Homefront Sells More Than Killzone 3; 375,000 Day One Sales

March 17, 2011Written by Zak Islam

THQ had been so confident of Kaos Studios’ Homefront that they made it their most marketed title in the publisher’s history. Gamers slated the title’s chances of success citing the reason to be that the game is a complete copy from other first-person shooters. Yesterday, it was unveiled that THQ’s shares had taken a drop due to Homefront’s lukewarm review scores. Now, though, Homefront has beaten Killzone 3‘s day one sales thus far by selling over an unexpected 375,000 units.

Homefront has officially sold over 375,000 units on its opening launch day in North America alone. THQ expressed their delight of the news with the company’s EVP of Core Games, Danny Bilson, saying:

Homefront’s excellent multiplayer experience, combined with our commitment to dedicated servers, make this a must-have purchase for gamers. Due to the strong and growing demand for Homefront’s multiplayer, we continue to add dedicated server capacity. We are confident that the large-scale multiplayer maps featuring 32 players, vehicles, infantry and drones, will continue to be a major draw for the huge audience of FPS gamers looking for a new experience over the coming months.

Brian Farrell, THQ President and CEO continued to talk about the achievement:

We are delighted with first day sales for Homefront and are already fulfilling re-orders for the game from multiple retailers.

Are you surprised by the day one sales of Homefront – especially after the negative press it had received prior to its release? Homefront, meanwhile, is currently scheduled for a launch in the UK this Friday.