Homefront debuts at no. 6 on Xbox Live
THQ's war-at-home shooter cracks the top 10 on Microsoft’s online platform in terms of unique users; trails Black Ops, Modern Warfare 2, Halo: Reach, FIFA 11, and NBA 2K11.
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Last week, THQ trumpeted Homefront's day-one sales, announcing it had sold 375,000 on its launch day. And yesterday, the publisher said the game invaded 1 million homes worldwide. Now, Microsoft has revealed that going platinum pushed Homefront into Xbox Live's top 10.
According to Xbox Live Programming Director Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb, the near-future shooter debuted at number six on Xbox Live's most-played chart. The list is based on total global unique users and was tracked since March 14, a day before the game was released. For the full breakdown, check out Major Nelson's blog.
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.
For more on the new shooter, check out GameSpot's review of Homefront. The week's top 10 list of Xbox Live games is below.
1. Call of Duty: Black Ops
2. Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2
3. Halo: Reach
4. FIFA Soccer 11
5. NBA 2K11
7. GTA IV
8. Dragon Age II
9. Battlefield: Bad Company 2
10. Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare
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