Mass Effect

Global Total as of 28th Oct 2017 (units): 2.91m
Platform: Xbox 360Also on: Microsoft Windows
Developer: BioWare Corp. Genre: Role-Playing

Comments (196)


-girgosz- (on 06 April 2012)
Oh god VGC. Outsold ME PS3? The fuck... :O
Metroid33slayer (on 11 January 2012)
Shephard is a beast
Jexy (on 01 December 2011)
Well they don't track digital downloads, so no XBL sales are counted.
yo_john117 (on 24 September 2011)
It's sad how low the sales for this game are.
slipknotfan (on 25 June 2011)
Thought part 2 was better but still a good game. Could get lost kinda easy on this one though.
zzamaro (on 16 March 2011)
probably the best 360 game out there, too bad not many people can play this game, well, since it's not an FPS, you expect to have cod numbers
armchair_cynic (on 13 March 2011)
All in all, despite its flawed, by far the better game of the two Mass Effects. The shooter mechanics may have been weak, but at least the rest of the game wasnt sacrificed to make them better. Which is more than can be said of ME2, and its linear, boxed filled shooting gallery mission world.
hudsoniscool (on 12 February 2011)
better story ya but the second one has better gameplay, better voice acting,way better graphics. overall id say they are about as good as eachother
yahoocom1984 (on 03 January 2011)
The story is much better than Mass effect 2
Salem (on 13 November 2010)
I didnt care for this at first, but bought it on a whim at blockbuster for 15 bucks. Really glad i got it, great game
yahoocom1984 (on 12 November 2010)
I bought this via steam.. The original disk PC version of Mass effect is awful due to the messy DRM
Strategyking92 (on 16 May 2010)
I would reccommend buying a platinum hits version or the PC version rather than an old used copy of ME, since you get the add-ons with them for free. They aren't half bad. Bring down the sky even carrys over into the sequel.
Wagram (on 27 March 2010)
Damn this game had some legs. Lol.
Anarky (on 03 March 2010)
It was a very good games i own and have beaten it like 5 times it never gets old cause of all the options u have
MonstaMack (on 11 February 2010)
You can now also download this game via XBox Live digitally for $19.99, while the same price as a Platnium Hits version It's not worth it (You get a free Premium Theme and Bring Down the Sky and the soundtrack on the PH version) but I'm assuming they'll sell several more thousand via download.

I mean, if the download games weren't a success we would see a lot less. But it seems MS is bringing out one game a week.

With the release ME2 sales should spike a bit. No reason why this can't 2.5 million in the long run.
coolbeans (on 05 February 2010)
I'm suprised at how bad Pinnacle Station is compared to Bringin' Down the Sky (not exactly a brag about DLC either but quite fun nonetheless).
Boneitis (on 24 January 2010)
@ gustave154
2 million is a respectable number considering the typical sales of this genre. Bear in mind this is more RPG than shooter.

But rest assured Mass Effect 2 sales will be even bigger. I'm guessing first week will be 800K.
gustave154 (on 24 January 2010)
very low sales for the Xbox 360 version
Mad55 (on 19 January 2010)
mass effect 1 was alright
huaxiong90 (on 18 January 2010)
Week "6" has 666 sales, lmao.
Mutiverse37 (on 11 January 2010)
This game is the reason I purchased an Xbox 360 back when it came out. There were other good games, but ME was the deciding factor for me. It was and is awesome! I can't wait for January 26. The Japanese gamers sure 'allowed themselves' to 'miss out' on an awesome story though huh.
massiso (on 07 January 2010)
This was the reason why I just bought a 360, I have been reading about it for a long time and I'm glad I got it, awesome RPG and the music totally emerges you right into the story. Sort of like blade runner. :)
Strategyking92 (on 31 December 2009)
Bought the bring down the sky and pinnacle stations DLC. Off to go on my second playthrough!
Sanzee (on 07 December 2009)
I'm happy to finally see Mass Effect has gained a somewhat larger following due to the anticipation surrounding Mass Effect 2's release. However, there are few fans out there who've been with Mass Effect since the day it was released, and even the months leading up to that. I don't like to brag, so I won't. Instead, I'll be honest. This is the greatest game I've ever played. Nothing has immersed me and moved me so greatly in all aspects of human emotion and mental connection as Mass Effect. I've been with it from the beginning and so I'm going to be honest with you... Bioware is God. Mass Effect is Jesus Christ. And Commander Shepard is his apostle. Do not bear this title so willingly unless you've recieved the complete Mass Effect experience. I hope that ME2 moves mountains, both in sales and in design quality. And I know it will. But like the first game, I fear most people will take this game too lightly. All I want is ME2 to get the praise it deserves. Support Bioware and Mass Effect always. They've never let us down.
loves2splooge (on 27 November 2009)
I'm going to be getting this in the near future. After seeing the ME2 specs and determining that it'll probably run like crap on my laptop since I only have a 256 MB video card (bare minimum spec requirement), I figure I might as well buy ME1 for 360 as well since you get to import your ME1 save to ME2.

