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Homefront sells 375,000 on day one in North America

Wednesday, 16 March 2011 19:44 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

THQ has announced that Homefront sold approximately 375,000 units in North America during its first day of availability.

THQ seems rather pleased with the figures as per the following quotes pulled from the press release:

“Homefront’s excellent multiplayer experience, combined with our commitment to dedicated servers, make this a must-have purchase for gamers,” said Danny Bilson, EVP Core Games.

“Due to the strong and growing demand for Homefront’s multiplayer, we continue to add dedicated server capacity. We are confident that the large-scale multiplayer maps featuring 32 players, vehicles, infantry and drones, will continue to be a major draw for the huge audience of FPS gamers looking for a new experience over the coming months.”

“We are delighted with first day sales for Homefront and are already fulfilling re-orders for the game from multiple retailers,” said Brian Farrell, THQ President and CEO.

Yesterday, reviews for the game went live, and scores were all over the place. A lot of reviews were critical of the single-player portion of the game, but most seemed rather impressed with the multiplayer portion.

Kaos Studios said earlier today that should Homefront 2 be developed, it would consider making the single-player portion of the game more robust, providing it didn’t take away from the multiplayer end.

Stock in THQ fell 26 percent at the close of NASDAQ yesterday to $4.40 per share, and as of this post, stock in the firm is back up to $4.61 per share and seems to climb and fall by the penny per minute.

Homefront lands in the UK on Friday for PC, PS3, and Xbox 360.

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36 Comments

  1. EscoBlades

    Oops….

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Xuchilbara

    I think its funny how dev’s still call 32 players “Large-scale”. The only companies IMO, that has the right to use that anymore is Dice and Zipper.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Patrick Garratt

    Just goes to show.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. loki

    I do not believe THQ about 375,000 units. I better wait VGchartz and NPD numbers.
    PS Homefront sucks only idiots spend money on this shit

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Patrick Garratt

    They can’t lie to their shareholders. NPD will have a final figure, as you say.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. reask

    I will probably rent it to check out multi.
    That aspect of game seems to be getting the best reviews.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Joe Anderson

    @4 VG Chartz numbers, lol. I could roll six dice and get the same figure they will.

    #7 4 years ago
  8. Gekidami

    So the hefty marketing worked then.

    #8 4 years ago
  9. Razor

    Wow, already outsold KZ3 :)

    #9 4 years ago
  10. Naaame

    @9 It’s outsold KZ3 cause Homefront available on all 3 platforms -_-”

    #10 4 years ago
  11. Maximum Payne

    ”I think its funny how dev’s still call 32 players “Large-scale”.”
    For console game 32 players is large scale.Because Cod games have 18 players support and BC2 have 24 players.

    #11 4 years ago
  12. theevilaires

    This game almost seems like its based on the game freedom fighters for last gen. That was a good game….. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WnKRuwmQXSo

    #12 4 years ago
  13. OrbitMonkey

    @9 Nice Troll bait :)
    @10 You sure its not cuz its a better game?

    #13 4 years ago
  14. Gekidami

    ^ You cant complement troll bait then cast some of your own. Its against the rules. :P

    #14 4 years ago
  15. Nozz

    @12 Freedom fighters was such a great underrated game!!

    It’s weird because im hearing mixed results about this game. Some say they love it save for a few problems and some went back to CoD/BFBC2.

    May pick this up on the cheap… If people are still playing ofc.

    #15 4 years ago
  16. Peetry

    I can’t see this doing well in Europe really, as a big FPS fan I’m not interested at all.

    #16 4 years ago
  17. xino

    @10
    don’t be so naive.

    is not as if 1 gamer would buy Homefront for both ps3 and 360.
    pc version is ridiculously cheap, always around £25.

    the reason why it outsold trash killzone 3 was because of the heavy marketing THQ did which is working, but let’s hope it can make 2million. They spent a lot of money on marketing right now.

    People just didn’t buy killzone 3 because it’s overhyped, it’s not their type of game because pacing is too slow and people wait for homefront and COD.

    #17 4 years ago
  18. Joe Anderson

    @18 Killzone 3 is an excellent game, each to their own though I guess.

    #18 4 years ago
  19. OrbitMonkey

    @14 Curses, foiled again! :( *hangs up trollhat*

    #19 4 years ago
  20. Erthazus

    If someone mentions Killzone 3. Playstation fanboys are gathering at that thread defending that game and calling other trolls because someone said truth :D

    I love it.

