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Mass Effect 3 enjoys 890K US retail sales on first day
Posted: 09.03.2012 17:30 by Comments: 2
Electronic Arts CEO John Riccitiello announced at the Wedbush Technology, Media and Telecommunications Conference in New York that Mass Effect has sold around 890,000 retail units in the US in its first 24 hours of availability.


"We anticipated it doing well, so we're happy. The tie ratio at the register is the highest in their history", stated Riccitiello.

Riccitiello also revealed that 40% who purchased the game from major US retailer GameStop also purchased the download code for Mass Effect 3 DLC.

Mass Effect 3 has been receiving mostly positive reviews since its released on the 6th March in North America and 9th March in Europe for PC, Xbox 360 and Playstation 3. Strategy Informer awarded the game a 9.0/10 score in its review, which was posted today.
Source: CVG
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Comments

By nocutius (SI Elite) on Mar 09, 2012
nocutius
"...Riccitiello also revealed that 40% who purchased the game from GameStop also purchased the download code for DLC".

Bad move, there is absolutely no incentive for publishers to stop milking everyone with day-one dlc with those kind of numbers.
By herodotus (SI Herodotus) on Mar 10, 2012
herodotus
I cannot purchase EA games now that do not include the DLC in the pre-order (ie. must get the CE), otherwise I am price gouged by the Origin store where all DLC for every game is fully one third more the cost than in any other country. For example, if something is USD $19, it costs us $29. EA is just too damned expensive these days and really needs competition.
Yes, a game might be available on GG for less (soetimes), but GameFly (D2D) or Impulse are out asthey are simply made unavailable in our region.