Metro: Last Light Is Far More Popular Than 2033
Well, in the United States, at least. According to the game’s new publisher, Deep Silver, Metro: Last Light completely outsold Metro 2033.
In the US, Last Light’s first week saw more boxed-retail sales than the entire lifetime of Metro 2033. When looking across all platforms, the first week was greater than Metro 2033’s first three months.
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“Metro: Last Light is Deep Silver’s most critically acclaimed game to date,” said Deep Silver international commercial director Menno van der Bil. “We are delighted with the deserved critical and commercial success the game has achieved, and hope that this success represents a statement of intent for future quality titles from Deep Silver. We would like to thank 4A Games for their talent, passion and commitment in helping us reach this milestone.”
To be honest, I don’t find it all that fair for Deep Silver to steal all the credit. THQ was the one who ran campaigns to sell the game for cheap, as well as give it away for free. THQ was the one who actually got the word out there, albeit rather late.
In fact, if one looks at what happened, Metro 2033 was an expensive marketing (and learning) campaign for the big release that is: Metro Last Light.
However, special attention should be given to 4A Games. They are the ones who actually took the time to learn and better their previous creation. If anything, we should applaud them, first and foremost. So many games, even as sequels, fail horribly with greater bugs than the predecessor.
“4A Games are honored by the reception our latest project has received,” noted 4A Games creative director Andrew Prokhorov. “We are a small but dedicated team who are lucky to have been given the creative freedom and support to make the kind of experience we dream, as gamers, of playing. Our work on Metro: Last Light continues with new single player DLC, and we look forward to revealing future projects from the team. We want to thank all the Metro fans for support we have received.”