Homefront sales top 1 million, shipments over 2.4 million

THQ's near-future shooter goes platinum in sell-through numbers, reaches new sell-in milestone internationally.

Last week, Homefront's less-than-stellar review average helped cause publisher THQ's stock to lose 21 percent of its value in a single day. On Metacritic, which is owned by GameSpot parent company CBS Interactive, the game is averaging 70 out of a possible 100, with GameSpot giving the title 7.0 out of a possible 10. To quell investor concern, THQ subsequently announced that day-one sales for the game amounted to 375,000 units in North America alone.

Homefront might prove to be a home run for THQ.

With the game having now been available in many major markets for a full week, THQ has offered another update on Homefront's closely watched commercial performance. Today, the publisher announced that Homefront has already sold through over 1 million units worldwide. As of this week, the near-future shooter also boasted shipments of 2.4 million units globally.

Those figures won't be the final tally for Homefront. Electronic Entertainment Design and Research vice president of capital research Jesse Divnich predicts that when the final numbers are in, Homefront will top 3 million in domestic and international lifetime sales.

"The 375,000 day one unit sales announcement demonstrated that Homefront was on track to surpass 1 million units in its first week and produce a ship-in figure in excess of 2 million units," said Divnich in a note to investors. "The market's narrow view and overreliance on aggregated review scores prevented analysts and investors from observing the big picture--Homefront will be a success for THQ."

THQ's plans for Homefront won't end with the initial product. The company plans to support the game with a pipeline of downloadable content that will debut on the Xbox 360. A sequel for the game is also already in the preplanning stages.

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lordkorosh
lordkorosh

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5cott
5cott

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mtait01
mtait01

@santinegrete it was implied :p I still can't believe this sold 1,000,000... its a very average game. The single player is over in a flash and although the multiplayer is better than say Black Ops... i honestly prefer the MOH and BC2 multiplayers to this

mikeyman2002
mikeyman2002

When will American frag-boys stop buying overdone, relashed war shooters? Are their existence entirely dependent on shooting people with guns that they'll probably never own in real life?

amerxenos76uk
amerxenos76uk

i dont get it. 2.4 million copies sold yet theres only 18,000 people showing up on the online multiplayer. does that mean theres 2 million people playing the single player game over and over and over

lordkorosh
lordkorosh

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bluespire1
bluespire1

The Campaign for this shooter is Short but Action packed nonetheless.Intense, I liked the helicopter stage.

sophospeare
sophospeare

I'm not surprised by this, it's the only new military FPS option out there. And everybody seems to love them some military FPS. It's a decent game, but it becomes a sniping fest during some MP matches. Other than the server issues though, it's been a solid experience and I think the 7.0 rating is right on. Not as much to offer as other FPS games, but what is has is pretty good.

AncientDozer
AncientDozer

@silverside30 Actually, a lot of that hate stems from people watching the multiplayer videos and not liking it from what I've gathered.

amaan4ever
amaan4ever

i saw two guys buying this at the same time today. Imma wait till next month and get it for 30$ used lol

mtait01
mtait01

@gbrading to be honest, i think its mainly because the average consumer thought it was the next COD or something :p

VilandasUK
VilandasUK

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echoside
echoside

I thought Homefront had a good story around it, but as an FPS, it was pretty average.

yeebsey
yeebsey

i have genuinely lost all interests in FPS's. too many. all too similar. just boring IMO. even more irritated by the news that EA are now producing another FPS. do people even remember what activision did before they started churning out COD? oh god i mentioned cod in a negative light!!!! i await your thumbs down and trash talk

gbrading
gbrading moderator

For a game that didn't review particularly well it's sure selling reasonably well.

BxBadBoy69
BxBadBoy69

I think its a good game, single player is short, but the MP is much better, Nice change from playin COD all the time..

silverside30
silverside30

Honestly, I think that half of the people that spew hate for this game saw a 7.0 score and think "OMGZZ TIS IS SHEITT" without touching the game. After watching multiplayer gameplay when it came out I decided to buy it, and I'm glad I did. Sure, the singleplayer has problems but they aren't bad enough to ruin the experience. The world is immersive and it has some truly epic moments. And multiplayer I feel is amazing. It may not be for everybody, but it plays like CoD with big maps, vehicles and 32 players. Oh, and now that their dedicated servers are working, no more host advantage and lag is some of the lowest I've seen in a console game.

