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Sequels Sell: Dragon Age 2, Crysis 2, Dead Space 2 All Hit Over 2 Million Sales

by Phil Kollar on May 04, 2011 at 12:15 PM

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:

  • FIFA 11 has sold over 12 million units
  • Battlefield: Bad Company 2 has sold over seven million units
  • Medal of Honor, Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit, and Madden NFL 11 have each sold over five million

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.