Sales of Crysis, Unreal Tournament 3 are low


— 9:54 AM on December 17, 2007

Crytek's Crysis and Epic Games' Unreal Tournament 3 have both been treated to significant amounts of hype from the PC gaming scene since well before their launch. The two games finally came out last month, but according to a November sales report quoted by Shacknews, neither title really sold all that well.

The sales report, which was compiled by research firm NPD and posted by the simExchange, says Crysis and UT3 sold 86,633 units and 33,995 units, respectively, in the United States last month. Those numbers are considerably lower than those for, say, Assasin's Creed for the Xbox 360, which sold close to one million copies (980,000, to be exact) over a similar time frame. Call of Duty 4 was the clear best-seller last month, though, with a staggering 1.57 million units sold throughout November since its launch on November 6.

Overall, NPD and the simExchange forecast sales of 716,000 copies of Crysis and 540,000 copies for Unreal Tournament 3. Those numbers pale in comparison to the expected sales of 2.71 million for Assassin's Creed and 4.57 million for Call of Duty 4.

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