Copies

Published: Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 12:00 | By: Robert N. Adams

Planet Coaster, the colorful theme park simulator from Frontier Developments, has passed the 1 million sales mark according to a press release. The news was tweeted out by the official Frontier Developments Twitter account:

Planet Coaster is a simulation game where you take on the role of a theme park owner. You can place rides, footpaths, scenery, shops, and rollercoasters in a variety of configurations - some of which are very customizable. The game features a campaign where you must complete challenges in certain parks that follow a particular theme (such as "pirates" or "fairy tales"). A challenge mode and free-building sandbox mode are also available for the players who just want to build their park out to their heart's content.

Frontier Developments was the developer behind Rollercoaster Tycoon 3, and over a decade after that game's release, it seems that they've struck gold yet again with Planet Coaster. The developers announced that they crossed the 1 million units sold mark in less than a year since the game's November 2016 release.

"We are delighted with the continuing popularity of both Elite Dangerous and Planet Coaster. We will continue to release updates that even further enhance our players' experiences." -David Walsh, Chief Operations Officer of Frontier Developments
The game's most recent update was the Summer Update in June 2017. It added a number of new features such as video billboards, programmable scenery, and fireworks as well as the usual handful of new rides and roller coasters. If you don't yet own Planet Coaster, you can grab it for $44.99 or your regional equivalent on Steam.

What do you think of Planet Coaster? Do you feel the game has done a good job of living up to the legacy of the Rollercoaster Tycoon franchise or is there a better theme park simulator out there? Have you picked up a copy of it for yourself? Let us know in the comments below!

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