Dead Space sales top 1.4 million globally
- Posted May 5th, 2009 at 12:51 EDT by Mike Harradence
- 29 Comments
Electronic Arts has announced that critically acclaimed Survival Horror outing Dead Space has sold roughly 1.4 million copies worldwide since its launch in October 2008.
Speaking to Gamespot, Glen Schofield, vice president of EA and Visceral Games general manager, commented, "I'm happy with that, based on the economy," adding, Last year could've been one of the greatest launch years in the history of video games around October time, but it was a year where people bought less games than they normally would."
Schofield conceded that while he would have liked the game to sell abit more, the fact the game was met rapturous applause by the gaming press and received numerous awards more than made up for it.
"Do I wish it sold more? Absolutely," he said. "But the critical acclaim and the number of awards - we're at 75 and counting now - have made [Dead Space] bigger than just the number of sales. If you look at used sales and rentals, we're looking at probably 3 or 4 million people who have played the game."
- 8:01am EDT - May 5th, 2009
Dead Space was a masterpiece, the plot, the gore, the errie settings, and the scares are brilliant.
and the fact that they got their ideas from blockbuster movies like Aliens, Event Horizon, and The Thing. makes the game an instant win
- 8:01am EDT - May 5th, 2009
Well Done Dead Space!!
Its definately in my personal top 3 for 2008.
I LOVED the game and can't wait for a sequel :)
- 8:10am EDT - May 5th, 2009
im actually afraid to play this game at night.. upgrading suites in this game is real fun! :D
- 8:32am EDT - May 5th, 2009
Wow, Crysis has sold more than this and that is a PC exclusive, what poor sales.
- 9:01am EDT - May 5th, 2009
Game was epic and a masterpiece. Respect@1 :P
Dont worry about sales :( we love you :) lol
- 9:05am EDT - May 5th, 2009
It really is a great game ... .but those %$&!! asteriods !!!
- 9:22am EDT - May 5th, 2009
Classic game, kicked Resident Evil right out of the top survival horror spot! Now bring on the sequel!
- 9:48am EDT - May 5th, 2009
- 9:51am EDT - May 5th, 2009
why do u guyz like this game ? srsly wat makes u like the game, i played the demo and find it so ridicules!!
.can some body explain 2 me
- 10:00am EDT - May 5th, 2009
from what i play of the game it was a very nice game good graphic the controls could be improved but it was good and nice music the demo didnt show much of the history so dont know about it but was a very nice game
- 10:02am EDT - May 5th, 2009
a well made game, thought it had sold like 2 million
- 10:39am EDT - May 5th, 2009
I liked this game I thought it was well made and very fun. I played it 3 times or more till I got Platinum but it was worth it. I didn't mind playing it over again because it was fun the scare factor wasn't all to scary but it was good none-the-less. I'm anticipating the sequel of this game I hope it don't get too cheesy though. The sad thing about sequels is they can (in some cases) make a break a series so hopefully it will be just as good or better than the first.
- 10:40am EDT - May 5th, 2009
One of the true survival horror games of this-gen of gaming....RE5 is not survival horror, it's survival action.
- 10:59am EDT - May 5th, 2009
@4 Try to remember that crysis is the flgship game of PCs, it is known pretty much by everyone who owns a PC for games.
- 11:01am EDT - May 5th, 2009
one of the best games i played on my ps3
i'm really hoping for a sequel
- 11:30am EDT - May 5th, 2009
I was one/1.4 million that did. I love the game. My only gripe, too much backtracking.
- 11:42am EDT - May 5th, 2009
this game was a masterpiece, i loved every minute of it and is the best survival horror game i have played ages
- 11:50am EDT - May 5th, 2009
I just recently picked this game up and am LOVING IT!
The sounds on a 7.1 just envelope you in scary horrorness! This is brutality at its best.
@9 The demo kind of sucked I will give you that. Also the fact there is no multi steered me away but thats a shame because the game is so deep it really doesn't need multiplayer (although it wouldn't hurt in a sequel.
I am just pissed the little kids wii gets the prequel.
- 12:15pm EDT - May 5th, 2009
1.4 !!!! thats pants.. i thought it would be much much more.
- 12:22pm EDT - May 5th, 2009
acidjoker the over all feal and story, the way everything is slowly revealed as the plot moves on and how you follow a few other crew members movments through out the infection via audio and video logs etc. it has a great atmosphere and really draws you into the game.
And the prequle will give me a reason to final dust of the Wii and use it again. try and get me moneys worth for it lol.
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