My original plan was to get ME1 for the PC (I didn't have an Xbox last gen so I played KOTOR on PC and loved it) but the ME2 issue has changed things. I'll have to get Dragon Age for 360 as well since it's also likely to run like crap on my laptop.

Thank heavens that PC game manufacturers actually make games for consoles these days. Back in the day when I didn't have the specs to play a PC game, I was pretty much screwed since most high-profile PC games back then were personal computer exclusive.

Have they patched up the technical issues on the 360? I heard that if you install to the HDD (which I always do), the 360 performance is fine.
donsterydo2 (on 18 November 2009)
I don't understand why the hell it's only 650k in others, people say that US is FPS oriented, hell no. Games like this and Dragon Age show that the only games that sell very good in EU are clones of Fifa...
donsterydo2 (on 18 November 2009)
Great game, but has some technical issues. I hope ME2 makes it to the 3m in the same time period.
drakesfortune (on 13 November 2009)
@Vangaurd, I agree it's a superb game, but you have to admit that from a technical standpoint, the game is a complete mess. Massive chugging, poor framerate, texture pop in, bugs, and so on. They really needed to spend more time polishing the game. It is still a superb game. I'd give it a 9/10 or so, but the presentation deserves to knock it down a lot.
Monges79 (on 16 October 2009)
Good game. It has so much potential. I think ME2 will deliver.
angrypoolman (on 12 October 2009)
i got 1000 on this game
kyjoe9 (on 19 September 2009)
one of the best games i have ever played
Proconsul (on 09 September 2009)
Not best game ever, but are really really good game! I love it. It's like a good novel and you can't stop to play.
Malio (on 02 September 2009)
*shrug* It's a good game, but over-rated imo.
nathantay (on 30 August 2009)
Excellent game that deserves all the praise it gets. 9.5/10
Frinaldo (on 26 August 2009)
Should I download the DLC for the game after I have finished it or could I get them before I start playing?
youjiro (on 12 August 2009)
i just picked up this game the other week and i have to say.... its totally awesome! and i got it for only 5 so its even better!
PlaystaionGamer (on 02 August 2009)
i realllyyy want this game! it looks really good!
Mutiverse37 (on 30 July 2009)
I've gone through this game like five times and loved it each time. This game is the reason I got a 360. Nobody should miss out on this experience, even if you don't like sci-fi you will love this game. I can't wait for ME2
Jexy (on 29 July 2009)
Amazing game, can't wait for the second one!
Intendo21 (on 17 July 2009)
The sales still did very well considering it was the first game in the series. Fable 2, Oblivion, and Fallout did better because they're more established.
Gearbox (on 15 July 2009)
(every game i rent, if its multiplat, i rent for my ps3 because i have internet for that.)
Gearbox (on 15 July 2009)
@ mrstickball - its mr deeds, i dont have many gamer points 2970G to be exact.. i couldnt get into this game at all, i was quite sad at that fact..
i guess im biased because when i first popped it in i was with a buddy and hes like "ur sure this is multiplaer" and i said "iunno, i think it is" THEN I WAS WRONG dum dum dummmmm



