Too many people have been calling THQ's Homefront a "failure." The sales just don't reflect that analysis.
The merely average review scores caused the publisher's stock to plummet, but those investors should've waited: day one sales for the title hit 375,000 in North America alone and now, after a full week of availability, the emotionally charged shooter has surpassed the 1 million mark in sales, and shipment totals have topped 2.4 million globally. EEDAR analyst Jesse Divnich expects the final tally to come in at around 3 million and that smells like a definite success. Said Divnich in a note to investors:
"The 375,000 day one unit sales announcement demonstrated that Homefront was on track to surpass 1 million units in its first week and produce a ship-in figure in excess of 2 million units. The market's narrow view and overreliance on aggregated review scores prevented analysts and investors from observing the big picture–Homefront will be a success for THQ."
If you read our review, you'll know we recommend it…sort of. The campaign is a little too short, the multiplayer is a little too bare, and there have been a host of glitches after a recent update. But again, we must stress that Homefront has its strong – perhaps even memorable – points.
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