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Buena Vista ships 2 million copies of Narnia game

Buena Vista games has announced that more than 2 million units of movie tie-in The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe have been shipped to retailers in the US and Europe.

Buena Vista games has announced that more than 2 million units of movie tie-in The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe have been shipped to retailers in the US and Europe.

The game allows players to take on the roles of Lucy, Edmund, Susan and Peter as the explore the land of Narnia and battle the White Witch. It was released on November 25th ahead of the Walt Disney Pictures movie, which is set to hit cinemas this Friday.

According to BVG's Graham Hopper, the game launch "marks the largest self-publishing initiative executed to date by Buena Vista Games."

"There is great excitement building for the release of the film and that buzz has helped ignite an event atmosphere at retail for the video game," he added.

Douglas Gresham, stepson of Narnia author C.S. Lewis, commented: "Transitioning from the movie into the videogame area is an uplifting experience because every person who has read the book has longed to go to Narnia.â

âWith the videogames, people can not only visit Narnia but they can control the heroes' actions. In a sense, they can invent their own adventure within Narnia."

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe is out now on PC, PS2, Xbox, GameCube, Nintendo DS and Game Boy Advance.

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