EA has announced that over 1.5 million copies of Medal of Honor have been sold worldwide in just five days. Medal of Honor was released in the USA on October 12th, while the European release followed three days later.
The data on Medal of Honor sales comes from GFK Chart Track data. Of course, Medal of Honor took top spot in the GFK Chart Track UK chart this week, dislodging fellow EA title FIFA 11 in the process.
EA are pleased with sales of Medal of Honor, despite mediocre reviews from critics. Frank Gibeau, President at EA said:
“Medal of Honor is one of EA’s most storied franchises and we’re thrilled to see that fans worldwide have embraced it. In this ultra competitive category, Medal of Honor stands out from the pack. By portraying the Tier 1 Operator as so elite, so tough, Medal of Honor offers a view into a world that has the power to resonate with FPS gamers everywhere.”
Meanwhile, EA CEO John Ricitiello has told Fox News that Medal of Honor has so far made $100 million. An impressive amount, but some way off the $200 million that Halo: Reach made in its first day on sale. The $100 million made by Medal of Honor is only a fraction of the $550 million Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 made in its first five days.
EA also announced that Medal of Honor will shortly be getting free DLC. The free multiplayer mode titled Clean Sweep is an elimination mode where players must rely on their own skill and teammates’ expertise to prevail as the winning team. The new Medal of Honor multiplayer mode will be playable on two new maps – Bagram Hangar and Khyber Caves – as well as redesigned versions of the Diwagal Camp and Kabul City Ruins maps.
The new Medal of Honor game mode will consist of three four minute rounds with no respawns. The team who gets the best of the three rounds wins. You can watch the trailer for the Medal of Honor Clean Sweep DLC below.
Clean Sweep will be available on November 2 via Xbox LIVE Marketplace and PlayStation Network to owners of Medal of Honor with Online Pass. The free, single use Online Pass comes with all brand new copies of Medal of Honor.
So Train2Game, what are your thoughts on the achievements of Medal of Honor? And what do you think of the Clean Sweep DLC? Is it enough to encourage you to hold onto your copy of Medal of Honor? Not familiar with the game? You can watch the Medal of Honor launch trailer here.
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