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Medal of Honor sells 1.5m in five days

UPDATE: Game generates $100 million on release, says Riccitiello

Electronic Arts' reboot of the Medal of Honor franchise has sold over 1.5 million units in the US, Asia and Europe.

The numbers come after five days on sale in North America and only two days in Europe - to celebrate, the publisher is making the first downloadable content for the game free to those players that have registered the game's Online Pass.

"Medal of Honor is one of EA's most storied franchises and we're thrilled to see that fans worldwide have embraced it," commented Frank Gibeau, president of EA.

"In this ultra competitive category, Medal of Honor stands out from the pack. By portraying the Tier 1 Operator as so elite, so tough, Medal of Honor offers a view into a world that has the power to resonate with FPS gamers everywhere."

Reviews of the game have been generally positive, with GamesIndustry.biz sister site Eurogamer.net stating the game "can lay claim to qualified success as an interesting vertical slice of the US military machine."

In a report by Fox News, EA CEO John Riccitiello said the game generated $100 million on release, reports IndustryGamers.

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David Rider Publisher, Hustler UK9 years ago
Making the DLC free to holders of the Online Pass? Nothing new here if you bought Bad Company 2 or Mass Effect 2 brand new. I'd sooner see some sniper nerfing...
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Vitor De Magalhaes Studying Oriental Studies, University of Oxford9 years ago
"In this ultra competitive category, Medal of Honor stands out from the pack. By portraying the Tier 1 Operator as so elite, so tough, Medal of Honor offers a view into a world that has the power to resonate with FPS gamers everywhere."

Uh, wasn't the message meant to be one of reverence and respect? Sounds more like COD to me from that angle...
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@David I agree completly with you, played my first online match the other day and everyone had that one-shot one-kill sniper, nearly no one was doing objectives, kinda overpowered if you ask me, I even see people running around close range with it.

Anyway after a very boring sniper duel where our team had a lot more deads then kills, we turned the tables on them, everyone took Spec Op. and charged in with M4's blazing, and lemme tell you, there's no way they can react to that when they're all sniping, was fun and intense ;)
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Brett Walton MD, VGChartz Ltd9 years ago
Pretty close to the 1.4 million we estimated on Monday then - http://gamrfeed.vgchartz.com/story/82426...
Not bad sales really considering the generally mediocre reviews - EA should be pretty happy with this one.

Edited 1 times. Last edit by Brett Walton on 20th October 2010 1:26pm

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Lawrence Makin Audio 9 years ago
I can't get enough of this game.

Regarding snipers: they're a scourge upon the genre, sure, as there will always be those camping out for the pot shots and somehow thinking they're incredible for doing the easiest part of the game well. But with the levelling system for all three disciplines in MoH, I find the game is always dynamic enough - a sniper is never a sniper for too long. Plus it's always a challenge to then get a revenge kill (for which you are scored accordingly) on those same snipers - none of them are infallible, as none of the sniper spots are unfairly placed.

As for objectives - I think it's more a case of being unable to get to them to destroy/defend them, more than not wanting to. You score far higher by doing them, so that's an incentive enough. I always try to do as many as possible, but usually get cut down in the process.

My one and only gripe with the game is the respawn mechanics. Utterly terrible sometimes - you can find your entire team respawning right in the line of enemy fire, so you have zero chance to claw back an advantage.
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Terence Gage Freelance writer 9 years ago
That's some really impressive figures considering the varied review scores - I guess all the marketing and 'controversy' paid off then. I haven't played it yet, but it's on my to-do list, albeit probably a rental.

I expect Black Ops' sales will utterly overshadow it, however, but here's hoping for good things from subsequent MoH instalments.
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Brett Walton MD, VGChartz Ltd9 years ago
Blacks ops should be doing 6-8 million in the same timeframe so yeah.
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Kingman Cheng Illustrator and Animator 9 years ago
Impressive but I still think Black Ops should top this.
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Lee Camm Web Magazine Editor/Writer 9 years ago
I'm impressed, and pleased, with these figures. i would like to see more, and could only hope that in eventually match, and beats, COD. People forget, that with MoH, there wouldn't have been a COD. I want to see more from, what I believe, is the best 'Wartime FPS' franchise of them all.
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James Ingrams Writer 9 years ago
Highly hyped games sell all their gonna sell in the first 2 -3 weeks, then they are discounted. Less hyped games sell a lot longer, hence STALKER, on PC, selling as many units as Bioshock on PC.
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Jamie Watson Studying Bachelor of Games & Interactive Entertainment, Queensland University of Technology9 years ago
i reckon there will be a price cut in about 2 weeks time....the prefect time to pick this up....
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