Mumbai: After less than one week on store shelves Star Wars: The Force Unleashed has become the best-selling Star Wars game tilldate. LucasArts today announced that more than 1.5 million customers worldwide have purchased Star Wars: The Force Unleashed, making it both the fastest-selling Star Wars game and LucasArts game ever.
Sales figures are based on the first five days of sales across all platforms worldwide.
Although LucasArts shipped more than 4.3 million units of The Force Unleashed around the world in preparation for the game’s launch, unprecedented demand has led to the manufacture and distribution of additional copies.
"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," said LucasArts president Darrell Rodriguez.
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed completely re-imagines the scope and scale of the Force and casts players as Darth Vader’s "Secret Apprentice," unveiling new revelations about the Star Wars galaxy seen through the eyes of this mysterious new character, who is armed with unprecedented powers.
Star Wars: The Force Unleashed is the first next-generation game developed internally at LucasArts, and is available on the Xbox®360 video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system.
LucasArts and developer Krome Studios have created an equally enthralling version of Star Wars: The Force Unleashed on the Wi home videogame system from Nintendo, PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system and PSP (PlayStationPortable) system, and n-Space, Inc., developed a version for Nintendo DS. All feature the same storyline, with opportunities to unleash the Force in devastating new ways.