@ sanzee - wow fanboy much? valkyria was different. uncharted killed laura croft and indiana jones games

also, i seemed to be let down on a lot of games that i played on my 360. like the orange box. (i dont have live) and i was SO pumped for teamfortress 2 and portal.
mrstickball (on 15 July 2009)
Gearbox - What is your gamertag on XBL?
Sanzee (on 15 July 2009)
@Gearbox

Seeing that you are clearly a PS3 supporter (you mention uncharted and valkyria chronicles, and have a sackboy avatar) how is that you played Mass Effect? And don't tell me you have a 360 too. In all truth though, this game is fantastic. Bioware kicked ass.

As for our PS3 friend, I'm not sure if his comment is funny or just sad.
coolbeans (on 14 July 2009)
The best RPG this gen IMO (so far)
Fab_GS (on 14 July 2009)
LMAO @ Japan!
Gearbox (on 10 July 2009)
i rented it because of how good u all say it is. not my kind of game :( im more Uncharted oriented for tps and valkyria for rpgs.
RockSmith372 (on 07 July 2009)
one of the best games ever
yusuke93_ita (on 30 June 2009)
my second 360 game :D
Adobo (on 21 June 2009)
feels good to get all the achievements for this game =)
Egghead (on 19 June 2009)
Yeah this didnt do so well, Fallout 3, Fable 2 and Oblivion all did very well.

So let that be a lesson!
piggychan (on 17 June 2009)
bah those poor japanese sales I guess japan got fed up waiting for it.. wth was up with the 2 year wait till it was released in japan MS?? >.>
NexZen02 (on 15 June 2009)
thank you futureshop for da $9.99 deal!!
Adobo (on 10 June 2009)
great great game! still trying to get my character to lvl 60 on insane mode.
Gearbox (on 30 May 2009)
i couldnt get past the first level because its not the kinda game im into. looks nice tho
drakesfortune (on 27 May 2009)
Just finished this. It's a super great game, great story, great atmosphere, but damn the screen tearing and texture pop in is just insane in this game. I hope ME2 they fix the engine.
piggychan (on 27 May 2009)
I think Japan will add about 50k of sales to this game
yo_john117 (on 26 May 2009)
One of the best games ever!!
coolbeans (on 18 May 2009)
lol disregard my last post, thought it said it was coming in the year 2010, not 2009. Still predicting .3 mil lifetime though
Mutiverse37 (on 09 May 2009)
Even if someone doesn't like this game........(I can't imagine that) they have to respect how much work and love went into developing it.
coolbeans (on 06 May 2009)
lol I know, ME:2 will (probably) be out then. I'm guessing .3 mil lifetime in Japan.
tyig (on 04 May 2009)
Almost two years to translate to japanese , wow that's a lot.
heruamon (on 04 May 2009)
A Japanese release...why? Oh well, maybe there might be a few takers, but it seems to me that they like the JRPG format, and this ain't it!
starcraft (on 21 April 2009)
Japanese release incoming.

50k likely.
Gabriel84 (on 20 April 2009)
It won't do anything in Japan lol, Japanese gamers ain't that open minded.
mrstickball (on 20 April 2009)
Oh wow, finally gets a J-release. I hope they play and enjoy this beastly game. I'd think the Japanese would like it for all of it's sci-fi goodness.
Beoulve (on 09 April 2009)
One of the best games I've played in years.
piggychan (on 04 April 2009)
wow this is getting a may release in japan!!! i wonder if they lost interest in the loong wait.. and I wonder if they tidied up the graphics engine too! anyway hope the japanese players get to enjoy this as much as I did ^__^
RockSmith372 (on 02 April 2009)
the sequel will get better sales, but 2 million is not bad for a new IP.
Avarice28 (on 25 March 2009)
this game has been adjusted down, it "was" at 2.3 and now it is at 2.02
tyig (on 15 March 2009)
mjc2021 tranlsating tons of dialogue this game has is not easy, I think that is the reason the game isn't in japan yet.
mjc2021 (on 09 March 2009)
I'm surprised this took so long for a Japan release. I mean RPGs do great over there and this is one of the best 360 has to offer.
ShadowSoldier (on 05 March 2009)
This game was awesome and would have been better if not for the technical hiccups. Bioware are great though and I applaud them on their efforts
drakesfortune (on 03 March 2009)
At Wiigamer,

