Mass Effect 3 Ships 3.5 Million Copies in First Week
Today, EA published a press release announcing that the latest installment in developer BioWare’s sci-fi epic saga, Mass Effect 3, has shipped 3.5 million units globally in its first week of release. To offer a point of comparison, Activision boasted an estimated 6.5 million units sold in the first 24 hours of Modern Warfare 3’s release in November.
The fact that Mass Effect 3 has shipped so many units during a non-holiday season is pretty impressive—and I’m eager to learn how many of those units have sold.
Sadly, like Skyrim before it, this is one of those games everyone is playing that I’m sitting out of. The weather’s starting to get nice, and I know that Mass Effect 3 would just make me more agoraphobic than usual. But I think I’ll check it out when the game eventually goes on sale in a couple months…stay tuned for some more hard sales numbers over the next few days and weeks.
Anyone out there pick up one of these 3.5 million copies of the game? What do you think?