Mass Effect 3 First Week Sales / Review Scores released by EA

The long-awaited third installment of Bioware’s Action / RPG in space is finally here (out now for Xbox 360, PS3, and PC) and the timing seems to have been great. Announcing sales numbers as well as review ratings proudly, EA Games and Bioware released a press release to their fans via our ‘often-less-than-beloved’ gaming press and other media entities.

The results are definitely something to be proud of for the decision and freedom-based game that forces players to make life-altering decisions in which they trigger various different outcomes to both the ending of the game as well as the overall experience and side content. Sales came in over 3.5 million in the first week while EA Games claims ownership to a 95/100 average review score on MetaCritic, counting 30 Perfect 10/10 scores at the time of this post.

GameSpot was among those to also award the game an Editor’s Choice award. It may be a while longer before the full extent of the gaming community’s feedback is processed, but if you wanted the first batch of opinions on the game it has arrived and it is good news. Mass Effect 3 is a title real gamers everywhere should get their hands on and enjoy right now, if our gaming press industry is to be trusted.

Excerpts From the official Press Release:

  • “Already having earned over 30 perfect scores and an average review score of 95*, enthusiasm for Mass Effect™ 3, the latest title from BioWare, a Label of Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: EA), is at an all-time high.”
  • “Over 3.5 million units of the award-winning game have already shipped worldwide in its first week of release, making Mass Effect 3 the first pop culture event and the biggest entertainment launch of 2012.”
  • “GameSpot, who awarded Mass Effect 3 with one of the many Editors’ Choice awards the game has received, declared “whether you possess a storied history with the series or come in with a clean slate, Mass Effect 3 expertly entangles you in its universe and inspires you to care about its future.””

Editor’s Note: RealGamerNewZ has moved web servers, some older posts can no longer be commented on and have been preserved without their images. Thank you for your understanding in this matter. This article was written by Jon Ireson on 20120312 and was last modified on 20120312 .