    #20 4 years ago
  21. Nozz

    @17 Surely it being multi-platform would mean a much larger pool of customers for Homefront?…

    #21 4 years ago
  22. DSB

    Sold? Shipped? Sold?

    Had to be done.

    Still, the market isn’t exactly rallying on that statement, so I’m guessing that for those numbers, there’s a lot of investors out there who aren’t convinced.

    Their stock chart still looks like someone beat it with a sledgehammer.

    #22 4 years ago
  23. chriswhaaat

    hmm…seems fake to me

    #23 4 years ago
  24. stretch215

    homefront is actually pretty good for mp, there are some pretty nice maps and the dynamic objective system brings some freshness to the basic modes. Don’t expect a lot of polish but worth playing.

    #24 4 years ago
  25. jacobvandy

    @22
    I would bet that it includes the pre-orders, too, so it’s NOT a true Day 1 “this many people went out to buy it” figure.

    #25 4 years ago
  26. DSB

    @25 Are they allowed to count that as a sale? I mean, the money has already changed hands at that point.

    It’s not very transparent.

    #26 4 years ago
  27. OrbitMonkey

    @24 Poor man’s COD, or does it stand on its own legs?

    #27 4 years ago
  28. pukem0n

    cod already is the poor man’s cod…

    #28 4 years ago
  29. jacobvandy

    @26
    They’re allowed to call whatever they want a sale, noone’s stopping them. But remember when Blizzard announced that StarCraft II was setting sales records for the first day, they included all of the pre-release digital sales. Homefront had how many, like 200,000 pre-orders? So even if some of those customers didn’t follow through, this number they’re calling “day one sales” is probably actually half that.

    #29 4 years ago
  30. bpcgos

    @12 Agree with you TEA, except for the single player gameplay!Both share the same setting and atmosphere, though! Freedom Fighter 2003 gameplay way much better than this COD clone, and I’m pretty sure todays console still capable enough to handle it because it looks like that they not spend much console limited resources on graphic department.
    Why oh why everything have to be rail shooter this day! It makes us like an idiot .

    #30 4 years ago
  31. stretch215

    @27 more like a poor man’s cod with some nice additions. The battle point system is cool as it rewards you for doing more than just killing. Also, some of the maps are enormous and foster vehicle warfare more than others but there are no restrictions as to what vehicle you can use on what map. If you’ve earned the points you can spend them on whatever. Like I said earlier it’s not very polished but i’ll be sinking at least 20-30 hrs. into the mp.

    #31 4 years ago
  32. xino

    from Michael Pacher:
    “After several hours, however, you realize it’s actually just half of a great game. A four hour campaign, no split-screen, and only two multiplayer modes make Homefront literally half of other AAA FPS games that it’s trying to compete with. What’s there is brilliant, Kaos and THQ just forgot to give us a game worthy of $60.””

    now it makes sense!
    These people think they can take a piss! 4hour game, no split screen/co-op ad 2 multiplayer maps!

    what a piece take! they think they can use the MW approach by charging for 4 new maps so many would buy due to 2 only maps.

    they deserve the low sales! And I’m make sure I rent ANY game that has a 4hour lenght campaign!

    farking pricks!

    #32 4 years ago
  33. Crysis

    “2 multiplayer maps” 2 modes you tool, it has 8 maps.

    #33 4 years ago
  34. xino

    finally played the game!

    this game is not even a 7/10!

    the graphics are crap! like a PSN game, lacks AA so much!
    The graphics isn’t the problem…my grip is the damn bad game designing!

    So far the story is good! I love the epic and cinematic moments! I love the feeling of the game, it’s more realistic than other fake shooters who take themselves too seriously yet not even realistic enough in terms of story!

    MW1 & 2 are the closest to being realistic but more cinematic:)
    I’ll always love MW games for it’s campaign.

    i don’t think I’ll bother trying this game’s multiplayer:/

    definitely a 6/10!

    #34 4 years ago
  35. freedoms_stain

    lol @32, where are you from man? I bet they do think they can take a piss, in fact I believe whole heartedly that everyone at KAOS is fully capable of taking a piss.

    Also, not playing the multiplayer would be a mistake on your end I think.