Jim60360
Jim60360

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Trident001
Trident001

I have to say that I am extremely disappointed by the game. I was so hyped up to play this and it's failed my expectations. First of all the pacing is horrible, like jumping off a roof takes 2 minutes and is not controlled by the player, the AI is horrible, your team will stand in front of you and not move in the middle of a shoot out. Your told to follow a character and they just sit there. Using the aiming device for the Goliath doesn't work half the time, particularly on that damned helicopter. I was really hoping that this would be better than Fuels of War and it turns out to be worse. I do not think I'll be giving THQ anymore of my money. All talk and no substance. And in regards to their Million sales, those are folks like me that hoped against hope that this would be good. What a sham.

mjBEAST
mjBEAST

Its not that bad of a game. The campaign mode is very short but the idea behind it is different then what other FPS is out. I like the idea of the Battle Points system

gandalf_storm
gandalf_storm

im sure trade-ins will top a million soon as its the biggest pile of crap I have ever played, Crysis 2 "THE KILLZONE KILLER" took the pain away

wedgetmnt
wedgetmnt

This game was fun but now it is already collecting dust on my shelf, games are not grabbing me like they use to

Evilhen88
Evilhen88

@lordkorosh I guess you didn't get this game then.

mindgamers
mindgamers

What you got is not what you see... marketing *sigh*

DanielL5583
DanielL5583

Not a bad amount of cash for THQ. At least Homefront's a passable game.

RussianRAGE
RussianRAGE

Homefront is a good game. I'll tell you guys that right now. BUT! It's not worth 50$. I'd pay 30 for it.

bandtnt
bandtnt

is that means they make approxmitly sixty Million $?!!!

TrapMuzik92
TrapMuzik92

Half of the million will be sitting on gamestop's shelves soon

zerobeo
zerobeo

@lordkorosh riiight, and crysis 2 is not a game where you just shoot at something, oh and black ops as well. your statement has just insulted a great deal of gamers since shooter is a hot market. And DO look at multiplayer section of this game, not just singerplayer campaign. If you do mean that people who play this game are too stupid for challenging games and do not want to think, then you also have insulted Bad Company and Homefront community.

5cott
5cott

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lordkorosh
lordkorosh

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lordkorosh
lordkorosh

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Flint247
Flint247

I am pretty much burnt out on FPS games. I'll let Halo Reach satisfy me for a while.

Joefatty2x4
Joefatty2x4

i wasted $50 on the PC version of this game. I honestly can't believe it sold a million copies that quick. quicker than dragon age 2. this game was fun for a few hours, but becomes just more of the same FPS. mindless spraying and praying everywhere. maybe the sequel will be better in all aspects, but i highly doubt it.

meke186
meke186

@FatBoy ya i know but no one on 360 does except a few. but my reason is legit even reviews said it worked bettter on ps3 because of the installing. So not just me

DKev16
DKev16

Not that this game was bad but maybe gamers were just bored and there isn't really much out there at the moment?

Sweet_Genocide
Sweet_Genocide

Maybe they can use some of this money to put up more servers.

planetpisces
planetpisces

Further proof that all you have to do is label a game a "modern" FPS and gamers will lap it up like hungry dogs.

Felaipes
Felaipes

The power of marketing, I hope EA learns this and do something similir with Battlefield 3, which is a game that truly deserves to be bought by 1 million people on 2 weeks

R083R70
R083R70

1 million people paid $60 on that abomination. Those poor poor people... @paperfire2000 play Crysis and Bioshock, you need to know what a good fps is like. (Half Life is a good choice too)

OreoPoptart
OreoPoptart

7 thing you should know before you buy Homefront 1. one of the worst game ever 2. it's 3 hours long game 3. just like ever other FPS 4. THQ is one of the worst company ever 5. online weapon is unfair 6. bad graphics looks like 1990's graphics 7. DO NOT BUY THIS GAME

deadcowboy6
deadcowboy6

I really liked the premise of the game, but seeing how it landed on its face out of the gate i won't pick it up until its under $10; as for the sales I'm glad its not hurting THQ, but kinda annoyed that any crap shooter with a cool commercial sells, guess it just shows the declining quality of games.

TheTrainer1980
TheTrainer1980

As I said before, this is not good. This just shows the other developers they can keep creating crap and people will buy it, regardless of how bug riddled it is. Also, why can't anyone ever have dedicated servers like DICE? It really makes the game that much better. This way people can't lag-switch or have the advantage when they are host. This game is below average and sold millions. And there's talk that the second one is in the making. BAAAH! More sheep than ever. It's really sad.

BillyColeman
BillyColeman

daviwinn your the sort im talking about you say for those of you who don't like it - lol u mad cuz u get pwned n00b thank you for makeing my point ................have a nice teabag buddy

daviwinn
daviwinn

for those of you who like the game - OMG how can u liek it what a pos lol11!!!! for those of you who don't like it - lol u mad cuz u get pwned n00b

BillyColeman
BillyColeman

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godonholiday
godonholiday

This is just a FUN game. FPS have missed this for a while. I was sucked into the grind of COD and still have them on my xbox, but the fun drained away and even when playing with friends, I was just worried about KD Ratios. This game is a blast to play. It has its issues, but you end up just playing through them. All games have there issues, but not all games are fun.