Since when is 2.3 million bad sales? Sure, if a GTA or a Halo only sold 2 million then it would be bad, but this is a new IP. 2.3 million is very good.
black7xxx7 (on 26 February 2009)
has this game not been released in japan??? i think it would do really good there.
wiigamer (on 22 February 2009)
good game, horrible sales
halogamer1989 (on 11 February 2009)
Now a platinum hit @ $20 as of 2/11/09.
Baddman (on 10 February 2009)
just beat this game and wow this game is one of my favorites without a doubt
halogamer1989 (on 09 February 2009)
I hear you scott! Alien sex ftw ;-)
Baddman (on 09 February 2009)
this game is amazing about 13 hours in and so far one of my favorite games this gen
Mr. sickVisionz (on 08 February 2009)
Great game. This is easily my favorite game this gen and one of my Top 10 for all time.
ikilledkenny (on 16 January 2009)
Great game, only had it for 3 days, but I love it. Well worth the $20 I spent on it!
terislb (on 02 January 2009)
this could be the best bioware title yet.. if only they would stop dumbing down the gameplay ..uh.. i mean make it "console friendly" uh. .yes but its still a great game
Bloodlustre (on 26 December 2008)
Bioware improved on their strengths here, char. interact. and dev. are the best. Gameplay much better than t-based kotor but ai needs a tweak. Story, music, graphics v-good, texture pop, menus are'nt.
FPSrules (on 21 December 2008)
this game is addicting, the only problem i had with it was that it was extremely repeative which got to the point i stop playing it, but i logged in 30 hours of it.
scottsdone (on 18 December 2008)
We need more alien sex for ME2. We can only hope..
coolestguyever (on 18 December 2008)
trash, absolute trash this game is
coolestguyever (on 18 December 2008)
trash, absolute trash this game is
Commando (on 06 December 2008)
Just Traded in Star Wars:FU(Wii) for this. I've already got more play outta it in 2 days than I did for SW:FU. It felt good to get that crap outta my collection.
toastboy44562 (on 28 November 2008)
picked this up for $30
piggychan (on 13 November 2008)
Egg;

It IS being released for japan its just coming in 2009 there. its most likely to be in with english voice and japanese subtitles
Egghead (on 09 November 2008)
Tis shame this didnt get a Japanese release. After how Oblivion has sold, this couldve done well, im simply guessing its due to the pain of redoing all the voice acting
Bitmap Frogs (on 07 November 2008)
I ran through the game two times.

It's really nice, it's just a shame they couldn't deliver their promise of a random planet/location generator.

Anyways, there's a lot of promise for ME2. UE3 will have had two years of improvement and with the groundwork laid out they'll be able to expand the game.
SleepWaking (on 28 September 2008)
Stands next to Galaxy and Twilight Princess as the best games of this generation. It is really stupid though, I wanna play it again but I'm afraid it won't be so magical as the first time. Damn I can still remember the feeling while finishing this, a mix of total happiness and sadness at the same time. this game totally blew me away.
Picko (on 06 September 2008)
@ Slavedemonxi:

Better late than never is definitely right. The game was awesome.
spaceworlder (on 05 September 2008)
One of the best games of this generation. Can't wait for the sequel.
Slavedemonxi (on 04 September 2008)
I feel stupid that i'm just now beating this game. Better late than never i guess, awesome game!
Billy D (on 01 September 2008)
I'm a PS3 fanboy but you gotta give this games its props. Like Uncharted on PS3 it's an amazing game that deserves better sales.