    #35 4 years ago
  36. guapo

    @ xino ” MW1& 2 are the closest to being realistic but more cinematic” LOL you’re joking, right? You’re entire post is a contradiction. First you say: “This game not even a 7/10″ then you say: “So far the story is good! I love the epic and cinematic moments! I love the feeling of the game ….” Dude, what are you smoking and can I have some PLEASE. If you’re not smoking some killer kush you reeally should think before you type. You should also really play the mp because it’s the best part of the game. I had a marathon session last night and I really enjoyed myself. HUGE maps that are really packed with vehicles by the end of the match, a good selection of guns ( most of which you can’t see until you unlock them), some cool perks (not overpowered), and good gun balancing. Don’t get me wrong, this is far from a perfect game, but WELL worth playing for the mp alone. $60 worth ? That’s for you guys to decide, but I don’t regret my purchase. At the very least pick it up used and buy an online pass.

    #36 4 years ago

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  • The many uses of Wolfenstein: The Old Blood’s pipe weapon

    Wolfenstein: The Old Blood adds a sick new weapon to BJ’s arsenal: a pipe. In Wolfenstein: The Old Blood, a pipe is not just a pipe. Not only can you bash nazis with it, you can use it to climb walls, reach hatches, and even break through some walls. Plus? You can dual wield it. […]

  • Mortal Kombat X teaser gives first look at Predator

    Mortal Kombat X’s next celebrity guest was teased during the latest Kast. Today’s Mortal Kombat X Kast was mostly about all about Jason, but also included a very brief nod to Predator. You can watch the full livestream to see the tease in situ if you’re really keen, but IGN shared this convenient edit: There’s […]

  • Rock Band 4 has count-ins, drum fills and vocal harmonies

    Rock Band 4 will more closely emulate the feeling of being a real musician with some neat personalisation touches. For Rock Band 4, Harmonix elected to double down on player ownership of their experience rather than technical precision. To this end, it has implemented a number of cool new features. I am wildly envious of […]

  • Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z, Lost Planet 3 developer shuttered

    Spark Unlimited has gone down with all hands. The Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z and Lost Planet 3 developer has been shuttered and all staff laid off. Chief technical officer John Butrovich confirmed the news in a statement issued to IGN. “Spark Unlimited is closing as a video game developer. The ongoing opportunities for smaller mobile […]

  • PS Now subscription available on PlayStation 3 this month, Vita coming soon

    PlayStation Now’s all you can eat service has finally been dated for PS3. Subscriptions to PS Now, Sony’s cloud-based gaming service, will be available on PS3 from May 12 in the US. The all you can eat package will also be made available on select Bravia TVs and Sony Blu-ray players on the same date. […]

  • GTA 5 is even better with a gravity gun

    GTA 5 modders have made a dream come true, adding a gravity gun to your arsenal of mayhem-causing weaponry. GTA 5 isn’t ready for this. It looks like a heck of a lot of fun, but the poor old Los Santos po po can’t deal with the resulting carnage at all. If Rockstar were ever […]

  • “Mod makers should be able to make money from their creations,” says DOOM creator

    DOOM co-creator John Romero has weighed in on the paid mods debate. Paid mods are a hot issue right now. For years, Valve has been enabling content creators to make money from their work on Counter-strike: Global offensive, Dota 2 and Team Fortress 2, but when it partnered with Bethesda to offer the same for […]

  • Watch WRC driver Kevin Abbring smash through a DIRT Rally challenge

    WRC driver Kevin Abbring has been participating in Dirt Rally’s daily events – and kicking ass. Dirt Rally seems to have ticked one of the most difficult to attain boxes of racing development – creating something professional drivers like to play, and which rewards their years of experience. Codemasters published the video below showing Hyundai […]

  • Mortal Kombat X patch to bring PC version up to console standard

    Mortal Kombat X PC will be fixed tomorrow, NetherRealm has promised. The PC version of Mortal Kombat X has come under fire for poor performance, including stuttering frame rate and bugs as plenty. About 45 minutes into a recent Twitch stream, NetherRealm boss Ed Boon said an update will drop tomorrow to address many of […]

  • Destiny House of Wolves: all new Crucible maps detailed

    Destiny’s House of Wolves DLC will add four new maps to the Crucible, the game’s competitive multiplayer mode. Let’s take a look at all of them. Alex brings you new footage showing all of the four maps that will drop with House of Wolves. He goes over the layout, landmarks, gameplay styles, and other important […]

  • Custom Xbox One Star Wars controllers look very tempting

    Microsoft is celebrating May 4 by showing off concept designs for Star Wars-themed Xbox One controllers. May 4 is of course Star Wars Day and the controller concepts you’re about to see are just that, concepts. Or at least that’s what they said they are. There are four designs and they don’t look very practical. […]

