Scarface deals 1 million copies

Kilos and kilos of game based on film about Cuban cocaine kingpin sold; Sierra Entertainment title number-one seller in October.

"You know what they call a quarter-pounder with cheese in France?" "Wrong movie, pal."

Earlier this month, Epic Games and Microsoft touted the fact that Gears of War had sold more than 1 million copies. Not to be outdone, Vivendi Games subsidiary Sierra Entertainment today matched that stat with its own game, Scarface: The World Is Yours.

According to numbers from sales trackers NPD, the multiplatform game was the overall top-selling title in the US in October, as well as the number-one PlayStation 2 and Xbox game for the month. The handheld version, Scarface: Money. Power. Respect., topped the PSP charts for the same time period.

Despite universal sales success, critical reception was incredibly varied for the GTA clone. However, gamers appeared to be more consistently appreciative of Scarface. GameSpot users rated the game an 8.5 out of 10, the equivalent of a full point higher than the Metacritic score of 75.

The game was originally planned to appear on the Xbox 360 but was scrapped. Gamers can get Tony Montana on their 360s in another way, though. Scarface gamerpics and a dashboard theme are now available on Xbox Live Marketplace for 80 points ($1) and 150 points ($1.87), respectively.

Scarface: The World Is Yours is rated M for Mature and is available on the PC, PS2, and Xbox. Scarface: Money. Power. Respect. for the PSP is also rated M. For more information, read GameSpot's review of the console and handheld versions of the game.

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Blazepkr
Blazepkr

I donno why you guys are all moaning about the game. In my opinion the game is great i think it is so much better than gta. And its not a copy of Gta. Basically GTA is a copy of scarface scarface was made long before grand theft auto. I think it plays very well i love the game.

zahraziara
zahraziara

I enjoy it- still do. There's no definition of a "true gamer" or a "smart gamer". You choose what you want to play and play it. Don't insult others who are individual enough to have their own opinions. If you hate this game so much, why be under it's section on this site?

louievelez
louievelez

I got this for pc, and with the keyboard it was horrendous. Went out and bought a Logitech usb controller and no difference ... it still sucks. But let me give it a chance; i'm going to try and get through the whole game and i'll then make a complete review.

Supersonic2000
Supersonic2000

Why is everyone bashing this game? Scarface is very solid considering it's a licensed game. Yes it does get a bit repetitive at times, but then again what game doesn't get repetitive over time? If you don't like the game don't bash those who actually do like it. Everyone's got their own interests, so just learn to respect them. And I'll bet that most of the people bashing this game didn't even play it. Well now that I got that out of my system I'm gonna go play Scarface. Kudos to Sierra for making a solid licensed game that isn't a waste of money.

boo_dat
boo_dat

BAHAHAHAHA...LMAO...!!!...Scarface: The World is Yours sells over 1 million copies! ROFL... ... ... ... ... ANYwho, I seriously didn't see this coming. I mean, after playing it off and on for a day on my buddy's Xbox, I made fun of him quite badly for actually buying it. He's one of those casual / uneducated gamer types. Not that there's anything wrong with that. I just feel that mediocrity and shoddy game design shouldn't be rewarded with decent sales...

Re_ensurer
Re_ensurer

Well. People apparently like it. But I'm not going to buy it. :)

buzzguy
buzzguy

I guess people like mediocre games. Probably to go with their mediocre jobs, lives, etc. It all makes sense.

PiNoYPrOjEcT
PiNoYPrOjEcT

That game is garbage!! Do we really need another GTA clone..?

Inuyasha666__
Inuyasha666__

just keep in mind, that while gamespot's ratings are pretty good, they do go off into bizarre areas once in a while (perfect dark zero 9.0, wtf were they playing?, Halo 2 9.6, r u serious that is way to high, GTA:Liberity cites 8.1, wrong) and yeah i'd have to agree with the way egm and gameinfromer does game ratings (i.e. more than one person) although i do fell that E.G.M. is highly biased agaisnt Sony, and all they ever do is talk about halo being the greatest game ever made (in the mean time its no more special revolutionary than Comand and Conquer Rendegade). GameInformer is the best place for reviews hands down. i think we can all agree on that.

