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Jurassic World Evolution has surpassed one million copies sold

Published: 12:34, 19 July 2018
Frontier Developments
A T-Rex is wreaking havoc all over the place in Jurassic World Evolution
Jurassic World Evolution

Jurassic World Evolution has sold over one million copies according to Frontier Developments. The milestone was reached when tallying digital and physical copies sold across PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One since the game's release in June.

David Braben, Frontier Developments' CEO, stated that the company is delighted that they have managed to cross the one million sales threshold, a little over a month since the game's release.

He also added that "there is no doubt that initial sales have benefited from the worldwide awareness created by the film release", but he is also confident that quality of the game played a major role in Jurassic World Evolution's sales performance.

According to the information provided on London Stock Exchange website, another two titles from Frontier Developments, Elite Dangerous and Planet Coaster, keep performing well due to new content, "in line with expectations". The official announcement states that the developers will keep supporting all three games with new expansions which would be in line with their strategy of continued support. 

Jurassic World itself didn't exactly have critical acclaim but it wasn't panned either. Its launch was fairly successful but within a month since then, the game has lost about of players. The way it's building up now reminds of World of Warcraft's player base proverbial graph, which is often described as a heartbeat monitor - with sharp spikes when a new expansion lands and sharp decline in the following months.

That said, the developers also seem intent to release smaller updates in between expansions, with Fallen Kingdom Dinosaur update having been released on 22 June 2018, just 10 days after digital release of the game.

Frontier Developments Two dinosaurs are walking around in Jurassic World Evolution Jurassic World Evolution

Frontier Developments also made sure to grab an all star cast, with several actors lending their voice over to digitalised versions of their characters from Jurassic Park / World movies. The game boasts Jeff Goldblum, Bryce Dallas Howard and B.D. Wong in the voice actor lineup.

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