Medal of Honor Off to a “Great” Start
Medal of Honor was easily one of the most anticipated titles of 2010. Surrounding the release of the title, however, was quite possibly the most controversy a video game has received this entire year — overshadowing even the religious riots over Dante’s Inferno or the naughty scenes in God of War III. Fortunately for the developers and publisher, Electronic Arts may be looking at one of this year’s best-seller.
Despite GameStop retailers of military bases opting to not carry the modern warfare first-person shooter, the senior vice president of the corporation spoke out in “great” applause for EA’s reboot of Medal of Honor. According to Bob McKenzie of GameStop:
“We anticipate Medal of Honor to be one of the biggest video game titles launched this year. This underscores how video gaming has emerged as mainstream entertainment.”
EA has stated that the preliminary sales for Medal of Honor are “great”. While industry analysts are skeptical of Medal of Honor competing closely with Call of Duty: Black Ops, the final winner cannot be determined until CoD: Black Ops releases this November, on the 9th, and numerical sales figures are revealed.