  • Project Cars launch trailer is an anthology of race cars, set to the beats of Deadmau5

    Project Cars comes out this week and there’s just enough time for one last trailer. Project Cars, Slightly Mad Studios’ ambitious racer that has been in development for ages, is finally coming out this week. The racer received plenty of changes throughout its development based on community feedback and the final product will be in […]

  • Star Wars Battlefront dev reveals planet Sullust

    Sullust, a planet that has not been previously shown, will be featured in one of Star Wars Battlefront’s maps. Star Wars Battlefront developer DICE revealed today that planet Sullust will be one of the game’s locations. The planet was mentioned in the films and other Star Wars works, but was only shown today. DICE posted […]

  • Destiny House of Wolves: Tower vendor changes

    House of Wolves will change the inventory of some of Destiny’s vendors and add new roles to others. Here’s everything that has been announced so far. You know that House of Wolves will bring a new social space to the game in the form of The Reef. But did you also know that the good […]

  • Nintendo apologises for Amiibo shortages, will reissue some out-of-stock figures

    Nintendo released a statement today to apologise for fan’s frustrations in finding some Amiibo figures and promised to handle distribution better going forward. Nintendo has been criticised recently for its lack of communication when it comes to new Amiibo figures. Something which has lead fans to not know if certain figures are limited to some […]

  • Halo: MCC “a black eye for us,” Halo 5 won’t suffer the same fate, says franchise director

    The development of Halo: The Master Chief Collection was of an “outrageous complexity,” which was one of the reasons it suffered a horrible launch. None of that will happen with Halo 5: Guardians, according to Frank O’Connor. Frank O’Connor, Halo franchise development director opened up to Xbox Achievements about the difficult task of developing The […]

  • Destiny House of Wolves: weapon Reforging explained

    When House of Wolves drops in a couple of weeks, you’ll be able to change the stats of some in-game weapons. This process is called ‘Reforging’. Alex goes over all the details Bungie revealed about the new Reforging system. This covers the materials you need, the weapons that can be reforged and much more. Make […]

  • GTA 5 PC: control the in-game phone with your iPhone using this mod

    GTA 5′s latest mod lets you control the in-game phone with your real-life iPhone. Reddit user Planetleak wanted to see if he would succeed in getting his iPhone to control the phone in GTA 5. He did it and has a video to prove it. It’s not a mod per-se, but it emulates mouse and […]

  • SoulCalibur dev wants to know fans’ favourite characters for “something huge”

    SoulCalibur developers are probably working on a new game, because they’re asking fans to vote on their favourite characters. Project Soul, the longtime developer of the SoulCalibur series is soliciting feedback on fans’ favourite characters. The developer said as much in a post on its Facebook page. “Calling all SoulCalibur Fans! Project Soul would like […]

  • Jason Voorhees doesn’t look out of place in new Mortal Kombat X trailer

    Jason Voorhees comes to Mortal Kombat X starting tomorrow and it’s time to celebrate his arrival. Jason Voorhees, the first DLC character for Mortal Kombat X has been given the trailer treatment. Jason is part of the game’s Kombat Pack, owners of which can start using him tomorrow, May 5. Being an iconic horror character, […]

  • Dragon Age: Inquisition – Dragonslayer DLC announced, free to all this week

    Dragon Age: Inquisition is getting a multiplayer expansion this week. BioWare has announced that all owners of Dragon Age: Inquisition will receive a new multiplayer expansion, for free. The expansion is called Dragonslayer and it’s centred around fighting dragons, hence the name. Three new playable characters will join the roster as you explore an all-new […]

  • Sonder is still happening, and this is the best news of the week

    Sonder is a really interesting-looking new indie adventure, which I am quite excited to remember exists. We first heard about Sonder in late 2013, when its debut trailer introduced us to a Kamai Media’s ambitious vision. In the intervening months Kamai has been hard at work on its space station management sim slash non-linear narrative […]

  • Twitter axes playable Internet Archive embeds

    The dream has died: Twitter has disabled Internet Archive game embeds. Remember how for a few days you could tweet a link to an a game on the Internet Archive and it was playable direct from that tweet? Well, Twitter has cancelled that. All those tweets now just show links. GamesIndustry suspects it has something […]

  • Lords of the Fallen, Divinity: Original Sin developers will reveal new games at E3 2015