RaiKageRyu
RaiKageRyu

RE:EyeNixon Obviously you're the one who doesn't know anything about a real game. This game is mediocre, and that's not just coming from gamespot, all professional reviewers agree.

EyeNixon
EyeNixon

@FFMarco : You're a massive example of people who only take Gamespot's opinion into consideration, Gamespot's review of the games is very poor quality, the game has received a great reaction from gamers and most publications, don't be blind to the majority, before you tout a game as "bad" just because the only single site you ever visit gave it a bad score, from a reviewer who is probably considered the most unreliable when it comes to decent reviews.

Sandro909
Sandro909

It looks good... I like how many little features it has... Might have to get it someday. ;)

ffmarco
ffmarco

Trend games like these will always sell, even if they are not good enough. And on top of that, it s licensed ona succesfull movie like Scarface. Generally casual gamers don t choose their games upon quality, but on trend and that s cars, sports, music, gangsters, thug life. It s sad, but its logical that such a game solds so much. Its not the hardcore gamers, but the casual gamers that mess up sales. Hardcore gamers know what games are promising and good even if being a bit biased over a genre. I don t like shooters that much, but it makes me happy that a game like Gears of War sells over 1 million worldwide. Though seeing a game like Scarface sell 1 million only in North America, its so frustrating.

2TrickedOut
2TrickedOut

Wow! With all the low ratings?? I never expected it to sell this well

aznballer91
aznballer91

wow i never knew ppl actually bought this game... and over 1 million copies? wow its gonna be a GH very very very soon... wow good job Scarface :D btw i loved that movie but i dont like games like that :P

JoelHH
JoelHH

Multiplatform ftw

REVENGEotSITH
REVENGEotSITH

Who the heck bought this game??? Wow - unbelievable that people will line up and buy this type of trash. Either people with last-gen consoles are just dying for anything new, or Sierra really knows what they are doing...

frogman666
frogman666

owell they would have sold more like 2 or 3 million if they would have put it on next gen also like they were originally

BigC43
BigC43

Eh, I don't want to play that game...

peeweeshift
peeweeshift

kinglink2 you are so wrong. a game that sells 1 million is a lot. companies don't need to spend that much money to make games. otherwise they would never make any money because games would never sell enough for them to profit.

ocdog45
ocdog45

Ididn't think a game so non original would sell so well.

kinglink2
kinglink2

Sure and it only took them almost 3 times the length. And a multi platform game. However depending on what they said, they might have SHIPPED 1 million copies, which really means nothing.

judgenxcutioner
judgenxcutioner

Marcus Fenix vs. Tony Montana. . .he berry dose lil cockroashes!

ewmgreendawg
ewmgreendawg

I only heard one person say this game was good in person. He was a 30 year old hillbilly who lives on the outskirts of town and he started swearing at his wife for spending to much money at the video store. "DAMN IT BABY! FOR ALL THIS MONEY WE COULD BE GOING TO PONDEROSA!" no im not making this up. this happened at work yesterday. this shows you the type of people who like bad games.

jofy
jofy

Excellent game

Loc13
Loc13

It's sad that people would actually bash this game, just because he hasn't played it and judge the game by review scores and screenshots what not.

FoxHoundADAM
FoxHoundADAM

Charlie643: You do realize that Vice City took alot of ideas from Scarface, don't you? Go back and look at the mansion Tony Vercetti gets, then look at Tony Montana's mansion. I'm not knocking Vice city by any means. It was a good game, but Scarface was a good one also. One of the best movie transition games I've ever played to be honest. _________________________________________________________ I'm well aware that Vice City took a lot of its cues from Scarface the movie. I'm only knocking Scarface the game because it basicly just redid Vice City in its look, feel and gameplay and people are STILL buying it up. I just don't get the obsession with Scarface. Just your typical 80s all flash and style type of movie. But whatever I guess to each his own (I just didn't think there were a million of those "each").

Cloud737
Cloud737

Well, good for them. Although I guess that number is from both PS2 and Xbox sales, whereas GoW was only 360.

demollyon
demollyon

Scarface sold 1 mil in all consoles. GOW sold 1 mil in Xbox 360. You fail...

ludacriss
ludacriss

Scarface is not a rip from GTA. GTA Vice City has a lot from the movie Scarface and from MIami. Al Pacino is the best actor.

