Star Wars: The Force Unleashed Sells a Million Units, Despite Critics

As the release date for Star Wars: The Force Unleashed drew close last week, many fans were disappointed to hear early reviews that rated the game somewhere between “terrible” and “mediocre.” Good thing the power of the Star Wars brand coupled with the inclusion of some insane Force powers can overcome even the harshest criticism. VGChartz is reporting that the game has sold over one million copies since its release last week. Most of those sales were for the Xbox 360 apparently, while the rest were evenly distributed among the other systems. Personally, I’m glad to hear most people were able to look past the flaws (which were admittedly numerous) to enjoy the great game underneath it all. Sure the camera and controls were kind of wonky, and some enemies and bosses were annoyingly tough (whoever came up with the “Purge Troopers” needs to be smacked upside the head); but it still had one spectacular story and some of the best Force powers this side of Psi-Ops.

Via VGChartz

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8 Comments on Star Wars: The Force Unleashed Sells a Million Units, Despite Critics

PaulC.

On September 22, 2008 at 7:09 pm

“whoever came up with the “Purge Troopers” needs to be smacked upside the head”

i always say that about something in a game that annoys me. in almost every game i play. =]

blah

On September 22, 2008 at 8:03 pm

“Most of those sales were for the Xbox 360 apparently” cuz its late and i’m tired but isn’t this game an exclusive for the 360?

havoc of smeg

On September 23, 2008 at 4:27 am

the only thing wrong with it that ive found with it is that its a little too easy, but that hasnt stoped me from enjoying it in the least.
now if they can make battlefront III i’ll be chuffed.

@blah

its also been released on PS3, PSP, wii and DS

Bounce

On September 23, 2008 at 9:17 am

Stupid console kids, stop buying crap already.

Duddee

On September 23, 2008 at 10:42 am

The game looked horrid from the vids, I hate to be one to judge by the cover but this seriously looked like another starwars game =|

Espier

On September 23, 2008 at 6:56 pm

If it had co-op and bonus “from the movies” levels, then I’d think it would’ve been great.

ManOfTeal

On September 24, 2008 at 5:03 am

You know I’m actually enjoying this game, yes the camera is a little wonky at times but it’s nothing I haven’t had to deal with before in other games. Being able to pick up a jawa and throw him at a storm trooper is ubercool.

Go Marlins!!!!

Jonathan

On September 29, 2008 at 11:33 am

I just finished this game and its uber awesome.

I really enjoyed fighting Darth Vader and the Emperor at the end.