Big Games of 2011: Crysis 2 Blows Away Its Shooter Competition with Blockbuster Global Sales


    One of the big games of 2011 has delivered blockbuster sales. While there was a lot of hype leading up to the launches of Electronic Arts games like Bulletstorm, Dragon Age 2, and Dead Space 2, Crysis 2 has crushed all of those titles in the global sales game. Crytek’s 3D sequel sold approximately 700,000 copies worldwide in its first week at retail. The Xbox 360 version of the game dominated in sales, while the PC version of the game fizzled. Crytek’s Nathan Camarillo talks about the new game’s popular multiplayer experience in this exclusive video interview.




    The Xbox 360 version of Crysis 2 sold 237,989 copies in North America and 366,816 units worldwide, according to The PlayStation 3 version of the game came in second, selling 120,853 copies in North America and 228,079 units globally. The PC version, which was the format the franchise originated on, came in a distant third with sales of 46,057 in North America and 103,373 units worldwide.


    In the game, the world has been ravaged by a series of climatic disasters and society is on the verge of total breakdown.  Now the aliens have returned, with a full invasion force bent on nothing less than the total annihilation of mankind, starting by trying to rip the heart out of Earth’s most iconic city


    In New York, terrifying alien invaders stalk the streets and a nightmare plague strikes down the city’s myriad inhabitants with brutal epidemic speed.  The city’s systems are in chaos, its streets and skyline are smashed and in flaming ruin. This is New York City like you’ve never seen it before.


    Neither paramilitary law enforcement nor the might of the US military machine can stand against the invaders, and all who choose not to flee are dead men walking.  Just to survive in this maelstrom of death will require technology beyond anything any modern soldier has ever seen.


    One man will inherit that means to survive. One supersoldier, wielding the combat enhancement technology of the future with Nanosuit 2, will make the last stand to save humanity from destruction in the urban jungle that is New York City.


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