GfK Chart Track reports that EA's Medal of Honor has recorded the best ever UK launch week sales for a game in the long-running franchise.
Didn't expect that.
MoH might be doing OK in sales at the moment but I expect this game will be in the bargain bin in a couple of weeks. EA knows this and that's why it's been rushed and is basically EA trying to capitalize, like a parasite on COD's formula. Black ops is gonna out sell MOH 10 to 1...everybody knows that. EA is lucky they launched a couple of weeks early. Sadly, it's Danger Close and Dice who look like they rushed the game when in fact it's EA in their desperate stupidity that is to blame.
So you expect COD to sell what 30 million copies. that would be rather impressive, considering it won't even do COD:ModernWarfare 2 numbers. Besides that MOH has been selling quite well and by the time COD comes out they will have made plenty of money. MOH is different then COD and it's a welcome change. Now there are more multiplayer games to get killed on.
It is a bit surprising isn't it? But it's the UK. I find that UK gamers play less attention to reviews and Medal of Honor does have brand recognition.
...and soon to be fifth come November.
How can you disagree with my comment, I didn't expect it, so your say 'I disagree, I think you did expect it', idiots.
like all the negative publicity worked :\
... EA have done well with their advertising & marketing..
atleast UK gamers recognize a great game when they see one and not just dismiss it as another Call Of Duty wannabe.
Ironically Call of Duty was originally a Medal of Honor wannabee...
It'll be 5th or 6th in a few weeks after Fable III and Black Ops hits.
Glad to see the sales are good for MoH in the UK lets hope the rest of the world has good sales too. Love the game not the best gave ive ever played but a nice change to the other FPS games ive played.
Great the game is awesome but it didn't get treated fairly in the reviews IMO
It doesn't surprise me. I haven't put much time into the single player but so far I've enjoyed the multiplayer.
If black ops wasn't coming out in less then a month the reviews for MOH would have been much better.
This game did have a decent amount of hype behind it, I'm not too surprised. But now since the impulse day 1 buyers are out of the way, lets see if this game stays strong or crashes and burns. When it is all said and done, I think this game will have around 1.5 million sales across both platforms.
Well what new competition does MoH have? With the exception of fifa which has already been out for two weeks, the only other game I can think of released on the same day as MoH was Naruto and that's never going to top the charts.
my bud list does not show it.... than again, I was surprised how many on my bud list are not playing Reach... I have been adding new buds
shooter does well on 360.
Xbox 360 players buy games
Since the story in most games this generation can be completed with a rental, and the online play is the same as every other game, I'm not sure why you think that's so smart and cool.
Surprise surprise, it sold just a little less on ps3...
Because PS3 players don't just play shooters online maybe!?
They don't 'just" play that, but If i pointed out that it sold just a little less, that's precisely because the gaming behaviors of ps3 owners are really close to those of 360 owners when it comes to shooters...
because everybody selling there copies on craigslist because its crap!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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