Aliens vs. Predator "Fastest Selling Game" In UK
It seems difficult to believe but bear in mind that 2010 is still very young, and we haven't quite hit Heavy Rain - launches tomorrow - or God of War III and Final Fantasy XIII yet.
According to the latest Twitter update for Sega Europe, Aliens vs. Predator is the "fastest-selling game this year" and "#1 on the all formats chart" in the UK. ...yeah, I know what you're thinking. Considering the average review score of about a mid-6, how the hell did this happen? Well, a whole lot of advertising, the alluring fact that AvP was in the news a lot for initially being banned in Australia, and perhaps a dash of good ol' name-brand recognition. Our review will be up for tomorrow morning and you'll see where we stand but for now, let's just say we're talking about a relatively entertaining game with plenty of shortcomings. This really isn't stopping anyone in Europe from flocking to stores to snag it, though, and we're assuming that Tweet only refers to the European region. Maybe it's surprising to know that Sega has another quick-selling title in 2010; Bayonetta, which launched back in January to high critical acclaim. That one had the backing of the critics (well, at least the Xbox 360 version did) so high sales sort of made sense. This one...
Oh well, it's not like people won't have fun with the game, provided they know what to expect and spend most of their time online. Stay tuned for the review.
Related Game(s): Aliens vs. Predator
2/22/2010 10:44:27 AM Ben Dutka