Currently enjoying the PC version.
RockSmith372 (on 30 August 2008)
2 million...again. anyway congrats. deserves even more than this
toastboy44562 (on 29 August 2008)
2 million in the bag!
scottsdone (on 27 August 2008)
Gearbox you don't like anything Xbox related. You've never said anything but crap when in reference to a 360 game and throw a fit when they're successful and sell well.

This game was awesome and fun as hell. Graphics, story, game-play were all top notch. Only problem was how textures (character models, environments, etc) took a while to load when entering a new area (happens occasionally).
De85 (on 19 August 2008)
@ Gearbox moving 1 single slider in the character customization won't change much, and there are forums of people who do celebrity look-alikes who would disagree with you.

I only have 30 hours in 1.5 playthroughs so far, but this is a game I can see myself coming back to over and over again. I will get 1050/1050 eventually.
Batman...WTF? (on 16 August 2008)
Woah. Lesbian Sex? You called that sex? Who knows what was going on. they could've been playing checkers and I wouldn't have known. I mean, is there a different cutscene that freaked everyone out?
I LOVE GIGGS (on 03 August 2008)
Great Game
deserve more than that
Munkeh111 (on 03 August 2008)
I really like it, I am still mid-way through my first playthrough
The Mann (on 31 July 2008)
well it got adjusted down but it'll make it back to 2 million, and it still needs to be released in japan.
RockSmith372 (on 30 July 2008)
thats dumb...
toastboy44562 (on 30 July 2008)
went down in sales
sanadawarrior (on 30 July 2008)
I have over 120 hours on the game with about 7 play throughs so no, this game is most definately not a rental, at least for me that is. :P
Arkk (on 24 July 2008)
Are you serious Gearbox? Are you sure? I bet if it was on the PS3 you would busted a nut all over it.
Gearbox (on 24 July 2008)
I kinda hated this game. They say you can custome your char, but at the beginning you can barely change anything about him! Talking to people took forever aswell, this game does not deserve to reach 2 million, not even 1 million. It's a one time rental that's all. Even then you'll most likley play it for a few days then get bored.
Picko (on 22 July 2008)
Great to see a wonderful game get fantastic sales.
RockSmith372 (on 22 July 2008)
2 million and damn sure deserved it.
toastboy44562 (on 19 July 2008)
yeah two million in the bag
GetALife (on 26 June 2008)
this game has done so well, its a good game
FaRmLaNd (on 23 June 2008)
closing in on 2 million. I hope this shows bioware that the 360 is ready for the next iteration of kotor (if it ever comes...)
toastboy44562 (on 11 June 2008)
thank you i might
wareagle372 (on 11 June 2008)
@toastboy

if u don't like all the glitches in this game, just get Mass Effect for the PC. It has less glitches and runs very smooth.
toastboy44562 (on 11 June 2008)
i would have got this game if there wernt as many graphical glitches
FaRmLaNd (on 09 June 2008)
Its tracking significantly above oblivion in the NA. So it should outsell it eventually by a nice margin.
squall747 (on 25 April 2008)
yeah has its fair share of bugs, but still a great game.
The Mann (on 21 April 2008)
This will hopefully make it to 2 million, surely deserves it though.
De85 (on 17 April 2008)
Great game, looks like it will easily creep to 2 million.
Strategyking92 (on 14 April 2008)
couldn't agree more
Gangster_Gamer (on 13 April 2008)
Besides all the glitches, graphical and others, this game owns. Although the side quests do get so boring after a while, cuz they are all the same, explore an uncharted world, find a tunnel which looks like all the rest, kill a bunch of enemies. Great game though 9/10
ToastyJaguar (on 12 April 2008)
Not in Japan? No wonder there not buying the 360
coonana (on 08 April 2008)
Lots of problems but still very good game
Bagaren85 (on 03 April 2008)
Awesome game! !
segajon (on 03 April 2008)
best rpg not named final fantasy
Yakuzaice (on 01 April 2008)
If GTA, Final Fantasy, Halo, etc sold only a million, I would say you could deem those a flop.
On that note though, Mass Effect did not flop.
Etech7 (on 01 April 2008)
One million is never a flop no matter the install base attach rate doesn't matter
starcraft (on 29 March 2008)
This game is truly excellent. I'm so excited for the sequel. 9.5 out of 10 from me.
gamerdtr (on 08 March 2008)
Oh I am so sad. I was playing this when my XBOX red ringed. I was about only 4 hours in. Now I am going to have to wait nearly a year before I am going to get to play it because I am only going to get a new XBOX when then new redesigned (ALL problems fixed) model hits stores, which I read somewhere will be at the end of this year.
Harry Angel (on 04 March 2008)
What an immersive experience. Any thing else this gen will have trouble catching up with this quality. 10/10 from me.
Klosemann (on 03 March 2008)
Microsoft should release this game in Japan. It will sell about 100k
De85 (on 01 March 2008)
Just got it this weekend, and immediately sat down to play 7 hours straight. Loving it so far, 10/10.
tombi123 (on 27 February 2008)
@x-man

