Why are investors jumping ship due to a few lower-than-anticipated review scores? The game seems to be doing just fine.
THQ has revealed the first-day sales for Homefront , the shooter by Kaos Studios that puts the People's Army of North Korea on the American doorstep. In the first day on store shelves, the title sold 375,000 units in North America; as we speak, it's heading to Europe and Asia, so more sales are imminent. Said Danny Bilson, executive vice president of THQ:
"Homefront's excellent multiplayer experience, combined with our commitment to dedicated servers, make this a must-have purchase for gamers. Due to the strong and growing demand for Homefront's multiplayer, we continue to add dedicated server capacity. We are confident that the large-scale multiplayer maps featuring 32 players, vehicles, infantry and drones, will continue to be a major draw for the huge audience of FPS gamers looking for a new experience over the coming months."
THQ president and CEO Brian Farrell said they're "delighted" with the game's sales thus far, so it looks like we can expect a sequel at some point. And remember, the game is getting favorable reviews from gamers everywhere, even if the critics aren't wholly enamored. You'll see our analysis shortly.
Related Game(s): Homefront