GrimBee
GrimBee

As scarface might say "I want the world, chico, and everythign in it". This is one step closer to getting a Tiger in your back yard! haha

WESLY_SNYPES
WESLY_SNYPES

Wait don't they mean GTA: Vice City sold a million copies? Because that's what tihis game is a rip off from...

thekey
thekey

dholmes19 "I haven't played this game yet, but how can it be that bad if it has sold over a million copies??" You ever heard of a game 50 cent? That game is even worse then this one.

gagan21
gagan21

scarface is a good game :D

DiscGuru101
DiscGuru101

-Frame rate looked choppy & the graphics looked funky.

Dolacide
Dolacide

I might have to give it a try.

techmo_king1
techmo_king1

terrible game sells 1 million sad gears of war sold one mill in to weeks

MasterAsh42
MasterAsh42

This just in: American gamers love drugs and guns! Talk about a slow news day. . .[/cynicism]

savage161
savage161

I love this game, Its actually sitting in my xbox atm, Ive been playing this over gears, R6, Cod3, Viva Pinta, Fear, All those good games. This game is worth at least an 8 imo, Its great and its better than the Godfather, For people who bash it havent played it or a getting sick of those kind of games ala gta knock offs, But for alot of people they will keep buying these kinds of games as will i, I still dont know why gamespot gave it such a low score, The only problem is it can get a little repetitive but i only say that because its in the mag i get and i trust them, I have no problems with this game its very solid and it would of been really good if it used next gen tecnology and had better graphics because while their good their not mind blowing. And i really whish people wouldnt call it crap, You just making you self look stupid and should banned for being idiots, A bad game is like 6 and below and this game should of got an 8, Ill go by ign review because who ever rated this is a moron. The people who have already wrote dont make sense, A developer puts a game out a select few people which happens to be so far a million people buy it and like it, Whats the problem, So now we have people telling what people can and cant buy because they think its a rubbish game, Its not Bomer act zero people or Superman 64, If you didnt like i really didnt know why you posted anyways, thekey bob1lurati "This game was crap. The movie is way better. How could this sell like crazy?" There's only one explaination for this (ignorant PS2 gamers) Even true PS2 gamers would have slept on this sucky game. It's just a bunch of kids playing this nonsense. I couldn't agree with you more. This game is crap. I dred the day Scarface 2 (the video game) comes out. Oh foget about the other people who actually like it, Just keep you happy, This game is great and i could care less what you think, I really hate people hating a game becuase it sells well and people like it just not you and a few others, Their making money off it , People are happy with the game so whats the problem, Just dont buy it or if you did take it back, Yes and true games, What the hell is that, Is that the gamers that just like your taste in games, And as for a bunch of kids i really doubt it, I think people want to play as Tony ******* Montana and kill sosa and it actually happens that the developers did a good job even if you say they didnt and people besides you like it. Awsome game, And if i think its great then someone else and also another person thinks it great also thus making it have a lot of sales and a great game. As for people saying people are buying it only because its scarface well it helps the game out but it would of probaly got a better score if it wasnt based on Sf and Gamespot who dont review a game on its merits and usually come it to another game or are movie it this case which seemed to bring the review down thus making that argument nullafied

Charlie643
Charlie643

Foxhoundadam: Man you people will buy anything Scarface related. Scarface DVD, Scarface Limited Edition DVD, Scarface 20th Aniversery DVD, Scarface the Videogame that is really a poor knock off of Vice City. ___________________________________________________________ You do realize that Vice City took alot of ideas from Scarface, don't you? Go back and look at the mansion Tony Vercetti gets, then look at Tony Montana's mansion. I'm not knocking Vice city by any means. It was a good game, but Scarface was a good one also. One of the best movie transition games I've ever played to be honest.

GameonDerek
GameonDerek

dholmes19 I haven't played this game yet, but how can it be that bad if it has sold over a million copies?? ----- Don't you remember Enter the Matrix?

yinyang3
yinyang3

It's sad that people would actually pick up this trash, just because it has the Scarface name on it.

danthekilla
danthekilla

Scarface should come out for the 360. Vivendi was dumb as **** for cancelling the 360 version