not really, I did expect it to sell a bit more, but it isn't a flop. Probably sell about 2M lifetime.
X-Man (on 27 February 2008)
Only 1.55? Kind of a flop considering the install base
barney (on 25 February 2008)
Another 360 "Exclusive" that hits the PC.
Quartz (on 16 February 2008)
Played 20+ hours on it (Mostly side quests). A good game. My only gripe about it is some of the late loading of textures...reminds me of Halo 2 on the Xbox
Aj_habfan (on 14 February 2008)
This blue + black combination kills my eyes.

As for the game, it has a MASS EFFECT on me! LOL!!!!!!

I win.
Picko (on 31 January 2008)
Good to see a great game get great sales. Should get to 2m at least.
jpelles (on 30 January 2008)
I think this could get another 100k out of Japan at least.

Microsoft deserves to fail in Japan if they don't get this out over there. This is definetly the kind of thing that would turn some heads over there.
Strategyking92 (on 28 January 2008)
Well I used to like fox news, but after That story made me realize their stories are half baked, I've all of my remaining faith in them.


Oh and patriot7me, WTF dude?

Are you saying all games are bad, or just this one?
And if you are saying this game is bad let me ask the question jeff keighly asked: have you played it?
PATRIOT7ME (on 25 January 2008)
games is bad like Fox news said
segajon (on 24 January 2008)
Great Game! Fuck you Fox News for saying nothing but lies about this game. EA, Bioware, and Microsoft Game Studios should all sue their ass'.
Bagaren85 (on 19 January 2008)
Fantastic game, EPIC!
quarashi (on 13 January 2008)
awesome game. i got dicked and went to illos before i finished doing every side mission and i had no save before it. my friend misinformed me so i have to play a new char.
Klosemann (on 11 January 2008)
Will this game sometime released in Japan ???
boulin99 (on 08 January 2008)
It's an ok game i guess. I thought the acting/plot was really weak. And it's not like you need to upgrade your gear. I dunno, everyone loves it, but I am only so-so.
Deku (on 05 January 2008)
MS has announced 1.6M sales firgures for this in 6 weeks.
segajon (on 05 January 2008)
one hell of a game.
fred (on 02 January 2008)
Now at 1.12 million
That's better..........
outlawauron (on 01 January 2008)
It's tons of fun, but the techinical flaws keep it from being GotY for me.
ACEtheVAMPIRE (on 01 January 2008)
Best game ever
fred (on 29 December 2007)
I own this game and its a 9.9 out of 10..

Shame the Idiots are coming here to give every good game a bad mark just because it isn't on their system... what's that word ? oh yer JEALOUSY and it can eat you away..........
muffdiver11 (on 26 December 2007)
If i had a 360 I'd probably buy it
steves490 (on 21 December 2007)
im not gettin panties in a bunch either im just notcing it was 300,000 off. Everyone on here has seen times that the 360 and ps3 sales are won and lost by the one or two thousands sometimes.
segajon (on 20 December 2007)
wonderful game 10/10
Deku (on 20 December 2007)
No one is getting their panties in a twist. Just pointing out that the data was unreliable in this specific case for those who cared. This was proven to be correct as well since VGchartz has retrospectively adjusted every week of sales for this games multiple times. 80k sales have been added to the first week and the second week was doubled, that's just america too.

