Did EA's Medal of Honor make more money at launch than Activision's last Call of Duty game, Modern Warfare 2? In a word, no. More than Halo: Reach? No.
EA boss John Riccitiello told Fox News (via IndustryGamers) that his new war game made $100 million during its opening week. That should be close to recouping development costs.
We already knew that the game had shifted a not-to-be-sniffed-at 1.5 million copies in five days.
Activision's record breaking Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 made $310 million from UK and US sales in just 24 hours.
Halo: Reach became Microsoft's biggest ever release this September, and generated $200 million from one platform in one day.
Scores trended slightly lower than expected (although Eurogamer awarded a handsome 8/10) and forced EA to issue a public defence of the game and MOH series.
"This is a marathon not a sprint - today's Medal of Honor launch represents a step forward in that race," EA said, praising the first attempt at its MOH revival.
Medal of Honor was released last Friday and raced to the top of the UK all-formats chart. Whether the Danger Close Games and DICE-developed game can hold on for a second week we'll have to wait and see - Eurogamer deputy editor Ellie Gibson doesn't think it will.
Wondering which platform to buy Medal of Honor on? Eurogamer's Digital Foundry blog faced them off against each other and declared a winner.
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