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Ever feel like you're drowning in sequels? We feel you. Sequels are big business, though, and Electronic Arts has the evidence to show it.
As part of its announcement of results from the fourth quarter of its fiscal year, EA revealed that Crysis 2, Dragon Age 2, and Dead Space 2 have all surpassed two million in sales. Four other EA titles releasing in the fourth quarter went over one million, and several other milestones were reached:
EA also said that Dead Space 2 sales are 40% higher than sales of the first game over a similar period of time, which is good news for a franchise that at one point didn't seem like a surefire success.
All of these sales milestones add up to a strong quarterly report for the publisher, which claims it was the #1 Western publisher this past quarter for both consoles and PC. Congratulations to EA on its success, and we'll look forward to a number of games with "3" in the title (beginning with Mass Effect 3) selling strong next year.