Star Wars: The Force Unleashed Sells 1.5M in 5 Days; Named Fastest Selling LucasArts Game Ever

A near-simultaneous launch on six platforms across four regions helped LucasArts sell 1.5 million copies of Star Wars: The Force Unleashed and set some new records during the game's first five days at retailers, the publisher announced today.

According to the company, that makes The Force Unleashed both the fastest-selling Star Wars game and LucasArts title yet. A total of 4.3 million copies were shipped to stores worldwide, with the publisher preparing more due to "unprecedented demand."

Developed by LucasArts on the PS3 and Xbox 360, the physics-intensive action game hit North America on September 16, followed by a Australian and Southeast Asia release on Sept. 17 and a European debut on Sept. 19. External studio Krome handled the accompanying PS2, Wii and PSP editions, with n-Space on the Nintendo DS version.

"The record-setting sales of Star Wars: The Force Unleashed shows the undiminished power of Star Wars and its popularity across all media types, including video games," noted LucasArts president Darrell Rodriguez. "We're blown away by the response."

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    September 23, 2008 3:23 PM

    holy shit, star wars product rakes in money?!

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