    Lords of the Fallen developer Deck13 and Divinity: Original Sin developer Larian Studios have new projects in the works which will be revealed at E3 2015. Publisher Focus Home Interactive is behind both new games. In a French press release [PDF] spotted by RPG Codex, Focus said it will show off the two unrevealed titles […]

  • Rare game announce expected at E3 2015

    Rare’s new game will be shown off at E3 2015, apparently. Rare hasn’t announced a reveal, and neither has Microsoft, but it looks like the news has slipped out anyway. IGN cites a tweet from Rare creative director Simon Woodroffe in which he says that a new project from Rare designer Gregg Mayles will be […]

  • Batgirl expansion included in $40 Batman: Arkham Knight season pass

    Here’s what you get in the $40 Batman: Arkham Knight season pass. Batman: Arkham Knight’s season pass was announced last week, but apart from the news that it would cost a whopping $40/£33, we didn’t get many details of what it would include. Thankfully, Warner Bros. has since acknowledged the clamour this caused, as players […]

  • Star Wars Day Xbox sale discounts Force Unleashed, Lego games

    Star Wars Day is upon us, and here’s an Xbox sale to mark it. Microsoft is offering discounts on Xbox 360 games to celebrate May 4. From my desk here in Australia the sale is a bit light on content – two Lego games, plus The Force Unleashed and its DLC packs. Your mileage may […]

  • Here’s hoping this tease means we see Mass Effect at E3 2015

    Mass Effect boss Mike Gamble has shared a teaser image, which we’re more than happy to draw speculative conclusions from. The new Mass Effect game in the works at BioWare Edmonton is a mysterious beast. Judging by how long it’s been in development, it feels like we’re about due for a proper reveal, to clear […]

  • Watch almost a whole hour of Wolfenstein: The Old Blood

    Wolfenstein: The Old Blood is almost here. Are you ready for old-school shooter action? Wolfenstein: The Old Blood publisher Bethesda livestreamed almost an hour of the Machine Games shooter recently, and has now uploaded the archive to YouTube. Check it out below: Wolfenstein: The Old Blood launches digitally on PC, PS4 and Xbox One on […]

  • Splatoon lacks voice chat to promote a positive online experience

    Nintendo’s multiplayer game Splatoon will not contain a voice chat option in order to “focus on the positive aspects” of online gaming. Speaking in the latest issue of Edge magazine (thanks, GamesRadar), Splatoon co-director Yusuke Amano said personal experience with negativity in online voice chat was one of the main reasons for excluding the feature. […]

  • D4 on PC: differences from Xbox One version, system specs announced

    D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die – Season 1 is coming to PC, and Access Games has provided a list of features different from the Xbox One version. We’ve pulled most of the changes off the game’s website and posted them below, along with the PC specs. D4 on PC Kinect gesture input controls replaced with […]

  • The Megalodon returns to Battlefield 4 with the latest CTE patch

    The Megalodon Easter Egg in Battlefield 4 may have been removed earlier this year from Naval Strike, but it has since resurfaced on the CTE with the latest patch. I’d make a Jaws reference, but it’s been done to death. The shark is shown in the video on the Paracel Storm map which was where […]

  • Survival horror game Kodoku has a new work-in-progress trailer

    Kodoku, the survival horror title from Carnivore Studio, has a new work-in-progress video available, showing you how the game is coming along. Announced for PlayStation 4 and Vita back in 2013, the game is slated for release sometime this year, and tasks the player with avoiding mythical Japanese ghosts using only magic and stealth. Thanks, […]

  • Current HoloLens prototype has noticeably “tighter” FoV compared to January build

    Microsoft’s augmented reality headset HoloLens is still very much in the prototype stage, according to various reports out of the Build Conference. Microsoft hasn’t discussed technical specs with the press yet as nothing is set in stone, but during a hands-on at Build, Ars Technica noticed the prototypes had a “x86 processor, 2GB RAM, 802.11ac […]

  • Silent Hills petition asking Konami to continue development has over 50,000 signatures

    A petition to save the Silent Hills game has been formed by fans in the hopes Konami will change its mind and bring the collaboration with Guillermo del Toro back from the dead. Konami confirmed on Monday the Silent Hill remake from film director Del Toro and Metal Gear’s Hideo Kojima had been cancelled, but […]

  • Attack on Titan has a US release date, title changed in EU over copyright claim

    Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains will be released under a different title in Europe, according to the publisher, and while a release date has been set for North America, the same cannot be said for fans across the pond. According to Atlus, a copyright claim in Europe has forced the company to publish the […]