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 Mass Effect 3  breaks 1.3M units sold,  Binary Domain  sells mere 20K
Mass Effect 3 breaks 1.3M units sold, Binary Domain sells mere 20K
April 13, 2012 | By Tom Curtis

April 13, 2012 | By Tom Curtis

Newsbrief: In the wake of yesterday's U.S. retail sales data for March 2012, The NPD Group shed some light on the sales numbers for some of month's more notable titles. While games like Mass Effect 3 saw healthy, and somewhat expected sales, others, like Sega's Binary Domain, fared much worse.

Joystiq reports that BioWare's Mass Effect 3 sold 1.3 million units, not including those sold online via Origin or PlayStation Network. Meanwhile, 3DS games like Kid Icarus: Uprising and Resident Evil: Revelations sold 140,000 and 122,000 units, respectively.

Perhaps the biggest disappointment of the month was Sega's sci-fi shooter, Binary Domain. The game launched in late February, and despite being available for most of The NPD Group's tracking period, the title only sold 20,000 units.

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Chris Christow
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1.3 million copies? Is that good or bad? I guess it should be good. I don't know about Binary Domain though. I have read articles on this site by developers who complain about low sales blaming everything from the Internet to Sony but themselves. After that I have looked up for their games and I have found that they are below average games with poor reviews. Maybe when you don't sell, it is because your product is just bad??

Ben Rice
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Binary Domain seems to have been received well, and it looks pretty interesting. I think the main problem is that I never heard of it until this article.

Clayton Lee
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Never heard of Binary Domain.... maybe the marketing has something to do with it?