Mixed Reviews Don’t Stop Medal Of Honor From Selling Really Well

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The Medal of Honor reboot was released alongside mixed reviews as it made its first attempt to attack the throne belonging to Modern Warfare 2 a few weeks back.

That’s not to say that the review scores were terrible, just that they weren’t fantastic. EA CEO John Riccitiello has said that Medal of Honor outperformed the expectations that they had at EA when he spoke yesterday at their 2nd quarter 2011 fiscal earnings call.

So how much did it sell?

According to Riccitiello, Medal of Honor has already, in only two weeks, managed to shift at total of 2 million copies. Granted, that’s over all platforms, but once again it doesn’t matter if its making the money back in the end.

Riccitiello also goes on to discuss their view non review scores after saying that the lower scores were a little expected:

“The game has an average rating in the mid 70s and almost 20 reviews rated it 90 or above. As an observation, mid 70s is generally perceived to be pretty good,”

“The game appeals really well to a mass-market – your average gamer – so there’s a small minority of folks, sometimes represented by game reviewers, where best I can tell they spend 80 or 90 hours a week playing first-person shooters, they are very core to that segment.”

“Some of them didn’t like the title, but that’s not unexpected. So far, Medal of Honor has out-performed our sales expectations and continues to out-perform our expectations through week three,”

I enjoyed my time with Medal of Honor, the campaign was brief but a lot of fun and the multiplayer, although not as good as Bad Company 2, was still pretty solid.

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Will we be seeing a sequel then? Who knows. More info through the link below.

Source: IGN

Last Updated: November 3, 2010

Nick De Bruyne

Video games writer, editor and critic since '08. Living and breathing video games, movies and cars since the 80s. Follow me on Twitter if you love tons of gaming talk, and @pennyworthrevs for fun stuff and links.

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