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.
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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.