This game did sell 1M copies in 3 weeks. It was actually stated by bioware employee on the official forums before the microsoft guy mentioned it. The 1m in 3 weeks is actual sold, and worldwide sales.
Parokki (on 19 December 2007)
Publishers frequently round numbers up for their announcements, and it isn't even clear what numbers Microsoft is talking about. If a game is on the shelves of a store, then they've already been paid for it, and they consider it sold.

Even if it was a mistake on the behalf of VG Chartz, that stuff happens. Historical software and hardware are very reliable, but recent software still jumps around from time to time. No reason to get your panties in a knot over it.
steves490 (on 19 December 2007)
if there is one just tell me this site is fucked up
tokilamockingbrd (on 18 December 2007)
so why don't you whiners go to another site that gives weekly charts for US, and Others... wait there is none...
tombi123 (on 17 December 2007)
well it has to be a 'Z' you twonk because vgcharts is already taken.
saith17 (on 17 December 2007)
So yeah, this is the second time I have lost a major level of respect for this site, first time was when I noticed the Z in charts.
Deku (on 12 December 2007)
The incredibly thing is that VG Chartz has retrospectively adjusted Mass Effects sales figures upwards each week since release but is still so far out.

It innitially reported opening week American sales as 180k then adjusted to 220k the next week and has now adjusted to 260k. Second week sales were also adjusted this week. Lets wait and see next week if all 3 weeks of sales are adjusted upwards again to start to compensate for those 300k unit sales it's missing.
steves490 (on 12 December 2007)
WAIT WAIT WAIT HOLD THE PRESSES apparently its has sold one million copies! that would mean the vg cghartz is off by 300,000 ?http://xbox360.ign.com/articles/840/840811p1.html
steves490 (on 12 December 2007)
700k very nice i can see the million mark by christmas
saith17 (on 11 December 2007)
@deku There is so much controversy over how vgchartz is incredibly inaccurate in comparison to that press release by gamedaily.com.... it's a little funny.
Deku (on 11 December 2007)
VGchartz use a lot of guesswork in their figures, accurate sales are basically impossibly to get except for the publishers.

This game ahs already broken the 1m worldwide sales according to publisher Microsoft.
saith17 (on 11 December 2007)
Wow Parokki, I have to completely agree. My mom was complaining about how everyone in the game was incredibly well developed. They really are, especially when you consider how the entire asari race is sexually attractive blue females.

On a different note, the game is amazing, and i am wondering why the fuck it's only sold .56 mil. It is awesome. Truly Awesome.
ixaarii (on 11 December 2007)
Wondering how come here we have 0.56mil while article
http://www.gamedaily.com/articles/news/mass-effect-amasses-one-million-copies-sold/18805/?biz=
says it sold a million already. Could it be that the article means sold to retailers/not consumers or do the numbers need to be upward adjusted? If I may ask, what does VGC do in cases like this (if it should turn out to be a discrepancy) to compensate/adjust? Do you insert it into latest month somehow? gradually or all at once?
thank you for your great work!
Parokki (on 10 December 2007)
A friend of mine is calling this game Ass Effect. I was surprised to hear this isn't because he hates it (which he doesn't), but rather due to every single female alien in the galaxy having a "divine posterior". You might even talk about celestial bodies. =P
darklich13 (on 08 December 2007)
My vote for 360 Game of the Year. Put your 10 hours in and you will see why.
steves490 (on 06 December 2007)
nice how it didnt drop off that much in week two now its up to half a mil in ww sales
mastershake100 (on 06 December 2007)
vgchartz added like 30-50k on american first week for some reason. the sales are disappointing for such a big game, i guess 360 owners are scared of RPG, even though this is what i would call a hybrid or diet rpg or something, lotta shooting elements in this game.

