It's no Halo, but for a new IP in the RPG genre, Mass Effect's sales were truly outstanding this holiday season. We speak with Microsoft about the keys to the game's success.
According to the NPD, Mass Effect sold 473,000 copies during its debut month of November. This made it the third best selling game on the 360 and the sixth best selling title overall. Microsoft confirmed this past December that Mass Effect had already sold over 1 million copies worldwide.
Will EA affect Mass Effect massively?
With BioWare now officially a subsidiary of Electronic Arts, it is unknown if this Microsoft published title will suddenly be going multiplatform. EA certainly isn't known for making many console exclusive releases when they can help it, and any future titles by BioWare are likely to appear on PS3 and Xbox 360. Regardless of whether the series will continue to be exclusive to the 360 or not, it has been confirmed that it will continue, and that's a fact that all RPG fans can certainly celebrate.