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Kerbal Space Program Has Shipped Nearly 4 Million Units Worldwide

Kerbal Space Program Has Shipped Nearly 4 Million Units Worldwide - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 05 May 2020 / 2,605 Views

Take-Two Interactive in their latest earnings report for the fiscal third quarter of 2020, which ended on December 31, 2019, announced the original Kerbal Space Program has shipped nearly four million units worldwide.

"Announced that Kerbal Space Program 2, the sequel to the beloved original space sim, is in development and is now planned for launch during our fiscal year 2021," reads the earning report. "The original Kerbal Space Program has sold-in nearly 4 million units worldwide, and earned a Metacritic rating of 88 and a Steam user score of 91%."

Kerbal Space Program is available for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows PC. The sequel, Kerbal Space Program 2, is in development for the same platforms, and likely will see a release on the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X.

Here is an overview of the game:

In Kerbal Space Program, take charge of the space program for the alien race known as the Kerbals. You have access to an array of parts to assemble fully-functional spacecraft that flies (or doesn’t) based on realistic aerodynamic and orbital physics. Launch your Kerbal crew into orbit and beyond (while keeping them alive) to explore moons and planets in the Kerbol solar system, constructing bases and space stations to expand the reach of your expedition.

Kerbal Space Program features three gameplay modes. In Science Mode, perform space experiments to unlock new technology and advance the knowledge of Kerbalkind. In Career Mode, oversee every aspect of the space program, including construction, strategy, funding, upgrades, and more. In Sandbox, you are free to build any spacecraft you can think of, with all parts and technology in the game.

Key Features:

  • Build spaceships, rockets, and vehicles using any imaginable combination of parts, each with their own function that will affect the way your spacecraft behaves.
  • Take full control over your ship’s setup to execute complex flight maneuvers.
  • Manage your Kerbal crewmembers, including hiring, training, and sending them into space to become heroes.
  • Discover a whole star system with unique moons and planets, exploring detailed terrain at a vast scale.
  • Send your Kerbal crew outside their ships for “extra-vehicular” activities.
  • Dock spacecraft together to construct space stations, massive starships, and surface bases on new planets.
  • Use satellites to scan terrain and find biomes and other anomalies.
  • Set up communications networks to communicate between your spacecraft and Kerbal Space Center.
  • Research and develop new technologies to extract valuable information and resources from all over the solar system, and much more!

Try out the many mods created by the Kerbal Space Program community!


A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.


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3 Comments
VAMatt (on 06 February 2020)

I'd have guessed the number was like 1/4 of that.

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HoloDust (on 07 February 2020)

Well deserved, recommendation for everyone that likes space exploration and rocket/spaceship building. My most played game this decade that quickly rocketed (pun intended) to all time favourites.

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Azzanation (on 06 February 2020)

I was tempted in buying it to see what all the rage was about, seems like a game I can get into.

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