Tomb Raider Breaks First Week Sales Record For Franchise
Tomb Raider is one of the best games of 2013 so far, and millions have already enjoyed it.
In fact, developer Crystal Dynamics has confirmed that the well-received reboot has set the franchise sales record in its first week of availability.
Studio boss Darrell Gallagher revealed that no other installment in the long-running series sold as many copies as the latest effort in week one. He also claims the game had the "biggest opening" of the year so far, although with the recent launch of the acclaimed Bioshock Infinite, Tomb Raider may soon lose that crown. But with 3.4 million units sold and 1 million players logged in just 48 hours, there's no doubt that Crystal Dynamics produced a gem.
The only problem is that Square Enix considers those 3.4 million sales "disappointing," as the title unfortunately needed at least 5 million according to analyst Billy Pidgeon. Obviously, there's a business side of this that went screwy, but at least we know gamers love the new Lara.
Related Game(s): Tomb Raider
3/30/2013 11:10:54 AM Ben Dutka