Mass Effect 3 ships 3.5M copies

Mass Effect 3 has only been available at retail since this past Tuesday, but that's enough time for publisher Electronic Arts to have shipped three and a half million units of the game. The final chapter of Commander Shepard's galaxy-saving, sci-fi opus has been incredibly well received by critics. Shacknews' Garnett Lee called the experience one that would be "equally at home on the pages of a New York Times bestseller or a blockbuster Hollywood production," in his recent review.

"We have been truly humbled by the amazing response from fans and critics for Mass Effect 3," said BioWare co-founder Dr. Ray Muzyka. "The game is a gripping, engaging experience where the decisions and choices you make will truly stay with you for the months and years ahead. We are all incredibly proud of Casey Hudson and the teams in Edmonton and Montreal for delivering the best game BioWare has ever made."

Based on our feelings about the title around the Shacknews office, that last sentence seems a lot closer to fact than hyperbole.

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