May 31, 2013

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Metro: Last Light Sees Critical Acclaim And Impressive Early Sales

Metro: Last Light Sees Critical Acclaim And Impressive Early Sales


Deep Silver made the announcement today that 4A Games’ sequel to Metro 2033 has seen a great first week of sales and earning glowing reviews. Metro: Last Light has sold more within its first week than its predecessor did in the same launch period. Some little facts worth mentioning are below.

  • On Windows® PC, the game more than tripled Metro 2033‘s worldwide sales over the same opening week period
  • In the US, Metro: Last Light sold through more boxed units in its first week of sale than Metro 2033 has managed lifetime to date
  • Across all formats worldwide, Metro: Last Light has sold more units in its first week of sale than Metro 2033 managed in 3 months
  • Metro: Last Light has shot to #1 in the weekly charts in multiple European territories including Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, and also in the UK,
    where publisher Deep Silver recorded their fourth straight week at number 1

Metro: Last Light has quickly become Deep Silver’s most critically acclaimed titles to date. Menno van der Bil, International Commercial Director for Deep Silver, expressed how delighted the company is with the success of the title and how they hope that this is representative of intent for future quality titles. Andrew Prokhorov, 4A Games’ Creative Director, commented:

“4A Games are honoured by the reception our latest project has received. We are a small but dedicated team who are lucky to have been given the creative freedom and support to make the kind of experience we dream, as gamers, of playing. Our work on Metro: Last Light continues with new single player DLC, and we look forward to revealing future projects from the team. We want to thank all the Metro fans for support we have received.”

A series of original single-player content packs will be released throughout the summer. Those who purchase the Season Pass priced at $14.99 will be able to pre-purchase future DLC at a discounted price. Also included in the Season Pass are an additional weapon, the deadly Abzats, and a powerful semi-automatic rifle with a secondary fire mode that lets you shoot out six bullets in one blast.

Metro: Last Light is available now for the PC, PlayStation 3, and Xbox 360. If you’re still on the fence about picking up this title, be sure to read James’ review.

[Source: Deep Silver]