Atari hadde nok regnet med at Enter the Matrix ville selge bra. Men 2,5 millioner solgte eksemplarer er imponerende. Nå ender spillet som en av firmaets absolutt best selgende produkter noensinne.
Her er hele pressemeldingen:
ENTER THE MATRI tm) JOINS ATARI'S
"MORE THAN 2.5 MILLION SOLD" CLUB
-- Fastest-selling Title in Company's History --
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - June 19, 2003 - In little more than a month on store shelves, Atari's Enter The Matrix has sold through 2.5 million units in North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), making it the 14th -- and fastest-selling - title/franchise in the Atari catalogue to cross this sales threshold.
Enter The Matrix joins the following Atari titles/franchises which have surpassed sales of 2.5 million units: Driver(tm), RollerCoaster Tycoon®, Civilization®, Monopoly®, Test Drive®, Unreal®, Dragon Ball Z®, V-Rally(tm), Backyard Sports(tm), Deer Hunter®, Tonka®, Putt Putt®, and Freddi Fish(tm).
"Having a hit title right out of the box is enormously gratifying but seeing the steady worldwide demand for Enter The Matrix is even more compelling," said Bruno Bonnell, Chairman and CEO of Atari. "We have a long history of multi-million selling games, and our experience tells us that titles with this level of sales success typically have a long shelf life. From what we have seen to date, Enter The Matrix is right on course."
Enter The Matrix is a third-person action game that parallels Warner Bros. Pictures' and Village Roadshow Pictures' action blockbuster, The Matrix Reloaded, the second chapter in the Wachowski Brothers' revolutionary film trilogy. The game hit stores May 15 in North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, the Xbox(tm) video game system from Microsoft, the Nintendo GameCube(tm) and the PC. Enter The Matrix will be available in Japan on June 19.
Developed by award-winning Shiny Entertainment (an Atari studio), Enter The Matrix is a revolution in interactive entertainment, a game that effectively blurs the line between Hollywood blockbuster films and next-generation video games. The game is directed by and features a script written by the Wachowski Brothers, writers/directors of The Matrix movie trilogy, creating the most intensive collaboration between a video game publisher and a movie studio to date.
Enter The Matrix includes approximately one hour of never-before-seen footage - shot exclusively for the game - using the actors, sets and crew from the blockbuster film, The Matrix Reloaded. In addition, the game features an hour of cineractives, directed by the Wachowskis and rendered within the game engine to help tell the epic story of Enter The Matrix.