Portal 2 Day One Sales Report - Americas - NewsVGChartz Staff , posted on 20 April 2011 / 24,096 Views
Portal 2, the follow up to the widely acclaimed Portal, released on April 19th to excellent reviews. gamrReview's Chris Arnone awarded the game an 8.9 in our Portal 2 review and commented that "Portal 2 is one of those rare games that makes its predecessor completely obsolete".
In the first 24 hours on sale, Portal 2 sold over 400,000 units at retail (VGChartz estimates) and over 275,000 units on Valve's Steam service (FADE LLC estimates). With day one sales of over 675,000 units between retail & digital, we expect week one sales to top 1 million units in the Americas and with the game launching in Europe on April 21st, total sales should be close to 1.5 million by the weekend. This would make Portal 2 one of the biggest new releases of the year so far, ahead of recent hits like Crysis 2 and Homefront.
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