vgchartz often inflate numbers and are way off, especialy in 360's case as well but generally all around, so these numbers are most definitely lower.

i dont think it will reach 1 million until summer or something unless they amp up the commercials like crazy(even more than they already are). they shoulda saved this game for early 08 cus this holiday is kinda crowded and they have a paltry 08 lineup on 360 so far and this woulda gotten more attention then.
ITBobby (on 05 December 2007)
Its a fantastic game.
A must buy!
cartier (on 05 December 2007)
this will have legs
Orangecoke (on 04 December 2007)
Yeah I think the sales numbers here are quite low.
Lost tears of Kain (on 01 December 2007)
I really dont think it sold that low

im guessing more like 100k more and it should have good legs from talk of mouth.
tenmast (on 29 November 2007)
This game is absolutely fantastic. It's like a fusion of FFXII and a squad-based 3rd person shooter. And the story and dialog is done very well. The only real problem is all the glitches in the geometry and technical things that. The I'm sort of sorry it didn't do as well as assassin's creed. It deserved as much.
Parokki (on 28 November 2007)
A 360 game selling only 20% of its lifetime total on week one? Doesn't sound too likely, although European sales are surprisingly strong. I didn't know we as a continent knew how to appreciate good RPGs like this. =P
holycow101 (on 28 November 2007)
Great Game More people need to buy it and they will

@ Parokki Dont worry it is selling wll in europe i think it will end up selling 1.5 to 1.75 million world wide holiday will help
Globox (on 28 November 2007)
Smijesno da prdnes, sranje u bojama pisem gluposti kao onaj iznad gore i sad cu da napise deset sa znakom uzvika pa ce svi da pomisle da dajem desetku ovom sranju u bojama. 10!!!!
Parokki (on 28 November 2007)
A lot of people are calling it a flop because it sold so far below their expectations. 360 games generally sell very well on their first week or two, only to drop really quick, and there's absolutely no reason to believe this game will be any different. It's far from certain that Mass Effect will ever reach a million units sold.

Too bad really, since I really wanted this game to sell well.
Townzy_89 (on 28 November 2007)
its bad when Assasins creed did almost 600k, but it shall have great legs over december and 2008
steves490 (on 27 November 2007)
is almost 193,000 units in the first week really considered a flop? I was reading the weekly sales chart and got confused. I mean its in the top 5 thats a flop?
MontanaHatchet (on 23 November 2007)
Yes, it's all the evil Sony fanboys!!! Hsss, hss!

Why don't you go and rate all Sony games down so that Mario Party 8 is rated higher than Okami?!

Justice is served!!!
miketuck3r (on 20 November 2007)
The grillbots have been posting on their forums to vote 1 for the game on here thats why
sinha (on 20 November 2007)
Why is the "I own this game!" text white?
madskillz (on 14 November 2007)
Well, I do actually own this ... and I'll give it a great score ...
MontanaHatchet (on 14 November 2007)
Go Leo-J!

Just kidding Kain. I can't believe potential Game of the Years get ratings like this. The bias on this site is vomit inducing.
Lost tears of Kain (on 11 November 2007)
Wow, stop giving it votes its not even out yet,
you know what that score is terrible, danm fanboys rate the game how it deserves. Im giving it a danm 10 so it can have a reasonable score.
This is the Rankings need to be removed
Globox (on 05 November 2007)
People voting for this and it isnt out yet? Jesus Christ! Get a life people!
Squire (on 01 November 2007)
счастлив???
Vigi (on 25 October 2007)
я первый кто игре поставил 10 баллов)))

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-girgosz- (on 06 April 2012)
Oh god VGC. Outsold ME PS3? The fuck...
:O
Metroid33slayer (on 11 January 2012)
Shephard is a beast
Jexy (on 01 December 2011)
Well they don't track digital downloads,
so no XBL sales are counted.
yo_john117 (on 24 September 2011)
It's sad how low the sales for this game
are.
slipknotfan (on 25 June 2011)
Thought part 2 was better but still a
good game. Could get lost kinda easy on
this one though.
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