Mass Effect 3 Ships 3.5 Million, 890,000 Sold In North America
Mass Effect 3 is easily one of the year's best, and a bona fide competitor for Game of the Year. You gotta try it.
And we love it when great games do great on the sales charts. Greatness = greatness, yes? According to EA's numbers, 3.5 million copies of BioWare's masterpiece have already been shipped worldwide. This makes it the largest entertainment launch of 2012 thus far. In terms of actual sales, EA boss John Riccitiello revealed that 890,000 units were sold in North America alone last week.
Right now, that means ME3 is meeting internal expectations and EA is plenty "happy." Furthermore, Riccitiello cited sales of downloadable content for the game: 40% of those who purchased ME3 from a local GameStop also picked up DLC, "the highest tie-in ratio for downloadable content the retailer has ever seen." Lastly, EA said that Star Wars: The Old Republic currently has 1.7 million active subscribers, and the "vast majority" have gone past the free 30-day trial. So yeah, things are going well for the publisher right now; they could be in for a very good year.
If you haven't gotten Mass Effect 3, we have only one question for you:
Related Game(s): Mass Effect 3
3/9/2012 9:52:38 AM Ben Dutka