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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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