It looks like THQ is keeping up the PR machine for Homefront
as the company announced today that they've shipped 2.4 million copies of the game to stores with 1 million of those actually leaving the stores in the hands of hopefully happy customers. That's a pretty nice jump since the game
launched and should help the folks at Kaos sleep a little easier.
I still think they need to sell another 500,000-700,000 copies to make Homefront 2
a slam dunk. 1 million copies sold should be enough for THQ to at least fund the opening stages of a sequel and will hopefully allow Kaos the time to create a complete game that takes more than four to five hours to complete.
THQ ANNOUNCES ESTIMATED GLOBAL HOMEFRONT™ SELL-THROUGH OF
OVER 1 MILLION UNITS, ON 2.4 MILLION UNITS SHIPPED TO DATE
AGOURA HILLS, Calif., Mar 24, 2011 – THQ (NASDAQ: THQI) today announced that Homefront™ has already sold-through an estimated more than one million units across North America, Europe and Asia Pacific markets, on shipments of 2.4 million units to date.
In addition, according to UK Chart Track’s March 21st weekly report, Homefront’s reported first weekend sell-through ranked the game as #1 for the week, as well as the best-selling week-one new console release in 2011 in the UK.
“We are very pleased with strong worldwide shipments and sell-through for Homefront, and we continue to fulfill new retail orders for the game across the globe,” said Brian Farrell, THQ President and CEO. “Homefront is clearly resonating with gamers and we are certainly pleased with our initial sales results.”
2027. A once proud America has fallen, her infrastructure shattered and military in disarray. Crippled by a devastating EMP strike, the USA is powerless to resist the ever expanding occupation of a savage, nuclear armed Greater Korean Republic.
Abandoned by her former allies, the United States is a bleak landscape of walled towns and abandoned suburbs. This is a police state where high school stadiums have become detention centers, and shopping malls shelter armored attack vehicles. A once-free people are now prisoners… or collaborators… or revolutionaries.
Join the Resistance, stand united and fight for freedom against an overwhelming military force in Homefront’s gripping single player campaign penned by John Milius (Apocalypse Now, Red Dawn). Stand alongside a cast of memorable characters as an emotional plot unfolds in this terrifyingly plausible near-future world. Experience visceral, cinematic first person shooter action as you fight your way across Occupied USA using guerrilla tactics, and commandeer military vehicles and advanced drone technology to defeat the enemy.
Multiplayer brings epic warfare to the online arena as infantry, tanks, attack helicopters and combat drones battle across huge, open battlefields. A rich feature set offering layers of tactical depth combined with game-changing innovations like Battle Points and Battle Commander set a new benchmark in online warfare.
For more information on Homefront, visit Homefront-Game.com, or follow the resistance at Facebook.com/Homefrontgame or Twitter.com/Homefrontgame.
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