Metro 2033 was a cool game but had some issues when it released a couple of years ago under the wings of the now departed THQ. 4A Studios took on the criticisms and made for a more polished game in Metro Last Light which released recently – but this time under Deep Silver who purchased the rights when THQ went down. Well it seems the punters have been happy with the changes as there are encouraging results all round.
• On Windows® PC, the game more than tripled Metro 2033’s worldwide sales over the same opening week period
• In the US, Metro: Last Light sold through more boxed units in its first week of sale than Metro 2033 has managed lifetime to date
• Across all formats worldwide, Metro: Last Light has sold more units in its first week of sale than Metro 2033 managed in 3 months
• Metro: Last Light has shot to #1 in the weekly charts in multiple European territories including Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, and also in the UK, where publisher Deep Silver recorded their fourth straight week at number 1
Now that is good news for all concerned.