Variety reports that LucasArts’ new addition to the Star Wars videogame franchise, “Star Wars: The Force Unleashed” is selling like hotcakes. In its first five days, it sold an astounding 1.5 million units worldwide.
Strong debut makes it the fastest-selling game ever from Lucasfilm’s 26-year-old videogame division.
While the launch is impressive, returns are still far behind those of this year’s biggest game, “Grand Theft Auto IV,” which sold more than 6 million units in its first week. But it puts “The Force Unleashed” on track to be one of the year’s biggest vidgames and most likely the No. 1 seller based on a movie license.
Reviews are mixed on “Force”, so only time will tell if it can beat out the previous Star Wars game “Battlefront 2″ which sold 7 million units three years ago.