Metro: Last Light “significantly outselling” its predecessor first week of release

Friday, 31 May 2013 19:57 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Deep Silver has announced that Metro: Last Light has been “significantly outselling” its predecessor Metro 2033 its first week of release, compared to the same launch period of its predecessor.

On PC, the game more than tripled Metro 2033′s worldwide sales over the same opening week period, and in the US alone, it sold through more boxed units in its first week of sale than Metro 2033 has managed lifetime to date.

Across all formats worldwide, the game sold more units in its first week than Metro 2033 in its first three. months

“Metro: Last Light is Deep Silver’s most critically acclaimed game to date,” said Menno van der Bil, international commercial director at Deep Silver in the press release.

“We are delighted with the deserved critical and commercial success the game has achieved, and hope that this success represents a statement of intent for future quality titles from Deep Silver. We would like to thank 4A Games for their talent, passion and commitment in helping us reach this milestone.”

“4A Games are honoured by the reception our latest project has received,” Andrew Prokhorov, creative director at 4A Games commented. “We are a small but dedicated team who are lucky to have been given the creative freedom and support to make the kind of experience we dream, as gamers, of playing. Our work on Metro: Last Light continues with new single player DLC, and we look forward to revealing future projects from the team. We want to thank all the Metro fans for support we have received.”

It was announced earlier this week Metro: Last Light would receive single-player DLC this summer, and a Season Pass is now available through Steam, PSN and Xbox Live for €14.99/$14.99/£11.99/1200 MS Points.