The newest entry in the long-running football games series Football Manager has scored (see what I did there?) a powerful new file – it’s the quickest in the FM series’ historical past to hit one million copies shifted. As effectively as this feat, it’s now been revealed that an eye-watering 900ok gamers hopped into the recreation over the course of final week.

“At some point yesterday, FM21 became our fastest ever series of games to reach one million copies activated,” Football Manager director Miles Jacobson has posted on Twitter. That’s a powerful determine contemplating the administration simulation game solely launched on November 24, 2020, that means it’s racked up these one million ‘activations’ in simply six weeks or so.

In addition, Jacobson says: “I’m guessing you’re getting value for money from it, as over 900k of you played it last week!” (as of his time of tweeting on January 3), including: “I hope you’re finding some solace and company from the game world you escape into”. Its peak concurrent participant counts in this time on Steam alone have been fairly big, too, as SteamDB’s data exhibits.

The website’s figures point out that Football Manager 2021 hit an all-time peak of 92,461 4 days in the past – as of this story – on Valve’s platform, and a peak of 84,879 inside the previous 24 hours. That places it someplace round the likes of Apex Legends in phrases of Steam’s current most-played, and forward of video games like Destiny 2, Stardew Valley, and Warframe, going by their most up-to-date counts.

If you’re but to give the recreation a go, you may discover our Football Manager 2021 review a useful learn. Our very personal Ian Boudreau scored it a nine-out-of-ten, concluding that whereas the newest entry nonetheless has some quirks, “this year’s Football Manager is the best one yet”.

We even have a rundown of the Football Manager 2021 new features for those who’re a fan of the series and eager to know what’s new to the newest model.