I honestly can’t remember the last time a publisher said it was happy with sales of its games, which is why publisher Deep Silver’s latest statement has me shocked. They’re apparently rather delighted with the commercial reception of 4A Games’ Metro: Last Light.
In a decidedly fluffy and filled-with-rainbows press release, Deep silver revealed that Metro Last Light has sold significantly better than Metro 2033, saying that the new games "has enjoyed a stunning first week of sales, significantly outselling its predecessor Metro 2033 over the same launch period".
So good have its sales been, that the game’s first week sales on PC have already eclipsed Metro 2033’s sales within its first three months of availability.
"We are delighted with the deserved critical and commercial success the game has achieved, and hope that this success represents a statement of intent for future quality titles from Deep Silver," said Deep Silver’s international commercial director Menno van der Bil.
4A Games is equally enthralled that they’re finally getting the sort of reception they rightfully deserve.
"4A Games are honoured by the reception our latest project has received,” said creative director Andrew Prokhorov.
"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."
We through the game was excellent. It’s also really refreshing to see a publisher happy with sales, in a world where Tomb Raider’s 3.5 million opening sales are “disappointing.”
Last Updated: June 3, 2013