Mass Effect 2 becomes best-selling January release ever in only one week

Friday, 12th February 2010 03:07 GMT By Nathan Grayson


Shepard and the crew vas Normandy may have been leapfrogged by Nintendo’s portly plumber, but that didn’t stop Mass Effect 2 from taking home a nice consolation prize.

You know, nothing special. Just the award for best-selling January release ever.

“Previously the best selling January release was NFL Street for the PS2 in 2004, selling a little over 325,000 units in its first month.  Typically, January sales are reserved for the overflow from the Holidays and whilst the industry has come to the conclusion long ago that games can succeed in the off-season, few publishers have dared to release a big AAA title in the January month since 2005 (Resident Evil 4 for the GameCube, January 2005,” EEDAR analyst Jesse Divnich told Industry Gamers.

“Clearly, the success of three new releases, Mass Effect 2, Army of Two, and Darksiders is unequivocal proof that publishers should not avoid a January release date for their core targeted AAA titles,” he added.

Do you hear that? It’s as though millions of backlogs just cried out, and were suddenly silenced. Oh well. We think we’ll manage, somehow.



  1. Psychotext

    Top notch stuff. Loved the game, now bring me some DLC!

    #1 5 years ago
  2. RGW1982

    That’s What Happens When There’s Literately No Competition.. All January Releases Were Garbage.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Michael O’Connor

    “That’s What Happens When There’s Literately No Competition.. All January Releases Were Garbage.”

    Yeah, Bayonetta is bloody terrible! And that Darksiders? Whatever, it’s pants!

    #3 5 years ago
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    #4 5 years ago
  5. Blerk

    Can we have RGW put to sleep now? He’s obviously suffering.

    #5 5 years ago
  6. The Hindle

    RGW1982 have you ever been on Jeremy Kyle by any chance you strike me as the kind of person to go on

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Mauller

    Also, @RGW1982

    Why are you putting a capital letter at the beginning of every word? Are you typing a title?

    #7 5 years ago
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    @ 8: If so, then there’s only one conclusion – RGW is N’Gai Croal!

    #8 5 years ago
  9. mightyhokie

    All in all, this is probably the best game I’ve played….and that is saying something. Its pretty much flawless, and the story is top shelf, gameplay is tight, voice acting is the best, its just incredible….

    #9 5 years ago

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